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Batman - The Animated Series, Volume Three (DC Comics Classic Collection)
Batman - The Animated Series Volume Three
DC Comics Classic Collection
Actors: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill
Director: Bruce Timm
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
NR     2005     10hr 9min

Gotham City crime czars Scarface and Rupert Thorne battle evil masterminds like the Joker and the Penguin for money, power and respect. Kidnappings rise as foe-versus-foe attacks become more vindictive. And just when you t...  more »


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Actors: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill
Director: Bruce Timm
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Sub-Genres: Crime, Superheroes, Drama, Animation, Animation, Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/24/2005
Original Release Date: 09/05/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 09/05/1992
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 10hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 23
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

This is the best bat series
R. Ohara | Florida | 03/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This set will introduce Batgirl. Ra's Al Ghul will be in 4 episodes and we'll get to see the villians put Batman on trial at Arkham. Even Alfred Gets a Real Good Battle With Red Claw. Plus Batman fights Bane, Catwoman and more. this is a must have.

Episode list:

557- Shadow of the Bat Pt1
558- Blind as a Bat
559- The Demon's Quest pt1
560- His Silicon soul
561- Shadow of the Bat pt2
562- Fire From Olympus
563- The Demon's Quest pt 2
564- Read my lips
565- The worry Men
566- Sideshow
567- A Bullet for Bullock
568- The Trial
569- Avatar
570- House & Garden
571- The Terrible Trio
572- Harlequinade
573- Time out of Joint
574- Catwalk
575- Bane
576- Baby-Doll
577- The Lion and The Unicorn
578- Showdown
579- Riddlers Reform
580- Second Chance
581- Harleys's Holiday
582- Lock-up
583- Make'em Laugh
584- Deep Freeze
585- Batgirl Returns

Buy now
Tim Janson | Michigan | 05/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the final release of Warner's Batman the Animated series we get another 28 episdoes of one of the finest animated shows ever created. I would heartily disagree with John Q. Public's opinion of Anime-style animation and weak voice acting. True the animation was done by Studio Junio and has some Anime influence I would not consider this Anime style at all. John Q. evidently has never seen true Anime before or such a ridiculous statement would never have been made.

Batman was just a great series and far superior to the Batman Beyond and the New Batman series. This is the tough, gritty Batman of Bob Kane although updated for modern times but still great to look at for its art-deco stylings. My favorite episodes on this collection include:

"The Demon's Quest parts 1 & 2" Batman must agree to an uneasy alliance with arch-villian Ras Ah Ghul when his daughter Talia and Robin have been kidnapped under similar circumstances.

"Sideshow" Killer Croc escapes on the way to a prison and takes refuge with a circus band of sideshow freaks who aid Croc when Batman comes to find him.

"The Trial" Batman is capture and taken to Arkham Asylum where he is put on trial by most of his arch-foes including The Joker, Twoface, and Poison Ivy.

"Bane" Batman meets Bane, the chemically enhanced killer who would break Batman's back in the comic book continutiy.

"Harley's Holiday" harley Quinn is released from Arkham and wants to go straight but ends up stealing Bruce Wayne's car resulting in a wild chase through Gotham.

"Deep Freeze" mr. Freeze escapes from Arkham with the help from an old billionaire, intent on bringing about a second ice age in the world.

"Showdown" featuring Ras Ah Ghul and a tale of this past where he encounterd the legendary Jonah Hex.

One note is that the series technically changed to the Adventures of Batman & Robin during the last season. No big deal. I wish there would have been a few more extra but this is still a must-have set for Batman fans."
New Villains! 29 (not 28) episodes! Batgirl!
KAppleFeet2 | 06/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

This is a hard decision, but I have to say that this volume is better than the other two. Barbara Gordon gets introduced as Batgirl for the first time, and we meet new villains! Ra's Al Ghul, Baby-Doll, Scarface, Bane, Lock Up, are Maxie Zeus and introduced in these 29 great episodes. Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, The Mad Hatter, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, The Clock King, and Red Claw return! This is clearly a better volume than the previous because it concludes "Batman: The Animated Series," and has cool extras. Some people, however, think that the extras (special features) are bad because they're mainly commentary. Well, I hope you buy this totally awesome 4-disc set.....packed with 609 minutes of action!!! Some episodes descriptions to get you interested are the following: Ra's Al Ghul needs Batman's help to find his daughter Talia, Batman's villains hold a trial against him, Scarface frames Catwoman, the Joker steals an atomic bomb, Red Claw plans to fire misils at London, a Batman Robot made by H.A.R.D.A.C. causes troble, Two-Face is kidnapped on his day of surgery, and Poson Ivy is blamed for the poisoning of many rich and single men. Buy this volume! If you loved THIS Batman series when you were younger (1992-1997 on Kids WB), this is the 4 disc-set to relive your childhood with a show for all ages! Buy this! You won't regret it! Buy it! Buy it!

