If you like comic books and action, this is the DVD for you. It
has an okay story and tons of action. It's almost non-stop action. The main
story is about a big threat to the Lanterns' home planet by Krona, but while
they prepare for that battle, the main Green Lantern of the DC stories, Hal
Jordan, tells new Lantern recruit Arisia tales of various heroic Green Lanterns
of the past. It's like an anthology series rather than one episode.
The voices are great. They include Nathan Fillian (Castle,
Firefly) as Jordan and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as Arisia. You will no
doubt recognize many more.
There is a lot of action and "violence" but nothing too graphic.
I think kids of any age would enjoy this, unless their parents are the type that
keep them from seeing any superhero-type violence whatsoever. I don't recall
seeing any blood or anything too graphic or adult.
It doesn't have any features besides some promos for other DC
animated movies. This DVD should give you a good idea of what Green Lantern is
like and prepare you for the new movie coming out this summer.
WITNESS THE COLOR OF WILL
DISCOVER THE ORIGIN OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS IN
ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
Green lantern: emerald knights
Coming June 7, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
Primetime TV Stars Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss Headline Voice Cast;
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD
BURBANK, CA, (March 30, 2011) - The origins of the ultimate
intergalactic police force are revealed across six interlocking tales
of the legendary Green Lantern Corps in the all-new Green Lantern:
Emerald Knights, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC
Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the
highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theatres June
17, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives on Blu-RayTM, DVD, On
Demand and for Download June 7, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC
Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
The full-length animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be
distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-RayTM Combo Pack and DVD.
The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the
Green Lantern Corps´ rich mythology around preparations for an
attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan
mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps,
telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal´s
comrades - including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end,
Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire
Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of
Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss
(Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind the
Green Lantern Corps.
Fillion provides the voice of the animated film´s central character,
Hal Jordan, the human Green Lantern assigned to Sector 2814 (which
includes Earth). Fillion has starred in several primetime television
series including his current hit Castle as well as Desperate
Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire
Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of
Joss Whedon´s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the
space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain
Hammer in Whedon´s internet sensation Dr. Horrible´s Sing-Along
Blog. Fillion returns to the DC Universe after his successful turn as
Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, and has performed
voice work on the animated series Justice League, Robot Chicken, The
Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.
Moss gives voice to Arisia, a young recruit forced into her first
mission on just her third day as a Green Lantern. Prior to starring as
the ever-evolving Peggy Olson in AMC´s ground-breaking series Mad
Men, Moss was featured on The West Wing, Invasion and Picket Fences.
Moss has been active in voiceovers for animation with previous roles
in Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, Freakazoid! and It´s Spring
Training, Charlie Brown!.
The voice cast for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also features
actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy, The Henry
Rollins Show) as Kilowog, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films) as
Sinestro, legendary professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
(They Live) as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Abin Sur, Kelly
Hu (The Vampire Diaries) as Laira and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as
Deegan. Radio Hall of Fame commentator/talk show host Michael Jackson
voices the esteemed Guardian, Ganthet.
Bruce Timm is executive producer of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
Directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley.
The six interlocking tales are penned by comic book luminaries Geoff
Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett,
Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim.
"Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is filled with wonderful backstory
and exposition on the Green Lantern Corps going far beyond Hal Jordan,
making this film a perfect complement to the live-action major motion
picture, Green Lantern," said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing
Director, Family & Animation.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-RayTM Combo Pack has over 2 1/2
hours of exciting content, including:
* Feature film (est. 75 min)
* Sneak Peak at Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated
* Behind-the-Scenes look at All-Star Superman
* Featurette: "Only the Bravest: Tales of The Green Lantern
Corps" - Bravery is the unique, identifying characteristic of each
Green Lantern. Yet what does it mean to be brave? How has the world
of Green Lantern and the Corps made bravery into something we can all
relate to? This story reveals and defines the bond that holds
together the Green Lanterns´ affection for the ring, and the
ring´s unwavering loyalty in return.
* Featurette: "Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff
Johns" - Geoff Johns is a force to be reckoned with. He´s not
only the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, he´s a New York
Times bestselling writer with a fresh and vibrant storytelling
perspective. Johns discusses his contemporary take on the Green
Lantern character and why that character resonates in our culture.
* Pod: From Comic Book to Screen: Abin Sur - Take a peek into Geoff
John´s "Green Lantern Secret Origin" book which, for the first
time, showed fans what really happened to Abin Sur before he crashed
landed on Earth, and passed his ring to Hal Jordan. * Pod: Beautiful
... But Deadly - From Comic Book to Screen: Laira Omoto - Green
Lantern: Emerald Knights again creatively weaved a riveting comic book
short story into the intricate plot of the film while introducing
the honorable Green Lantern, Laira Omoto. Known as one of the Green
Lantern Corps´ fiercest warriors, this mini-featurette takes a
deeper look into the history and origin of this humanoid marital
artist and her family feud with the Golden Dragon!
* Audio Commentary: Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns
* "Green Lantern" Digital Comic Book
* Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked
by Bruce Timm.
* Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
* Digital copy on disc of the feature film
About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company
focused on the development, production and marketing of
feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing
space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront
in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer
business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story,
production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros.
Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution
infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's
film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new
and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures,
Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New
Line Home Entertainment.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive
entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical
operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and
next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the
global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through
and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online
channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both
internal and third party videogame titles.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as
Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine,
and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically
integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment
works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its
superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to
film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and
interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels
and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language
publisher of comics in the world.
GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks
of and © DC Comics. (s10)
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of
animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and
talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers,
producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge
of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated
projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled
three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes
characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic
3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner
Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, MAD
and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch The Looney
Tunes Show, ThunderCats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more.
WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original
Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including
TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and
internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and
technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio´s rich
cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated
characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes
libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA
has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the
George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a
Parents´ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20
Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
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