This is an intriguing release strategy — Warner put out this week on home video Beware the Batman, their new CGI Batman cartoon. The Season 1, Part 1 set includes 13 episodes, two of which have not yet aired on Cartoon Network. (There’s some question when, or if, the show will be returning.)
If you want DVD, that is available through the usual outlets (including Amazon, as shown here). However, if you want Blu-ray, that is only available through the Warner Archive online store. Both versions have the same list price, $19.95, although the DVD version is usually discounted from that. And as we’ve previously discussed, selling directly means the studio keeps more of the money for themselves, without distribution costs.
I was lucky enough to get a review copy, so I’ll be checking out the show for the first time soon. I’m looking forward to seeing Katana as a major cast member.
I hadn’t before noticed the logo, where the words “Beware the” make up the holes in the B, which is pretty clever. Also, we’re promised that the show “dives deep into the Batman mythos to bring some of the more outre members of the world’s greatest rogues gallery including Professor Pyg, Lady Shiva, Humpty Dumpty, Anarky, and Magpie.” So it should be interesting to see lesser-used characters, too.
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