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The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened – until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission – in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.

Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

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.

Green Lantern: First Flight - 2 Disc Special Edition versions will include incredible bonus features such as:

• 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.

"Warner Premiere along with our partners at DC and Warner Home Video has enjoyed great success with the DC Universe titles, and we're proud to present this first feature-length animated Green Lantern film," said Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere. "'First Flight' is a compelling story and a great vehicle to tell this iconic character's story to both new and longtime fans."

"In all of his incarnations, Green Lantern has stood as a fan favorite, and Warner Home Video is excited to provide fans with the character’s first full-length animated adventure," said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "Green Lantern was the perfect hero to follow movies featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League."

"Warner Bros. Animation is known for creating outstanding animated properties and has a legacy built upon some of the greatest characters ever imagined," said Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, who also oversees television animation for the Studio. "Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team continue that rich tradition with this terrific DVD feature."

"As one of the true core DC Super Heroes, Green Lantern has captured the imagination of pop culture enthusiasts with his illuminatingly human approach to justice throughout the universe," said Gregory Noveck, Senior VP - Creative Affairs, DC Comics. "Alan Burnett's script captures the essence of DC’s canon of Green Lantern tales, and provides a fine launching point for future stories with this character."

Apart from this animated release, Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in pre-production on a new "Green Lantern" theatrical motion picture, to be directed by Martin Campbell, bringing the popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time.

Marketing Support

Green Lantern: First Flight Single Disc, 2-Disc Special Edition and Blu-Ray will be extensively marketed with a national TV, online, print, and radio media campaign.

BASICS

Green Lantern: First Flight - Single Disc

Street Date: July 28, 2009

Order Due Date: June 23, 2009

Languages: English and Spanish

Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: Estimated 75 min.

Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP

UPC: 882929069958

Green Lantern: First Flight – 2 Disc Special Edition

Street Date: July 28, 2009

Order Due Date: June 23, 2009

Languages: English and Spanish

Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo

Rating: PG-13

Runtimes: Disc 1 – Estimated 75 min.

Disc 2 – Estimated 180+ minutes

Price: $29.98 SRP / No MAP

UPC: 883929069941

Green Lantern: First Flight – Blu-Ray Hi-Def

Street Date: July 28, 2009

Order Due Date: June 23, 2009

Languages: English and Spanish

Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo

Rating: PG-13

Runtimes: Disc 1 – Estimated 75 min.

Disc 2 – Estimated 210+ minutes

Price: $34.99 SRP / No MAP

UPC: 883929070633

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Guest DCAUFan1051

Of course they left out one of Garber's biggest shows which was Alias..... but anyways this really ties in well I think with the other voice casting list for the DC Universe Movies. And I have nothing bad to say about it. Seems like they've really learned a lot since Doomsday. Meloni as Hal is a cool choice..... I'd still have picked Boreanaz, but that's just me. Forgive the ignorance, but has Madsen done any other voice over work that I might know?

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Victor Garber as Sinestro? But in real life he looks more like Hector Hammond. That tiny face on a massive head. victor-garber.jpg

Still, good casting, I definitely rate the guy.

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If you've ever watched Alias at all Stav you'll see or have seen that Garber has a very gruff and gravely voice. Very matter of fact and to the point character in that show but I can see him playing Sinestro. I think they knocked the voice cast outta the park with this movie.

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If you've ever watched Alias at all Stav you'll see or have seen that Garber has a very gruff and gravely voice. Very matter of fact and to the point character in that show but I can see him playing Sinestro. I think they knocked the voice cast outta the park with this movie.

I'm a big Alias fan, so I know how good Garber should be in this.

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I think it's funny people judging/commenting on voice casting based on how people look. I'm afraid I'm with Billy West on voice acting...

With the exception of actors like Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers and Robin Williams -- who are pros at creating characters -- most celebs end up using their own voices in animated films, West said.

"Doing your own voice is bringing nothing to the table," he said. "There's no transformation, no alchemy. That's what makes a cartoon magical -- you're not supposed to know who (is creating the voice of) the character."

While that is an extreme view point, I do think that there are loads of talented voice actors out there that don't get work because studios want a 'visible' star for their productions. I mean look at Jolie being a voice in that Kung Fu Panda movie, just stupid.

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Most voice actors change the pitch in their voices slightly.... at least the more talented ones do.... Take Phil Lamarr he sounds nothing like GL in real life..... he is one of those voice actors that can adjust the tone of his voice. While I do agree that some studios go for the star power instead of the tlent that's available, I really think that the voice cast of GL: First Flight is excellent choices. Do I wish they brought back David Boreanaz as Hal sure.... but it'll be nice to see Christopher Meloni doing a voice acting gig. I'd have to look it up but I don't ever remember him doing any Voice Acting before.

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Most voice actors change the pitch in their voices slightly.... at least the more talented ones do.... Take Phil Lamarr he sounds nothing like GL in real life..... he is one of those voice actors that can adjust the tone of his voice.

Yeah, but it's completely obvious in his other performances that he's not doing his real voice. In Wolverine and the X-Men, he plays GAMBIT of all people, and sounds AWFUL.

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Most voice actors change the pitch in their voices slightly.... at least the more talented ones do.... Take Phil Lamarr he sounds nothing like GL in real life..... he is one of those voice actors that can adjust the tone of his voice.

Yeah, but it's completely obvious in his other performances that he's not doing his real voice. In Wolverine and the X-Men, he plays GAMBIT of all people, and sounds AWFUL.

Gambit in Wolvie & The X-Men is Phil Lamarr? hmmm I never knew that.... of course I stopped watching the show lol. I just used him as GL in Justice League as the example because there's a special feature on one of the DVD sets where he hosts a voice acting segment. And his real voice sounds nothing like what he brought John Stewart to life with.

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HE MADE A STEEL CHAIR AND HIT AN ALIEN WITH IT. THIS IS THE GREATEST FILM IN THE HISTORY OF TIME.

I AM HAL JORDAN AND I WILL HIT YOU WITH A FOLDING CHAIR AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.

Yeah, this is going to be good. ^^

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Ha, when I saw that I wondered if he just picked up a chair with the ring or if he made a chair from the ring. The latter is hilariously better.

'm pretty sure the chair was glowing green. So 'm inclined to go with the latter.

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If that's the new box art, I may cry, the last one looked awesome, that looks like a crap kids movie.

There's probably more than one version of the DVD, just like The New Frontier and Wonder Woman.

Though personally, I don't mind the new one too much. I kinda like it.

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Yeah, usually I don't care about boxes, but that'll be on the shelf and what are you going to pick up that or "barney and the mystery of the man in the shed with no windows."

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I did some research, and the old DVD box is labeled "Two-Disc Special Edition," whilst this new box is not.

Much rejoicing.

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