BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
The first footage from the new animated adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has been released, and even a few of Gotham's finest are glad to see that the Caped Crusader is back on the case.
This definitely looks like a faithful adaptation, it even features Miller's iconic cover in action. The scene in question appears to show one of Batman's first cases since retirement.
The animated film is part one of DC's two-part adaptation of Miller's run, and it's scheduled to hit DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 25.
For the rundown, here's the official synopsis:
It's been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor - but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The voice cast is headlined by RoboCop himself, Peter Weller as Batman, with David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.
NIKITA: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD OCTOBER 2, 2012 Nikita: The Complete Second Season Contains All 23 Episodes of the Hit Spy Drama’s Second Season and Over One Hour of Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features
For a complete listing of what's included on this DVD set, go to Nikita.
DARK SHADOWS COMING TO DVD OCTOBER 2
Vampires, werewolves and a family of quirky characters collide as “Dark Shadows” comes back to life, arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on October 2 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, “Dark Shadows” follows a vampire awoken from a multi-century sleep only to find that the family business is near ruin, his descendents are struggling and his past may come back to haunt him.
Johnny Depp leads the acclaimed cast, which also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz, Johnny Lee Miller, Gully McGrath and Jackie Earle Haley.
For more information, go to Dark Shadows page.
GREEN LANTERN: ANIMATED SERIES - SEASON ONE
Actors: Josh Keaton, Jason Spisak, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Delisle
Producers: Sam Register, Bruce Timm, Giancarlo Volpe, Jim Krieg
As Earth's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous situations- but he's never faced anything like this! Set at the farthest reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion from the Red Lantern Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched with his friend and former drill sargeant- the gruff, hulking alien Kilowog - on the experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by an all-new group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space - and the Green Lantern Corps itself!
I loved this DVD. I have always been a fan of Green Lantern -- and this DVD provides not only a good story line that is easy to follow for younger viewers, there are a number of inner stories that should strike a chord as well. The triump of good vs. evil is always at the center of Green Lantern stories. It is something I've grown up with and like to share with the younger folks in my family. They will sit for hours watching the DVDs.
Final Destination 5 (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack)
Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and in Final Destination 5 it strikes again. During the bus ride to a corporate retreat, Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto) has a premonition in which he and most of his friends — as well as numerous others — die in a horrific bridge collapse. When his vision ends, events begin to mirror what he had seen, and he frantically ushers as many of his colleagues — including his friend, Peter (Miles Fisher), and girlfriend, Molly (Emma Bell) — away from the disaster before Death can claim them. But these unsuspecting souls were never supposed to survive, and in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.
The Looney Tunes Show, Season 1 Volume 2 (DVD)
This half-hour animated comedy series starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck is no longer confined to 7-minute shorts. Bugs and Daffy are out of the woods and living in the suburbs among such colorful neighbors as Yosemite Sam, Granny, Tweety and Sylvester. In addition to each episode’s main story, The Looney Tunes Show also features “cartoons within a cartoon.” The Tasmanian Devil, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian and other classic characters sing original songs in two-minute music videos called Merrie Melodies . The legendary Looney Tunes cartoons are getting a 21st century relaunch and a CGI overhaul for a new generation.