(July 31, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – From executive producers David S. Gover and Greg Berlanti, The Hellblazer is back in an all-new twisted tale of mystery, intrigue and the occult with “Constantine: City of Demons,” a full-length, R-rated feature film based on the acclaimed DC animated series from CW Seed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting October 9, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Digital. Order due date is September 4, 2018.
“Constantine: City of Demons” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the Blu-rayand DVD. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.
“Constantine: City of Demons” is rated R for bloody violence/gore, disturbing images, and some sexual content.
A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons!
“Constantine: City of Demons” has been produced in a dual format – initially as animated shorts, the first five of which appeared on CW Seed. With a runtime of 90 minutes, the feature-length “Constantine: City of Demons” film has over an hour of never-before-seen content including the film’s thrilling climax).
Doug Murphy (“Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost”) directs the film from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (“Batman: Bad Blood”). Art Direction is courtesy of Phil Bourassa (“Young Justice”). Butch Lukic (“Justice League Action,” “Batman Unlimited”) is the film’s producer. Sam Register and Sarah Schechter also serve as executive producers.
Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the NBC live-action television series, returns to the famed trenchcoat in animated form – after reprising the role in both live-action (“Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow”) series and an animated film (“Justice League Dark”).
The cast surrounding Ryan includes Damian O’Hare (“Hell of Wheels”) as Chas Chandler, Laura Bailey (“Critical Role”) as Trish & Asa The Healer, Emily O’Brien (“The Young and the Restless”) as Rene Chandler, Kevin Michael Richardson (“Family Guy”) as Mahonin, Jim Meskimen (“Parks and Recreation”) as Beroul, Robin Atkin Downes (“The Strain”) as Nergal, Rachel Kimsey (“Justice League Action”) as Angela, and Rick Wasserman (“Batman: The Killing Joke”) as Mictlantecuhtli.
“Fans have responded to John Constantine with an unbridled thirst for his stories – first in the live-action series Constantine, and again with Justice League Dark. ‘Constantine: City of Demons’ offers Warner Bros. Home Entertainment another opportunity to satisfy the fans’ desire for this character in a fascinating tale that provides even greater insight into his backstory and the situations that helped create his approach to the supernatural,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We’re especially thrilled to be able to release this full-length feature film focused on fan-favorite Constantine and full of special extras.
“Constantine: City of Demons” Enhanced Content:
“The Sorcerer’s Occultist - Understanding John Constantine” - An exciting examination of the powers and abilities used by DC’s working-class occult detective, John Constantine.
“Constantine: City of Demons WonderCon Panel – 2018” - Storytellers join City of Demons’ star Matt Ryan at this year’s WonderCon for an inside look at Constantine’s latest adventure.
“The Sorcerer’s Occultist’ - Understanding John Constantine
A practitioner of magic, and one that would not shy away from using the knowledge of the occult to his advantage, John Constantine has inadvertently found himself in a vast chasm between the light of heaven and the hellfire of the world below. He has a massive array of spells, incantations, curses and rituals that he can use to his advantage. He tries to rely heavily upon his knowledge of the occult, but at times he must use his deft hand at magic to help save the day. From the mythology surrounding the trench coat, being imbued with demonic power, to the blood transfusion with the devil’s blood that Constantine was forced to take on to be freed from his lung cancer, these aspects of his power will be placed under the microscope to reveal the depth of his abilities. The film “City of Demons” does a splendid job of capturing the John Constantine approach to life and adventure. He’s an occultist, he’s a sorcerer, and did we mention that he can time travel as well? Interviews will include various DC Comics experts that can provide details of Constantine’s abilities in these often overlooked reaches of the world of Superhero.
“Constantine: City of Demons” will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.
“Constantine: City of Demons” will be available to own on Digital October 9, 2018. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD discs for redemption and cloud storage.
Street Date: October 9, 2018
Order Due Date: September 4, 2018
Run Time: 90 minutes
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Catalog #: 1000693604 / 883929609833
4K UHD Combo Price: $39.99 SRP
Catalog #: 1000724032 / 883929645336
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About Blue Ribbon Content:
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and also experiments with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include digital feature “Daphne and Velma” for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, comedies “Beerfest” and “JoJoHead” for CW Seed, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series “Best Shot” for YouTube Red and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy “Now We’re Talking,” the comedies “Critters: A New Binge” and “Golden Revenge,” and the digital feature “Good Girls Get High.” Animated BRC programs include “Constantine: City of Demons” and “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” for CW Seed, “ellen’s Pet Dish” for ellentube, and “Ginger Snaps” for ABC Digital.
About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s highly anticipated full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” will be released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include “Justice League Action,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “Unikitty!” and the upcoming “DC Super Hero Girls” and “ThunderCats Roar” for Cartoon Network; “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!,” “Bunnicula,” “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” “New Looney Tunes,” “Wacky Races” and the upcoming “Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?” and “Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs” for Boomerang; “Mike Tyson Mysteries” for Adult Swim; “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix; “Harley Quinn” and “Young Justice: Outsiders” for the upcoming DC Universe digital service; “Animaniacs” for Hulu; and the upcoming “Looney Tunes Cartoons” content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
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