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A Message From The World’s Finest

First off, apologies for the rather bland subject line up there. It comes off more ominous than it should. Sorry about that! Anyways…

With 2014 now done and over with, the last news story from The World’s Finest has officially been posted up. As I mentioned on this site a year ago, it’s time to ease back on the overall workload of this site, and that starts with wrapping up the daily news post for the foreseeable future. Thousands and thousands of news posts, including three straight years of news posts at least five days a week, without a single weekday missed. And, with 2015 now here, that ends as The World’s Finest will return to its roots as an unbeatable resource for fans. An archive of content, a collection of materials covering a host of different shows and movies, a wealth of information – call it what you will, but The World’s Finest will be embracing that once again.

What does that all encompass? Well, don’t get alarmed … it’s all good! As the site shifts into a content destination, certain aspects of the site will stop while an emphasis will be placed on others. Daily news posts will cease, as I said, and no new subsites will be added to the site as of this time. Does that mean the end of updates and new material? No – there will always be new content added here, but the site will now just be easier for me to manage.

Site updates will continue going forward, reviews will still be posted, more content will be added (images, behind-the-scenes material, etc.), along with the odd interview. However, now, the site updates will now fall more onto the resource side of things. As I said, there will be no new additional subsites added to The World’s Finest going forward, with the possible exception of smaller pages dedicated to installments of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Assorted DVD, Blu-ray, and other media releases will also still be covered. A new Batman: The Brave and The Bold Blu-ray? We’ll cover and review it – 100%. New soundtrack release? We’re on it – count on it. The only thing really changing is the end of daily news posts (which, honestly, it didn’t seem like a lot of people noticed anyway, given how so many stories broken here went unnoticed or stolen over the years).

A lot of factors played a role in this decision. For one, this site is too unwieldy for one person to handle. I cover about 95% of the work on the site, the forums and social media outlets. This includes emails, press work, reviews, finding reviewers and content, all of that. I spend many hours a day working on this site, volunteering countless hours. Juggling that with a regular job, a family, etc., and, well, something has to give. I have more responsibilities than ever before and there are just not enough hours in the day. But I can’t just abandon the site – no way. Given how long I’ve been working on this site, from its first iteration back in 1997, and how attached I am to it, I opted not to pass the torch. I did ask for help, more than a few times, but no one came to bat. So, I opted to scale the site responsibilities down to its skeleton in order to keep it going. I am expecting to reduce my presence and update rate overtime, though. The forum duties will be passed over to someone else entirely, for example. Still, with this, I’m able to balance my workload easier, have a bit of a better life, and explore other options.

This site is not going away. It’s not going anywhere. It’s going to stay right here. There’s no way I could let it go, anyways. All the content that you see here is not budging an inch. The only thing really changing is the removal of daily news updates and an easing back on the frequency of updates. This site will always be here for you to access and explore. In fact, to this day, there are some nifty secrets still not uncovered here on the site, which tells me there’s plenty for all of you still to explore.

For those worried, this isn’t the end. All you need to do is keep an eye on the “Site Updates” section to see that. Over the next few days, you’ll see the main page here change a little. The news will be replaced with links to the major site sections here, and the daily news shuffled off into an archive (where it will be readily accessible to look through). All portions of this site, I think, will be more easily accessible for those wanting to look around and just see what we have to offer. This site is the biggest DC Comics-animation (and Batman animation) site out there to this day, and I doubt that’ll change, even with the evolving trends of internet culture. But hey, no matter how much all of that changes, The World’s Finest will always be right here.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to drop a line. The social media portals for The World’s Finest will remain up until I decide what to do with them. I can be easily reached there, or through the contact links scattered throughout the site here. If all that fails, just catch me on the forums.

I’d like to express a quick “thanks” to all the folks who have helped me over the years. Zach, Ian, James, Barry, Eileen, Brian, Michael and a wealth of other people I can’t thank enough. This seems like a nice moment to tip my hat to them as I follow the site through a few minor changes and lifts. For your daily news fix, which plenty of you are clearly already getting elsewhere, I suggest you keep it tuned to Toonzone and DCAU Resource. The forums right here are also a good spot for any developments or concerns, as well. I may post the odd piece up from time to time there.

