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The Dark Knight Returns: Part One Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted August 2, 2012 09:52 AM by Josh Katz

Warner Bros.Next month, Warner Home Entertainment will bring The Dark Knight Returns: Part One to Blu-ray. This animated adaptation of Frank Miller's landmark graphic novel takes places in a dystopian future where martial law and media manipulation invade the lives of ordinary citizens, and Gotham City has become overrun by criminal entities far more unstable than anything the city has faced in its past.

As Gotham destroys itself, an aging Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller, RoboCop) watches from the seclusion of his Wayne Manor, disgusted at both the new criminal element as well as his physical and mental frailties that forced him to retire ten years earlier.

When Wayne's old adversary Harvey "Two-Face" Dent (Wade Williams, Collateral) violently re-asserts his twisted influence, Wayne takes up the Batman mantle once more, but even improved crimefighting technology and a new sidekick (Ariel Winter, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) might prove inadequate for Wayne to confront the perils of this new Gotham City.

Warner's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack offers the first half of the Dark Knight Returns story in its 1.78:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track; part two will arrive in 2013.

Update: In addition, the disc will contain the following supplements:
  • The Dark Knight Returns digital comic
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • Her Name is Carrie...Her Role is Robin
    • Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story
  • Two bonus Batman cartoons from the WB vault
  • Preview of The Dark Knight Returns: Part Two
The Dark Knight Returns: Part One streets on September 25th.





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News comments (54 comments)


spanky87
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Batman

Simonbergeron
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Meh... I don't like these animated features. It looks flimsy and lifeless, and made up to cash-in on the title. You want to do it great? CGI or take loads of time to do it because so far, I'm definitely sticking with my graphic novel and that's it.

MattVG
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Dr. Manhattan
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Debbie Downer
 - Aug 02, 2012

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@MattVG you're trolling right?

Dr. Manhattan
 - Aug 02, 2012

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@MattVG

Have you read the graphic novel??

SpaceDog
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I'm excited that this is "Part One". My problem with some of their other adaptations is that they seemed rushed compared to the source material.

deadmonkey
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I've always prefered these animated batman movies over the Nolan movies.

toddly6666
 - Aug 02, 2012

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part one aka milk those Batman fans

reelgeek
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Okay, is it September 25 or October 23....the dates keep jumping back and forth, haha.

Kaiju
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Great graphic novel. Can't wait to see this!

TheManInBlu
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I love the graphic novel but I'm less than excited about this. Looks very average to say the least. Not to mention that their Year One adaptation felt flat and lacked emotion. I don't have much faith in these DC Animated movies anymore...

Morsoth
 - Aug 02, 2012

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The animation is not bad at all, really. And that style capture perfectly the feel of the comic book series (it was not a graphic novel when it was first published). I have big hope about that one, it looks great! Also happy to see it's released in two parts, all the DC animated movies are arount 75 minutes, and that's not enough for that story.

goodnitesteve
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I wish they animated it like the old Animated Series, with Kevin Conroy and such, but this doesn't seem as strange as Year One was.

cmay13
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Looks great. I love Frank Miller's work. My only quirk is the guy they got to voice Gordon.

Debbie Downer
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Most pathetic comments section I've ever seen. Batman fanboys are a little immature with their like/dislike buttons.

aimforsilence
 - Aug 02, 2012

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@ Debbie Downer

I don't think the problem is that they are Batman fanboys. I think the problem is they arenít, thus they have no idea what they are talking about. This looks like a great interpretation of the comics itís based on. Iím glad itís in 2 parts, that way they donít rush the story!

TheManInBlu
 - Aug 02, 2012

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The majority of the Blu-ray.com community is very quick to rate down the unpopular opinion. The minus (-) button should be used for comments that are spam/trolling or aggressive/vulgar and NOT when the opinion expressed is the unpopular one if it is done in a polite way. I'll say it again, my expectations are very low for these DC animated movies based on their recent output. So go ahead and rate me down. Sigh.

MoulinBlu
 - Aug 02, 2012

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The animation looks intriguing for it's style - clearly modeled after the style of the original book. Some shots in the trailer looked right out of the comic, but less articulate than the drawn pages. Unfortunately, I don't care for the cheap, overly simplistic style of these animations either. It was cool 20 years ago with the animated series, but there are Saturday morning cartoons with more elaborate animation today. That's it's getting two parts is encouraging, storywise. I agree that some of these Batman animations seem condensed, even compared to the funny books. Think I'll stick with the comic for now too, at least until it's finished and/or goes on sale.

RickZarber
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Guess I won't be paying my rent in October, because September 25th has now officially gone BEYOND brutal, wallet-wise. Now it's just taunting with further morsels. :P

rickah88
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I love the scene that captures Batman leaping through the air with the lightning bolt in the background...just like the iconic comic cover! Looks great! Can't wait for this release. DCU has definitely earned my trust.

