"I want you all to know that my 3-Star rating is not based on the movies themselves. I personally find all three movies to be great. Here's the reason for my mediocre score. The movies included in this set are:
Batman: Mask of The Phantasm
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Did you catch that last one? The third movie in the Batman Movie collection is not the third true Batman movie, Mystery of the Batwoman. Amazon makes no mention of this in any product description, and the photo for the set shows the one side of the box that does not list what movies are inclided. I admit, I could have done more research to find that out before purchasing this set, although I figured 3 actual Batman movies coming in the Batman movie collection would be common sense. Apparantly not. So, long story short, 3 great, highly reccomended movies... just be aware of what movies you are buying."
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker info
Wompdevil | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just so everyone who is curious about buying this set knows, the 'Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker' is the CUT version unfortunately. This is a really great value otherwise to get three films. Only one you would need other than these to complete the movie set would be the 'Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman' DVD which came out the same year as this set I believe which might be why it wasnt included."
Excellent animated movies
Rick M. Metz | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mask of the Phantasim is an oustanding Batman movie. Good plot, great animation, and action. Just like the animated series, but this is an original movie. The fight scene in the end when the Joker tries to escape on a jet pack is pretty cool.
Return of the Joker is an original movie from the Batman Beyond animated series. I prefer the original Batman, but this is a pretty darn good animated movie. It shows the last battle between the original Batman and the Joker, and the Joker returns from the dead to cause problems for the new Batman, and his mentor Bruce Wayne.
Sub-Zero is pretty decent. great explosion scenes in the end when Batman and Robin rescue Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) from Mr. Freeze.
This is a MUST for Batman fans!!!"
Batman Animated Collection
Daryl Buford | 11/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While all three DVD's are good, The Mask of the Phantasm is a very good movie. The best of the Animated Batman films. Hopefully, DC will make another animated Batman film on the level of the Superman: Doomsday DVD from Fall of 2007."
So is Joker CUT or UNCUT?
baltanray | san mew francisco bay area | 12/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
alright, this is getting a bit confusing... so we finished watching the 3 films from the batman original movies box set, excellent stuff, especially Return of the Joker
now i was annoyed at the DVD being full screen so we went online and did a little research... then outpopped all these questions we can't seem to find true answers to:
1. the RotJ that comes with this boxset... is it CUT or UNCUT? cuz according to amazon, the separately sold UNCUT disc is 77 min, while the separately sold CUT disc is 70 min. and when i checked the info on MY disc? it says 76 min so then i checked amazon for the box set info, and it says it contains the PG-13 director's version (so i'm assuming it's the UNCUT version?) THEN i read reviews and have seen several folks saying the RotJ included in this boxset IS the CUT version? THEN i read several other more reviews & i see someone saying the UNCUT is 4 min longer than the CUT (PG13 vs PG) instead of the 7 min i saw earlier (77 min vs 70 min). but my disc from the boxset says 76 min? so wHAT IS what?
needless to say, all these conflicting infos just left us confused as hell...
***so WHAT EXACTLY is shown on the UNCUT disc that is gone on the CUT disc? how long r the actual movies from both versions? if someone can please inform us THE CORRECT INFO then we can finally know for sure if we're missing out on the UNCUT or not...
2. was this film shot in widescreen at all? what we saw on ours was fullscreen, but then i also read that if it is shown in wide-screen, it's a fake widescreen with added black bars on top/bottom, and by releasing the picture that way it actually makes the image smaller... so then why do we see full screen on our version (from the box set)...??
PLEASE, someone plz clear this up for us, many thanks!