Superman fans get to enjoy a brand, new movie featuring The Man of Steel on June 12 when Warner Bros. Animation’s Superman Vs. The Elite arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. In the original DC Universe pic, Superman comes face to face with powerful villains, daunting rivals and a society more interested in retribution than justice when a new, less-ethical breed of super hero arrives in.
The film is penned by Joe Kelly and adapted from the original 2001 DC Comics release, What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?, by Kelly and Doug Mahnke with Lee Bermejo. The single-issue comic, Action Comics #775, was lauded by Wizard Magazine as the “Greatest Superman Story of All Time,” and ranked the epic tale at No. 21 on its list of the “Top 100 Comics of the last 30 years.”
In the film, 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.
George Newbern (Father of the Bride) reprises his Justice League animated role as Superman, and primetime television star Pauley Perrette (NCIS) provides the voice of Lois Lane. Versatile voice actor Robin Atkin Downes (Babylon 5, Justice League: Doom) steps in as Manchester Black, leader of The Elite. David Kaufman (Justice League: Doom) also reprises his Justice League TV series role as Jimmy Olsen.
The film is directed by Michael Chang (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans, Ben 10) and Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One) are the executive producers. Alan Burnett is producer.
Superman vs. The Elite Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes standard and high definition versions of the feature film, UltraViolet digital copy, sneak peek at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the featurettes The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy, and Superman and the Moral Debate, creative team audio commentary, Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by Alan Burnett, sneak peeks at All-Star Superman and a Batman/Superman: Public Enemies and Dark Knight Rises photo gallery.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack is priced at $24.98, DVD is $19.98 SRP. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViolet Digital Copy.
Here is the trailer for the movie: