The DC Universe Animated Films Get a Massive Box Set
Ten years ago, DC Entertainment decided to kill Superman again as part of the first film in an ongoing series of DC animated movies. And after a full decade of approximately three films a year, Warner Bros. is bring them all together in a huge box set this fall.
WB Home Entertainment has officially announced the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, which features all 30 animated films including the upcoming Batman & Harley Quinn. Courtesy of Warner Bros., here is the complete list of films followed by the cover.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD
GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS
BATMAN: YEAR ONE
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE
THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX
JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR
SON OF BATMAN
BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
BATMAN VS. ROBIN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS
BATMAN: BAD BLOOD
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
Launched in 2007 with the landmark release of Superman Doomsday, the DC Universe Original Movies are based on or inspired by storylines and/or characters from within the ever-expanding DC library. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the stories range from films based upon iconic DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by “The Court of Owls,” Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by “What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?”) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn).
The DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection will include all 30 films – from Superman Doomsday to the all-new Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as newly-released commemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier. The 32-disc box set will also include all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. The details of the special features will be announced later this summer.
Of those films, the best of the bunch are Justice League: The New Frontier, All-Star Superman, Batman: Gotham Knight, Green Lantern: First Flight, Wonder Woman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Batman: Under the Red Hood. After Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, it’s largely downhill, with only occasional gems like Justice League: Gods and Monsters and Batman: Assault on Arkham.
That said, this is a pretty impressive set and there’s a lot of great content, including the five animated DC shorts that were created as a standalone release. The DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray set will be released on November 17, but the digital version will go on sale starting August 15.
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