As the new Batman, Terry has all the high-tech gear and gadgets he needs, plus Bruce Wayne's research skills and instincts. Season Three became the final season for the series, as Terry joined forces with the JLU (Justice ... more »League Unlimited) The series ended with the episode "Unmasked" which told the story of one of Terry's first missions under the cowl. Experience all the suspense and excitement of the final 13 gripping adventures in a 2-disc collection featuring the fiendish villains of the city's gritty future -- and the one hero who can stop them! DVD Features:
Interviews:"Close-Up On" -- Sit down with the creative minds behind BATMAN BEYOND as they discuss their favorite moments from key episodes of the series final season: "Out of the Past"; "The Call, Part 1"; "The Call, Part 2"; "The Curse of Kobra, Part 1"
Other:"Inside Batman Beyond: Volume 3'- Join the producers of BATMAN BEYOND (Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini & Glen Murakami) and moderator Jason Hillhouse for the last installment of their in-depth panel discussion, focusing on the spectacular final season of the superhero series.« less
"The third, and last, season of Batman Beyond was a big step above the decline in quality that was found in the sub-par second season of the animated series, and thank God (or Paul Dini and Bruce Timm) for that. As the third season begins, Terry McGinnis (voiced by Will Friedle) has his hands full as the Batman of the future as old villains Ink, Zeta, and the Royal Flush Gang return. It gets better though, as Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul, returns and makes a stunning offer to the aging Bruce Wayne, with huge results and an even bigger twist. This episode is worth picking this DVD collection up for alone as we get to see Bruce and Terry side by side fighting. It gets better with the two-parter "The Call", as Terry gets the call of a lifetime from Superman (given a great new futuristic look) to join the Justice League in an effort to uncover a traitor, with even more shocking results! Batman also takes on Big Time, a former friend from Terry's past, and then goes toe to toe with KOBRA. Sadly though, the series comes to an end with these episodes, but there would be more Batman Beyond. The Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (the director's cut that is) was an excellent film which saw the return of Batman's greatest enemy, and as a previous reviewer already mentioned, we would see an older Terry in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue" in which Terry learns a shocking secret about his real origins (and yes, it would have been oh so nice if that episode was included in this et, because that is the true end of the series). That aside, the third season of Batman Beyond is a fantastic pick up for fans of the series or Batman in general, and if you've never seen "Epilogue", you should pick up the first season of Justice League Unlimited for that alone."
The Return of Ra's Al Ghul!
KAppleFeet2 | 12/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
If you are a fan of these cartoons, and if you already own "Batman Beyond: Season One" and "Batman Beyond: Season Two," then you really should not think twice about purchasing the final volume in the BATMAN BEYOND series because it concludes an excellent television show, and it has thirteen absolutely magnificent episodes. Here is the episode list, with a very small description of each episode, so not a lot of the plot will be ruined:
1) King's Ransom -- The Royal Flush Gang returns. 2) Untouchable -- Batman must face a new villain, The Repellar. 3) Inqueling -- Ink returns, and so does her daughter! 4) Big Time -- Big Time, a friend from Terry's past returns. 5) Out of the Past -- Talia Al Ghul, Ra's Al Ghul's daughter and Bruce Wayne's past love from "Batman: The Animated Series," visits Bruce on his birthday. 6) Speak No Evil -- Batman helps a genically enhaced gorilla find his mother's killer. 7) The Call: Part I -- Superman asks Batman to join the Justice League Unlimited. 8) The Call: Part II -- Batman must comfront a traitor in the Justice League Unlimited! 9) Betrayal -- Big Time returns once again and causes problems for Batman. 10) The Curse of the Kobra: Part I -- KOBRA kidnaps Max Gibson, Terry's friend, and plans to release a bomb. 11) The Curse of the Kobra: Part II -- The second part of "The Curse of the Kobra: Part I." 12) Countdown -- Zeta, the robot from Season Two, returns to Gotham City to find his creator...but something goes wrong! 13) Unmasked -- A flashback of how Terry was once unmaked.
SPECIAL FEATURES might be another "Panel" and probably Commenteries and trailers.
I myself have not seen all of these episodes, but I can for sure tell you that they are great! I hope you buy this to add yet another excellent volume to your Timm/Dinin DVD collection!!! You will not regret it. ^_^"
ONENEO | Buffalo, NY | 07/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the third (and unfortunately final) season of Batman Beyond, the show's creators settle into a rhythm that's really reminiscent of their finer moments in the much heralded Batman: The Animated Series. Having followed the series from its debut episode right up until the final, I can state that the entire third season manages to feel very natural in terms of character interaction and setting mood. While not as unpredictable as the first season, the third was wise to put Maxine Gibson (from season 2) on the backburner. Terry is much more able to explore his own thoughts and feelings as the new Batman with Bruce to back him up when the going gets rough. Note: Max is still present in many episodes, but her role is a bit more subtle.
Unlike Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond doesn't run quite a tight rouge's gallery. There are some reoccurring villains (such as Inque, Blight, The Jokerz, etc.) but nothing like the staples found in the original Batman story-lines. The show's creators claim that while there never an official "canceling" of Batman Beyond, they were all approached with assignments that caused them to drift apart which explains why the final episode could be viewed as fairly anticlimactic. Fortunately, as a result, greats like Justice League and Unlimited would be born. Batman Beyond is a program that still holds up beautifully and brings an interesting take on an already wonderful franchise. My only complaint about the series is that it had to come to an end.
Episode Guide: 1) King's Ransom 2) Untouchable 3) Inqueling 4) Big Time 5) Out of the Past 6) Speak No Evil 7) The Call: Part I 8) The Call: Part II 9) Betrayal 10) The Curse of the Kobra: Part I 11) The Curse of the Kobra: Part II 12) Countdown 13) Unmasked "
Quite what I wanted
ONENEO | 05/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having pre-ordered this I had incredible expectations for this that were met incredibly well. This was my favorite show when it was on the WB and it is still alive and well in this box set. The commentaries, like most in the DC comics classics collection, were well done and not even close to underwhelming. For fans of the series, and anyone who cares about the DC Comics classics this is a must buy."
The end of beyond?
Sam Mackley-Ward | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last thirteen episodes of batman beyond are some of the best. Revalations about terry's past make sure the series continues to evolve. The episode "out of the past" is my personal favorite. Bruce Wayne, now aged and bitter is given the chance to be young again by a former love but is everthing it seems? Of course not. The action is well balenced with plot and substance throught the season. The two part episode focused on Kobra is very good, with spectaular voice acting talent from Alexis Denishof. (interestingly many buffy the vampire slayer and angel cast members contribute their voices throught the Timmverse series, look out for them). The future justice league also make an appearence, complete with a superman whose kryptonian DNA has kept him relativly youthful over the forty years since the end of the modern DCAU, a nice touch by the creators i thought. The only gripe i have is that "unmasked" is not really a fitting ending to the series, working as a standalone episode. Fortunatly the final episode in season one of "justice league unlimited" "epilouge" ties up batman beyonds loose ends. i find the balance of darkness and humour refreshing all the way though the season and the homages to the original series are loving. Many people overlook Batman Beyond but i strongly recommend that if you are a fan of Batman the animated series, you see how the next generation pans out"