LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League [Blu-ray/DVD]
Bizarro's creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world's greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.
Run Time: 44 minutes
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Okay, so I am writing this as I have just returned from the IMAX theater for the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" IMAX Event! I have to start this by saying I think this was a perfect way to release the trailer. As I was telling fellow fans at the theater this is the first time Batman and Superman are appearing on the screen together and having the trailer just released like any other trailer would have been a letdown. For something of this magnitude you need an "Event"!
This event did not disappoint.
I was able to leave work early today to anxiously stand in line for 2 hours waiting to see a trailer I watched a million and one times over the weekend online. When I arrived at my theater I was surprisingly second in line! I was lucky enough to share this whole experience with my very good friend and fellow collector, Jamie Reigle of CMOS collectibles!
The theater lobby filled up quicker than I had anticipated. By 6pm there must have been 20 or 30 people waiting in line. After a lot of anticipation, we were finally able to enter the theater. On our way in we were told to put our names and email on a sheet that would allow us to receive an email to see the movie a WEEK EARLY in IMAX next March! That was enough "swag" that Zack Snyder had promised for me, but we got so much more in that ten minutes we were all there.
Jamie and I had excellent seats to view the teaser. Before the trailer started it was a blast getting to talk to fellow fans about the movie, the trailer, what we were expecting, and just how epic this whole experience was! Then it was 7pm... the same representative who had told us we would see it early walked in and couldn't warn us enough about not being able to film what we were about to see! I'll be very surprised if bootlegs of this actually leak online.
The lights dimmed, and Zack Snyder himself came on screen, standing in front of the Batmobile! He asked us yet again very politely to not film the trailer and that this was an exclusive IMAX trailer! As I said, I had spent all weekend watching the trailer over and over again. I can recite it verbatim! Seeing it in IMAX though, as Zack Snyder said before the show "The way this trailer was meant to be seen" was a whole new experience! The blues of the new Superman costume explode off the screen! The visuals and dialogue came off the screen in a way I wasn't expecting, I was seeing this trailer for the first time. It had all the familiar shots, until the "S" came up with the Bat symbol behind it, then it all changed.
Suddenly I'm watching Superman, out of breath and with a distinct curl in his hair that we are all familiar with, and he starts running and flies over the edge of the inside of an abandoned building. We see Batman in a running stance and he charges at Superman, then for a split second we are looking at Batman and Superman on screen together in IMAX for the first time. Just as the punch is about to be thrown it cuts to black, end of teaser.
Zack Snyder then comes back and says that a lot of the film was actually shot in IMAX and that the final epic scene of them clashing, that had everyone in my theater screaming at the top of their lungs, would only be seen in IMAX until the movie is released in March.
Then we got to see it again, and everyone was just anticipating the final few seconds of the beginning of the throw down of the century. Again the audience went into an uproar! Screen faded to black and all we saw was #BatmanvSuperman.
I've been a Superman fan my whole life, this will go down as one of my fondest Superman memories ever. The whole experience was beyond amazing. The people, the environment, the trailer, it was so well put together and such an incredible way to show the first footage from a historic movie. To top it all off we received the teaser posters that Zack had tweeted out last night! You had your choice of Superman or Batman, me and Jamie scored a few of each!
This 18x24" hand-numbered, limited edition art print includes penciled artist signatures and an embossed seal of authenticity.
Art by Kris Anka and Fabian Schlaga.
On sale date: April 22, 2015 (unless otherwise stated).
The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.
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A quarter of you who participated in this poll said you can't listen in at the time (Monday, 7.30pm PT) the show is on. So let's hear from you... What time would you prefer?
For the 14% who said they don't like the show... Can you let us know what you'd like us to improve?
And for the 14% who said they didn't know the show existed... Wow!
Here's the complete breakdown:
I do! Every week I listen in.
8% [6 Votes]
I do! Whenever I can.
18% [13 Votes]
I can't listen in at the time it's on.
25% [18 Votes]
I can't listen in on that day of the week.
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I don't like it.
