Batman: Year One is the latest installment of DC Universe animated movies.  This latest feature film is based on the 1987 Frank Miller series of the same name.  It follows Batman early in his career as Gotham City’s dark protector.  Batman: Year One is one of the most highly recognized and heralded Batman comics.

The film stars the voice talents of Ben McKenzie (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Bryan Cranston (James Gordon), Eliza Dushku (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Katie Sackhoff (Sarah Essen) and Alex Rocco (Carmine Falcone).  Long time DC universe animator Bruce Timm is executive producer and the film is co-directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu.

The film is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download on October 18th. There is also an opportunity to download-for-purchase in an early window starting October 11th through iTunesXbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimitedon the PlayStation Network & Sony Entertainment Network.

Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.

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