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Excellent collection, with one omission
on 10 May 2013
While DC/Warners are being very tardy in bringing a lot of their great DC Animated Movies (made by the same team behind Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League) over here to the UK, this box set makes up for that to an extent. Several of these movies haven't been made available, and even if they have for the price it's worth it to get the rest. I'll do a breakdown of the films included, but the big omission from this collection is ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, one of the best Superman tales and (once again) not available in the UK. I'd rather DC had cut out one we already have to put that in, or include it and raise the price a little. Anyway...
SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY - The retelling of The Death and Return of Superman condenses a lot of the events into a thrilling and often brutal tale. Good, but this is the one you're most likely to already have.
SUPERMAN: UNBOUND - Released the same day as this box set separately, retells Geoff Johns' 'Brainiac' graphic novel. Slightly odd Superman design aside this is a well-told and exciting movie, with John Noble doing an excellent Brainiac. I loved it.
SUPERMAN VS THE ELITE - The most underrated of all the DC Animated Movies, I personally love this as it highlights exactly why Superman and his often naive ideals are necessary... and how terrifying he can be if he ever loses them.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES - The voice cast from Justice League return with a tale that's essentially one long series of fight scenes, and that's okay with me. Lex Luthor is particularly great as an insane President.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE - Arguably the weakest on the set but still good, it's set directly after Public Enemies but before Unbound as it introduces Supergirl (and brings in Wonder Woman for good measure). If you don't like Batman IN SPACE stories it might annoy you, but otherwise a solid entry.