“Batman: Death in the Family,” WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling, allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. “Batman: A Death in the Family” is the centerpiece of this anthology of five animated shorts inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio.
The 2019-2020 series of shorts – which have been individually included on DC Universe Movies releases since Summer 2019 – include:
– Sgt. Rock
– Adam Strange
– The Phantom Stranger
The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with all of the shorts in hi-definition, including the fully-interactive, extended-length “Batman: Death in the Family,” plus a digital version of the four other 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts. The Digital distribution features the “Batman: Death in the Family” extended-length short in a non-interactive format (pre-assembled version of the story, entitled “Under the Red Hood: Reloaded”), along with the other four 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the “Batman: Death in the Family” (entitled “Jason Todd’s Rebellion,” “Robin’s Revenge” and “Red Hood’s Reckoning”) as bonus features (Note: not all Digital retailers offer bonus features with purchase). The Blu-ray also offers approximately five minutes of additional content within the “Batman: Death in the Family” story that is not included in the Digital version.
“Interactive storytelling offers an entirely new dimension of entertainment for DC animated movie fans, and an exciting look into potential titles for the future,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “Brandon Vietti has crafted a uniquely involving, multi-tiered approach to captivating the audience with both popular story devices and some very unexpected plot twists.”
Here is an all-new clip that finds Jason Todd – as Red Robin – coming face to face to face with Two-Face in one of the branches of this interactive animated short. Vincent Martella (Phineas & Ferb) voices Jason Todd, and Gary Cole (Veep) voices Two-Face.
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