"This DVD is a re-packaging of the three previously released Justice League DVDs. It contains "Secret Origins," "Paradise Lost," and "Justice on Trial."The animated versions of superhero cartoons just keep getting better and better. This DVD is being released just as Justice League season 2 is ending. The quality of the Justice League series is unquestionably excellent. This show is better than and builds upon the foundation created in the individual Batman and Superman animated TV shows. If regular comic books looked this good and were written this well, the industry would not be in such disarray. This is the show we want. We want that beautiful artwork (animation) and we want every story to be Alan Moore quality. Justice League comes closer to the model than anything we've seen so far.However, the people who create and market the DVDs are targeting the wrong audience -- again. It seems to me that they expect this to be purchased by parents of small children to watch over and over with Scooby Doo and Elmo. These videos will appeal to the 8-12 year old comic book reader just a little. But it seems like the core audience for the show on DVD is adults, especially the baby boomers who grew up with these characters and enjoy them. The versions of the characters in Justice League are fully developed and consistant with all the comic lore we know and love. I think that's who would buy the DVD box sets. I always buy the good box sets just to encourage their creation.But, we didn't get a nice box set here. Much like the Batman animated series, we're getting a few individual episodes. For this reason, I'm urging people to hold out on this one. Maybe the marketers will listen to fan reaction and package and release this show in a proper box set format. Season 1 & 2 of Justice League in 16x9 widescreen would be purchased by every fan with an HDTV. A good example is the recent MTV Spider-man box set - mastered in HDTV - complete - high quality with entertaining commentary for each episode.These sporadic releases are just wrong. The marketing strategy is wrong.The material is great and worth the 4 stars. However, the best material is missing! There was some great stuff in season 1, i.e., "Savage Time"; "A Knight of Shadows," and can you ask for a better script than season 2's "A Better World"? The upcoming Justice League Unlimited looks even better if that's even possible.Message to Justice League creators: Outstanding Job. You've met or exceeded my expectations in every respect. Keep it up. You are nailing this material.Message to DVD packagers and marketers: Do your market research. You don't know your market for these DVDs. You've made an error that will cost you a lot of sales. You've screwed up releasing it in this manner. Knock it off. Do it right as the creators did and the sales will naturally follow."
This "collection" is not for real collectors.
W. Klein | Monsey, NY USA | 08/02/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Real collectors want the complete season, not just a few episodes that are going to be included in the complete season anyway!! Its also overpriced considering what you're getting.
I'm in total agreement with the majority of fans of Batman Animated, Justice League, etc.. when say how i'm dissapointed with the DVD offerings that Warner is releasing and which they are not releasing.
I am speaking for more then myself when I say there is demand for the complete first season in a boxed set just like was recently released with Batman Animated Vol 1. Warner, stop trying to get us to buy the same "collection" or episodes twice. I vote to not buy these incomplete collections and wait for the real complete season sets."
Season One Please!
Stephen | TAMARAC, FL United States | 08/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Like many here, as an avid DVD consumer I strongly object to the current methodology of WB in their DVD release program. You have issued several Batman: Animated episodes on their own stand alone DVDs and then you followed this with a volume one incorporating those episodes. Do you really expect anyone to fall for this twice with your Justice League release. This is an excellent show and the fans do want to have this for their permanent collections, so lets not take advantage of them hmm? J.L. Unlimited started this evening, so isn't this maybe a good time to release season one?
I could be wrong now...but I don't think so."
Kaz | California | 08/10/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A few years ago I purchased B:TAS VHS tapes. Then I purchased the DVDs. Then I purchased the collected box sets. Don't make the same mistake I did. I was lucky enough to sell my double copies however I still lost plenty of money. Warner will release a complete season box set or else people will illegally make their own by downloading them or getting them off the black market. Warner will be extremely niave to let this happen. Be patient wait for the season box sets."
I'm pretty tired of this
Richard E. Howard | San Diego, CA United States | 07/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It is completely mind boggling as to why Warner isn't doing the simplest little things. Every fan has the same complaints, no widescreen, not a complete season, no significant extras of any kind. These are the simple expectations of every modern DVD release. Simple expectations.Warner, your marketing department, simply, isn't doing their job."