And that’s all from me for now, folks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Don’t hesitate. That’s what I’m here for. Thanks!

-James

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Teletoon Schedules Two-Part “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two over two consecutive weeks as part of the its “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), followed by the 2013 direct-to-video follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The weekly “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Adapting the acclaimed 1980s comic series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains and facing down Superman. Both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two titles fall under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times throughout the year.

Official details on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated features are available below, provided by the network.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
Airing Saturday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set a change into motion: when Harvey “Two-Face” Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mark and cape once more. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Shelby, this gritty DC Comics legend comes to life with unforgettable battles, thrilling chases and the promise of a better tomorrow for humanity, because there is nowhere for criminals to hide when the Dark Knight returns.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Airing Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated features, including media and exclusive content, can be found at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns subsite here at The World’s Finest. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT).

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Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies Airing Two-Part Animated “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two over two consecutive weeks as part of the network’s “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 direct-to-video follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The weekly “Teletoon At Night: Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Adapting the acclaimed 1980s comic series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains and facing down Superman. Both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two titles fall under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times throughout the year.

Official details on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated features are available below, provided by the network.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
Airing Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set a change into motion: when Harvey “Two-Face” Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mark and cape once more. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Shelby, this gritty DC Comics legend comes to life with unforgettable battles, thrilling chases and the promise of a better tomorrow for humanity, because there is nowhere for criminals to hide when the Dark Knight returns.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Airing Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated features, including media and exclusive content, can be found at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns subsite here at The World’s Finest. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT).

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Teletoon Friday Night Superhero Movie Airing Two-Part Animated “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two over two consecutive weeks as part of the network’s Friday Night Superhero Movie programming block. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 direct-to-video follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The weekly Friday Night Superhero Movie programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Adapting the acclaimed 1980s comic series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains and facing down Superman. Both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two titles fall under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times throughout the year.

Official details on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated features are available below, provided by the network.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
Airing Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set a change into motion: when Harvey “Two-Face” Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mark and cape once more. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Shelby, this gritty DC Comics legend comes to life with unforgettable battles, thrilling chases and the promise of a better tomorrow for humanity, because there is nowhere for criminals to hide when the Dark Knight returns.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Airing Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated features, including media and exclusive content, can be found at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns subsite here at The World’s Finest. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT).

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Year-End 2013 Sales For “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” Animated Titles

Debuting three new feature-length titles in 2013, the DC Universe Animated Original Movie direct-to-video line from Warner Home Video moved over one million home video units during the calendar year. The numbers below comes from the three DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles that debuted this year – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, Superman Unbound and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Note that all numbers listed in this articles are estimated numbers only, based on research and market analysis.

Hitting shelves at the end of January 2013, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, was the second highest-selling DC Universe Animated Original Movie title of the year. Following the release of the critically-acclaimed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the second installment managed to successfully carry that momentum forward, despite experiencing the standard dip in sales that comes with a multi-part release. Given it’s early in-the-year release date, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 moved an estimated 410,000 units combined in the DVD and Blu-ray formats since hitting shelves, moving nearly 150,000 of those copies in the first week alone, the week ending February 1st, 2013. Sales on the release did weaken as the year progressed, partly due to the announcement of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition release, a special home video title collecting both parts of the two-part adaptation. Budget for the film was an estimated $3.5 million.

The second feature-length DC Universe Animated Original Movie title of the year, released May 7th, 2013, the direct-to-video Superman Unbound animated feature has moved 225,000 units in both the DVD and Blu-ray format since its debut. The title was easily the lowest profile release in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line for 2013, despite the marketing tie-in with the big-screen Man of Steel feature film. Superman Unbound moved only 105,000 units combined in its first frame, the week ending May 12th, 2013. Criticism of the film’s light story and overall run-of-the-mill aestetic led to a tepid response from fans. Superman Unbound experienced a slight uptick during the year, thanks to the heightened awareness of the Superman brand, but was unable to properly cultivate it to higher sales.

