9-18-07: Never Forget
Date: Sunday, March 04 @ 18:18:43 EST
Topic: Release Info

Warner Home Video, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation have announced the release of the first in their series of original direct-to-DVD movies based on classic DC Comics' stories, Superman Doomsday, scheduled to reach store shelves on September 18, 2007 for a suggested retail price of $19.98.

Produced by Bruce Timm (Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Animated Series) and written by Duane Capizzi (The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula), Superman Doomsday features the voices of Adam Baldwin (Independence Day) as Superman, Anne Heche (Men in Trees) as Lois Lane and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lex Luthor. The PG-13-rated, 74-minute-long feature will be presented in widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.

(Click "Read More" for plot summary and details of the included bonus features)

Superman Doomsday is inspired by the best-selling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics’ "The Death of Superman." When the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever – making the ultimate sacrifice to save Metropolis and all those he once loved.

Superman Doomsday will be available exclusively on DVD with collectable packaging as well as over 70 minutes of incredible DVD extras including:

• “The Clash of the Juggernauts” – A retrospective look at the craze which caught the world by storm. What happens when millions of fans are suddenly subjected to the death of their favorite character? Total mayhem! Going on record about the “Death of Superman” will be Paul Levitz and other DC staff as well as comic book artists throughout the industry. News clippings, reports and first-hand archival testimony from fans will be pieced together in a retrospective way. The featurette will also include a closer look at the dark Superman appearing in “The Return of Superman” graphic novel.

• The Artists Playground…From Art to Sound Design in Superman Doomsday – Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team of writers, animators and designers will take us on an exciting journey of character evolution. This documentary will focus on early character concept drawings, final character art, various stages of modeling, storyboards, animatics, layering of colors, voice talent and ultimately final animation.

Justice League: The New Frontier - Sneak peak of the next DC Universe Original Movie

• Defeat Doomsday: Battle Challenge - Battle as Superman to defeat Doomsday in this fast-action, dexterity challenge which lets the users relive the epic battle with unique gameplay inter-cut with footage from the movie.

• Widescreen (1.78:1)

• 5.1 Dolby Digital

This article comes from Toonami Infolink

The URL for this story is: