Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced this past week that July 28 will be the release date for the latest full-length DC Entertainment animated thriller, Justice League: Gods & Monsters.
Directed by three-time Emmy nominee Sam Liu (Thor: Tales of Asgard, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, etc.), DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions are planned.
An alternate universe exists and the heroes of the Justice League are deviant, power-hungry freaks. Superman is a tyrant, Batman has thirst for blood and Wonder Woman embraces the art of war … and now their reach into our world may be at hand! Can these monsters be stopped in this ultimate battle between good and evil?
Bonus features include two production featurettes — “Alternate Realities: Infinite Possibilities” and “Calculated Risks: The Making of Gods and Monsters” — Jack Kirby’s documentary titled The New Gods and bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault.
In other release news this week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will have newly-minted Blu-ray editions of The Cell (2000, starring Jennifer Lopez and Vincent D'Onofrio) and Virtuosity (1995, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington and Kelly Lynch) on July 7, and Aug. 4 brings to the Blu-ray format both Free Willy and Innerspace (1987, directed by Joe Dante and starring Dennis Quaid, future wife, Meg Ryan and Martin Short).
On the DVD release front, Warner Bros. goes to the vaults on Apr. 21 for a quintet of rare-to-find classic Westerns that includes director Lesley Selander’s 1954 film release of Arrow in the Dust, starring Sterling Hayden and Coleen Gray; the 1957 release of The Hired Gun, teaming Anne Francis with Rory Calhoun, Vince Edwards and Chuck Connors (the following year he would become the iconic Lucas McCain in the hit TV series, The Rifleman); Son of Belle Starr (1953, Keith Larsen, Peggie Castle, Regis Toomey and Myron Healey); The Marauders (1955, Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards and Keenan Wynn) and Sombrero (1953, Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli, Yvonne De Carlo, Nina Foch, Cyd Charisse and Vittorio Gassman).