Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Darkseid cometh in the next DC Universe direct-to-video animated feature based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald hitting Blu-ray this September.
Warner Brothers will bring 'Superman/Batman: Apocalypse' to Blu-ray on September 28.
Fan favorites Tim Daly ('Private Practice') and Kevin Conroy ('China Beach') return to their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast is headed by Andre Braugher ('Men of a Certain Age') as the daunting Darkseid. Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau ('Serenity'/'Firefly', 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles') provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner ('Up') reprises his 'Superman: The Animated Series'/'Justice League' role as Granny Goodness.
In addition to the feature film, the 'Superman/Batman: Apocalypse' Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD include the third DC Showcase animated short, 'Green Arrow.' Screenwriter Greg Weisman’s story finds Oliver Queen at the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, only to be forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. The short features the voices of Neal McDonough ('Desperate Housewives') and Malcolm McDowell ('Entourage'). Bruce Timm is executive producer.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Sneak Peak at the Next DC Universe Animated Original Movie (10 min), Featurette: Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton - A comprehensive look at The Maiden of Might from her introduction in the classic age of comics to her death in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event to her appearance on Smallville and beyond, and 2 bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm.
Exclusive items include: All-New Featurette: The New Gods - This documentary covers Darkseid’s story, particularly in reference to the adaptation of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. A primer on the wealth of material and stories contained in the New Gods series, along with a deeper understanding of why these characters – and especially Darkseid – are so memorable and important to the DC pantheon, All-New Featurette Pods: Orion - The mightiest warrior on either New Genesis or Apokolips, Orion follows an almost Shakespearean arc culminating in the slaying of his father, Darkseid. This mini-featurette shines a light on this classically tragic character & Mister Miracle - This mini-featurette focuses on the greatest escape artist the universe has ever known and how he was traded in a peace effort to be raised by Darkseid, the enemy of all New Genesis, 2 additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm, and a digital copy.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Superman/Batman: Apocalypse' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 28.
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