Here are the episodes the DVDs include. In parenthesis are the villains who appear in the episodes. However, just because a certain villain appears in a certain episode - that doesn't mean that he or she is the one that causes trouble in that episode and that he or she is the one that Batman ends up fighting!

* Shadow of a Bat: Part I (Two-Face)
* Shadow of a Bat: Part II (Two-Face)
* Blind as a Bat (The Penguin)
* The Demon's Quest: Part I (Ra's Al Ghul)
* The Demon's Quest: part II (Ra's Al Ghul)
* His Silicon Soul (Batman Robot)
* Fire from Olympus (Maxie Zeus)

* Read My Lips (Scarface)
* The Worry Men (The Mad Hatter)
* Sideshow (Killer Croc)
* A Bullet for Bullock (Mysterious Person Who's After Bullock)
* Trial (The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, The Mad Hatter, Scarface, etc.)
* Avatar (Ra's Al Ghul)
* House and Garden (Poison Ivy)

* The Terrible Trio (Three Troublesome Men)
* Harlequinade (The Joker & Harley Quinn)
* Time Out of Joint (The Clock King)
* Catwalk (Catwoman & Scarface)
* Bane (Rupert Thorne & Bane)
* Baby-Doll (Baby-Doll)
* The Lion and the Unicorn (Red Claw)

* Showdown (Ra's Al Ghul)
* Riddler's Reform (The Riddler)
* Second Chance (Two-Face & ???)
* Harley's Holiday (Harley Quinn ONLY)
* Lock-Up (Lock-Up)
* Make 'Em Laugh (The Joker ONLY)
* Deep Freeze (Mr. Freeze)
* Batgirl Returns (Catwoman)

* "Gotham's New Knight" -- Show creators talk about Batgirl.
* Audio commentary on "Read My Lips."
* Video commentary on "House and Garden."
* Audio commentary on "Harlequinade."
* Trailers/Previous.
* Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish.
* Subtitles: English, French, Spanish."
The FINAL 29 episodes of BTAS!!!
BatmanFan | USA | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even though the description on Amazon says 28, there are 29 episodes total in this set. This completes the 85 total episodes of Batman: The Animated Series which ran from 1992-1995. It was known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin starting from Season 3 onward which included a new opening sequence and theme (which are included on the proper episodes). These episodes are still considered part of BTAS and are included in this set.

This set DOES NOT include the 24 episodes from Batman: Gotham Knights (aka The New Batman Adventures) which ran from 1997-1999 alongside Superman TAS on WB. Hopefully a 4th set that includes these episodes will be released later this year.

The episodes included in this third volume are considered some of the best episodes in the entire series. There are some great commentaries (Read my Lips, House and Garden, Harlequinade) and featurettes (Gotham's New Knight - Batgirl). It also includes a trailer for the new Batman Begins movie. As a long time fan, I wish there were more features since this is the last volume in BTAS. As always, it's a treat listening to Dini and Timm give us insight on the episodes. One note, the commentary for "House and Garden" is a video commentary so you can see the episode with a little box at the bottom that shows the person talking.

The episode breakup over the discs are as follows:

Disc One

1. Shadow of the Bat: Part One
2. Shadow of the Bat: Part Two
3. Blind as a Bat
4. The Demon's Quest: Part One
5. The Demon's Quest: Part Two
6. His Silicon Soul
7. Fire from Olympus

Disc Two

8. Read My Lips
9. The Worry Men
10. Sideshow
11. A Bullet for Bullock
12. Trial
13. Avatar
14. House and Garden

Disc Three

15. The Terrible Trio
16. Harlequinade
17. Time Out of Joint
18. Catwalk
19. Bane
20. Baby-Doll
21. The Lion and the Unicorn

Disc Four

22. Showdown
23. Riddler's Reform
24. Second Chance
25. Harley's Holiday
26. Lock-Up
27. Make 'Em Laugh
28. Deep Freeze
29. Batgirl Returns"