Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Batman Mr Freeze SubZero / Batman Mask of the Phantasm|
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Twice the fight: 2 feature-length Dark Knight adventures! Cold-blooded crime comes to Gotham City: Archvillain Mr. Freeze kidnaps Batgirl, and the Dark Knight and Robin scramble to rescue her before she?s forever iced in t... more »
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The movies are both great, but don't bother with this DVD.
Timmy K. | 123 Fake Street, Springfield AX | 12/13/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Both of these Batman animated films are great (though Mask of the Phantasm is by far the better of the two), but this DVD is a waste of money. Yes two films on one DVD sounds great, but for some reason WB decided to only include the "full screen", or as it should truthfully be called the "half the film image chopped off at the sides" versions of the films. Both films are available individually as widescreen versions (and they also include the "full screen" versions as seen here, but as far as I'm concerned it's never worth watching those hacked up versions of any films), and buying them each separately would only cost you a couple of dollars more. This double DVD was released in 2008, and in this day and age when everyone is buying widescreen HDTVs it is very stupid to not include widescreen versions. I can't imagine why studios even release so called "full screen" cropped DVDs at all anymore. Are there really that many ignorant people still buying them? If there are I can only laugh at them for buying "full screen" DVDs all these years to avoid having black bars on the top and bottom of their screen, and now they are all going out to buy widescreen HDTVs only to have a collection full of DVDs that will leave them with black bars on the sides of the screen instead, and still losing half the films image on top of that. In short go with the individual releases, and if you only go with one of these films make it "Mask of the Phantasm"."
Those that don't own the films: Recommended. Already Own th
DJ PHILLY B? | Palm Bch. Gardens Fl. | 02/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While initially thought to be a two-disc release of the previous releases for the films, Warner Home Video has pressed a whole new flipper disc for this DVD release, putting SubZero on one side and Mask of the Phantasm on the other (featuring the films fullscreen transfer). Also confusing is the DVDs packaging that puts SubZero before Mask of the Phantasm in nearly every respect.
The two sides of the discs are complete duplicates of the original releases and contain nothing new. Exact same menus and exact same video transfers. They could've taken the time to hunt down that 5.1 surround track for SubZero that was released on LaserDisc and tossed it on here, but that's not what this release was meant for. A quick cash in on the ever growing popularity of one of comic books most famous heroes. Here's hoping we'll see a more worthy release for Mask of the Phantasm come it's twentieth anniversary.
For those that don't already own these two films, it's a cheap alternative to buying two different DVD releases, but for those that already have these two releases it's a definite downgrade. Not only do you have to still deal with a flipper disc, you lose the widescreen transfer of Mask of the Phantasm. Not a huge loss considering the film was animated in fullscreen, but still. This is really just a cash cow release that, one can hope, was just released to check the interest in these two films to see if future special editions are warranted. Let's all hope for a Phantasm special edition to coincide with The Dark Knight DVD release, shall we?
Those that don't own the films: Recommended.
Already Own the Films: Skip It."
One great film (MOTP) and one good film (Subzero) together o
TDK912 | 03/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I was growing up back in 1992 I was a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series and I still am. So needless to say when I saw Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in theaters I loved it and I thought it was better than Tim Burton's rendition of Batman.
When I saw Subzero for the first time I thought it paled in comparison to Mask of the Phantasm but I thought it was still enjoyable because it was kind of a companion piece to Batman & Robin...and Subzero was actually better than Batman & Robin.
I think bundling Mask of the Phantasm and Subzero together is great a idea but I just wish the WB had done this sooner. I'm not upset about the WB leaving Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman out of the bundle because quite frankly I never liked Mystery of the Batwoman in the first place."