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Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation set a course for adventure with the original movie Justice League: The New Frontier.
Based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by Michael
Goguen and animation legend, Bruce Timm, Justice League: The New
Frontier is the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. The
animated film, written by Stan Berkowitz, features an incredible
celebrity-laden voice cast including David Boreanaz, Brooke Shields,
Lucy Lawless, Neil Patrick Harris, Miguel Ferrer, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Sisto and Kyle MacLachlan and will be available on DVD for $19.98 SRP.
There will also be a 2 disc Special Edition DVD available for $24.98 SRP
which contains additional bonus features including a documentary about
the pathology of the super villain and three bonus episodes from the
Justice League animated series selected by Bruce Timm. All the content
from the 2-disc Special Edition DVD will be available on HD DVD and Blu-ray
The New Frontier takes viewers on an action-packed adventure, exploring
the origins of the Justice League. DC Comics legends Superman, Batman
and Wonder Woman are all featured in the film as well as Green Lantern,
Martian Manhunter and The Flash as they band together to form the
legendary super team. Strangers at first, these very different heroes
must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster
so formidable, even the mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they
fail, the entire planet will be "cleansed" of humanity.
Justice League: The New Frontier DVD will feature incredible extras
"Super Heroes United!: The Complete Justice League History"- The
documentary is a comprehensive forty seven year Justice League
chronology from the inception in the comics to vivid animated
renditions. The story is told with a myriad of interviews tracing back
the early days of DC Super Hero team ups during the Golden Age, to the
Silver Age rendition where the established heroes emerged and beyond.
Interviews include Paul Levitz (President of DC Comics), Dan Didio (SVP
Executive Editor at DC Comics), Michael Uslan (Historian), Gregory
Noveck (SVP Creative Affairs DC Comics), Mark Waid (DC Comics Historian
and Writer), Mike Friedrich (Writer JLU), Denny OšNeil (Writer and
Editor at DC Comics), Mike Carlin (DC Comics Executive Editor), Stan Lee
(Marvel Comics Co-Creator) and Marv Wolfman (Writer of Fantastic Four).
"Sneak Peak: Batman: Gotham Knight" - One part anime, one part Caped
Crusader, the result is a glimpse at the world of Eastern anime
sensibilities combined with a Western tradition of Batman. A detailed
look at the world of Warner Bros Animation, and how they joined forces
with the renowned Japanese animators to create the highly anticipated
anime film of 2008.
ˇ "Audio Commentary I" (featuring the talented filmmakers of New
ˇ "Audio Commentary II" (featuring Comic Book Writer and Artist Darwyn
ˇ Widescreen (1.78:1)
ˇ 5.1 Dolby Digital
The 2 disc Special Edition DVD will feature even more incredible extras
"The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the Super Villain"- This
documentary will examine the early mythological archetypes of nemesis
characters from a historical perspective, and see how the tenants of
this rich history were adapted and woven into the Justice League
stories. The bonus feature includes many of the talent included in Super
Heroes United! As well as Jim Kreuger (Writer of "Justice").
"Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier" - This documentary
is a nod to the fans of the New Frontier comic book. This featurette
further expands the themes contained in the source material, and how
these elements were truncated or evolved for the inclusion in the film.
Featuring vivid imagery culled from the pages of the New Frontier comic,
mixed with the commentary of Writer and Artist Darwyn Cooke, this
featurette is a treat for both fans and scholars of the medium.
"Justice League Unlimited Bonus Episodes" Bruce Timm selects three of
his favorite episodes from the Justice League Unlimited animated series:
1. Dark Heart Alien invaders attempt to thwart the Justice League. The
fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Ray Palmer, AKA The Atom.
2. To Another Shore - Wonder Woman learns of a plot to steal the powers
of the 3,000 year-old corpse of The Viking Prince. It is up to the
Justice League to make things right.
3. Task Force X - Four incarcerated villains are released from prison by
Cadmus to undertake an impossible mission: steal a powerful mystic
artifact from the JLU Watchtower under the noses of the League.
"Having the opportunity to take the unique work of such a legendary
comic talent as Darwyn Cooke and create a small screen faithful
adaptation of that style is one of the cornerstones in what we hope to
develop for core and new fans alike as part of the DC Universe
initiative on the Warner Premiere slate", said Matt Bierman, Vice
President Production, Warner Premiere.
"Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier is justifiably considered a modern classic,
and we at DC comics are excited to share this thrilling adaptation with
the book's legions of loyal fans. On Feb. 26, DC Universe Animated
Movies will lead everyone across the New Frontier," said Gregory Novek,
Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs, Dc Comics.
"Following the huge success of Superman Doomsday, we are delighted to be
releasing the second DC Universe PG-13 animated movie," said Amit Desai,
WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Sports Marketing. "Justice
League: The New Frontier will certainly not disappoint fans who have
been eagerly awaiting this next action-packed DC Universe installment."
Street Date: February 26, 2008 (DVD, Blu-Ray); March 18th (HD DVD)
Languages: English, Spanish
Run Time: 75 minutes approx.
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
$19.98 SRP (DVD)
$24.98 SRP (2 Disc Special Edition DVD)
$29.99 SRP (HD DVD, Blu-Ray Disc)
Above is a variant of the original press release, as released by
Warner Bros. Animation on November 27th, 2007. The only items changed
were the postponed release date for the HD DVD version.