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Old 11-12-2011, 02:32 AM   #126
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Tom Welling: Five ‘Smallville’ co-stars who taught me most
Nov. 11, 2011 | 9:12 a.m.
Welling said veteran actor John Glover was a key influence. "As an actor, there's really nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. The way he was able to come in with Lionel Luthor -- who was, literally, not supposed to stay around long -- and create so much, it was amazing. Whenever I was going to work with him, it really got me going. I knew it was always going to be interesting and great. I learned a great deal from him. He does a lot of homework before he gets to the set." (Jack Rowand/The CW)

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The complicated on-screen relationship between Lex Luthor and Clark Kent spilled over to the set. "Michael Rosenbaum playing Lex was huge," Welling says. "A fan favorite in every way, of course. He taught me a lot about what to do but he also taught me a lot about what not to do. He's such a dynamic actor and has these great comedic sensibilities. He's a very different person than his character and his ability to jump in and out -- literally at the snap of a finger -- amazed me. It taught me that I don't work that way and it did it in a good way. I learned about what I needed to do." (Jack Rowand/The CW)

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Annette O'Toole and John Schneider played Martha and Jonathan Kent, the adoptive parents of the last son of Krypton -- and on the set they were also key figures for Welling as he learned to handle fame, stress and craft challenges. "Jonathan and Martha Kent were huge, not as an influence only on Clark's life but on the set and being mentors to me and being someone for me to learn from." (Jack Rowand/The CW; The WB)

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In 2003, Christopher Reeve, the man who starred as Superman on the silver screen, created a ratings sensation when he appeared on "Smallville." Welling still gets emotional when he reflects on the encounter with the star, who had been paralyzed in a horse-riding accident. "At the top of the list is Christopher who came on the show as the Dr. Swann character. Beyond the show, it was such a phenomenal experience for me and for all of us. I'll never forget that." Reeve died in 2004. (Ken Regan/The WB)

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In May, after 10 seasons, Tom Welling said goodbye to “Smallville” (and Metropolis) but loyal fans can revisit the world of Clark Kent, his friends, foes and lovers with the massive new collector’s DVD set that hits stores on Nov. 29. And we do mean massive — the super-sized collection costs $340 but has all 218 episodes and more than five hours of special features, all spread out over 62 discs. That’s right, 62 discs.
For Welling, now 34, the decade as the Man of Steel has defined his career and adult life.
“Even in the early days of the show, I approached it like I was in school and I was always going to be learning,” Welling said. “Luckily, we got people through the door who were creative and highly talented and the environment on the set was always very collective and open and warm. And I learned a lot, more than I can even say, really.”
We asked Welling to name the co-stars who taught him the most and he came up with five names right away. His answer are above in the photo gallery, be sure to click “CAPTIONS ON.”
– Geoff Boucher

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #127
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The HD versions of seasons 1-5 exist though... they're on Amazon and iTunes.

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #128
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Ya it sucks and you think with all the dough the show has made over the years that they would make more with bluray of full set.
I am still hopeful that they release it on Blu in a couple of years, with enough fan demand we could possibly get it.

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Old 11-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #129
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The HD versions of seasons 1-5 exist though... they're on Amazon and iTunes.
I remember when they aired the Pilot in HD. It really did look great.

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Old 11-13-2011, 06:34 PM   #130
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I don't think the HD on Amazon and iTunes is the same as 1080p blu-ray though.

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #131
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I don't think the HD on Amazon and iTunes is the same as 1080p blu-ray though.
Not even close.

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #132
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Seriously!? Is it only 720?

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #133
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #134
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Yup from what i recall they were not true 1080p/i copies just upconverted 720 or lesser degree. I forget which. But that is the issue they said they wanted the show to be perfect and it would take to much time and money to have to upgrade things. Which still is a bs excuess. But it would be great in a few years time if they did do a another ultimate collection thing and upgraded the whole show.

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #135
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If they're not going to convert the entire series to blu-ray now, then I don't see them ever doing it. I don't think Smallville has the same fan demand as the Superman movies. They won't spend their time and extra money on something that only a few people want. I'm just going to go ahead and get the complete series DVDs.

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I'm a little annoyed at the lack of features, but regardless, I'll still have the series as a whole. Once the final season is released.

I'm surprised they didn't attempt to release some sort of director's cut of the finale or the like.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:55 AM   #137
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There probably wasnt much of a directors cut to the finale if anything probably just minor things trimmed for time and all that.

