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“Batman: Soul of the Dragon” Schedules January 12, 2021 Digital Release, January 26, 2021 Physical Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the upcoming physical and digital release of Batman: Soul of the Dragon, the first DC Universe Movie title of 2021. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the 1970s-inspired animated feature hits Digital on January 12, 2021 and comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray on January 26, 2021. The film is rated R for some violence. Continue below for press details, package artwork and the trailer.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT & DC
SEND THE DARK KNIGHT BACK TO THE ‘70s
FOR A MARTIAL ARTS THRILLER

BATMAN: SOUL OF THE DRAGON

COMING JANUARY 12, 2021 TO DIGITAL;
ARRIVING JANUARY 26, 2021 ON 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK,
& BLU-RAY

DAVID GIUNTOLI, MARK DACASCOS, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, KELLY HU & JAMES HONG STAR
IN AN ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE MOVIE FROM FILMMAKER BRUCE TIMM

Renowned animation producer Bruce Timm takes the Dark Knight back to the 1970s for a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza in Batman: Soul of the Dragon, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 12, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on January 26, 2021. The film is rated R for some violence.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie.

Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!

The ensemble cast features a core group of actors playing martial arts students-turned-heroes in David Giuntoli (Grimm, A Million Little Things) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Iron Chef America, Hawaii Five-0) as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva and Michael Jai White (Spawn, reprising his role from Arrow) as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger. Their mentor O-Sensei is voiced by James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner). Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender; Green Lantern: The Animated Series) is featured as Jeffrey Burr, and additional voices are provided by veteran voiceover actors Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung and Eric Bauza.

Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Batman: The Killing Joke) is Producer and Director of Batman: Soul of the Dragon, utilizing a script by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: Red Son) and Sam Register are Executive Producers. Michael Uslan is Executive Producer.

The film is dedicated to legendary DC writer Dennis O’Neil, who co-created the characters Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020.

Batman: Soul Of The Dragon Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital

-Batman – Raw Groove (New Featurette) – From the explosion of gritty cinema and kung fu to the cultural changes spreading across the U.S., we explore the early ’70s and how they inspired Batman: Soul of the Dragon.
-Producer Jim Krieg’s Far Out Highlights (New Featurette) – It’s an off-the-hook and out-of-sight supercut of one of Producer Jim Krieg’s funniest in-character appearances.
-A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie – An advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection, Justice Society: World War II.
-Look Back: Superman: Red Son (Featurette) – Kal-El’s rocket fleeing Krypton never reaches Smallville, but instead lands in the Soviet Union, single-handedly shifting the new world order. This is the epic re-imagining of Superman’s origin story.
-Look Back: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (Featurette) – Set against the backdrop of turn of the century Gotham, Batman is involved in a hunt for a criminal who has committed the most heinous acts of murder. This is Batman versus Jack the Ripper!
-From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Day of the Samurai”
-From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Night of the Ninja”

Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On January 12, 2021, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On January 26, 2021, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL
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BASICS
PRODUCT SRP
4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99 USA, $44.98 Canada
Blu-ray $29.98 USA, $39.99 Canada

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 83 minutes
Rated R for some violence

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are TM and © DC. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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 current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Jellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. 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, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Batman: Soul of the Dragon, the first DC Universe Movie title of 2021, hits Digital on January 12, 2021 and arrives to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray on January 26, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates and Batman: Soul of the Dragony coverage right here at The World’s Finest!

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: Death in the Family,” New Video Clip, Images

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Showcase Batman: Death in the Family animated short, which is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD starting October 13, 2020. In short, Batman: Death in the Family is an engaging and addictive adaptation of the classic 1980s Batman storyline, and while the interactive nature might not appeal to everyone, the solid execution of it here makes it well worth giving a chance.

To read the complete review, click on the image below.


Batman: Death in the Family

To mark the release of Batman: Death in the Family, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released a clip featuring a scene between Robin and Two-Face. Following that, there’s also a selection of official movie stills released by studio. All is available below:









In addition to detailed coverage, the above review link also leads to additional content, including clips, imagery, over an hour of production videos and much more. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman: Death in the Family as follows:

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.

Please check out The World’s Finest Batman: Death in the Family subsite for additional and exclusive content, and stay tuned right here for further updates and coverage. The latest installment of the DC Showcase Animated Shorts line, Batman: Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital HD starting October 13, 2020. Click on the link below to discuss this news.

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Warner Bros. Releases New “DC Showcase: Batman – Death In The Family” Images, Video Clip

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new Batman and Robin-centric clip from DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, a special upcoming interactive stand-alone release from the DC Showcase animated shorts line. The highly-anticipated feature, which arrives on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020, is the label’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling. Continue below for both images and a video clip, plus additional details on DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family.




Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman: Death in the Family as follows:

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.

Please note DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will have multiple viewing formats on home media. The Blu-ray features all of the 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts in hi-definition, including the fully-interactive, extended-length DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, plus a digital version of the four other 2019-2020 shorts. For the digital release, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will be presented in a non-interactive format (pre-assembled version of the story, entitled Under the Red Hood: Reloaded), along with the other four 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family (entitled Jason Todd’s Rebellion, Robin’s Revenge and Red Hood’s Reckoning) as bonus features. The Blu-ray also offers approximately five minutes of additional content within the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family story that is not included in the Digital version.

Click here for the complete DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family press release.

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020. Stay tuned for a full review of DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family and, for further related content, check out The World’s Finest special DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family subsite! Stick around for more coverage right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection”

The World’s Finest has published its review of Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, available through traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020. In short, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is one of most arresting books to hit shelves this year. Mondo’s work, on display here, is imaginative, slick and bursting with admiration and respect for Batman: The Animated Series, and Insight Editions pulls out all the stops in making sure the presentation is second-to-none. It’s serves as tangible representation of the enduring legacy of the beloved cartoon classic, and you couldn’t ask for a better example.

To read the complete review, click on the image below.


The World's Finest reviews Batman: The Animated Series - The Phantom Creative Collection

Insight Editions describes Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection as follows:

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is available through your favorite traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020.

Check out The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for further content, including reviews, images, videos and more. Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: The Adventures Series and more, right here at The World’s Finest.

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“DC Showcase: Batman – Death In The Family” Video Clip, Images Released By Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a look at the opening credits to DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, a special upcoming interactive stand-alone release from the DC Showcase animated shorts line. The highly-anticipated animated short, which arrives on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020, is the label’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling. Continue below for both images and a video clip, plus additional details on DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family.




Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman: Death in the Family as follows:

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.

Please note DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will have multiple viewing formats on home media. The Blu-ray features all of the 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts in hi-definition, including the fully-interactive, extended-length DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family, plus a digital version of the four other 2019-2020 shorts. For the digital release, DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family will be presented in a non-interactive format (pre-assembled version of the story, entitled Under the Red Hood: Reloaded), along with the other four 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family (entitled Jason Todd’s Rebellion, Robin’s Revenge and Red Hood’s Reckoning) as bonus features. The Blu-ray also offers approximately five minutes of additional content within the DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family story that is not included in the Digital version.

Click here for the complete DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family press release.

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

Batman: Death in the Family

DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family arrives on Blu-ray and Digital on October 13, 2020. For further details, check out the special DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family subsite at The World’s Finest! Stay tuned for for further coverage, and a full review, here soon at The World’s Finest.

Click here to discuss DC Showcase: Batman – Death in the Family at The DC Animation Forum!

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