It’s a great week for Batman fans as both Batman: Assault on Arkham and Young Justice: Season One are hitting the shelves on Blu-ray. Assault on Arkham is a new animated film spinning out of the Batman Arkham video game universe. Young Justice is the long-awaited release of the fantastic animated series’ entire first season.
Both are worth a look.
Official press release below:
“Batman: Assault on Arkham” arrives Tuesday, August 12 — on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.
Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad. Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) voices Batman, and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough (Justified, Desperate Housewives) as Deadshot, Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us) as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Riddler, CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis (24) as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution) as Black Spider. Renowned voice actors Hynden Walch and Jennifer Hale bring an added level of danger to the Suicide Squad as the voices of Harley Quinn and Killer Frost, respectively.
Warner Archive Collection continues to bring fan-favorite television series to glorious 1080p high definition presentation with the Tuesday, August 12 release of “Young Justice: Season One” on Blu-ray.The two-disc, 26-episode “Young Justice: Season One” features Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Brandon Vietti’s (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take onRobin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as theysplash across the 16×9 widescreen. In this first season, a ‘junior’ Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League’s secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe. “Young Justice: Season One” is available at wbshop.com and many of your favorite online retailers.