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Batman: The Animated Series - Volume One [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Oct. 2005
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FTW374
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,161 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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BATMAN - DC COMICS COLLECTION VOL.1

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Ok Batmaniacs!!! This is the complete first 4-DVD volume of the Dark Nights animated adventures!!!
tHE ePISODES Are:

Disc 1
1. On Leather Wings
2. Christmas With The Joker
3. Nothing To Fear
4. The Last Laugh
5. Pretty Poison
6. The Underdwellers
7. P.O.V.

Disc 2
1. Forgotten
2. Be A Clown
3. Two-Face Part 1
4. Two-Face Part 2
5. It's Never Too Late
6. I've Got BATMAN In My Basement
7. Heart Of Ice

Disc 3
1. The Cat And The Claw Part 1
2. The Cat And The Claw Part 2
3. See No Evil
4. Beware Of The Gray Ghost
5. Prophecy Of Doom
6. Feat Of Clay Part 1
7. Feat Of Clay Part 2

Disc 4
1. The Joker's Favor
2. Vendetta
3. Fear Of Victory
4. THE CLOCK KING
5. Appointment In CRIME ALLEY
6. Mad As A Hatter
7. Dreams In Darkness

Special Features
THE DARK NIGHT'S FIRST NIGHT Pilot Promo Hoasted by Bruce Timm
BATMAN'S: THE LEGACY CONTINUES Retrosrective Featurette
TRAILERS disc 4
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My son loves Batman, but unfortunately, the cartoons are on the television periodically, so as a back up, I figured I'd buy him a DVD. I didn't realise that it had so many discs, or that you could watch a different episode, one for everyday of the week if you wanted without repeating them. It really is outstanding value for money! I look forward to building the rest of the collection for him to enjoy...okay and for me as well!!!
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This is without a doubt the best realisation of batman to grace the visual medium. Here we have the first 28 of the 85 episodes of 'Batman: The Animated Series'. Once the creators find their rhythm it truly takes off and will no doubt be remembered as the definitive example of TV animation. Its a great box set and real value for money. Highly recommended.
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This series of batman is without a doubt the quintessential version. Unlike the new "The Batman" the characters are multidimensional and all get a chance to become fully developed. The writing is exceptional and for children and adults alike who enjoy Batman, the intelligence of both are not insulted as is so often the case, especially children these days. The Origin of Two-Face is not only gripping but also emotional. It is very rare that in what is considered a child's medium we get to see such consideration of the audience and dedication to the Batman 'Franchise. Admittedly the direction for this series can be traced back to Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, and that most of the elements are present from this. Pointing to Volume two in the series, Robin an often derided character gets a great two part episode that finally gives him the empathy that has eluded him for years.

All in all, this is value for money and this is a fantastic accompaniment to Batman, Batman Returns and the more recent incarnations of the Dark knight, the less said about the efforts of Kilmer and Clooney the better. Yes, characters such as Bat-girl and Robin appear along with more outlandish villains like the man-bat, but this does not take away the brooding and darker nature of the series.
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'Batman the Animated Series' is often considered to be one of the best versions of Batman ever to be animated. This series is effectively the beginning of the DC Animated Universe that includes, among others, the two 'Justice League' series, 'Superman the Animated Series' and 'Batman Beyond'. This first four disc volume includes the first twenty-eight episodes of the show's original run.

Made in the early nineties, the animation of the series has dated considerably but despite this the actual storylines and characters remain mostly good today. There isn't really any story arc for the series as a whole with the majority of the episodes being stand-alone storylines, with the addition of a handful of two part episodes. Of the episodes included in this volume my favourites have to be 'Heart of Ice' (Mr Freeze's origin), 'Beware of the Gray Ghost' (that guest stars Adam West), the two part 'Feat of Clay' (Clayface's origin) and 'The Joker's Favor' (the first episode to include Harley Quinn). There are a few episodes that I dislike, such as 'The Underdwellers' and the episodes where Robin makes an appearance, but even these are still watchable and relatively entertaining.

The series is also responsible for introducing some characters who are then included in the regular DC Comics canon with the most famous of these being Harley Quinn but also including the police officer Renee Montoya. The series does do a relatively good job of portraying Batman's rogue's gallery, even making some of the more gimmicky characters such as the Clock King and the Mad Hatter into relatively interesting enemies.

The voice acting for the series is very good Kevin Conroy's performance as Batman/Bruce Wayne is great and Mark Hamill's Joker is easily the definitive animated version of the character.

'Batman the Animated Series' is a great show and one that any fan of Batman must watch at least once. This first volume easily deserves a full five stars.
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In 1992 Warner Brothers Animation capitalised on the success of the Tim Burton Batman films with a new animated series which took its cue from those movies in terms of visual design. The result was one of the most acclaimed cartoon series of all time, Batman: The Animated Series. It ran for three years and spawned a number of spin-off films and sequel series, not to mention the entire DC Animated Universe.

The series was immensely successful for three key reasons. The first is its visual design, which moves away from the traditional primary colour aesthetic of cartoons to something much darker. This was achieved by painting light colours on black backgrounds rather than vice versa and setting most of the action at night. The art style also draws heavily from the Burton movies' mixture of art deco and retro design with modern technology. Stylistically, Batman may be one of the coolest and visually engaging series ever made.

The second key to success is the writing. Whilst the show occasionally fumbles with a fairly obvious cops 'n' robbers story or an episode more suited to the 1960s Batman series, for most of the time the writing is pretty smart. Whilst overt blood or scenes of death are avoided, the show also doesn't hold back on showing the psychological damage the characters have received and even manages to turn certain characters - Mr. Freeze most notably - into tragic figures. This extends to Batman himself, who suffers occasional bouts of trauma resulting from the murder of his parents. One episode imagines a fantasy world in which Bruce Wayne's parents lived and is appropriately tragic.
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