Warner Bros. is unveiling the latest Dark Knight animated adventure today with the release of Batman: Assault on Arkham on Blu-ray ($24.98), DVD ($19.98) and Digital. An attempt to recreate the noir-action vibe of the popular Arkham videogames, the 2D feature finds Gotham in danger (again) when the government assembles a group of villains, known as the Suicide Squad, to break into the Arkham Asylum to retrieve top-secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things go awry when Harley Quinn frees the Joker, who plots to blow up the Asylum and Gotham City.
Directed by Jay Oliva (Man of Steel, Justice League: War) and Ethan Spaulding (Son of Batman) from a script by Heath Corson (Justice League: War), the voice cast also features Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Troy Baker as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang and Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider. The Blu-ray combo pack includes special features Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind the Asylum documentary, The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn, an advance look at the next DC animated feature and four episodes from the DC Comics Vault. [Available now]
Also Out August 12:
Looney Tunes: The Platinum Collection, Vol. Three Blu-ray [Warner, $44.98] Three disc set containing mostly hi-def reissues of Golden Collection toons (except newcomers Honey’s Money, Life with Feathers, Tree for Two); documentaries, featurettes, commentary and more, plus BR exclusives That’s All Folks: Tales from Termite Terrace and 12-page color booklet from toon historian Jerry Beck.
Tarzan Special Edition Blu-ray [Disney, $29.99] Hi-def two-disc set with roughly 1.5 hours of extras, not including commentary.
Hercules Special Edition Blu-ray [Disney, $29.99] Single disc, hi-def with bonus features.
Bedknobs & Broomsticks Special Edition Blu-ray [Disney, $29.99] Two-disc set with special features Music & Magic: The Sherman Brothers, Behind-the-Scenes – The Sherman Brothers Songwriting Team, Angela Lansbury & Scott MacQueen Share Stories on the Making of the Film.