Reviews - DVD - Batman Collection (DVD 3-Pack)
Street Date: 12/23/03
Packaging Type: Slipcase
Subformat: Multi Disc
Media Quantity: 3
Movies: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub
Zero, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Official Synopsis: Three original Batman animated features together
in one action-packed bundle of DVD excitement!
Review (James Harvey): Since the movie is reviewed elsewhere on
the site, letís take a quick look at the package. Those looking to pick
up this Batman Collection (DVD 3-Pack), well, you arenít in for
anything new. The collection contains Batman: Mask of the Phantasm,
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, and Batman Beyond: Return of
the Joker (Edited Version), and the content here is exactly the same
as in their original DVD releases. In fact, this collection is just the
three releases collected in a cardboard slipcase. Thatís all. The extras
for these three releases are the same as their respective individual
releases, so if you already have these, you know what youíre in for. If
not, well, youíll get a nice amount of extras overall. The biggest extra
in the overall collection is the commentary on Batman Beyond: Return
of the Joker, with the rest of the content including production info
on both Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Batman & Mr.
Freeze: Sub-Zero, and merely a theatrical trailer for Batman:
Mask of the Phantasm.
For those wondering why Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman isnít
included, this release was meant to be bought in addition to Batman:
Mystery of the Batwoman at a discounted price for those who may not
own these three films. Similar to how companies re-release movies
whenever a sequel is released, that is exactly what Warner Home Video
did here. If you donít own any of these three films, then this is a
bargain-priced alternative to getting all three movies included here.