It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner Bros. Home, $19.98) pits the dynamic duo against each other in this action-packed adventure from director Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: War). Reckless young hero Robin, a.k.a. Damian Wayne, is following in the footsteps of his Dark Knight dad, but when he encounters a mysterious figure called Talon who introduces him to the shadowy world of the Court of Owls, it will set him on a dangerous path that could change his destiny forever.
Based on the Court of Owls comic arc and scripted by J.M. DeMatteis (Teen Titans Go!, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Batman vs. Robin features the voices of Jason O’Mara as Batman, Stuart Allan as Robin, Jeremy Sisto as Talon, David McCallum, Sean Maher, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Robin Atkin Downes, Peter Onorati, Kevin Conroy and “Weird Al” Yankovic as Dollmaker. The Blu-ray version ($24.98) offers exclusive featurettes Gotham City’s Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls and The Talons of the Owls as well as audio commentary and four bonus cartoons from the DC vault. Both BD and DVD have a sneak peek at the upcoming Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Also out April 14:
Joe 90: The Complete Series [Shout! Factory, $29.93] A 9-year-old boy becomes the world’s most special agent in this cult hit adventure series from puppet animation masters Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Contains commentaries with designer Mike Trim and director Ken Turner, plus interview with Gerry.
Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series [Shout! Factory, $19.97] Live-action 12-part adaptation of the Heavy Metal comics by French writer/director Guillaume Lubrano, starring Blade Runner‘s Rutger Hauer.
Teen Titans Go! Appetite for Disruption [Warner, $19.97] Two-disc set of 26 “gut-punching, gut-busting adventures” featuring everyone’s favorite manic superheroes.
Wild Kratts: Shark-tastic! [PBS KIDS, $12.99] A selection of marine biology adventures with the Kratt Bros.