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 »hought you knew the good guys from the bad, the craziest villains try to go straight, triggering one dangerous blowout after another. Amidst all the terror one man walks the fine line between vengeance and justice as often as he balances his crimefighting persona and his billionaire playboy public life. This is the Batman series that introduced a new kind of super hero ? cool, composed, uncompromising. Your Batman collection won?t be complete without this compilation!DVD Features:Audio Commentary:1) Commentary on "Read my Lips" by Producer, Bruce Timm; Writer, Paul Dini; Director, Boyd Kirkland; Writer, Michael Reaves; and Composer, Shirley Walker2) Video Commentary on "House and Garden" by Producer, Bruce Timm; Writer, Paul Dini; Director, Boyd Kirkland; and Moderator, Jason Hillhouse 3) "Commentary on Harlequinade" by Producer Bruce Timm; Writer, Paul Dini; and Composer, Shirley WalkerFeaturette:"Gotham's New Knight"-[ Featurette on Batgirl as Batman's Newest Ally]« less
"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.
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
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THE FINAL 28 EPISODES
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!
DISC 1: * 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)
DISC 2: * 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)
DICS 3: * 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)
DISC 4: * 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)
SPECIAL FEATURES: * "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:
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
8. Read My Lips 9. The Worry Men 10. Sideshow 11. A Bullet for Bullock 12. Trial 13. Avatar 14. House and Garden
15. The Terrible Trio 16. Harlequinade 17. Time Out of Joint 18. Catwalk 19. Bane 20. Baby-Doll 21. The Lion and the Unicorn
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"
The Best of the Three--easily
Big Erik | USA | 06/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All three DVD volumes of this animated series are excellent, and each volume has its share of classics. The first has excellent introductions to many characters in the rogue's gallery (Two-Face, Clay-Face, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow), while the second has some great individual episodes (Almost Got 'Im, Perchance to Dream, Robin's Reckoning, Joker's Wild). This third volume, however, contains so many good episodes and such a mature level of cartoon-making that it easily trumps the other two. The first and second had just as many forgettable episodes as they did great ones, but this volume truly holds up to the test of time. The voice acting, animation, music, set design, and screen writing are all better than ever before. The best characters this time around are without a doubt Ra's Al Ghul and Harley Quinn. The Joker takes a second seat, as many of his great episodes occured in Volumes One and Two, but his appearences in Harlequinnade and The Trial are excellent. Overall, the best of the bunch are as follows:
Blind as a Bat: Batman must fight the penguin without his eyesight. Overall: B+
The Demon's Quest: Ra's Al Guhl emerges in an amazing two-parter. Overall: A
His Silicon Soul: Batman's robotic twin breaks out of a crate in the conclusion of the Hardac Trilogy. Overall: B+
A Bullet for Bullock: Noir-Style who-dunnit with great saxophone score. Overall: B+
The Trial: The Rogue's Gallery puts Batman on trial in Arkam. Overall: B+
Avatar: An incredible Ra's Al Ghul episode with a clear ode to Indiana Jones. Batman at his most swashbuckling. Overall: A
Harlequinnade: Very funny and entertaining story of Harley Quinn helping Batman find the Joker. Overall: A-
Bane: The back-breaking character from the comics makes his one appearence in the animated series. Excellent final battle. Overall: B+
Second Chance: Two-Face tries to reform through surgery but is kidnapped by a mysterious threat. Overall: B+
Harley's Holiday: Another great Harley Quinn episode, this time about her being declared sane and trying to go straight. Overall: A
Bottom Line--buy this set, as you cannot be dissapointed. There are too many good episodes to count, and while the absence of Joker-centric plots is missed, the quality of this volume is way up."