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We are in for a show

By Robert T. Trate     August 28, 2012
Source: Warner Home Video

Here is a new clip for the all-new DC Universe animated original movie "The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1". 
The Peter Weller stars as the aged Caped Crusader in this adaptation of Frank Miller's iconic graphic novel. In "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, pt. 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 race cars 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. 
Joining Weller is David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. The film is directed by Jay Oliva, written by Bob Goodman and executive produced by Sam Register and the legendary Bruce Timm.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include UltraViolet.



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reek 8/28/2012 11:25:27 PM

The first trailer has all the great lines from the original comic.  Dark Knight Returns is one of the best stories ever told in comics.  For those of us old enough to have been collecting back when that book first hit shelves, try and remember the impact it had on the comic market. It was like nothing that had ever happened.  By the time the 4th and final issue of that mag came out, first printings of the first issue (just 5 months old) were selling for $60.  To me though, DKR has always had one drawback; I've never really been a fan of Frank Miller's artwork, at least, his people and faces.  Getting a chance to see a truly faithful adaptation of this story in the visual style established by the many recent Batman cartoons is gonna be awesome!  What it's gonna look like when he takes down the boyscout...awesome. 

silversurfer 8/29/2012 6:38:08 AM

The timing is perfect too...right on the heels of the movie being released this summer. I do remember when this came out in print back in the day. I'm 42, so this was an excellent read for me when I was a kid...and I do agree this changed the way comics were done in general. I'm looking forward to this...

mtaffer 8/29/2012 7:05:13 AM

This looks fantastic!

DarthBob 8/29/2012 8:15:34 AM

Looks 20 times better that that POS TDKR.

Lex0807 8/29/2012 12:46:21 PM

 I just regret it will be PG-13, the comic was much more adult-oriented. If DC would only market some stuff that would not be always kid-friendly...

Lex0807 8/29/2012 12:47:43 PM

 Oh, and I want that image on a poster... if a US fan would mail it to me, I would pay money for it too.

BreakingB 8/29/2012 1:25:44 PM

 @DarthBob.....I only signed up an account just to respond to you one time. No disrespect, your probably a nice guy. However everytime I get on this site just to read and see what everybody is talkiing about it never fails that you have to say something negative about TDKR. Your like, I don't know, 5 out of thousands and thousands of people that didn't like it....so the point being.....enough already. You didn't like the movie, okay we get it.. All three Batman flicks by Nolan were really good if not great, the numbers prove that. Avengers was great as well so for love man, give it a rest.....jeez. Not trying to be rude but I would like to read what people say about Batman without seeing another idiotic post about Batman from you. I know you'll respond but I can promise you I won't because I don't care enough to post again....you just got me to care this one time. Have a good one. 

kentmid 8/29/2012 1:58:15 PM

I just wish the animation was more current and stylish.  Miller's approach was dark and very artistic; while they "capture" it in the conventional approach, this feels like several notches down from the groundbreaking feel of the comic.  I think they would have been better served had they done this with an entirely new approach, perhaps not computer but at the very least something with distinctivity. 

Like Watchmen, this is an adaptation of one of the most revered and original pieces of comic fiction ever produced.  It deserves better than a Saturday Morning faux anime expression.

ObiWannaJones 8/29/2012 4:39:19 PM

 Kentmid: the animation style is on par with Batman TAS, which is a complete classic.  It looks awesome. 

BTW:  I agree with BreakinB.  DarthBob just go watch the Avengers for the umpteenth time.  It was a great summer, and Avengers, Spiderman, and TDKR were all awesome. Each had flaws, but each were entertaining on their own merits. TDKR was, by far, the best storytelling. 

Wiseguy 8/30/2012 7:17:15 AM

TDKR sucked ass. People are just in denial and not the one in Egypt either

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