‘All-Star Superman’ Lands On DVD And Blu-Ray In February

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:33 am,

all star superman All Star Superman Lands On DVD And Blu Ray In February

Smallville. Young Justice. Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The forthcoming Green Lantern animated series AND live-action movie. The Dark Knight Rises. Had enough DC action yet? If you answered “no,” prepare for the latest DC Universe animated feature:  All-Star Superman hits DVD and Blu-Ray on February 22nd.

Based on the Eisner Award-winning comic by Grant Morrison, All-Star Superman is  yet another DC Universe movie without attachment to any established continuity. It follows The Man of Steel as he rescues a group of astronauts on a doomed mission to the sun, taking in a lethal dose of solar radiation in the process. The mission was sabotaged by none other than (say it with me now) Lex Luthor, and Superman has a limited amount of time to foil Luthor’s latest plot before his body suffers terminal degradation.

DC animation legend Bruce Timm will produce while Sam Liu directs and Dwayne McDuffie writes. All three have recently worked together on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Like most of the other DC Universe Animated Original Movies, (not to be confused with the DCAU continuity of the 90s and 2000s) All-Star Superman will feature new voices for familiar heroes and villains. James Denton (Desperate Housewives) gets the big red cape, while Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Firefly)  gets Ms. Lane’s smart purple blazer. Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Legend of the Guardians) plays Luthor, while Ed Asner (Up, numerous superhero animated shows) and Linda Cardellini (ER) round out the cast.

This will be the 10th movie in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, none of which restrict themselves to continuity established within the comics, television shows or movies. With the exception of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (the latest to be released and sequel to Public Enemies) they don’t relate to each other, either. Two more movies in the series are currently planned: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, set to release around the same time as the live-action movie next summer, and Batman: Year One, based on the famous Frank Miller comic is due in September.

all star superman dvd All Star Superman Lands On DVD And Blu Ray In February

If the latest movie follows its comic namesake, it won’t feature the parade of DC villains and heroes featured in the Superman/Batman titles. All-Star Superman is core cast only. If the whole “death of Superman” plot sounds familiar, it should.  Superman: Doomsday, the first of the new crop of animated movies, followed the early 90s comic series titled, well, The Death of Superman. As a Bruce Timm fan, I’m thrilled to get so many direct-to-video titles, but I wish Warner Bros. would loosen the reigns a bit and allow the writers and animators to focus on some second-stringers in the DC catalog. At the moment we have the DC Showcase animated shorts offering brief looks at lesser-known characters, but  I suppose my hopes for a Question or Black Canary movie will have to wait until they’ve exhausted all the stories (and merchandising profits) from the bigger characters.

You can check out a short trailer for All-Star Superman HERE. The DVD and Blu-Ray will be in stores on February 22nd, and you can expect to see the movie in iTunes and Amazon VOD at around the same time.

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  1. I wish they would make films about more of thier properties other than Batman and Superman. Yes, I’m aware of ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’ and the Wonder Woman movie a while back. But DC keeps making films involving mostly only Batman and Superman. To be honest, I’d love to see a film about Raven.

    • If you’re referring to Raven of the Teen Titans, I wholeheartedly agree!

  2. I’ve loved the animated films they’ve released so far, but I must admit I would enjoy seeing a “Ragman” animated piece.

    Oh, to dream…

  3. I wish they would stop weakening Supes. I remember the days when Supes could move worlds; I want that guy back. The old argument about who would win, Superman vs. Goku, keeps leaning towards Goku. I’m sure the film will be a success but I want my old Superman back.

      • Just remember that old saying, Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Just like drinking too much water can kill us, the same goes for Superman.

    • @ Kahless

      Actually in this story Superman is pretty darn powerful.

    • Please do not make assumptions about what I consider to be one of the greatest works ever done for our current mythological heroes.

      Superman is INCREDIBLY strong in All Star Superman. He’s estimated to be three times stronger than his normal state, and capable lifting over two hundred quintillion tons with ONE hand. That’s not maximum, he broke the machine measuring that calculation. So we could probably assume supes in All star at full force, perhaps bench pressing…would be able to holster over 400 quintillion tons at least with minimal effort.

      For the too long didn’t read people, All Star Supes could lift 400,000,000,000,000,000 pounds.

      If you call that “nerfing” Supes I’d have to say you read too much golden age.

