Batman’s shadow looms large, with a voice maybe a bit more gravelly than some are used to, in the animated “Batman: Year One” Blu-ray/DVD that will be released Oct. 18. Created from the pages of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s seminal 1987 origin story, Bruce Wayne makes his intentions clear as Batman in the “dinner scene” trailer that was released Wednesday.
The star-studded film should tide fans over until Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” hits screens in summer 2012, bringing in a lot of TV favorites. The cast includes Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as Jim Gordon, Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”) in the role of Det. Sarah Essen.
Though Warner Home Video’s PG-13 rated film hits shelves Oct. 18, you can download it a bit early (Oct. 11) from many of the usual suspects: iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimited on the PlayStation Network & Sony Entertainment Network.
In “Year One,” the billionaire playboy returns to the United States after 12 years abroad. He’s gone out and honed his skills and trained his body to physical perfection, all in an effort to begin his one-man war on crime.
— Jevon Phillips
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