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:35 PM   #138
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Actually, there was some outtake footage from the finale that (unfortunately) didn't make it on either the Season 10 set or complete series box set.

From Brian Peterson:

"So, we wrote a couple of extra scenes with some of the Darkseid mythology with Granny and with Godfrey. That ended up not making it into the final because actually the original script did fit. So those might end up showing up on the DVD or something somewhere and they kind of fleshed out the story a little, but because they weren’t our main characters they were the first to go."

Source: http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/13/...series-finale/

When Craig from K-Site reviewed the complete series set, he made note of what the set could have included (but doesn't). Here the part that refers to the finale:

"On a similar note, Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders mentioned prior to the airing of the "Finale" that things - including a lot of the Apokalips story - ended up on the cutting room floor."

Source: http://www.ksitetv.com/9730/advance-...-arrives-1129/

Check the review for all the other material that might have made it onto the series set. It's an interesting read.

When reviewing the (U.K.) Season 10 Blu-ray set, David Bentley (Coventry Telegraph) has this to say:

"I have to admit that the extra features aren't as spectacular as I was anticipating. I had envisaged there might be a montage of the highlights of the 10 seasons, a reflection by other cast members on their character journeys, an interview with Welling on finally becoming Superman and a look at the many faces of Superman in TV and film. Any of those would have made this section much more fulfilling and helped give it a better send-off, especially considering that Smallville eclipsed Stargate SG-1 to become America's longest-running sci-fi show."

http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/t...ville-the.html

Although I live in Canada, I ordered the region free Season 10 Blu-ray set from the UK (where it came out on Oct. 31st). The audio video quality is spectacular but the bonus material is sparse, especially for a final season set.

I'm looking forward to the 100 minute series retrospective that is included on the complete series set. I hear it's really impressive.

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So they had better interesting stuff then a fake wedding. But cut it because the characters were not the main characters ? That is ****ing stupid. That just makes me hate the finale even more. I just may call that finale the worst finale of all time now


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Yeah, I really hate how the 100-minute retrospect is on the complete set only. I hate it even more since I was planning to see it at NYCC a few weeks ago but couldn't because a friend of mine made me wait for the Avengers panel instead, which turned out to be a waste of time since we didn't even get in.

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So they had better interesting stuff then a fake wedding. But cut it because the characters were not the main characters ? That is ****ing stupid. That just makes me hate the finale even more. I just may call that finale the worst finale of all time now
It's hard to justify why the outtakes weren't included on the Season 10 set, even in unfinished form. That, and the lack of a feature on the finale itself, speaks volumes.

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I'm pretty sure they stopped caring once the show was done. I mean from the cheap boxart cover, to the lack of special features on the DVD and with how the set is being released very late in the year, it seems like there wasn't a lot of importance placed on the series after the Finale ended.

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Yeah, I really hate how the 100-minute retrospect is on the complete set only. I hate it even more since I was planning to see it at NYCC a few weeks ago but couldn't because a friend of mine made me wait for the Avengers panel instead, which turned out to be a waste of time since we didn't even get in.
I'm conflicted on this too. I really want to pick up the series set but 99% of what's on there is redundant.

When it comes to release day, I don't know if I'll be able to "pull the trigger" (I have no doubt the retrospective will wind up on YouTube or MegaUpload). Knowing me, I might just pick the series set and keep it sealed for a while.

Sorry to hear about your experience at NYCC. I'd be pissed!

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It probably had to due with time and space on dvds and crap like that.

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It probably had to due with time and space on dvds and crap like that.
They should have cut the ****** wedding instead of that other nicer sounding stuff

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Being the last season, Warner Bros. should have at least given us something more than the usual fare. I'm all for the documentaries.

The lack of commentaries astounds me, but I'm not surprised.

Just wish they would have released the 100 minute retrospective on the stand alone final season.

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I would have appreciated at least one commentary with Tom. I mean, he hasn't done one since season 2, I believe.

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Like I said, the first half of the finale was a waste when they put in the wedding that was not going to materialize.

I hope someone puts up the blu-ray screencap of the finale where Clark wears the suit because I hear it looks better in that format.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:31 AM   #149
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I'm surprised Warner Bros. didn't attempt multiple covers or at least a tin box with an alternate design ala Best Buy's release for Season 8.

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Really if u want to complain on the sets. All we usually only had 2 to 3 episodes with commentaries, around 4 eps with deleted scenes(some good some bad), and then one or two featurettes reguarding guest villain/hero/theme of season. So what we have in tenth set is norm.

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