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August 12, 2014 DVD and Blu-ray: 'Batman: Assault on Arkham'

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Batman: Assault on Arkham is the twentieth direct-to-video animated film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. It is set in the world of the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series, taking place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games. Directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding from a script by Heath Corson, it features Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman with Troy Baker reprising his Batman: Arkham Origins role as the Joker. Joining them is a celebrity-laden cast that includes Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang, Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider, Martin Jarvis as Alfred Pennyworth and Hynden Walch as Harley Quinn.

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Gotham is put in great danger when Amanda Waller and the government assemble a group of villains -- codenamed the Suicide Squad -- to break into Arkham Asylum to recover top secret information that Riddler stole. Things go awry when one of the Suicide Squad members, Harley Quinn, ends up freeing Joker, who has plans and the means to blow up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must spring into action and use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad in an epic battle of good versus evil.

Cast:

  • Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Neal McDonough as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot
  • Hynden Walch as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
  • Matthew Gray Gubler as Edward Nygma / The Riddler
  • Troy Baker as The Joker
  • C. C. H. Pounder as Amanda Waller
  • Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider
  • John DiMaggio as King Shark
  • Jennifer Hale as Killer Frost

DVD Special Features:

  • An advance look into the next DC animated feature film, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, with the creators and cast.

Walmart exclusive 2-Disc Special Edition DVD Special Features:

  • An advance look into the next DC animated feature film, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, with the creators and cast.
  • The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn – If The Joker were to have a girlfriend, what would she be like? This featurette covers the story of the deviancy and often provocative side to The Joker’s greatest ally, Harley Quinn.
  • 2 Bonus Cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • An advance look into the next DC animated feature film, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, with the creators and cast.
  • Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind the Asylum – This is the documentary that traces the strange, demonic history of the location where horror is mixed with the extremities of the criminally insane. A place where Batman must keep his watchful gaze, to insure that what goes in does not come out …. ever.
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham Commentary
  • The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn – If The Joker were to have a girlfriend, what would she be like? This featurette covers the story of the deviancy and often provocative side to The Joker’s greatest ally, Harley Quinn.
  • 4 Bonus Cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

Exclusives:

USA

Canada
Release Date: August 12, 2014

Best Prices:

DVD - $12.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $16.98 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $16.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $17.99 at Walmart.com

Best Buy exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with collectible Harley Quinn figurine - $17.99

Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo SteelBook (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $16.99

Walmart exclusive 2-Disc Special Edition DVD - $16.96 in stores, $21.23 online

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