THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part 1 to be released on Sept25th

Warner Home Video has announced that the annimated original THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part One will be released, on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, on September 25th.

Fanboy demi-god Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads a stellar voice cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller behind the microphone is David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, three-time DCU veteran Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new … and old.

Extras:

  • Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  • Featurette: Her Name is Carrie … Her Role is Robin – An all-new featurette. Experience the role of Robin, through the eyes of a female warrior.
  • Featurette: Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story– A documentary comprehensively chronicling the remarkable life of the creator of Batman.
  • Two bonus episodes from Batman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Two-Face, Parts 1 and 2
  • Digital Comic – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (digital comic with cover art and three full comic pages)

MSRP: DVD $19.98, BD/DVD/Ultraviolet pack $24.98