Warner Home Video has set a February 23 Blu-ray release date for 'Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths', a direct-to-video animated movie that takes place in a parallel Earth ruled by the Crime Syndicate, where the Justice League must fight their evil doppelgangers. As usual with TV and DTV content from this studio, audio is listed as Dolby Digital only.
Special features include:
DC Showcase: The Spectre
A First Look at 'Batman Under the Red Hood'
Green Lantern First Look
Superman/Batman Public Enemies First Look
Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess
The New World" - Extended Cut
Bruce Timm's Top Picks
A Better World, Parts 1 and 2 (previously on Justice League Unlimited S2 DVD release)
Twilight, Parts 1 and 2 (previously on Justice League Unlimited S2 DVD release)
DC TV pilot episodes (live -action)
Wonder Woman (previously on Wonder Woman S1 DVD release)
Aquaman (never before released)
Digital Copy Online (DCON) – no fee, no second disc required
Cool! I've being buying all the DC releases and haven't regreat it yet. Now I can't wait for the complete sets of BATMAN: TAS, THE BATMAN, BATMAN BEYOND, SUPERMAN: TAS and the rest of the seasons of JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED.
Can anyone tell me if the LEGION series are any good?
It's not "usual" for audio to be lossy for DTV releases from WB. The last couple have been, but others were lossless.
So I have to ask, are you ASSUMING that it will be lossy audio because the last couple have been or were the specs actually detailed as being lossy?
ps the next DC animated feature will be "Batman: Under the Red Hood?" Sounds freaking amazing. Glad to see that while WB's live action fare is barely dripping from the faucet, we're getting gold from the animation department.
From what I read this is essencially a script originally intended for the Justice League television show. Originally called worlds collide it was meant as a bridge between Justice League and Justice League Unlimited series. It was shelved due to inflated production costs. Bruce Timm wanted to make it as part of the new DC Universe line of movies. Unfortunitly the studio had no interest in returning to the old continuity so Bruce Timm took the script and modified it to be outside the DC animated universe. Its the same basic story but with different character designs and voice actors. Its 95% the same with the biggest difference being that Hal Jordan is there Green Lantern instead of John Stuart. Hawkgirl was never going to be in it anyway.
I would have prefered they had adapted Worlds Collide as it was but if that wasn't going to happen Im happy that this story was adapted. Prior to this I was hoping that the DC animated Universe (a continutiy that started in 1992 with Batman the Animated Series and ended in 2006 with the end of Justice Leauge Unilimited) would be brought back. Though I have no problem with DC stories outside that continuity you would be hard pressed to find more quality superhero animation then what came out of that continuity. Worlds Collide was the perfect opportunity to bring the old continuity back and its not going to happen. Sad
Warners DC's animated movies have been pretty good. Hopefully they can start getting some good writing for some of the live action movie characters that aren't Batman related. Come on Flash...come on Wonder Woman...Come on Superman!
The nearest live action DC superhero movie is Green Lantern which is set for June of 2011 and will star Rein Reynolds. Hopefully it will be good. If its successful Im sure Flash and Wonder Woman movies won't be too far behind.
Im very interested in Batman Under the Red Hood. I wonder if this is an adaptation of A Killing Joke. That would be fantastic.
For everyone that is looking forward to this one also check out the Justice League episode that has a similar storyline to this one, where 'our' Justice League is trapped by an alternate Justice League and the alternates battle with 'our' Doomsday. Awesome episode.
LetoAtreides82 the Syndicate are very different then the Justice Lords. The Syndicate are not alternate versions of the league. Owlman is not Bruce Wayne. Ultraman is not Clark Kent/Kal-El. For example in A Better World the Justice Lords were voiced by the same actors as the Justice League counterparts but the Syndicate have a different voice cast then the Justice League in Crisis on two Earths. Also the Justice Lords are just misguided while the Crime Syndicate are 100% evil. The Justice Lords would never do anything as horrible as trying to wipe out all reality. This is the actions of a truely sick mind.
"Why would you want to destroy the world" - Superwoman
"Cause its the only action one could take that would have any purpose" - Owlman
Jimmy you're talking about another episode. The one I'm talking about has our Justice League travel to an alternate dimension and they get trapped by the alternate Justice League. The alternate Justice League then travels into our dimension and they try to take our JL's identity.
Yes LetoAtreides82 I know what your talking about. A Better World is a great episode one of the best of the series. Im just explaining the differences between the Justice Lords (the antagonists of A Better World) and the Crime Syndicate (The villians in Crisis on Two Earths). They have similarites but are hugely different villians and both stories are very different in theme and tone. Though both kick ass