"Batman: The Complete Animated Series" Blu-ray Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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James Harvey

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The only slight correction, is I'm pretty sure of all the episodes of The New Batman Adventures, "Over the Edge" was the sole one done digital. @James Harvey?
To my knowledge, yup. Timm even mentions as such in an interview from a few years back (I'd need time to dig it up).
 

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To my knowledge, yup. Timm even mentions as such in an interview from a few years back (I'd need time to dig it up).
They do talk about in the episode commentary around 2:40 to 3:48. Murakami points it out but Timm said it was more 50/50. Since it was an episode TMS was doing preproduction on, they asked the crew if they could try and animate it digitally to show them what they could do -- camera work and backgrounds are composited digitally -- but it's still done with old school techniques, too.
 

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The World's Finest has published its review of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series - Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray release. In short, the best Batman cartoon ever made has simply never looked better, and that's not hyperbole. The HD remaster quality is staggering and genuinely stunning. Tack on an engaging and interesting documentary on the show's place in history, house it all in a handsome box set, and you have one release that can not be missed. Click here to read the complete review!


Also, be sure to check out Yojimbo's review of the Batman: The Complete Animated Series - Deluxe Limited Edition, too!
 

Palin Dromos

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For anyone concerned about the SD digital copy, I just got an email from Vudu that included a code to upgrade my SD copy for an HDX and they added on Mask of the Phantasm and Sub-Zero, which were not part of the initial redemption. I now have those HDX versions in my library.
So if you already redeemed you BTAS Complete series code and got the SD versions keep an eye on your email. As for those who are yet to redeem, I think you're probably safe to do so.
It all worked out in the end.
 

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Surprisingly, my local Wal-Mart had a copy so I didn't hesitate to buy it. Since I bought it in stores, I didn't have to deal with the beat up packaging problem, so it was a win. So if you haven't bought it yet and don't want to take the risk on Amazon, try and see if your Wal-Mart has it.

First thing I did was carefully take the discs out of those sleeves and place them in temporary cases- I'll have to make custom covers later. I really don't know why certain studios are so keen on this type of packaging- don't they know how easily you can scratch the discs? Plus once the paper sleeves get worn it's really easy for the discs to just fall out if you move the packaging in a certain way.

So far I've re-watched "Pretty Poison", "It's Never Too Late", and the fan favorite [/sarcasm] "I've Got Batman in My Basement". I'm definitely impressed with the video quality/restoration. This sort of thing makes me dismayed that Looney Tunes is no longer a priority for WB, 'cause I've missed these classic cartoon restoration projects.

I'll be interested to finally watch the rest of "TNBA". I've only seen a select few episodes.
 
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Just FYI, I ordered my copy from Amazon just last week, so it didn't come in the initial shipments. It arrive in a box rather than a bubble envelope, so it looks like they may have corrected that issue for any future shipments.
 

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Here are photos and a video of the standard edition, which has been released outside the U.S. Some folks on the Blu-Ray.com forum have been going over the special edition set, and while the response has been mostly positive, some have complained about excessive DNR and too many episodes being crammed on each disc. Additionally, "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" has inexplicably bad audio and the end credits of ''The Adventures of Batman and Robin'' episodes have the wrong music.
I wonder if the standard edition will be held back to correct these errors...
 

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I'm also a member in the Blu-Ray forums and I've been aware of the audio issue in "The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy". Some member posted audio samples and the difference is stunning, surprised it made it past quality control.

Very dissapointed that they didn't correct the issue of the end credits music in the TAOBAR episodes. ShadowStar had warned me about this when he found it in the digital versions on the DC Universe platform. And they didn't correct it either for the Blu Rays.

In other news, despite all this (and because a correction for this would be impossible I think) I've finally bought my copy... the UK version. Will have it by December 9th or so. Definitely my favorite artwork and packaging. Its basically the US Limited version but without the funkos or lenticular cards, and the booklet with the discs is vertical instead of horizontal. Here's a video.
 
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Finally got mine. Got the UK version, it's gorgeous! Watched the first 2 episodes and they look they best they ever have.

Will post a more detailed analysis after I go through the entire series.

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