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Warner Home Video Comic-Con Plans, “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Images

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Bruce Greenwood, Thomas Jane, Corey Feldman, Kevin Smith headline WHV presence at 2010 CCI

The night belongs to Warner Home Video at 2010 Comic-Con International as WHV presents nightly premieres of the Batman: Under the Red Hood,
Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics, Lost Boys: The Thirst, and Cop Out (in Maximum Comedy Mode).

Also on the WHV slate is a Saturday afternoon presentation of its DC Showcase original animated shorts,
including the premiere of an all-new Jonah Hex short.

The WHV schedule kicks off Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the premiere of Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics, an all-new documentary celebrating the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Watchmen and the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Distinguished panelists Denny O’Neil, Jim Lee, Len Wein, Karen Berger, Gerard Jones, Mac Carter and more will be featured on a post-premiere discussion of the compelling insiders tale, which is narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Location: Room 7AB

On Thursday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m., the Frog Brothers return to Comic-Con with holy water balloons ablazin for the World Premiere of Lost Boys: The Thirst, the latest high-energy, action-packed adventure in the ongoing franchise. Original cast members Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander will be on-hand to chat about the first-ever screening of the cult classics third film in which the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon while an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire-fighting Frog Brothers. Expect some serious blood-sucker butt kicking. And Warner Bros. is providing the free popcorn! Location: Indigo Room, Bayfront Hilton.

On Friday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m., the spotlight turns to Ballroom 20 for the World Premiere of Batman: Under the Red Hood. The highly-anticipated eighth entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies finds Batman facing his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. Star Trek’s Bruce Greenwood (Batman) makes his Comic-Con debut to lead a post-premiere panel that includes Futurama’s John DiMaggio (Joker), Vincent Martella (Robin), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Brandon Vietti, screenwriter Judd Winick and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano. Fans will also get the inside scoop on the entire 2011 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and a first-look at the next DCU film, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

As thousands of fans have been turned away from past “sold out” DCU film premieres at the 4,250-seat Ballroom 20, Warner Home Video is proud to present an encore screening of Batman: Under the Red Hood on Friday, July 23 at 10:15 p.m.

Thomas Jane (HBO’s Hung; The Punisher) leads the hour-long “DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection: Jonah, Hex, Green Arrow and beyond!” panel on Saturday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. The panel will include the world premiere of Jonah Hex, an advance look at Green Arrow, and details regarding the upcoming compilation Blu-ray/DVD release anchored by Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. Joining the panel is executive producer Bruce Timm, producer Alan Burnett, and acclaimed writers Joe Lansdale and Greg Weisman. Location: Room 7AB

Kevin Smith commands Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. with an introduction of Cop Out in “Maximum Comedy Mode,” the latest innovation in home entertainment viewing that showcases director Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott guiding Blu-ray viewers through the comical stunts, improvisations and hijinks that went into creating this side-splitting buddy cop film starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Stop by for a bundle of a laughs and a bucket of popcorn, courtesy of Warner Home Video. Location: Indigo Room, Bayfront Hilton.

The Worlds Finest has published a review of the Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-ray release, available here to view. Click here to view the trailer for the upcoming Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature debuts July 27th, 2010 on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Warner Home Video. DC Showcase: Jonah Hex will be included on the Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Editions of Batman: Under the Red Hood. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive content, here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Warner Home Video Re-Releasing “Batman: Gotham Knight” In New Holiday Collection

On November 3rd, 2009, Warner Home Video is slated to release the Blu-ray Batman Collection, bringing together the Blu-ray releases for The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Batman: Gotham Knight into one collection. The new Blu-ray Batman Collection release will feature all three titles housed in a new cardboard slipcase and retail for the suggested price of $49.99. The discs will be identical to the existing releases, meaning no change in technical specs or new bonus content.

The Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature previously premiered on home video, DVD and Blu-ray, in 2008 to coincide with the live-action The Dark Knight theatrical release. Below is the official synopsis for the feature along with images.

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. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. From some of the world’s most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

The Blu-ray Batman Collection release, bringing together the Blu-ray releases for The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Batman: Gotham Knight into one collection, hits shelves on November 3rd, 2009. More details on the direct-to-video Batman: Gotham Knight animated feature can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Gotham Knight subsite. Stay tuned for further updates.

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