ADVERT BREAK: Warner Home Video to Release Superman vs The Elite

World Saved. Humanity Lost. Or so it goes for the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie Superman vs. The Elite. Coming out on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD June 12th, 2012, the Man Of Steel faces powerful villains when a new, less-ethical breed of super hero arrives in Metropolis.

Directed by Michael Chang (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and written by award-winning comics writer Joe Kelly, the movie was adapted from 2001’s “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” and it is lauded as one of the greatest Superman stories of all time.

Find more information about the film and watch the fantastic trailer behind the cut!

George Newbern (Father of the Bride) reprises his Justice League animated role as Superman, and primetime television star Pauley Perrette (NCIS) provides the voice of Lois Lane. Versatile voice actor Robin Atkin Downes (Babylon 5, Justice League: Doom) steps in as Manchester Black, leader of The Elite. David Kaufman (Justice League: Doom) also reprises his Justice League TV series role as Jimmy Olsen.

“Superman vs. The Elite adds to the rich legacy of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, spotlighting an important chapter in the annals of Man of Steel stories,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Bringing back George Newbern gives the film a nice touch of nostalgia for fans of the Justice League animated series, and Pauley Perrette gives Lois Lane altogether new dimensions with her performance.”

Superman vs. The Elite Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has 3 hours of exciting content, including:

  • Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
  • UltraViolet™ Digital Copy*
  • Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
  • Featurette – “The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy” – A short documentary focused upon The Elite, and their arc of character throughout the comics. Even the anti-heroes have their own struggles … and triumphs. It’s all highlighted in this compelling film that begins with the inspiration of The Authority, and how The Elite became the answer to that book, and a fresh approach for DC Comics in the post 9/11 world. It was an unexpected twist to the pages of Action Comics, and this documentary summarizes the true potency of these Elite.
  • Featurette – “Superman and the Moral Debate” – There’s a prevailing thought about ending terrorism and ridding our Earth of the maladjusted once and for all – by fighting fire with fire! This is the story of The Elite, a band of fringe Superheroes who were compelled to eradicate the Earth of its scum, its tyranny and evil once and for all, not with words, but with raw unadulterated action, designed to kill their opponents. This is their controversial story.
  • Creative team audio commentary
  • Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Brave New Metropolis and Warrior Queen.
  • All-Star Superman revisited: sneak peak
  • Batman/Superman: Public Enemies revisited: sneak peak
  • Photo Gallery- The upcoming The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Release
  • Digital Comic — Action Comics #775 -“What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?”

Source: Warner Home Video

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