Full Specs for Batman: Year One By SuperHeroHype Jul 13th, 2011 Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 18
Warner Home Video has released the full specs for Batman: Year One, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 18. They are followed by the cover and the previously-released trailer:
Comics legend Frank Miller’s classic retelling of Batman’s gritty, formative days makes its full-length animated debut in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download. Order due date is September 13, 2011.
Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.
Primetime television stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) provide the core voices for Batman: Year One. Three-time Emmy® Award winner Cranston gives voice to young Jim Gordon, while McKenzie makes his animated voiceover debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Fanboy favorites Dushku and Sackhoff fill the roles of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Detective Sarah Essen, respectively. Alex Rocco (The Godfather) is the voice of crime lord Carmine Falcone.
Animation master Bruce Timm is executive producer of Batman: Year One. Directors are Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman) from a script penned by Academy Award® nominee Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse).
“Batman: Year One offers fans and newcomers alike an animated perspective on one of the true benchmark works in Batman comics history,” said Hersin Magante, Warner Home Video Marketing Manager, Family &, Animation.. “Bruce Timm and the Warner Bros. Animation team have gone to great lengths to realize Frank Miller’s ground-breaking, influential vision. Batman: Year One stands tall as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”
Batman: Year One Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has almost 3 hours of exciting content, including: • Feature film • Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie • DC Showcase Animated Original Short – “Catwoman”: This all-new entry to the growing canon of DC Universe animated shorts features the first first solo tale centered around Catwoman. The felonious feline’s adventure takes her through the seedy streets of Gotham City. Catwoman is voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling).
• Featurette –“Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots”: “The Dark Knight Returns” provided the denouement of Batman's life. Frank Miller's next seminal work would provide his near-mythic origin in “Batman: Year One.” This documentary uncovers the contemporary genius of Miller and the audience that was poised to appreciate the depths of his work.
• Featurette –“Conversations with DC Comics”: The Batman creative team at DC Entertainment discusses the personal influence of “Batman: Year One” on their careers. Batman producer Michael Uslan leads the chat amongst well-known writers, editors and artists of the Batman lore, focusing their dialogue on the darker, realistic interpretation of Batman’s origins by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
• Audio Commentary with Alan Burnett, Sam Liu, Mike Carlin and Andrea Romano • “Batman: Year One, Chapter 1” Digital Comic Book • Two bonus episodes from “Batman: The Animated Series,” handpicked by Bruce Timm • Standard and high definition versions of the feature film • Digital copy on disc of the feature film compatible with iTunes and Windows
BASICS Street Date: October 18, 2011 Order Due Date: September 13, 2011 Languages: English and Spanish
Post by Jack the Skull on Jul 13, 2011 20:03:14 GMT -5
[shadow=red,left,1000]I have been gone for a while, so time to catch up!
First of all, I am super excited for this. I loved the original graphic novel and I am a fan of Cranston and Sackhoff. My only two hesitations are, as Twisted has already mentioned, the sexist undertones that are present in the original graphic novel and Murphy writing the script seeing at how bad Superman/Batman: Apocalypse was.[/shadow]
So what did those of you who have seen it think? I quite liked it overall. They did a fantastic job bringing this to life. Really faithful to the comic. Quite a slow burn but one of the most dramatic, original and stylistic of the bunch. Loved the Catwoman short. Strange this has been the most discussed / desired project since the start of their DTV's, yet it seems to have come with little fanfare and Im seeing so little interest or discussion anywhere.
It was overly faithful to the original comic. Contrary to what most of us fanboys want to believe, we never want an exact replica of something previously existing, even in other media, because it doesn't bring anything fresh to the table to hold our interest. I assume All-Star Superman had the same problem, but I haven't read that entire series yet. Now Superman: Doomsday wasn't the best, but its story was completely different from that of The Death of Superman, World Without a Superman, and the Return of Superman (which I thoroughly enjoy reading over and over again. (Similarly to Our Worlds at War and Identity Crisis.) The point is that movie had an edge to it that Year One did not have. All in all I'd say that DC's only DTV animated feature so far that was worse than year one is Gotham Knight.
(I haven't read the Under the Hood comic but I'm pretty sure Tim Drake is in it unlike the movie adaptation.)
Long Live the Corps!
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I watched this movie sometime last year on DVD and I thought it's concept art animation is really beautiful. The length of the movie could have been a little longer but the movie is a nice watch for all batman fans to enjoy.
I would watch it again if I had the time over the Christmas to do it.
majorhoy: Where is everybody?
Apr 30, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -5
aikidodoc: Adopting a 13 year old boy from Bulgaria who is a huge batman fan (which is how I came on this site by a google search. Any help in finding a bulgarian batman comic source would be greatly appreciated. The DC Comic website said they couldn't help me.
May 6, 2014 9:29:31 GMT -5
manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
May 31, 2014 15:02:51 GMT -5
batmanfan1: Did you guys see what Gotham TV did with Poison Ivy? like their poster has her name as Ivy Pepper not Pamela Lillian Isley.
Jun 25, 2014 23:55:50 GMT -5