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All-Star Superman (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) by Directed by Sam Liu
Review by Charles Mohapel
Warner Home Video Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B004EE30C8
Date: 26 February 2011 List Price $24.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: / Wikipedia - All Star Superman - Comic Book Series / Show Article /

Based upon All Star Superman, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's epic 12-part comic book series that ran from November 2005 to October 2008, All Star Superman is a DC Universe Animated Original Movie.

From official release/information:

Product Description:
Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel - and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life's dreams - especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane - until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth's Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks, and Ed Asner.

Special Features
Sneak Peek at "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights"
Featurette: Superman Now - In a moment of inspiration, Grant Morrison was provided an opportunity to revamp the Man of Steel into something modern, something more relevant for today's audience. This is the story of "All-Star Superman" - where it all started, and what it came to be
Two bonus episodes from "Superman: The Animated Series" handpicked by Bruce Timm
Featurette: Incubating the Idea - A Conversation with Grant Morrison
Audio Commentary: Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison
"All-Star Superman" Virtual Comic Book

Blu-ray Disc:

Theatrical Trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2:26)
Promo for Superman/Batman Apocalypse on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand (1:22)
Promo for "DC Online" Gaming (1:46)

All-Star Superman (76:36)

Special Features
Superman Now with Grant Morrison and Dan Didio (Co-Publisher, DC Comics) (33:48)

The Creative Flow: Incubating the Idea with Grant Morrison (9:36) Blu-ray Exclusive - Detailed Look at Grant Morrison's Original Sketches and Ideas

Commentary with Bruce Timm & Grant Morrison (76:36)

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights 'Sneak Peek' with Dan Didio (Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Alan Burnett (Writer/Co-Producer), Jay Oliva & Lauren Montgomery (Animation Directors), Andrea Romano (Voice Director), and Bruce Timm (Executive Producer). (11:40) Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Summer 2011

Virtual Comic All-Star Superman

Superman/Batman Apocalypse 'Sneak Peek' with Gregory Noveck (SVP Creative Affairs, DC Comics), Bruce Timm (Producer), Jeph Loeb (Writer "Superman/Batman: Supergirl"), Lauren Montgomery (Director), and Andrea Romano (Voice Director). (12:12) Animated Original Movie now available on DVD and Blu-ray

Bruce Timm's Picks

  • "Blasts From The Past, Part 1" (19:53)
  • "Blasts From The Past, Part 2" (21:33)
Promo for Batman: Under The Red Hood (1:19)

Combo Disc: DVD and Digital Copy:

All-Star Superman (76:29)

Digital Copy:
PC Users: Insert the Combo Disc into the DVD-ROM of your PC to download your Windows Media Digital Copy of All-Star Superman and enter the authorization code included in the package.

Mac Users: Insert the Combo Disc into the DVD-ROM of your Mac to download your iTunes Digital Copy of All-Star Superman and enter the authorization code included in the package.

(Source: Warner Home Video)

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