Warner Home Video has just announced details about the upcoming release of Superman Unbound, scheduled to make its appearance on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in May.
Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac, ” SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth‘s customs and managing Lois Lane‘s expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat, however, when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton ”“ Brainiac ”“ begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets ”“ including Supergirl‘s home city of Kandor ”“ and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.
The release will include a Sneak Peek at Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie, as well as the Featurette “Kandor: History of the Bottle City”. Also included is a look at Kandor, a peaceful scientific community dedicated toward the preservation of all that is good on Krypton, the home world of Superman. Â That is, until the city was ripped from its world and placed into a small glass bottle! Â This is the short story highlighting the shrunken city of Kandor. Â Its history just as fascinating as it is unique, here is how it ties in directly with the Man of Tomorrow.
The Featurette “Brainiac: Technology and Terror” will also be part of the release.Â Mostly machine, but part sentient being, Brainiac steals cities, and destroys worlds. Â Is he the most vile of Superman‘s villainous foes? Â Experience the Brainiac mythology and find out why Superman barely stands a chance!
Aside form these, also look for a Commentary Track featuring members of the creative team: Mike Carlin, Bob Goodman and James Tucker, as well as Four Bonus Episodes from Superman: The Animated Series (“The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1”; “New Kids in Town”; and “Little Girl Lost, Parts 1 & 2”), all handpicked by producer Alan Burnett.
Last, but not least, a Digital Comic will also be included, giving you an excerpt peek at the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
“Superman: Unbound” flies to stores around the country on May 7 and can be yours to own for $24.98 on Blu-Ray and $29.98 on DVD.