Warner Home Video Debuts "DC Comics Classic Collection" DVD Series

Official Press Release

BURBANK, CA (May 2, 2005) - The World's Greatest Super Heroes™ return to protect our world against evil with the latest TV on DVD releases from the exciting "DC Comics Classics Collection." Available to own on May 24, 2005, Warner Home Video (WHV) will premiere the final release of the contemporary cult-classic hit Batman: The Animated Series - Volume Three along with the sophomore volume of the classic animated series with Super Friends - Volume Two.

Featuring the final 28 episodes from the popular animated hit, Batman: The Animated Series - Volume Three is highlighted by over 10 hours of original TV programming and enhanced content on this 4-disc collector's set DVD, priced at $44.98 SRP. The 2-disc DVD release of Super Friends - Volume Two features the next 16 episodes from the vintage Emmy-winning animated TV series, priced at $44.98 SRP.

The Dark Knight™'s Final Episodes from the Emmy-Winning Animated Series Gotham City™ crime czars Scarface and Rupert Thorne™ battle evil masterminds like The Joker™ and The Penguin™ for money, power and respect. Kidnappings rise as foe-versus-foe attacks become more vindictive. And just when you thought you knew the good guys from the bad, the craziest villains try to go straight, triggering one dangerous blowout after another. Amidst all the terror, one man walks the fine line between vengeance and justice as often as he balances his crime-fighting persona and his billionaire playboy public life. This is the Batman series that introduced a new kind of superhero - cool, composed, uncompromising. Your Batman collection won't be complete without the DVD release of Batman: The Animated Series - Volume Three, which includes the following extras:

  • Gotham's New Knight featurette on Batgirl™ as Batman's newest ally
  • Commentary on "Read My Lips" episode by series producer Bruce Timm, producer/director Boyd Kirkland and composer Shirley Walker
  • Video commentary on "House and Garden" by series producer Bruce Timm, writer Paul Dini, director Boyd Kirkland and moderator Jason Hillhouse
  • Commentary on "Harlequinade" by series producer Bruce Timm, writer Paul Dini and composer Shirley Walker

A Retro Hit Soars to New Heights in this Heroic Action-Packed Collection!

Only the combined superpowers of Earth's greatest heroes can stop the unthinkable dangers that jeopardize humanity in these 16 episodes from the beloved animated TV series. Superman™, Batman and Robin™, Aquaman™, Wonder Woman™ and Zan™ and Jayna™ battle villains from the darkest regions of outer space to the depths of the ocean in their fight for justice. They face extraordinary perils at the core of the Earth and defy the laws of nature to shrink to microscopic size to defeat a radioactive monster. Even Dracula returns from the grave to challenge the Super Friends to a showdown! And with this exciting release that boasts cool extras, you can join the Super Friends for the ultimate victory celebration! Super Friends - Volume Two includes the following bonus features:

  • The Wonderful World of The Wonder Twins™ featurette on the sensational space-born Wonder Twins
  • Pajama-Rama SuperFriends Retrospective with Kevin Smith and guests, celebrate loveable goofiness and good times that is "The Super Friends"

"As two of the most enduring superhero characters that originally put DC Comics at the forefront of the comic book industry, Batman and Superman enjoy a truly undying legacy like no others, making them heroes to generation after generation of fans," said Christine Martinez, WHV, Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing. "Incredibly popular when they first aired on television, these animated series are sought after by fans eager to add to their collections. We're proud to bring fans a load of exclusive extras on this collection that delve deep into the making-of these animated classics."

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

SUPERMAN, BATMAN, SUPER FRIENDS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © 2005 DC Comics.

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, 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 Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

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