Direct-to-Video 'Justice League' to Hit Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Wed Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Justice League Unlimited

Warner Premiere and DC Comics will debut their first next-gen title this February, with the release of 'Justice League: The New Frontier' on Blu-ray and HD DVD.

Featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, David Boreanaz and Brooke Shields, the direct-to-video 'Justice League: The New Frontier' brings together Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman and a host of other DC Comics heroes in a tale that the explores the origins of legendary superteam. Marking the first high-definition release from DC Comics, Warner Premiere will debut 'The New Frontier' on Blu-ray and HD DVD day-and-date with the standard DVD on February 26, 2008.

All versions will share an extensive array of supplemental features, including two audio commentaries with the filmmakers (participants TBA), the documentaries "The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the Super Villain" and "Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier," a "Super Heroes United!: The Complete Justice League History," a special sneak peek at the upcoming "Batman: Gotham Knight" direct-to-video premiere, and three bonus episodes of the 'Justice League Unlimited' series ("Dark Heart," "To Another Shore" and "Task Force X").

Tech specs announced thus far for the next-gen versions include 1080p video and audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. However, Warner has not confirmed final audio configurations, so we'll keep you posted if they add any high-res formats to the mix.

Suggested retail for the Blu-ray and HD DVD is $34.95 a pop.

You'll find disc details for 'Justice League: The New Frontier' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 26, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Warner Premiere's debut high-def title in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Justice League' Blu-ray release and the 'Justice League' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Justice League: The New Frontier (Blu-ray)
Justice League: The New Frontier (HD DVD)
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