Batman: Soul of the Dragon is my kind of movie!

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Batman: Soul Of The Dragon is helmed by Bruce Timm and he is taking us back to the 1970s for a supernatural martial arts battle royale!

Batman: Soul Of The Dragon is the new WB DC Universe Elseworlds action film with Bruce Wayne training under a master sensi in the 1970s.  He forms lifelong bonds with the other elite students in the martial arts discipline and this bond will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from the past. It will take Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond! The film is dedicated to legendary DC writer Dennis O’Neil, who co-created the characters Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020.

Just from the trailer, I’m beyond ecstatic as a martial arts movie fan with Batman: Soul Of The Dragon! I grew up watching Bruce Lee and Blaxpoitatin action movies with my dad (fond memories). This hits my sweet spot of Batman, Martial Arts, and animation! It’s such a delight to see how the animated universe takes changes on stories and animation styles all the while weaving them into its only universe. AND this cast!!! David Giuntoli (Batman), Michael Jai White (Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger), Grey Griffin, and Eric Bauza.

I can’t wait for the film to be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 12, 2021, on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on January 26, 2021 and rated R for some violence.

The cast is a who’s who of actors that are new and returning to the WB animated movies including

 David Giuntoli (Grimm, A Million Little Things) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Iron Chef America, Hawaii Five-0) as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva and Michael Jai White (Spawn, reprising his role from Arrow) as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger. Their mentor O-Sensei is voiced by James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner). Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender; Green Lantern: The Animated Series) is featured as Jeffrey Burr, and additional voices are provided by veteran voiceover actors Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung, and Eric Bauza.

The talent extends behind the camera with Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Batman: The Killing Joke) is Producer and Director of Batman: Soul Of The Dragon, utilizing a script by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: Red Son) and Sam Register are Executive Producers. Michael Uslan is Executive Producer.

Batman: Soul Of The Dragon Special Features

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital

Batman – Raw Groove (New Featurette) – From the explosion of gritty cinema and kung fu to the cultural changes spreading across the U.S., we explore the early ’70s and how they inspired Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Producer Jim Krieg’s Far Out Highlights (New Featurette) – It’s an off-the-hook and out-of-sight supercut of one of Producer Jim Krieg’s funniest in-character appearances.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie – An advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection, Justice Society: World War II.

Look Back: Superman: Red Son (Featurette) – Kal-El’s rocket fleeing Krypton never reaches Smallville, but instead lands in the Soviet Union, single-handedly shifting the new world order. This is the epic re-imagining of Superman’s origin story.  

Look Back: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (Featurette) – Set against the backdrop of turn of the century Gotham, Batman is involved in a hunt for a criminal who has committed the most heinous acts of murder. This is Batman versus Jack the Ripper!

From the DC VaultBatman: The Animated Series, “Day of the Samurai”

From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Night of the Ninja”

Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On January 12, 2021, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and others. On January 26, 2021, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

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BASICS

4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                                                                                                                        $39.99 USA, $44.98 Canada

Blu-ray                                                                                                                                                                                                        $29.98 USA, $39.99 Canada

Running Time: 83 minutes

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.: 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online, and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC

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BATMAN and all related characters and elements are TM and © DC.  © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiHarley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang.  WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

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