The 2007 San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, so what better way to get ready then with a double-dose of superhero greatness? Submitted for your geek-appreciation, the Turkish cinematic interpretations of Superman and Batman.

The fun kicks off with “The Turkish Superman (Supermen Dönüyor),” which debuted in 1979, a mere year after Hollywood and Richard Donner dropped their genius “Superman.” This clip demonstrates all the techniques that has made Turkish cinema legendary, from borrowing footage and music from other films, to frenetic editing and horrendous sound design…

Hot on the heels of “The Turkish Superman” is a black-and-white interpretation of everyone’s favorite non-superpowered superhero, Batman. Why Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton never thought to take this approach is beyond me, because nothing says caped crusader like sleeping in, phone calls, a shitty costume and the James Bond theme song. And we can’t be sure, but does Batman hump the bad guy to death?

Hell, as a surprise bonus, enjoy this bit of Superman and Spiderman (Spiderwoman?) from 1980’s Bollywood. If you’re not ready for Comic-Con now, you’ll never be…

Posted on July 24, 2007 in Features by

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