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The World’s Finest “Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-ray Review

The World’s Finest has published its review of Warner Archive’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray release, which is now available order directly from Warner Archive, WB Shop and most digital retailers. In short, the new HD remaster of the Batman: The Animated Series spin-off movie looks absolutely stunning. If you want to watch the best possible version of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero available, look no further. To read the entire review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero

For more Batman: The Animated Series content – including additional reviews, exclusive interviews, production art and so much more – check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. Also, click here to read a four-part 2005 interview with a wealth of creative talent looking at the evolution of Mr. Freeze in the DCAU. A brief 2002 interview with Boyd Kirkland, the late director of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, is also available at The World’s Finest.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is now available to order through Warner Archive and the WB Shop, along with other online vendors and some retail outlets. To check out the orginal trailer for Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, click on the player below.

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“Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-Ray Press Details, Coming March 27, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided press details for the upcoming Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray, coming March 27, 2018 from Warner Archive. The title is currently available for pre-order for $21.99. To promote the film’s 20th anniversary, the Blu-ray will feature a remastered transfer, bonus features from the film’s original DVD release plus new content. Complete press details for the release are available below.

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION CELEBRATES
20th ANNIVERSARY OF AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FILM
BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO
COMING MARCH 27, 2018 TO BLU-RAY
SPECIAL WONDERCON WAC PANEL TO SPOTLIGHT MR. FREEZE ON 3/23/18

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero with a remastered Blu-ray™ release of the award-winning animated film. Now available for preorders, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be available March 27, 2018 via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

To hail the arrival of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero on Blu-ray™, WAC will host an hour-long panel at WonderCon on Friday, March 23 at 1:00pm in Room 300B. Warner Archive Podcast hosts D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson and some surprise guests will show remastered footage and discuss the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze from a goofy villain into an endearing multi-dimensional character who just wants to find a cure for his dying wife.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Originally released as a direct-to-video film on March 17, 1998, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be released on Blu-ray™ in its original 4×3 Fullframe aspect ratio. The 67-minute film will be accompanied by several special features, including Art of Batman: Music Montage; Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman; the film’s theatrical trailer; and the Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures/Batman Beyond “Mr. Freeze Saga” in chronological order – four episodes entitled “Heart of Ice,” “Deep Freeze,” “Cold Comfort” and “Meltdown.” The episodes will be presented in standard definition.

In Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Batman faces his coolest case ever when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever.

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero is directed by Boyd Kirkland, who also helmed 21 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as well as serving as a sequence director on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The script is written by Kirkland and Randy Rogel, who penned nine episodes of BTAS – but is probably best known for his prolific songwriting on Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs. Andrea Romano (of course) served as casting and dialogue director.

The film was honored as the Annie Award winner for Best Home Video/Animation.

The voice cast is led by Kevin Conroy, the preeminent voice of Batman, who went head-to-head with Michael Ansara (Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Harum Scarum) as he also reprised his BTAS role of Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze.

“Watching Michael Ansara portray the anguish and passion in Freeze’s love for Nora was beautiful,” recalls Conroy. “It was an acting lesson.”

Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero also reunites key members of the Batman: The Animated Series cast, including Loren Lester (Robin/Dick Grayson), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Alfred), Robert Costanzo (Detective Harvey Bullock), Robert Hastings (Commissioner Gordon), Marilu Henner (Veronica Vreeland), Mari Devon (Summer Gleeson) and Liane Schirmer (Lt. Renee Montoya).

George Dzundza (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), who voiced several characters in BTAS, joined the V cast as Dr. Gregory Belson. The film also features Mary Kay Bergman in her first and only turn as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, and Dean Jones (The Love Bug) as Dean Arbagast. The cast also includes Rahi Azizi as Koonak, Lauren Tom as Mariko, and veteran voice actors Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Townsend Coleman, Neil Ross, Randy Thompson and Ed Gilbert. Notable on-camera actors Brian George (Seinfeld) and Carl Lumbly (Alias, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) also provide voices for the film.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice and a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Warner Archive’s Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero Blu-ray release is available for pre-order for shipment on March 27, 2018 for $21.99. The title can be pre-ordered through WB Shop and other digital retailers.

The above details are also available at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for more updates on this upcoming Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. Further details on Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero can be found at the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest, and continue below to view the film’s original trailer.

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Warner Archive Teases Forthcoming “Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero” Blu-ray Release

Teased in a new video clip, Warner Archive announced that Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be coming to Blu-ray in the very near future. The 1998 direct-to-video animated video, based on Batman: The Animated Series, follows Mr. Freeze as his kidnaps Barbara Gordon in an effort to save his wife. The feature was released on DVD in 2002. This release follows Warner Archive’s recent release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to Blu-ray. Watch the video in the player below.

Details on the release itself, including the release date and featured content, is expected to be announced shortly. Warner Archive is a manufactured-on-demand label from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment which aims to release an assortment of titles, including catalog and unreleased content, to home media.

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“Batman And Harley Quinn” Comic Collection Coming March 2018

DC Comics has announced a special hardcover collection of the recent Batman and Harley and Harley and Batman digital comic titles, based on the 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn DC Universe Original Movie title, will hit shelves in March 2018. The twelve issues digital comic series featured a five-part Harley Quinn and Batman prequel segment, covering events leading up to the animated movie, and a seven-part Batman and Harley Quinn sequel segment exploring the film’s fallout. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

Batman and Harley Quinn

Written by: Ty Templeton and others
Art by: Rick Burchett and others
Cover by: Ty Templeton

The Story: Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a sequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film! Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realizes The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean…joining Batman? Collects Batman and Harley Quinn digital chapters #1-12.

Release Date: March 7, 2018
Cover Price: $24.99

Single issues of the Harley Quinn and Batman and Batman and Harley Quinn digital comic titles are currently available through DC Comics, Comixology and other digital comic retailers.

For more on Batman and Harley Quinn, check out the dedicated The World’s Finest subsite for a review of the animated release, more details on the digital comic ti-eins, an assortment of additional video clips, images, content and much more. The Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature is now available for purchase through online and traditional retail outlets, both in digital formats and on Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: The Animated Series” Coming To Blu-ray In 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced during New York Comic-Con 2017 that Batman: The Animated Series is being remastered for Blu-ray, and will be released on the format in 2018. A specific street date was not provided, but the studio states the release will hit in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. The studio made the announcement during a special panel celebrating the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series.

There is currently no confirmation on whether the Blu-ray release will be done via individual volumes, similar to the DVD releases of Batman: The Animated Series, or as a complete series collection. Details are expected to roll out in early 2018. The collection will be readily available for release via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment through digital and retail outlets.

Warner Archive recently released Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Blu-ray, and is currently looking into possibly releasing the acclaimed direct-to-video animated feature Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero in the future. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is already available on Blu-ray. Warner Archive’s release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm has been a high consistent seller since it was released earlier this year.

Stay tuned for further details as this news develops. Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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