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Warner’s latest in their lucrative line of excellent direct-to-DVD original movies, “All-Star Superman” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray February 22, 2011 from Warner Premiere. The animated movie, based on the Superman story arc by writer Grant Morrison (and art by Frank Quitely), is directed by Sam Liu, no stranger to D.C.’s line of animated movies, and will feature the voices of James Denton as Superman, Christina Hendricks as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia as Lex Luthor. Also in the cast: Ed Asner as Perry White, Frances Conroy as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini as Nasty.
In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.
Arnold Vosloo, Catherine Cavadini, Finola Hughes, Alexis Denisof, Obba Babatunde, Michael Gough and John DiMaggio round out the voice cast.
All-Star Superman 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features approximately 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:
- Feature film (est. 75 min)
- Sneak Peak at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
- Featurette: “Superman Now” – In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of Steel into something modern, something more relevant for today’s audience. This is the story of All-Star Superman – where it all started, and what it came to be
- Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm
All-Star Superman Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack will include approximately 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:
- Featurette: “Incubating the Idea” – A conversation with Grant Morrison
- Audio Commentary: Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison
- All-Star Superman Digital Comic Book
- Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
- Digital copy on disc of the feature film