Warner Home Video has announced multiple new DVD compilation releases collecting episodes of the classic Batman: The Animated Series, among other series, along with a two new Batman movie DVD releases. The assorted titles, listed below, are slated to hit shelves in October 2012. Details and available package artwork is available below.
Release Date: October 16th, 2012
Synopsis: The Joker is Always Wild!- In DC’s rogues gallery, one criminal stands out above the rest, The Joker. Be there for the Clown Prince of Crime’s most devious schemes in 13 action-packed animated episodes together for the first time in an all-new 2-disc collection. From a sinister sneak attack with sidekick Harley Quinn to releasing all the criminals from Arkham Asylum, this wildly dangerous prankster will do anything to get the last laugh. But as he faces off against some of DC’s strongest superheroes, will the ultimate joke be on The Joker?
Episodes: Christmas with the Joker, The Joker’s Favor, Harley and Ivy, World’s Finest Part 1, World’s Finest Part 2, World’s Finest Part 3, Joker’s Wild, Harlequinade, The Bat in the Belfry, Hail the Tornado Tyrant!, Emperor Joker!, Rebirth Part 1, Rebirth Part 2
Synopsis: From the shadows of Gotham City emerges one of Batman’s most deceptive foes, Catwoman. A cunning jewel thief with an agenda of her own, Catwoman holds a mysterious allure for the Caped Crusader, an allure that can be deadly! Pick up the trail with 3 exciting episodes starting with The Cat and the Claw, Part One. Batman foils Catwoman trying to steal a valuable necklace she intends to sell to buy a mountain lion preserve, but it seems a certain underworld group, led by the mysterious Red Claw, has its sights set on the same piece of land. With Batman and Catwoman forced to work together in The Cat and the Claw, Part Two, the unlikely duo has their hands full in a showdown with Red Claw. Finally, witness Batgirl Returns, as Barbara Gordon once again dons the mask of Batgirl to investigate the theft of a prized jade statue only to find Catwoman already on the case. Together, with a secret ally in tow, they unravel a mystery with far greater implications. So, crack the whip and steal away to Gotham City for some adventure with Batman and Catwoman!
Episodes: The Cat and The Claw Part 1, The Cat and The Claw Part 2, Batgirl Returns
Synopsis: Lurking in the sewers of Gotham City is Killer Croc, a terrifying half-crocodile man with a craving for crime. In Vendetta, Killer Croc has kidnapped a key witness set to testify in an important trial, and it’s up to Batman to save the day. Even criminals need a friend in Love Is a Croc when a washed-up TV actress named Baby-Doll takes a liking to Killer Croc. They make a home in the sewer and become partners in crime – but Batman, along with Batgirl, has other plans for them. Judgment Day introduces a faceless vigilante who calls himself The Judge and wreaks havoc upon Gotham’s super villains. Can Batman unmask this mysterious Judge and save the lives of the very super villains he has fought to jail? Take the plunge into the depths of Gotham City for killer adventures with Batman and Killer Croc!
Episodes: Vendetta, Love is a Croc, Judgement Day
Synopsis: Synopsis: No one is above the law in these three action-packed features
Batman: Gotham Knight – Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins), Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman’s transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight.
Batman: Under the Red Hood – Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham City with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when The Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.
Batman: Year One – When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice…but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefi ghter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Don’t miss this thrilling DC Comics(TM) Premiere Movie based on the groundbreaking graphic novel.
Includes: Batman: Gotham Knight, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman: Year One
Synopsis: Superman & Batman…Join forces in two action-packed features
Superman Batman: Public Enemies – A desperate solution for a troubled country: Lex Luthor for President with the Justice League in the service of the government. Only Batman and Superman stand against the new regime – and their disloyalty proves to be exactly what Luthor intended. Using their outcast status to instigate a scandal against Superman, Luthor finally tastes a victory in his vendetta against the Man of Steel. From Executive Producer Bruce Timm and voiced by the cast from both hit Batman and Superman animated TV series including Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly and Clancy Brown, this DC Comics(TM) Premiere Movie based on Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’ popular graphic novel seethes with political intrigue and action-packed battles between heroes all believing they’re on the right side of the law.
Superman Batman: Apocalypse – A mysterious spaceship from Planet Krypton crashes on Earth with a beautiful girl inside, and everyone wants to meet the new kid. Superman embraces the connection to his past, Batman suspects a traitor, Wonder Woman senses a kindred spirit, and Darkseid desires a champion. But this feisty teen has her own ideas, none of which include a secret identity, a cape or heroics. It will take a life or death battle with Darkseid to uncover her true purpose on Earth. A dynamic voice cast – Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Andre Braugher and Summer Glau – highlights this DC Comics (TM) Premiere Movie.
Premiere Movie introducing the world to Supergirl!
Includes: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Stay tuned for further updates on these titles and other upcoming home video releases here soon at The World’s Finest.
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