14% [10 Votes]
I prefer to listen to it once it's been archived.
12% [9 Votes]
I didn't know there was a live radio show.
14% [10 Votes]
Tonight Michael and Steve dissected the "Batman v Superman" teaser trailer in detail. Come check out what they had to say:
Our next show will be broadcast on Monday, April 27 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).
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Below you'll see the solicitation information and cover image for three July comic books which Superman will appear in...
ACTION COMICS #42
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by AARON KUDER
TEEN TITANS GO! Variant cover by DAN HIPP
On sale JULY 1. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T
The Superman epic you never expected - "TRUTH" continues! Who will stand by Clark Kent?
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
TEEN TITANS GO! Variant cover by DAN HIPP
On sale JULY 8. 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US. RATED T
The Superman epic you never expected - "TRUTH" continues! Can Superman accept the truth about his new partner? Featuring the all-new Batman!
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
1:25 Variant cover by ERIC CANETE
On sale JULY 15. 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US. RATED T+
It's the Man of Steel versus the Martian Manhunter as Superman demands to know what J'onn J'onnz knew about the Martians' terrible plans for Earth.
There will be a limited theatrical release of the documentary on May 1, with an international release July 9 on Streaming, DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD.
Technical Producer Christopher Graybill. Music Frederick William Scoot. Edited by Jon Schnepp and Marie Jamora. Executive Produced by Rob Pierce. Produced by Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne. Written and Directed by Jon Schnepp.
At just over 2 minutes long (the file I have is 2 minutes 14 seconds long), the trailer starts off with the Warner Bros. Pictures logo and DC Comics logo.
A voice (apparently that of Charlie Rose, American journalist and TV talk show host) asks, "Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?". We approach a statue of Superman, which I assume has been erected in Metropolis at ground zero of the Kryptonian attack seen in "Man of Steel".
Another male voice says, "We as a population, on this planet, have been looking for a savior."
We then see Superman, surrounded by adoring or worshipping people, some with their faces painted, reaching their hands out to touch him. This brings to mind a scene seen in the over-sized graphic novel "Superman: Peace on Earth," where Superman is mobbed by people of an impoverished nation when he brings them much needed supplies. They're clearly in awe of him, wanting to touch him. Superman doesn't look completely comfortable with the situation.
Then a number of voices are heard, one of them clearly that of Neil deGrasse Tyson, each stating a different part of the following statements:
"We are talking about a being... an alien... whose very existence... They're not telling us the truth... Challenges our own sense of priority... This is our planet!... in the universe".
This is obviously part of the film's theme, with ongoing debate post-"Man of Steel" as to Superman's purpose and place on Earth.
Superman is then seen holding a Russian missile or rocket above his head. There is obvious devastation and destruction behind him. (On a side note, the 003 on the missile is supposedly a nod to Snyder's "300" film).
Click "Read More" below or the headline link above to read my complete analysis of the first "Batman v Superman" trailer.
United States of America
The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on 5MAX on Thursday, April 23 at 9.00pm; and then on Saturday, April 25 at 7.30pm on MAX.
The movie "Superman III" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Sunday, April 26 at 1.00am.
The movie "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" will air in the U.S. on Discovery Family Channel (DFC) on Sunday, April 26 at 5.00pm and 10.00pm.
Episodes of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series air on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday from 6.00pm. This week's episodes are:
Saturday, April 25 - "The Talking Clue" at 6.00pm and "The Lucky Cat" at 6.30pm.
NetFlix.com also has a number of Superman and Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.
In Australia, the animated movie "Superman Unbound" will air on Foxtel's Family movie channel on Wednesday, April 22 at 12.10am.
In Australia, the movie "Man of Steel" will air on Foxtel's Premiere movie channel on Thursday, April 23 at 2.00pm.
If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.
One poster shows Batman's face with the Superman "S" shield over the eyes. While the other shows Superman's face with Batman's symbol covering his eyes. The images appear to be on fabric, which might indicate that these could be the designs for free T-Shirts to be handed out as part of the "swag" promised to those who are lucky enough to attend the IMAX screenings.