Torgon
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I hope this is good. The original graphic novel was. I wish Kevin Conroy was doing this. Also with this being in two parts that means about $16 for each part so you end up payinng about $32+ for this movie.

Whirlygig
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Looking forward to it, trailer looks promising.

Caesu
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I want this, but the amount of movies out at the time are way too many. I'll put this off and pick up with Part 2. Saves the waiting period between parts and gives a break to the wallet.

Shawn Watson
 - Aug 02, 2012

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nocomments87
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I love how the animation is kept in style to the graphic novel (which is truly an excellent read). I may have to grab this one, if the price is right...

Bladefist
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Ha, thought it was a Dark Knight Rises release story already. This looks rad though.

Mister Ten
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I've always been in the minority of comic book fans that never really cared for the DKR graphic novel. With that being said, I tend to enjoy the DC animated movies and will be pre-ordering this.

MisterLeadFoot
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Seriously looks like the graphic novel animated. DC makes the best animated superhero films. Period. Can't wait for this!

Wdm81
 - Aug 02, 2012

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Looks interesting, these DC animated films tend to be hit or miss for me (although batman year one was alot better then i thought it would be). Not sure about weller's voice and splitting this into two parts seems like a rip off. One major complaint about these titles is there run time, why not make both parts into one 2 hour film and treat the fans to a real gem?

rollinwith26s
 - Aug 02, 2012

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lilojbone
 - Aug 02, 2012

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sweet! Screw the Dark Knight Rises, this is the Batman movie I been waiting for this year.

CaptainKronos
 - Aug 02, 2012

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DefTechPioElite
 - Aug 02, 2012

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I love this thread bringing out some hardcore Batman fans! Awesome! Looking forward to this BD!

acnorca
 - Aug 03, 2012

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I hope they release the Animated Series soon!!

RONDALLAS
 - Aug 03, 2012

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Man No Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. He's the only voice as far as I'm concerned that should be used. Every1 else sound so put on an unnatural and now we get robo cop as the voice . Slitting the series means more money so that was to b expected.
Please Please release the Animated series . That series made me love Batman again . It was so awesome n sucks so bad now on dvd especially since it 4:3. A downer man.

lordmorpheus72
 - Aug 03, 2012

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I'm really excited about this, but Kevin Conroy is still my favorite Batman. Really wish he could do all the animated features.

SpaceDog
 - Aug 03, 2012

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Digital comic? AWESOME. Would only be more awesome if it could transmit to my iPad.

shonuff6
 - Aug 03, 2012

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day one pick up for me.

Mandalorian
 - Aug 03, 2012

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@RONDALLAS

While I agree that I wish TAS would be released on BD, I'm pretty sure that WB would release it in 4:3, just like the DVDs (see Batman Beyond: RotJ and JLA Season One). Not liking the OAR shouldn't be a reason to want a BD upgrade from the DVD.

SpaceDog
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Simonbergeron
 - Aug 03, 2012

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SpaceDog
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@Simonbergeron

"And in the end, why do we fall?"

#Win.

wickerjay
 - Aug 03, 2012

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As interested as I am to see this FM adaptation, I'll have to wait until P2 is released as I can't see myself sitting down to only watch one.

matTHEw molENDa
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Toefur
 - Aug 03, 2012

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I'll be buying this day one, but I'd have prefered they just do the whole book in one release. I don't care if it's 2 and a half hours long, at least you'd have the whole story without waiting until next year to see the rest.

wickerjay
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@ matTHEw molENDa: I sure hope so. It wouldn't be the same without that.

Meeklo
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I'm willing to bet one of the two included Batman cartoons will be the one from the 90s that had the kids telling stories about Batman. One of the stories was a hugely abbreviated version of The Dark Knight Returns. That segment had Michael Ironside voicing Batman and he did a really good job.

matTHEw molENDa
 - Aug 03, 2012

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@Meeklo: They already included that BAS episode where the kids tell stories, in the Batman Gotham Knight release.

Daaark
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They already included the Bob Kane story on another disc.

dancinde
 - Aug 04, 2012

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So excited to see a female Robin! I just wish Batgirl: Year One would have happened!

LordRaymond
 - Aug 05, 2012

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I like the art style.

Mr. Joshua
 - Aug 05, 2012

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The premise of this is interesting. Sounds like Batman taking on Obama, I mean Two/Face, LOL!

kafziel
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I'm so glad it's not Kevin Conroy. He's the best Batman, but he's not Frank Miller's Batman. It's good to see a little separation between this and the 90s cartoon (despite the inevitable comparisons and confusion). The art seems to follow the original books pretty well, even if it does come off a little more cartoonish than it should. I'm looking forward to it.


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