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New Street Date for Green Lantern: First Flight

The street date for GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has shifted to July 21, 2009, up a week.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero's first-ever full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date is June 16, 2009.

Christopher Meloni (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by 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 director Lauren Montgomery (WONDER WOMAN, SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY) and scripted by 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 new-found powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Special Features Include:-- Three hours of extra content-- Two featurettes-- Digital copy download-- Two episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE picked by Bruce Timm

Blu-Ray versions will include all the extras as the two-disc special edition as well as an additional two episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE picked Timm.

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.