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First Clip From “Batman: Gotham By Gaslight” Released

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first clip from the upcoming Batman: Gotham by Gaslight animated feature. The DC Universe Original Movie title will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018. Check out the clip in the player below, along with a new image.

Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also announced that the World Premiere of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be part of the upcoming “DC in D.C.” weekend event. The premiere – on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:30–9:15pm – will kick off the special pop culture gathering, which brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes. Events will take place Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series Black Lightning — based on the first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title — in the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with a party to follow at the National Museum of African American History and Culture‬‬‬‬. Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will all be presenting content during “DC in D.C.” Details on the entire event can be found here.

The World Premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is for mature audiences 18 years of age or older, will kick off with a cocktail reception and will be followed with a Q&A session with the film’s voice cast and producers.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon (Scott Patterson – Gilmore Girls) tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman (Bruce Greenwood – American Crime Story) indulges in his own detective work — with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle (Jennifer Carpenter – Dexter) — to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight. Sam Register, Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will hit Digital starting January 23, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: Gotham by Gaslight at its dedicated subsite and right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman Ninja” Poster, Trailer Released By Warner Bros. Japan

Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have released the first trailer and poster for the forthcoming Batman Ninja animated feature, slated for a 2018 release. The content was officially released during Tokyo Comic-Con, along with details on the Japanese cast and crew. Both the poster and the trailer, available to view in the video player, can be found below. Click on the poster thumbnail for a closer look.

While the cast for the English dub of the upcoming feature has not yet been announced, Warner Bros. Japan announced the Japanese casts will include Kouichi Yamadera as Batman, Wataru Takagi as Joker, Ai Kakuma as Catwoman and Rie Kugimiya as Harley Quinn. Additional cast details will be announced in the future.

batman ninjaJunpei Mizusaki is the film’s director, with Kazuki Nakashima the screenwriter and Takashi Okazaki handling character designer. Additional Batman Ninja creators include Kamikaze Douga, English-language screenwriters Leo Chu and Eric Garcia and Yuugo Kanno, who is providing the score.

Warner Bros. also announced an official website and Twitter account for the upcoming project, which are accessible by clicking here and here. Batman Ninja is expected to have a heavy social media presence leading up to it’s release next year. The upcoming animated movie was first revealed at at New York Comic-Con 2017.

More details on Batman Ninja will be announced in 2018, including home video release date, additional cast and crew members, potential theatrical screenings and more. Stay tuned for more coverage right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Harley Quinn” Animated Series Heading To DC Digital Service

Warner Bros., via Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, issued a straight-to-series order for a Harley Quinn animated comedy, which is slated to be part of it’s upcoming DC Comics-themed digital platform. Initial details state the 26-episode series will be spearheaded by producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, who previously worked on Powerless. The animated series will be heavily inspired by the Harley Quinn character currently featured in the DC Comics title of the same name.

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The animated series will also feature Poison Ivy and a cast of assorted heroes and villains from around the DC universe. The animated series follows Harley as she breaks things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal “queenpin” of Gotham City. Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, will be one of the executive producers. Jennifer Coyle also produces with Halpern and Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Additional details will be released in 2018, along with a first look at the animated series and further details concerning the show’s cast and crew. The role of Harley Quinn is currently not cast, but Warner Bros. is expected to approach Margot Robbie, who played the character in 2016’s live-action Suicide Squad feature, to reprise the role.

Harley Quinn will join the upcoming Young Justice: Outsiders revival and the live-action Titans on DC’s forthcoming digital platform, which is set to be revealed in 2018. Stay tuned for select coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” Coming To Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD On February 6, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued press details, along with the trailer and two images, for the upcoming Batman: Gotham by Gaslight animated feature. The DC Universe Original Movie title be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018. Press details, the trailer and two images are available below.

BATMAN HUNTS JACK THE RIPPER IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY GOTHAM CITY AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT
BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT
COMING FEBRUARY 6, 2018 TO ULTRA HD BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD


The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Batman: Gotham by GaslightInspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be available in several popular formats as only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) release of a DC Universe Movie. The film will also be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.

Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.

Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
-“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.
-Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio Commentary – Join Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world.
-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.
-From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

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-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.

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About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will hit Digital starting January 23, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: Gotham by Gaslight at its dedicated subsite and right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews The “DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection” Blu-ray Box Set

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray box set (aka DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection), which is now available to own now on Digital and Blu-ray. In short, for fans looking to own the entire line in one gorgeous package – either for the first time or to get the complete set – or completists and collectors looking to add to their personal library, the DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection is a fine addition to anyone’s collection. For the entire review, which includes a detailed breakdown of the exclusive bonus content and package quality, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection

For more content – including other reviews, exclusive interviews and so much more – check out the The World’s Finest DC Universe Original Movie subsite. The subsite covers every single movie in the popular home video line up to the current release – from Superman Doomsday to Batman and Harley Quinn – along with a plethora of exclusive interviews, reviews, images, videos and much, much more. Every single DC Universe Original Movie is covered in detail, so there’s plenty to explore.

DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection is currently available to own on Digital HD and Blu-ray via digital and retail outlets. To note, there is exclusive content available only on the Blu-ray edition of this title. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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