Lastly, the final 2012 release under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox also proved to be the best seller for the home video line. The title moved 166,000 total DVD and Blu-ray units in its first week, the week ending August 4th, 2013, and managed to keep a consistent pace for the remainder of the year. Even after the initial two weeks of sales, the title managed to average between 10,000 – 30,000 for the majority of the year’s remainder, with sales usually nearly even between DVD and Blu-ray sales. Before the end of the calendar year, sales for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox settled around 425,000 units moved. However, interest in the title remains strong, primarily due to the enormous positive fan reaction to the movie, and will likely quietly pass the 500,000 mark in 2014.

Please note that sales of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition were not tracked for this calendar year.

Please note sales numbers are estimates gathered through independent research, market analysis and various home media retailing outlets. Additionally, sale numbers from titles released before the 2012 calendar year are not taken into account. Also remember to take into account release date and character marketability when comparing sales numbers for each title. And while the sales numbers do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers or legal download numbers, it is worth noting that the amount of legal downloads is becoming a higher factor when tracking home video releases. As more people turn to the option of legal downloads, via iTunes and streaming services, physical home video sales will start to noticeably dip.

Stay tuned for updates on current and upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles here at The Worlds Finest, including exclusive content and more. More details on the entire DC Universe Animated Original Movie line can be found here at The World’s Finest special dedicated subsite. Please click on the links below to discuss the assorted releases covered in this article.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
Superman Unbound Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Superman Unbound Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

Note: Thanks to everyone for a great year here at The World’s Finest! Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit this site in 2013, and hopefully will continue to do so in 2014. Happy New Year!

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Teletoon Superfan Fridays Airing Two-Part “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two over two consecutive weeks as part of Teletoon Superfan Friday programming block. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 direct-to-video follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The weekly Superfan Friday programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 7:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi based programs.

Adapting the acclaimed 1980s comic series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns finds the Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, battling iconic villains and facing down Superman. Both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two titles fall under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. The DC Universe Animated Original Movie line is a regular fixture on Teletoon, with assorted titles airing multiple times throughout the year.

Official details on the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated features are available below, provided by the network.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One
Airing Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

Another night falls over Gotham City and with the darkness out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of The Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. But one event will set a change into motion: when Harvey “Two-Face” Dent shuns a former rehabilitated life for a descent into corruption, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mark and cape once more. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and David Shelby, this gritty DC Comics legend comes to life with unforgettable battles, thrilling chases and the promise of a better tomorrow for humanity, because there is nowhere for criminals to hide when the Dark Knight returns.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two
Airing Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon

The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns animated features, including media and exclusive content, can be found at the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns subsite here at The World’s Finest. The 2012 direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One animated feature is slated to air Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the Canadian network Teletoon, followed by the 2013 follow-up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 9:00pm (ET/PT).

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New Video Interviews Released For “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition” Animated Feature, Now Available

Warner Home Video has released new video interview clips to promote the new Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature title. The special Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature release from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and for Download. The new special release features both DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two, which were originally available separately in late 2012/early 2013, combined into a single narrative along with mix of both exclusive content and previously-released material.

The new video interview clips feature Peter Weller, the voice of Batman, Michael Emerson, the voice of the Joker, and Mark Valley, the voice of Superman, discussing different aspects of the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature. Click on the image below to view the interview clips, posted below in the MP4 format.

The special Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature release from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and for Download.

Also available today from Water Tower Music is the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack release. The soundtrack is currently available for digital download through Amazon and iTunes, with a compact disc edition set for release at a currently undisclosed date. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature, its respective home video releases, and soundtrack.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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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 – Deluxe Edition animated feature is now available to own across home video media formats. Stay tuned for additional content, updates, and coverage on this title coming soon.

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“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition” Animated Feature Now Available To Own

The special Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature release from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and for Download. The new special release features both DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two, which were originally available separately in late 2012/early 2013, together in one package. The three-disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and two-disc Deluxe Edition DVD feature a mix of both exclusive content and previously-released material, in addition to both animated movies combined into a single narrative. The cover artwork for the current Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition separate home video releases are available below.



Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition

From the chronicles of the DC Universe comes the sweeping saga of rebirth, revenge and redemption. Now, for the first time, witness the legend of The Dark Knight Returns presented as an over two-hour unabridged and seamless animated feature. Another night falls on Gotham City and with the darkness, out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of the Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. With the roving gangs and return of villains such as Harvey “Two-Face” Dent and the Joker, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mask and cape once more. With the brave, young Carrie Kelley at his side as Robin, the Dark Knight faces off against insurmountable odds, unforgettable battles and even the Man of Steel as he desperately fights to reclaim Gotham City. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller (RoboCop), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and David Selby (Dark Shadows), experience the complete epic journey of the Dark Knight as never before!

Special Features:
-“Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns” New Documentary
-“Her Name is Carrie…Her Role is Robin” Documentary
-“Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story” Documentary
-“Superman vs. Batman: When Heroes Collide” Featurette
-“The Joker: Laughing in the Face of Death” Featurette
-“From Sketch to Screen: Exploring the Adaptation Process with Jay Oliva” Feature
-Commentary with Bob Goodman & Jay Oliva
-From the DC Comics Vault: 5 Bonus Cartoons
-Digital Comic Excerpts from the Graphic Novels Batman: The Dark Knight Falls and Batman: The Dark Knight
Returns
by Frank Miller

Further information on this DC Universe Animated Original Movie title can be found by clicking the images above. Also available today from Water Tower Music is the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack release. The soundtrack is currently available for digital download through Amazon and iTunes, with a compact disc edition set for release at a currently undisclosed date. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition animated feature and its respective home video releases.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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 – Deluxe Edition animated feature is now available to own across home video media formats. Stay tuned for additional content, updates, and coverage on this title coming soon.

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Canadian Bilingual Package Art For “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition” Blu-ray

Warner Home Video Canada has provided The World’s Finest with the Canadian bilingual package artwork for the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition Blu-ray home video release. The new special collection features both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated movies, which were originally released separately in late 2012/early 2013, together as one package on both Blu-ray and DVD. The three-disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and two-disc Deluxe Edition DVD are set to hit shelves on October 8th, 2013, and will feature a mix of both exclusive content and previously-released content, in addition to both animated movies combined into a single narrative. Click on the images below for a closer look at the Canadian package artwork, with additional details following.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition

From the chronicles of the DC Universe comes the sweeping saga of rebirth, revenge and redemption. Now, for the first time, witness the legend of The Dark Knight Returns presented as an over two-hour unabridged and seamless animated feature. Another night falls on Gotham City and with the darkness, out crawls the crime and villainy from the shadows. The days of the Batman and other noble super heroes are but faded memories; violence and despair are now the harbingers of our time. With the roving gangs and return of villains such as Harvey “Two-Face” Dent and the Joker, an aged and weathered Bruce Wayne dons the mask and cape once more. With the brave, young Carrie Kelley at his side as Robin, the Dark Knight faces off against insurmountable odds, unforgettable battles and even the Man of Steel as he desperately fights to reclaim Gotham City. With a stellar voice cast headed by Peter Weller (RoboCop), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and David Selby (Dark Shadows), experience the complete epic journey of the Dark Knight as never before!

Special Features:
-“Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns” New Documentary
-“Her Name is Carrie…Her Role is Robin” Documentary
-“Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story” Documentary
-“Superman vs. Batman: When Heroes Collide” Featurette
-“The Joker: Laughing in the Face of Death” Featurette
-“From Sketch to Screen: Exploring the Adaptation Process with Jay Oliva” Feature
-Commentary with Bob Goodman & Jay Oliva
-From the DC Comics Vault: 5 Bonus Cartoons
-Digital Comic Excerpts from the Graphic Novels Batman: The Dark Knight Falls and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition two-disc set, featuring both Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated movies together as one package, will hit Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th, 2013 from Warner Home Video. WaterTower Music will also be releasing a special Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Deluxe Edition two-disc soundtrack release – available via Amazon.com-exclusive compact disc or iTunes digital download – on October 8th, 2013. Initial details on the soundtrack can be found here. Stay tuned for additional updates here soon at The World’s Finest on both titles.

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