Constantine: City of Demons Blu-ray released today: NYCC Interviews
Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie is a full-length, R-rated feature film based on the acclaimed DC animated series from CW Seed, is now available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and Digital via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Keep reading below, because we have exclusive interviews from the cast and crew of the film at New York Comic Con (NYCC), conducted by ToonBarn Head Writer, Marc Morrell.
A new clip was released today to honor the release of the film. This clip features Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan) and Chas (voiced by Damian O’Hare) discussing the possibility of recruiting the Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli to assist in their quest to save Chas’s daughter.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed movie finds Chas and occult detective John Constantine 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!
Now, onto the interviews! At NYCC, we had the pleasure of seeing a panel with some and the cast and crew from Constantine: City of Demons, complete with clips that were viewable by anyone. The panel was moderated by Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation & Blue Ribbon Content. The Rated-R content was saved for the NYCC premiere at the AMC Theater on 34th St, the same night of the panel. In these interviews, ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell talks to Damian O’Hare (Chas Chandler), Rachel Kimsey (Angela), Butch Lukic (Producer), Phil Bourassa (Lead Character Designer) and J.M. DeMatteis (Screenwriter). Enjoy!
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-ray and 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.
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 on 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
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.