2 great titles on 1 DVD for the first time! 1st title: Batman Beyond: Spellbound contains 3 parts: 1) Spellbound: An Elusive villain called Spellbinder hypnotizes ordinary citizens into committing crimes for him. Batman mu... more »st uncover Spellbinder's identity before more innocent victims fall under his spell. 2) A Touch of Curare: When a scimitar-wielding assassin named Curare is hired to kill Commissioner Barbara Gordon's husband, Batman feels compelled to help, even though Barbara insists that he stay out of police business. 3) Hooked Up: Batman has to come to Max's rescue when she becomes addicted to a virtual reality world that is controlled by Spellbinder. 2nd title: Batman Beyond: School Dayz contains 3 parts: As Terry takes up the mantle of the Dark Knight he finds the pressures of high school are to be just as demanding. 1) Golem: Imagine the kid who was always the butt of the joke having control of a machine 4 stories tall that can lift 27 tons. Then imagine him being cybernetically linked to that machine...2) The Winning Edge: The legacy of Bane comes back as the 'Super Venom' become popular with Hill High's star athletes. Can even the new Batman match a team of enhanced jocks? 3) Dead Man's Hand: The burden of having a dual identity wears heavily on Terry until he meets a girl named Melanie who seems to understand him. Unfortunately, she also has a hidden secret.« less
"Why Warner Bros. chose to link SPELLBOUND with SCHOOL DAYZ is a mystery, since all 3 episodes of SCHOOL DAYZ are on the BATMAN BEYOND MOVIE DVD. It would have made more sense to have linked SPELLBOUND with CRUSH, since that VHS volume has still yet to make its DVD debut, now that DISAPPEARING INQUE and TECH WARS have been paired up for DVD. Since most people who buy this will have probably purchased the BATMAN BEYOND MOVIE, they already own half of this DVD. While it's nice to get 6 episodes on the DVD (unlike the usual 3 or 4 of JLA or animated BATMAN), there are no extras. The only explanation as to why we are getting SCHOOL DAYZ on DVD yet again instead of CRUSH seems to be that Warner Bros. are unfamiliar with their own product."
BUYER BEWARE OF WB MARKETING GENIUSES!
Guy Wheatley | West Hollywood, CA United States | 03/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this series, and was always disappointed when they were pre-empted by "Pokemon". "Batman Beyond" is for adults, and perhaps that is why the WB is marketing "Justice League" differently.For some reason, the geniuses in the WB marketing department think that consumers will be more inclined to buy "features" instead of episodic cartoons. PLEASE NOTE that there are 6 episodes of the cartoon on this dvd, not two features, and that several of these episodes were previously released on the "Batman Beyond: The Movie" dvd..Darwyn Cooke is GAWD. Check out "dc: the new frontier"."
Only half satisfied
Alejandro J. Rodriguez | FL, USA | 03/28/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I think its wonderful that Warner Bros has decided to release on DVD School Dayz/Spellbound and Tech Wars/Disappearing Inque to each contain 6 episodes and priced with a reasonable price. However, I am extremely disapointed at the fact that the first 3 episodes of School Dayz/Spellbound HAVE ALREADY BEEN RELEASED as the "bonus episodes" in the Batman Beyond Movie DVD. This is irritating the heck out of me. I was so looking forward to 6 wonderful episodes I do not yet own, only to get 3 new episodes."
DON'T BUY THIS DVD!!!
C. T. Kelly | Chicago | 03/11/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's an understatement that many of us feel ripped off by WB's attempt to unfairly empty our wallets. If we refuse to buy these horribly priced episode dvds and at the same time purchase the available box sets that are of value then we can make some headway. They are in the business of making $$$. Slowing their cash flow will force them to give us consumers' products we demand or risk losing our disposable income. Die-hard fans of this series and other series must convince every parent to withhold from purchasing these dvds until full seasons are made available."
Great series, disappointed on the DVD
Scott R. Behunin | Utah, in the Middle Somewhere? | 03/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited when I saw that this DVD was going to be released. Just got my copy. I thought that all should know that there are 6 episodes on
the disc. Great! Here is the reason for the three stars.3 of the episodes were previously released on the Batman Beyond the Movie DVD as follows:
The Winning Edge.I do recommend the disc to anyone, but wanted to forwarn all
consumers that if they already have the movie, you are really
only getting 3 more episodes."