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Superman battles those pesky The Elite “superheroes” in “Superman vs. The Elite” on June 12, 2012 from Warner Home Video. Until then, here’s the DVD cover, full specs for the Blu-ray Combo Pack, and your first look at the trailer for the upcoming original animated flick.
Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene. As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical and decidedly non-lethal Man of Steel.
Directed by Michael Chang, “Superman vs. The Elite” features a voice cast that includes George Newbern as Superman, and Pauley Perrette as Lois Lane. Robin Atkin Downes is Manchester Black, leader of The Elite, and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes:
- Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
- UltraViolet™ Digital Copy
- Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
- Featurette – “The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy” – A short documentary focused upon The Elite, and their arc of character throughout the comics. Even the anti-heroes have their own struggles … and triumphs. It’s all highlighted in this compelling film that begins with the inspiration of The Authority, and how The Elite became the answer to that book, and a fresh approach for DC Comics in the post 9/11 world. It was an unexpected twist to the pages of Action Comics, and this documentary summarizes the true potency of these Elite.
- Featurette – “Superman and the Moral Debate” – There’s a prevailing thought about ending terrorism and ridding our Earth of the maladjusted once and for all – by fighting fire with fire! This is the story of The Elite, a band of fringe Superheroes who were compelled to eradicate the Earth of its scum, its tyranny and evil once and for all, not with words, but with raw unadulterated action, designed to kill their opponents. This is their controversial story.
- Creative team audio commentary
- Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Brave New Metropolis and Warrior Queen.
- Digital Comic — Action Comics #775 -”What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?”
- All-Star Superman revisited: sneak peak
- Batman/Superman: Public Enemies revisited: sneak peak
- Photo Gallery- The upcoming The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Release