Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Announced

Watching the sneak peek for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight on the Batman and Harley Quinn disc made me anticipate it more than I have any of the original DC universe animated films in a while. Comic fans know the story, originally told as an Elseworlds by Brian Augustyn and‎ the well-chosen Mike Mignola: a steampunk Batman chases Jack the Ripper. Here’s the plot description provided by the studio: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century […]

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Batman vs. Two-Face

This 72-minute sequel to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is a blast to watch but kind of a mess if you stop and think about it. So, in that way, Batman vs. Two-Face is faithful to the original 1960s Batman TV show inspiration. It was wonderfully nostalgic to again hear Adam West as Batman, although it made me melancholy, since this was his last film role. Who else, though, could do a scene where the hero is “dating” Catwoman […]

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Justice League: The New Frontier Commemorative Edition – Blu-ray Review

We were thrilled to get a copy of the recent re-release of the animated film Justice League: The New Frontier. The Commemorative Edition came in a gorgeous steelbook (see pictures below) and added a new featurette, “Retro Action Cool: The Story of Darwyn Cooke”, which we were eager to see. (The studio, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, provided me with a free review copy of this Blu-ray edition. My opinions below are mine, obviously.) That remembrance featurette consists of Mark Chiarello, […]

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Batman and Harley Quinn Blu-ray Extras

I didn’t see the need to ever rewatch Batman and Harley Quinn after seeing it in the theater, but someone wanted to keep the collection of DC original animated movies complete, so we picked up the home video release. Just to fill out my coverage, here’s a brief rundown of the special features on the Blu-ray. The main extra is the 21-minute “The Harley Effect”, a history of the character’s origin and motivations with creators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. […]

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Batman and Harley Quinn

Thanks to a pass from Fathom Events, I saw the new DCU original animated film, Batman and Harley Quinn, on the big screen. Which makes it the first one I’ve watched all the way through without distraction. It only aired for one night, but in future (because I imagine there will be additional releases of this type), if you’re interested in the movie, I recommend that approach, particularly if, like me, your attention is susceptible to wander to the internet. […]

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Adam West/William Shatner Batman/Two-Face Animated Movie Announced

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the original animated movie featuring Adam West voicing the 1960s version of the hero, has a follow-up coming, and it’s got an astounding guest star. William Shatner will be playing the other title character in Batman vs. Two-Face, out in October. West and Shatner previously worked together in a pilot for a 1963 TV show, Alexander the Great, that wasn’t picked up. This is one of West’s last roles, as he passed away in […]

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I’m Going to See Batman and Harley Quinn in the Theater

A reminder that the newest original DCU animated film, Batman and Harley Quinn, is showing in selected movie theaters tomorrow (Monday) night. This will be the first of the 30 (!) films I’ve seen on the big screen, and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve previously written about the release details, including the trailer, but here’s a new clip of the voice talent being interviewed about the movie. I like what I heard about tone and approach. The classic animated […]

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Justice League: The New Frontier Commemorative Edition

Warner plans to re-release the Justice League: The New Frontier animated movie, based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, as Justice League: The New Frontier Commemorative Edition. They previously created a Wonder Woman Commemorative Edition for that animated film to tie into the live-action movie. That argues for a November release date for this package, since that’s when the live-action Justice League movie comes out, but no date has yet been announced for this re-release. In this case, there’s […]

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