Comrade Kal-El! Superman: Red Son Getting UK Home Release

He is regarded as DC Comics’ ultimate superhero, but what if Superman was raised behind the Red Curtain? In Superman: Red Son, comrade Kal-El keeps the red flag flying high.

Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands not in rural Kansas, but Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?

The alternate story graphic novel was written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass). Delivering the prospect of Superman fighting capitalism in all it’s ‘ugly’ formations. For some it’s terrifying to think this scenario, but the magic of film we get a glimpse!

Hello to Jason Isaacs who voices the Man Of Steel. Not the first time the Harry Potter/The OA actor has played a Russian Character. Recently, he played Georgy Zhukov in Armando Iannucci‘s The Death of Stalin.

He’s joined by a stellar cast which includes  Diedrich Bader (Lex Luthor), Amy Acker (Lois Lane), Vanessa Marshall (Wonder Woman), Phil Morris (James Olsen).  Paul Williams (Brainiac), Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Sasha Roiz (Hal Jordan), Phil LaMarr (John Stewart), Jim Meskimen (John F. Kennedy), Travis Willingham (Superior Man), William Salyers (Joseph Stalin), and Winter Ave Zoli (Svetlana).

Batman: Killing Joke director Sam Lui has produced and directed this one.

Superman: Red Son Special Features
Blu-ray, Blu-ray Mini-fig, Blu-ray Steelbook and Digital Download

  • DC Showcase: Phantom Stranger (Animated Short) –Animation legendBruce Timm helms Phantom Strangeras both executive producer & director from a script written by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in adilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth … when odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, can Phantom Stranger intervene? Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) gives voice to Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor) provides the voice of Seth. Phantom Strangeralso features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.
  • Cold Red War (New Featurette) – An exploration of the Cold War through the lens of the Elseworlds classic Superman: Red Son, as Superman rises to power and tension escalates between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Two episodes from Superman: Red Son – The Motion Comics.
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War–     An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC UniverseMovies collection.
Superman: Red Son Special Features
DVD
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War–     An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC UniverseMovies collection.

Superman: Red Son will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital Download from February 25, and on Blu-ray, Blu-ray Mini Fig, Blu-ray Steelbook and DVD on March 16, 2020.

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