Warner Home Video has released the initial artwork for the Blu-ray release and single-disc DVD release for the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated feature. The animated feature, the second installment of the two-part adaptation of the acclaimed 1980s comic series The Dark Knight Returns, is set to hit shelves January 29th, 2013. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One debuted on home video in September 2012. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the package artwork for both editions. Additional press details are also included below.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Synopsis: Based on Frank Miller’s celebrated graphic novel. In a bleak and ominous future, superheroes have fallen out of favor, including Batman. Bruce Wayne hung up his cape at least a decade ago. Most of the others have been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, Bruce now buoys up his life with racing cars and liquor. Yet the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as the mutants. But it’s the return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face that finally has Bruce donning the Dark Knight’s cowl once again. Batman’s dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting and makes him the target of law enforcement, which looks upon his activities as merely vigilantism. Still much of the populace welcomes Batman’s re-appearance, including a teenage girl named Kelly. She becomes so enthralled with the Dark Knight she adopts the persona of Robin and later saves Batman from a brutal attack by the mutant’s leader. Batman takes on the new Robin as a sidekick, and returns to the mutant world to fight the leader again, but this time using strategy to beat his opponent’s superior strength. After the murderous mutant is publicly defeated, Batman becomes the mutant’s new leader, giving him some control over them. For the time being Gotham can be at relative peace.
Bonus content includes all-new featurettes, three classic DC Comics cartoons, a digital comic, and a preview of the upcoming animated feature Superman: Unbound. The runtime for the animated feature is listed at 74 minutes.
An official press release, with specific details on bonus content and much more, is expected to be released shortly.
Click here to view the trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two.
A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated feature – the first DC Universe Animated Original Movie for 2013 – arrives January 29th, 2013 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download.
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