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06-26-2010, 10:02 PM
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Now, I personally wanted to see this movie made since I had read the GN. So now that we've seen this cover art, after weeks/months of speculating what the story would be, we can finally rest. It is officially the (http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/NickMilburn7/?action=view&current=apocalypse-DVD.jpg)Supergirlhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2_bing.gif (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#) Story. And I couldn't be more excited.

We get to see a BADASS Superman/ Darkseid throw down, Batman being the high speed problem solving detective, and a Superman/batman/wonder woman trio (http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/NickMilburn7/?action=view&current=apocalypse-DVD.jpg)team (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#) up.
All mimicking the (amazing) art (http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/NickMilburn7/?action=view&current=apocalypse-DVD.jpg)style (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#) of the late Michael Turner.

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The movie will be released in the same palette as the other movies: Single Disc, Two-Disc, and Blu Ray (http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/NickMilburn7/?action=view&current=apocalypse-DVD.jpg)

I really liked this storyline and I can't wait to see it animated with this art style.

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-29-2010, 02:50 PM
I remember hating this story because everything felt rushed and the oversexualization of supergirl's look feels wrong to me...but maybe they'll make enough changes to the story so that it doesn't seem so stupid (wonder woman kidnapping supergirl, darkseid 'killing supergirl')

Official Press Release

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To save an earthbound Kryptonian, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again – this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid – in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming September 28, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD as well as single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Fan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and Kevin Conroy (China Beach) return to their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast is headed by Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid. Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26912#)) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness.
Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).
After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.
In addition to the feature film, the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD include the third DC Showcase animated short, Green Arrow. Screenwriter Greg Weisman’s story finds Oliver Queen at the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, only to be forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. The short features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage). Bruce Timm is executive producer.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:

<LI itxtvisited="1">Feature film (est. 75 min) <LI itxtvisited="1">DC Showcase: Green Arrow (10 min) <LI itxtvisited="1">Sneak Peak at the Next DC Universe Animated Original Movie (10 min) <LI itxtvisited="1">Featurette: Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton - A comprehensive look at The Maiden of Might from her introduction in the classic age of comics to her death in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event to her appearance on Smallville and beyond.
2 bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ will include more than 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:

<LI itxtvisited="1">All-New Featurette: The New Gods - This documentary covers Darkseid’s story, particularly in reference to the adaptation of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. A primer on the wealth of material and stories contained in the New Gods series, along with a deeper understanding of why these characters – and especially Darkseid – are so memorable and important to the DC pantheon. <LI itxtvisited="1">All-New Featurette Pods <LI itxtvisited="1">Orion - The mightiest warrior on either New Genesis or Apokolips, Orion follows an almost Shakespearean arc culminating in the slaying of his father, Darkseid. This mini-featurette shines a light on this classically tragic character. <LI itxtvisited="1">Mister Miracle - This mini-featurette focuses on the greatest escape artist the universe has ever known and how he was traded in a peace effort to be raised by Darkseid, the enemy of all New Genesis. <LI itxtvisited="1">2 additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital copy on disc of the feature film

“Great things happen when powerful entities come together, and the partnership of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation is proud to continue this popular film series by once again uniting the two most popular characters in the DC Universe in a story that truly tests their strength, trust, loyalty, ingenuity and heroism,” said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.
"It is a testament to the larger-than-life nature of Jeph Loeb’s blockbuster storylines that two of the first nine DC Universe movies are based on his work," said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26912#). "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse lets us see Superman and Batman in action side-by-side again, but this time along with Supergirl and one of DC's greatest villains, Darkseid."
“Just as Superman and Batman stand atop the DC canon of characters, so do the respective seminal voices of Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy in the hearts and minds of fans. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will no doubt please comic-centric and mainstream audiences alike – particularly in the performances of Daly and Conroy opposite dynamic actors like Andre Braugher and Ed Asner, and fanboy favorite Summer Glau,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Partner Brands.
About Warner Premiere:
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About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26912#) Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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About DC Comics:
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Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history, including six Academy Awards® and 35 Emmy® Awards.

07-08-2010, 03:11 PM
cant wait

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-09-2010, 11:52 AM

08-03-2010, 02:30 PM

08-03-2010, 03:02 PM
Yeah that vid was on the batman utrh dvd. Im really looking forward to the next release and can't wait for their future projects.

Rumor has it that Batman Year One is in the works.

Dr. Simon Hurt
08-03-2010, 06:55 PM
^i believe it was confirmed that the next two dc animated projects are "batman year one" and "all star superman"...which makes me a happy panda, especially the superman one, because that series was/is amazing.

