The WB network must be happy with the ratings for its surprise hit Smallville chronicling the early years of the boy who would be Superman. And fans of the show must be happy to hear that the premiere of the series will be hitting DVD in two weeks, but only in Canada.
Growing up is tough for any teenager. But it’s even tougher when you have mysterious super powers you don’t understand and must not reveal to others – powers that keep you from fitting in with the everday high school and dating. Teenage anxieties and smalltown secrets give the Superman mythology an exciting new spin in Smallville. Tom Welling plays Clark Kent, the adolescent whose hoped for romance with Lana Lang is frustrated by the kryptonite in her necklace. Michael Rosenbaum is Clark’s self-proclaimed steadfast friend Lex Luthor. Inside the idyllic community of Smallville, the intertwined destinies of these three begin to take shape while an imminent danger emerges: a high-school prank has spawned a vengeful villain who has acquired super powers of his own.
The DVD will carry the show in anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Features include an audio commentary by producers Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and director David Nutter, an interactive map of Smallville, storyboard to screen comparisons and a television spot.
Although the disc is a Canadian only release, the disc can be found online from many Canadian distributors on July 2nd.