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This is an awesome disk collection for any Batman fan! First of
all, the movie is great. Personally, I like it better than the recent "Dark
Knight" live action movie. The story is better. It is not one long story but
several short stories strung together (kind of like a comic book). I gather that
various artists and writers do each one because the art is very different for
each segment. In splitting it up, though, it makes it less "epic", which some
fans might not like. The Superman Doomsday movie last year was better, in that
sense. Still, it's very good.
The extras on the second disk are fabulous. There are two long features and one
short one. One is all about Batman's villains. The comments are from various
Batman writers and editors, so they do know their stuff. They illustrate the
comics using still comic images and clips from the cartoons. The second long
feature is all about Batman creator Bob Kane. Friends of his from the past
(including Marvel Comics' Stan Lee), his widow, and people who met him and
admired him (including Mark Hamill), paint an interesting portrait of what he
was like and how he got his start. I did not know all of these things about him
(such as the fact that he knew Marilyn Monroe, who became the inspiration for
Batman's girlfriend Vicky Vale), and it was fascinating.
The third feature, which is shorter, is about the new Wonder Woman animated
movie, out next year. That looks really good. I just wish it were a live-action
movie, though. I'm really looking forward to that one.
The set also comes with some bonus episodes from the Batman Animated Series.
They are great fun to watch. This is definitely a disk everyone who likes
Batman should buy.
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