New DC Universe DVD Title, Cover Revealed: ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’

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CHICAGO – Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation have revealed the fifth title in their popular DVD series of DC Universe animated original “PG-13” movies. In addition, they have sent the cover for “Green Lantern: First Flight”. The July 28, 2009 release will follow “Superman: Doomsday,” “Justice League: The New Frontier,” “Batman: Gotham Knight” and “Wonder Woman,” which will hit stores on March 3, 2009 and will be reviewed here later this week.

“First Flight” tells the story of Hal Jordan’s initial mission in the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film. The title will be released as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD.

The DC Universe titles have been acclaimed for the accomplished voice talent and “First Flight” will feature some great actors including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit“‘s Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni will be joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (“Alias”) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (“Burn Notice,” “Battlestar Galactica,” as Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”) as Kilowog.

Animation legend Bruce Timm will produce “Green Lantern: First Flight” and the title will be helmed by director Lauren Montgomery (“Wonder Woman,” “Superman: Doomsday”). The script for “First Flight” was written by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (“The Batman”).

Green Lantern: First Flight
Green Lantern: First Flight
Image credit: Warner Brothers

The official synopsis: “Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.”

Bonus features:

-Over three hours of extra content
-Two Featurettes
-Digital Copy Download
-Widescreen (1.78:1)
-Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray versions will include all the great extras as the 2-disc Special Edition as well as an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm. content director Brian Tallerico

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