'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT by

Both parts of the animated adaptation of Frank Miller's masterpiece on Blu-ray will be bundled together in October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will be releasing 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition' on Blu-ray on October 8.

Part One: As Gotham destroys itself, an aging Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller) watches from the seclusion of his Wayne Manor, disgusted at both the new criminal element as well as his physical and mental frailties that forced him to retire ten years earlier. When Wayne's old adversary Harvey "Two-Face" Dent (Wade Williams) violently re-asserts his twisted influence, Wayne takes up the Batman mantle once more. But even improved crime-fighting technology and a new sidekick (Ariel Winter) might prove inadequate for Wayne to confront the perils of this new dystopian Gotham City.

Part Two: The Dark Knight (Weller), along with Robin (Winter), have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. But with Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker (Michael Emerson). Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. Meanwhile, on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it a familiar face: The Man of Steel (Mark Valley), though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: View The Dark Knight Returns as One Seamless Epic Film; New 70-minute Frank Miller Documentary: "Creating a Masterpiece" (Deluxe Edition Exclusive); New Cast and Crew Commentary (DE Exclusive); 4 Collector Cards (BD DE Exclusive); and All Previous Part 1 and Part 2 Special Features.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 8.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray)
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