Jan. 26 saw the first title of 2021 to arrive with an exclusive retailer edition. Best Buy offered a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack of Warner’s new animated movie Batman: Soul of the Dragon as a gift set at $32.99 packed with a figurine of the Bronze Tiger character.
The 1970s-set film features a number of DC Comics’ martial arts themed characters teaming with Batman, including Bronze Tiger, who interestingly has an outfit very similar to the title character of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” Netflix series.
Walmart also had a Batman: Soul of the Dragon exclusive, in the form of a $14.96 DVD edition not available elsewhere, as the movie’s wide release was only on Blu-ray and 4K formats.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the animated movie Batman: Soul of the Dragon through digital sellthrough Jan. 12, and on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Jan. 26.
The Elseworlds tale is set in the 1970s and finds Bruce Wayne in martial arts training alongside other students under a master sensei must confront a deadly menace. Batman, joins forces with Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei, to battle the monsters of this world and beyond.
The primary voice cast includes David Giuntoli as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, reprising his live-action role from “Arrow.” The cast also includes Josh Keaton, Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung and Eric Bauza.
The 41st entry in the DC Universe series of animated superhero movies, Batman: Soul of the Dragon is rated ‘R’ for some violence. The film is produced by animation veteran Bruce Timm and is dedicated to longtime DC writer Dennis O’Neil, who co-created the characters Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. O’Neil passed away June 11, 2020.