      • And maybe that’s my problem, because I remember the Supes that stayed in the core of the sun for thousands of years. I guess I have just been spoiled. :-) But also, in another JLA movie, Wonder Woman was kicking Supes butt. That’s just wrong. 😛

  4. I’d like to see a PG-13 animation about the Teen Titans and their deception by their “friend” Terra, who was working for Slade/Deathstroke.

  5. hmmm

  6. People seem to not realize that ultimately they are l trying to make money here. It’s fairly simple Superman and Batman are the best sellers. I love The Question (the real one not the crappy new rip off with Rene Montanya), but lets face it a DVD film with him wouldn’t sell very well and is far to risky especially since it’s pretty likely that the sells would be so low it might not even make what they spent back. Yea they could sell GL and Woman and Flash films and they already have done two of those with a new GL one on the way as well. Still even those don’t bring in the cash of a Superman or Batman film. If you want to see C level characters keep watch the 15 minute shorts because that’s all we will get of them.

    As long as I get to see more Batman, and GL i’m happy and maybe a Question or Booster Gold short or two.

    However still hate that they keep doing the worst Batman stories to translate. Year One was a good read, but it’s very similar to what we have seen a dozen times and is pretty un-needed. Under the Hood was a decent Batman story, but no where near the best not even top 20 and Gotham Knights was just an ugly mess of a film.

    To me at this point I’d prefer they focus more on quality rather than just pumping out a bunch.

    The Superman/Batman Team ups have been pretty good, but not great. Wonder Woman was good, but also not great. Justice League NF was fantastic, but Justice League Crisis On Two Earths was just ok as was the GL film. That’s leave us with a crappy Superman Doomsday film and two very very awful Batman films with Gotham Knights and Under the Hood.

    Marvel may not have made any fantastic animated films, but at least all their films are decent to good.

    • Superman Doomsday was a real missed oppurtunity. Should have been epic.

      I did quite enjoy the GL:First Flight movie, it certainly got the feel of that universe right.

      What still baffles me is why they cannot keep the casts for these consistent, Kevin Conroy as Batman/Tim Daly as Superman, the pair are obviously still interested in playing these characters so why get other actors to do the voices half the time? Don’t get it at all.

      As for Under The Red Hood, I thought it had a few decent parts, mainly because Jensen Ackles was great in his role, but Batman and The Joker were bloody awful.

      For me, none of these are one tenth as good as Mask Of The Phantasm or Batman Beyond:Return Of The Joker.

      • I actually didn’t like Conroy as Batman in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. To me his voice seemed not right for the character, which is odd b/c I’ve always loved him as the voice of Batman.

        The only thing I didn’t like about B:UTRH was the voice of The Joker.

        • Actually I know what you mean about Apocalypse, it didnt really sound like Conroy at all. But he is still the definitive voice for Batman to me.

      • I enjoyed GL first Flight, but it was lacking in quality a bit. It was fun, but fairly shallow and sort of choppy in it’s narrative. It sort of skipped around a bit. Like “Oh that’s not important skip it.”

        I agree that Kevin Conroy is Batman no one else should be cast in the role, but Tim Daly while very good isn’t definitive to me I think mostly everyone who’s come in to do the role for voice has done a good job in my opinion.

        I agree with you on Under The Red Hood. It was a slightly above average comic and made no sense to be adapted, but still could of been good only they left out some important things added some lame things and other than Jensen the voice acting was awful.

        I really really loved Mask of the Phantasm, but to me the best DC cartoon film is still JL NF I just loved it. Mask is a close second though. Return of the Joker was ok, but I didn’t love it I actually mostly enjoyed the show more than that movie it was really weird and the story of Tim Drake/ Joker was a major WTF for me.

  7. I wish that a movie would be made of the Justice League animated series using the same animation style from that series. Have been largely uinimpressed with many of the movies – whilst there’s an improved level of animation, the pacing is too hectic at times and the plot logic tends to get lost admist all the action sequences. I appreciate that there has to be a level of excitement with these feature length movies. It would be good if a bit more focus was made on the storyline. This is something that the DragonBall Z movies also suffered from badly.

    Take Superman/Batman apocalypse, which was basically a Supergirl origin story (why??) Scenes where they win a battle against hundred Doomsday clones or the final fight between Supergirl and Doomsday – made no sense whatsoever.

    For me the best efforts so far have been ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood’ and the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie was also good.

    Still say they should bring back the Justice League Unlimited series..