Warner Home Video has provided The World’s Finest with a new image from the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature, the latest film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Arriving on September 25th, 2012 – to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Download, and onDemand – this animated DC Comics-based film is the first in a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed 1980s comic series The Dark Knight Returns starring a retired Batman who dons the cape and cowl to deal with a city decaying into crime. Click on the thumbnail below to view the new image.
In additional news, a representative for Warner Home Video informs The World’s Finest that seating for the special The Paley Center for Media premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One is still available at both locations. Warner Home Video and The Paley Center for Media is holding the bi-coastal World Premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 in New York on September 20th, 2012 and Los Angeles on September 24th, 2012.
On Thursday, September 20th, 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in New York City, located at 25 West 52nd Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, actor David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows), the voice of Commissioner Gordon, and eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano will lead a panel discussion. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed. Then on Monday, September 24, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The screening starts at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring actors David Selby and Ariel Winter (Modern Family), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.
A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on September 20 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1@gmail.com. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Sept. 24 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1LA@gmail.com. All fan RSVPs email MUST include the name of the entrant, a valid email, and the name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.
A co-production of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature debuts September 25th, 20122 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.
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