Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 at 08:21 AM PST by Tom Landy
The anime-style Batman movie is heading for Blu-ray in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers says 'Batman Ninja' will be available on Blu-ray (a SteelBook edition will also be available) on May 8.
Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include:
“East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.
“Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.
You can find the latest specs for Batman Ninja linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 8.
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