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-21-2010, 11:45 PM
this sucked.
is it me or was the animation subpar? and why did superman and batman have lips like james woods on 'family guy'? very uneven tone and basically just stupid fight porn, just like 'public enemies'.

09-22-2010, 12:20 AM
this sucked.
is it me or was the animation subpar? and why did superman and batman have lips like james woods on 'family guy'? very uneven tone and basically just stupid fight porn, just like 'public enemies'.because whoever did the art tried to emulate the late Michael Turner.....and failed at it. other than that i thought this was pretty good.

also heard they wanna do the Dark Knight Returns and DK2 as well.

Marvel is straight but i always been a DC and Image nigga.

09-22-2010, 11:39 AM
this sucked.
is it me or was the animation subpar? and why did superman and batman have lips like james woods on 'family guy'? very uneven tone and basically just stupid fight porn, just like 'public enemies'.

It leaked?

Uncle Steezo
09-22-2010, 11:48 AM
i'm watching it now and its pretty shitty. idk it lacks an edge.
the characters are very flat. i'm bout to cut it off even tho its my boy.

09-22-2010, 01:07 PM
[Bit Spoilerish]

I've watched it too. I've read this particular comic and for the most part I thought it was pretty faithful, I did have some issues with it though. Like people have been saying I didn't like the lips they put on bats and supes, everytime they did a close up on their faces it just threw me off. I also didn't like Andre Brauger's portayal of Darksied, his voice just didn't carry the weight needed for that character, Michael Ironside did a much better voice job in the JLA series.

On the positive side I felt it ran at a good pace. Aside from the lips I did like the way bats and supes were drawn, Michael Turners art in the comic is probably some of my favourate renditions of those characters and im glad they more or less went with that look. Supergirl was great although they hyped her up a bit too much powerwise (she went borderline super sayian going up against Darksied). Wonder woman and Big barda were awesome and im glad they were given something to do and not just pushed to the side.

The ending were superman formally introduces Supergirl was a big disapointment to me, in the comic she is introduced to the entire Justice League and the Titans but they didn't appear in this at all, I was really looking forward to that scene.

Overall though I thought it was pretty good, it was better than Public Enemies but not as good as Under The Red Hood. If you're a fan of bats or supes (superman in particular) then this is for you.


09-22-2010, 03:46 PM
yeah, this was aiight.
i guess after justice league-crisis on 2 earths & batman- under the red hood, it just lacked something. those are two tough acts to follow.

enjoyed darksied beating the fuck out of clark, though. and big barda was a badass.

i know they make the most money off of superman & batman, but i wish they would stray from that. try a flash movie or some other character.
kingdom come would be dope.

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-22-2010, 05:54 PM
i'd rather see another green lantern movie...sinestro corps war, maybe

09-23-2010, 07:26 AM
^^The Green Lantern animated film flopped, thats why they're more hesitant to make animated films of other DC characters. I do think that after GL comes out on the big screen, they should attempt to make another one.

09-23-2010, 09:20 AM
Which DC animated film was the best? I just watched Under The Red Hood and loved it. Which other one would u recommend?

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-23-2010, 10:04 AM
^Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Green Lantern: First Flight

Uncle Steezo
09-23-2010, 10:30 AM
Gotham Knight was dope.

09-23-2010, 10:46 AM
ill check out Batman: Mask of the Phantasm & Green Lantern: First Flight, About a year ago i picked up Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker on DVD just because i thought the cover looked dope but thought it was pretty crap and gave it to my little cousin.

Dr. Simon Hurt
09-23-2010, 02:50 PM
^i thought the flashback scenes were worth it.

forgot about gotham knights...that one's good too, apparently they are making a green lantern one following the same format, as well as 'all star superman' and 'batman year one'


09-24-2010, 10:50 AM
Could someone pm the torrent? I found several torrents but they're not working for me. Thanks.

03-01-2011, 03:46 PM
I don't know why people dislike this movie so much. I thought it was very good.

Dr. Simon Hurt
03-01-2011, 05:55 PM
^I thought the voice acting for supergirl, her characterization and the whole shopping montage sucked...andre braugher was also a weird choice for darkseid; they should've stuck with the guy who did his voice on the Justice League cartoon.
But, all ofthe fights were bad ass and all of the scenes on Apokolips were great. It was very uneven imo

03-01-2011, 06:48 PM
This one has really grown on me a lot. Need to get Allstar Superman, I still haven't watched it.