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!
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.
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…
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