Review: B:TAS DELUXE LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray Box Set

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FYI: BOF received a copy of this Blu-ray box set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for reviewing purposes.

For years, Batman fans have wanted Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to release the classic BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES on Blu-ray.

Finally, that time has come…and man did WBHE outdo themselves!

B:TAS has been remastered/restored in 1080p on Blu-ray, available as what’s called a “Deluxe Limited Edtion.”

Not only do you get all of the episodes, but the set also includes the films BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM and BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO (BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE  BATWOMAN isn’t included for some reason), all 22 episodes of THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES (which is referred to as the “Third Season” of B:TAS), and a slew of awesome bonus content (interviews, commentaries, featurettes, and more)!

Additionally, there are 3 mini Funko Pop figures (Batman, Harley Quinn, and The Joker), as well as several 3D/lenticular cards featuring scenes from various B:TAS episodes.

All of this comes in a small, but nice, hard case “book” that can easily be placed with one’s other Batman video collections.  Check out the picture below I took of all that’s included.

BATMAN: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES DELUXE LIMITED EDITION

I’m not going to go through and review all of the episodes that were included as we’re currently — albeit slowly — reviewing each and every episode on BOF.  However, I will say that it’s unbelievable how darn great they look after being remastered.  Really, they are simply beautiful!  Here’s a before/after split screen video example…

What you all really want to know is if I think this set is worth the $112.95 SRP, right?  If you are a diehard fan of B:TAS and/or a huge Batman collector, then I say yes, it absolutely is worth it.  (Actually, you won’t have to pay 113 bucks as it’s currently selling for $99.96 on Amazon.)

 
 

However, if you are only interested in the episodes, I’d recommend that you wait until WBHE releases a standard edition in the not so distant future.

For the record, since I’m such a huge Batman fan, I pre-ordered this set via Amazon when it first became available.  I had no idea that WBHE was going to send me one for reviewing purposes, but I planned to get one regardless!

I’m very much looking forward to watching all the episodes and checking out each and every special feature that’s included.

Well done WBHE, well done. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

 

 

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.