In the swinging 1970s, Bruce Wayne, alongside a host of other elite students, studies martial arts under a master sensei. But when their mentor vanishes and a deadly menace from their past reawakens, Batman must fight alongside his fellow students to find his tutor and protect the world from these dangerous monsters.~Jay Hayward
David GiuntoliBruce Wayne/Batman
Mark DacascosRichard Dragon
Kelly HuLady Shiva
Michael Jai WhiteBen Turner/Bronze Tiger
Bruce TimmExecutive Producer
Sam RegisterExecutive Producer
Action and Adventure,Adventure
Action Thriller,Superhero Film
Batman: Soul of the Dragon
Year of Release
Includes Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Warner Home Video
Batman: Soul of the Dragon [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
Although the trailer had me expecting a certain new style of film, I can't say I was disappointed when the film definitely felt like a new BTAS (Batman; The Animated Series) feature (as it was produced by some alumni).
It's an early coming of Batman story that explores some of his training and existence in the world of the martial arts and we meet some characters who were a part of it.
If there's anything At&T WB DC don't do wrong (in most cases) is their animated features: standalone, else-world films you can enjoy with feeling the need to connect them to each other (in most cases) Definitely worth your time and bits!
Awesome animation , I like how it have an 80’s vibe to it . Story was pretty decent a little back ground on Bruce is always welcomed, The 4K looks nice and sounds great , I would recommend this for your collection.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Must have animated DC film
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
This is the best version of this film u can buy, The inclusion of the figure is also neat. 4K and Blu-ray Disc are also a plus so if your into dc animated films this is a must.
Sam Liu’s 2021 animated film “Batman: Soul of the Dragon” is the 40th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series and the 16th directed by Liu. The standalone film does not take place in the shared continuity of the other films, instead taking place in the 1970s. It stars David Giuntoli as Batman, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, Michael Jai White as Bronze Tiger (White portrayed this character on “Arrow”), James Hong as O-Sensei, Jamie Ching as Jade Nguyen, Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr, Chris Cox as Rip Jagger, Grey Griffin as Lady Eve, Patrick Seitz as King Snake, and Erica Luttrell as Silver St. Cloud.
The story shows Bruce Wayne’s time training to become the Batman in Nanda Parbat. There, Wayne meets O-Sensei’s other students: Shiva, Rip Jaggar, Richard Dragon, Jade, and Ben Turner. The story blends elements of 1970s Kung-Fu films, James Bond films, and the tone of Dennis O’Neil & Neal Adams’s revitalized Batman of the 1970s. Liu uses the R-rating to great effect, allowing characters to speak in a realistic fashion while depicting martial arts violence realistically without worry for censors. The film also shows the possibilities inherent in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies as it does not adapt any prior comic, but rather tells an original story set in its own universe. From the opening titles through the conclusion, the music, lighting, and more recreate the feel of a 1970s action film.
I was surprisingly impressed by this. I have been watching Batman since the Adam West days, especially the Animated Series. This was a nice take of seeing Batman with personalities such as Bruce Lee(not really him), Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. It was interesting that this animated film showed that Batman had the least skill in his team, but had a lot of heart. I was happy with the animated fighting and will watch again.
I don't think they missed a single 70's martial arts trope. They even asked Ben Turner if he went by Black Samurai until he says no Bronze Tiger. The only part that wasn't believable is when Richard Dragon doesn't recognize Batman in costume. Other than that it was a lot of fun to watch. Not to spoil it but the ending begs for a sequel to the story.
I enjoyed this animated film .Because I enjoy comics I appreciate the DC animated world .Animation takes the fan to a much closer engagement with the subject matter ,namely superheroes .This story sheds more light on Batman and his path to becoming the "Dark Knight"We are shown that the Batman journey to who he has become was no cake walk ,his history is colorful and complex .The voice actors are good more dept is revealed regarding the supporting characters ,Richard Dragon in the comics was white but in the film he is clearly presented as tribute to Bruce Lee as well as the African -American characters homage to Jim Kelly .Animation is limitless ,the story was good ,it added to the Batmans Mythos I'd recommend it.
Love these multiverse Batman stories. This one was clearly written for an older generation of DC fans, which was great. The nostalgia mixed in with the multiverse component, really refreshes Batman's journey.