Month: August 2014

Package Artwork For Recent “Batman: Assault on Arkham” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a collection of select package images from the recent Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques for $19.98US, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

Click on the images for a closer look at the package artwork for the soundtrack release, created by the Warm Butter Design studio.

The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is now available starting at $19.98US. The compact disc soundtrack can be through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. Please note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Additional images, videos, details and more can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite. Click on the links below to discuss the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature, its respective home video releases and other related topics.

Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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Second “The Batman Adventures” Trade Paperback Collection Coming June 2015

Initial details for upcoming comic collections slated for early-to-mid 2015 from publisher DC Comics have been released, and among them is the second trade paperback collection for the acclaimed 1990s The Batman Adventures series. The critically acclaimed comic book, which ran for nearly a decade through an assortment of revamps and reboots, featured stories which took place in continuity of Batman: The Animated Series. The Batman Adventures – Volume Two, set to replace the original out-of-print trade paperbacks released nearly twenty years ago, will include the Issues #11 – 20 of the original classic comic series and retail for $19.99US. The collection is slated to hit shelves June 2nd, 2015.

These early details are provided by DC Comics to an assortment of retail and online outlets to plan publishing initiatives for the next twelve months. Continue below for the initial details for this new The Batman Adventures collection.

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES VOLUME TWO

Writer: Kelley Pucket
Artist: Mike Parobeck

Summary: A special all-ages Batman collection! This graphic novel collects the serialized adventures from the classic Batman: The Animated Series, with appearances from The Joker, Batgirl, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Man-Bat and Scarecrow. From writer Kelley Puckett (Batman: No Man’s Land, Batgirl), these tales will connect with Dark Knight fans from 5 to 75! Collects Batman Adventures #11-20.

On Sale Date:
June 2, 2015

$19.99 USD / $23.99 CAD – 232 pages – Trade Paperback Comics

Please note that these details are subject to change.

The Batman Adventures – Volume Two, a ten-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come June 2015 for $19.99US. Stay tuned for additional updates on the release, including finalized details and package artwork. Details on the The Batman Adventures comic book series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

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Package Art For “DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime” DVD Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided updated package artwork for the new two-disc DVD compilation release collecting classic episodes of Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Batman Beyond. The new DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime collection will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97 as part of the Justice League branded line. The two-disc DVD set will include thirteen episodes in total.

Continue below for the complete package artwork, along with product details and a rundown of episode content.

DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 7th, 2014 (10/7/14)

Synopsis:A collection of bad guys who are powerful and audacious enough to challenge the Justice League. These villains are not just threats to one super team, but the entire DC Universe! Featuring super villains from Lex Luthor, Sinestro to Darkseid.

Episodes:
Disc 1
1. Tabula Rasa, Part 1
2. Tabula Rasa, Part 2
3. Hearts and Minds, Part 1
4. Hearts and Minds, Part 2
5. Secret Society, Part 1
6. Secret Society, Part 2
7. The Return,

Disc 2
8. Divided We Fall
9. I am Legion
10. Dead Reckoning
11. The Great Brain Robbery
12. The Call, Part 1
13. The Call, Part 2

The two-disc DVD compilation collection DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97. Further similar released are expected from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment throughout the remainder of the year.

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Teletoon Airing Special Presentation Of “Justice League: War” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is airing a special presentation of the 2014 direct-to-video movie Justice League: War during the network’s special free preview-week event on August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Justice League: War, part of the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, finds the superhero team teaming up to do battle against Darkseid. The animated feature will air as part of the network’s daily “Teletoon at Night” programming block.

Official details on the Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

Justice League: War
Teletoon, Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel, Justice League: Origin, by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glance into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”

Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: War animated feature, its respective home video releases, and other related discussions.

Justice League: War Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: War Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: War Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Origin Comic Talkback (Spoilers)

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Justice League: War airs Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the “Teletoon at Night” programming block as part of a special week-long free preview of the Canadian network Teletoon. Additional details on Justice League: War, including exclusive content and more, are also available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: War subsite.

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New “Batman: Assault On Arkham – Limited Edition” Soundtrack Release Available Today

The new Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is available starting today for the retail price of $19.98. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

The animated movie, the latest installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, features a story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download.

La-La Land Records, the specialty record label with thousands of soundtrack titles available for purchase, provided the following release details.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1316
Music by Robert J. Kral
Limited Edition of 1500 Units

STARTS SHIPPING AUGUST 26
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

ORDER BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION on 8/26 starting at 12pm (PST) at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composer Robert J. Kral at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding. Acclaimed composer Robert J. Kral (Green Lanrtern: First Flight, The Haunting in Connecticut, Duck Dodgers, Angel) returns again to the DC Universe with a dynamite action/thriller score that is the perfect compliment to this action-packed tale, based on the hit video game series, in which Batman infiltrates The Suicide Squad, who have been tasked to kill The Riddler. Scored like a contemporary, urban crime thriller by way of the Batman universe, this is a great listen! Produced by Robert J. Kral and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this is a special limited edition of 1500 Units features four exclusive tracks not available on the digital download version and liner notes from co-director Jay Oliva. Bat-riffic art design is courtesy of Dan Goldwasser.

TRACK LISTING:
Music By Robert J. Kral
1. Nygma’s Confrontation/It’s Batman 3:11
2. Criminal Montage 3:06
3. Task Force Indoctrination 2:42
4. Dropping Down 2:00
5. Gearing Up/Beer Room Challenge 1:51
6. Welcome Back Cowboy!* 1:05
7. Harley Arrested to Arkham 3:02
8. Infiltrating Arkham & Joker Assault 5:33
9. Killer Frost’s Kiss & Black Spider’s Microwave 2:00
10. Harley Bait & King Shark’s Work 1:28
11. Suicide Squad in the Big House 3:45
12. Batman’s Gotham & Property Room Access 2:59
13. Batman Fights Suicide Squad 2:12
14. Riddler Proposes a Cure* 1:14
15. Joker’s Out/Suicide Squad vs. SCU 3:35
16. Shocking Solution* 2:25
17. Joker Attacks Batman 1:41
18. Prisoners Released 2:46
19. Chopper Fight/Poison Ivy/The Batplane 2:03
20. Chopper Crash 2:25
21. Harley’s Rage* 0:57
22. Final Confrontations 2:08
23. Batman: Assault on Arkham End Credits 3:05

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 57:58
*album exclusive track

Plase note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year, including Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three from La-La Land Records. Details will be available soon.

Click here to read the The World’s Finest review of Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Additional images, videos, details and more can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite. Click on the links below to discuss the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature, its respective home video releases and other related topics.

Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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