Releases - DVD - School Dayz and Spellbound
Street Date: 3/2/04
Subformat: 5-Single Sided
Sound Track Language: English
Closed Captioning: Yes
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33, Standard [4:3
-The Winning Edge
-Dead Man's Hand
-A Touch of Curare
In an effort to get their VHS catalogue onto DVD, WHV compiled two separate
Batman Beyond; VHS releases onto one disc, without a single extra to
be seen. The finished product, Batman Beyond: School Daze/Spellbound;,"
is rather mixed. Three of the six episodes on this release we already have
While the episode selection - "The Winning Edge," "Golem," "Dead Man's
Hand," "Spellbound," "Hooked Up," and "A Touch of Curare" - is pretty
strong, it's disappointing that WB opted to use three episodes that are
currently on DVD. There is a whole other VHS, called Batman Beyond:
Crush;, featuring three episodes not yet available in the digital format
- "Once Burned," "Rats," "Terry's Friend Dates A Robot" - that should have
been apart of this DVD instead of "School Daze."
It's a great bunch of episodes well worth the price. Not every episode is a
winner, with the quality ranging from mediocre - "Hooked Up" - to excellent
- "A Touch of Curare". Fans might want to take note this collection includes
the episode that spawned dozens of disturbing fan fiction sites and...rather
adult stories - "Dead Man's Hand." Watch if you dare.
The main menu contains a list of episodes and audio options. That's it. Not
a single other option. The transfers for these episodes are pretty standard,
not amazing but not terrible. In fact, these transfers on par with the Batman
Beyond: The Movie; DVD release from 1999.
These DVDs are remarkably cheap, costing no more than $8 - 10, so you
shouldn't feel ripped off. This DVD release, and its counterpart Batman
Beyond: Tech Wars/Disappearing Inque; are worth picking up to help us
pass the time until the inevitable Batman Beyond; box sets.
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