Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns is adapted for the small screen with a sprawling Warner Premiere animated film series that finds an old and weary Bruce Wayne (voiced by Robocop himself, Peter Weller) donning the cape and cowl once again after a long retirement. Covering the first two issues of the series, Part 1 pits the masked crusader against once-reformed Harvey Dent (voiced by Wade Williams), as well as a mutant army who has painted Gotham's streets red with blood. Ariel Winter (Modern Family) plays a female version of Robin, with Dark Shadows' David Selby rounding out the voice cast. Jay Oliva (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights directs from a script by Bob Goodman.~Jeremy Wheeler
Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story Featurette
From the Vault: 2 Bonus Cartoons
Peter WellerBruce Wayne/Batman
David SelbyCommissioner Gordon
Wade WilliamsHarvey Dent/Two-Face
Michael McKeanDr. Wolper
Michael EmersonThe Joker
Christopher DrakeComposer (Music Score)
Christopher D. LozinskiEditor
Benjamin MelnikerExecutive Producer
Bruce TimmExecutive Producer
Michael E. UslanExecutive Producer
Sam RegisterExecutive Producer
Andrea RomanoVoice Director
Frank MillerFrom Graphic Novel by
Action and Adventure
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Year of Release
2 Discs, DVD, Special Edition
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish
Warner Home Video
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] 
For all you comic book geeks and bat geeks! You all must unite when it comes to this 80's tales told by the one critically acclaimed writer of our time! who wrote such movies as Robocop 2, Robocop 3, 300, Sin City and Batman: Year One. Directed 300, Sin City and The Spirit. Finally! It comes to our little screens but not really since we now have 100 inch lcd's these days. The story is depicted by frank miller as seen in this movie as about batman being in 50's and is retired for several years as the his cape as been but down for quite some time. Til a new force of arrives and wrecks havoc in Gotham City and it alarms the city for hope of batman's return. Bruce wayne having no choice dons the black cape and goes out kicks many behinds. The animation in this flick is absolutely beautiful! The voice talent is superb! not to mention that batman is played by Peter Weller(Robocop1) and Ariel Winter who played robin both did absolutely amazing jobs in filling the caped crusaders shoes! Batman fans! You must pick this up to add your bat collection!
This review is from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 [Blu-ray/DVD] [Ultraviolet] [Exclusive Figure] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
The story of what Bruce Wayne would be like as an older man who feels all the pain of the abuse that his body took when he was a young crimefighter makes a great story. The world has gotten more violent and he can no longer sit by yet he feels every hurt in a way he didn't decades earlier.
The animation is darker and more like the more recent movies that show the world with the darkness and the pollution of the city. This new tale doesn't pull any punches but tells a good story.
My son is some sort of Batman freak. 9/10ths of his gifts for Christmas were Batman-related, including this cheap, bargain bin movie.
I sat down with him and watched it and it was entertaining to say the least. It was better than most of the stuff he scrounged up on the net.
However, now I have to find Part 2...
I like the way an old Bruce Wayne gets bored & fed up with crime in Gotham, forcing him to become Batman once again. Spoiler alert...having a female Robin was a pleasant surprise as well. The final fight scene & having Peter Weller (original RoboCop) as the voice of the Dark Knight is classic.
BUY PART 2. This is just a build-up to part 2, showcasing how Bruce Wayne has gotten old, and how the city has fallen back into darkness since Batman's retirement. A new, young gang terrorizing the city prompts the Batman's return, but can an aged Batman defeat a new evil?
This is a good movie. Some of the storyline is a little predictable, but still enjoyable. If you like Batman you should like this movie. The only draw back is it's a 2 parter. I got it on the black friday ad so I paid very little for for the dvd.