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Package Artwork For Recent “Batman: Assault on Arkham” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a collection of select package images from the recent Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques for $19.98US, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

Click on the images for a closer look at the package artwork for the soundtrack release, created by the Warm Butter Design studio.

The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is now available starting at $19.98US. The compact disc soundtrack can be through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. Please note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

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The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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New “Batman: Assault On Arkham – Limited Edition” Soundtrack Release Available Today

The new Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is available starting today for the retail price of $19.98. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

The animated movie, the latest installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, features a story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download.

La-La Land Records, the specialty record label with thousands of soundtrack titles available for purchase, provided the following release details.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1316
Music by Robert J. Kral
Limited Edition of 1500 Units

STARTS SHIPPING AUGUST 26
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

ORDER BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION on 8/26 starting at 12pm (PST) at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composer Robert J. Kral at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding. Acclaimed composer Robert J. Kral (Green Lanrtern: First Flight, The Haunting in Connecticut, Duck Dodgers, Angel) returns again to the DC Universe with a dynamite action/thriller score that is the perfect compliment to this action-packed tale, based on the hit video game series, in which Batman infiltrates The Suicide Squad, who have been tasked to kill The Riddler. Scored like a contemporary, urban crime thriller by way of the Batman universe, this is a great listen! Produced by Robert J. Kral and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this is a special limited edition of 1500 Units features four exclusive tracks not available on the digital download version and liner notes from co-director Jay Oliva. Bat-riffic art design is courtesy of Dan Goldwasser.

TRACK LISTING:
Music By Robert J. Kral
1. Nygma’s Confrontation/It’s Batman 3:11
2. Criminal Montage 3:06
3. Task Force Indoctrination 2:42
4. Dropping Down 2:00
5. Gearing Up/Beer Room Challenge 1:51
6. Welcome Back Cowboy!* 1:05
7. Harley Arrested to Arkham 3:02
8. Infiltrating Arkham & Joker Assault 5:33
9. Killer Frost’s Kiss & Black Spider’s Microwave 2:00
10. Harley Bait & King Shark’s Work 1:28
11. Suicide Squad in the Big House 3:45
12. Batman’s Gotham & Property Room Access 2:59
13. Batman Fights Suicide Squad 2:12
14. Riddler Proposes a Cure* 1:14
15. Joker’s Out/Suicide Squad vs. SCU 3:35
16. Shocking Solution* 2:25
17. Joker Attacks Batman 1:41
18. Prisoners Released 2:46
19. Chopper Fight/Poison Ivy/The Batplane 2:03
20. Chopper Crash 2:25
21. Harley’s Rage* 0:57
22. Final Confrontations 2:08
23. Batman: Assault on Arkham End Credits 3:05

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 57:58
*album exclusive track

Plase note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year, including Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three from La-La Land Records. Details will be available soon.

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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Press Details For Upcoming “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has received a press release for the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham original soundtrack. Batman: Assault on Arkham – which will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. An accompanying soundtrack for the movie will hit compact disc on Tuesday, Auvgust 26th, 2014 from La-La Land Records, though a digital download alternative is currently available from WaterTower Music.

Continue below for more details on the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack release.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
TO BE RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS
Composed by Robert J. Kral

La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack for Batman: Assault on Arkham composed by Robert J. Kral (Superman Doomsday, Duck Dodgers) on CD August 26, 2014. This limited edition CD (1500 units) will contain 4 exclusive tracks not available elsewhere.

Batman: Assault on Arkham marks a departure from what we normally do from a music standpoint,” said director Jay Olivia. “We usually do the operatic epic music that we’ve all become accustomed to in the live action and animated comic book films for the last twenty five years…. James Tucker, my producer, was very supportive of the idea of doing a more contemporary take on the superhero music and when Rob sent us his first pass of the score, we were tremendously pleased.”

Batman: Assault on Arkham is a direct-to-video animated superhero that is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The film is based on the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, and is a direct sequel to Batman: Arkham Origins. Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding direct, with a script by Heath Corson and James Tucker producing. The film was screened at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014, and was released digitally on July 29 and on physical media on August 12.

In the universe of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, and Batman soon becomes involved. Things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well.

“In terms of influence, for this movie most of the approach I knew would be different, with influences coming from Guy Ritchie movies or even Ocean’s 11 in places,” explains Kral. “Jay and I definitely wanted some funk grooves. We wanted the flavor of setting up the story to feel like a heist movie but set in the Batman world.”

Robert Joseph Kral, born 5 July 1967, is an Australian film and television composer. He scored the TV series, Angel, and the spin-off of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for most of the entire series. He also composed the scores for the TV series Miracles for ABC / Touchstone, Duck Dodgers for Warner Bros. Animation, The Inside for Fox Television, Lionsgate motion picture The Haunting in Connecticut and the Lionsgate / Sci Fi series, The Lost Room. His animated film scores include Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern: First Flight, Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur and Superman Versus The Elite. He scored the animated TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. In 2005, Kral won an Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Television Production, for his work on Duck Dodgers.

“Rob was able to transition from scene to scene fluidly all the while changing the tone and mood without blinking,” described Olivia. “Arkham would not be the film it is without Rob’s immense contribution and translation of my crazy ideas and I feel that amongst all of the crazy fight scenes, insulting banter, and double crosses. Rob was able to find the heart.”

DC Animation presents Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available digitally and will be available on physical media on August 12. The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD from www.lalalandrecords.com on August 26, 2014.

Please note WaterTower Music currently has a digital edition of Batman: Assault on Arkham – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack currently available to purchase through most online outlets.

Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.

Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray and single-disc DVD on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The film is now available to own via Digital HD. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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La-La Land Records Announces “Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three,” “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records has given The Worlds’s Finest a first look at two highly-anticipated upcoming soundtrack releases featuring music from the classic Batman: The Animated Series and the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated movie. La-La Land Records is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman with the release of Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three and Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, by Robert J. Kral. The soundtracks will be available to order through La-La Land records and specialty outlets. The label hasn’t announced official release dates as of yet, but both are coming very soon, so stay tuned for details.

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The above announced soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records are part of the year-long “Batman 75” 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here. Click on the links below for subsites devoted to Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

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More details on La-La Land Records can be found at the label’s official website. La-La Land Records specializes in soundtrack releases highlighting the best music from television and film, both new and old. The label has been releasing soundtracks with material from assorted animated and live-action DC Comics-based projects since 2002.

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