|Guides - Releases - DVD - Volume 2
Announce Date: 7/22/09
Street Date: 11/10/09
Packaging Type: Eco Amaray Case
Subformat: Single Disc
Media Quantity: 1
Disc Configuration: DVD 5
Sound Track Language: English
Run Time: 88
|Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
English, Spanish, Portuguese (Dolby Stereo 2.0)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Day of the Dark Knight!
Enter the Outsiders!
of the Dead Man!
Fall of the Blue Beetle!
Synopsis: Batman isn't going at it alone this time! From Warner
Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic
Batman franchise. Our caped crusader is teamed up with heroes
from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and
adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green
Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold
justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman
will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing
situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With
formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on
his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool
gadgets to bring justice home.
The second DVD release for Batman: The Brave and the
Bold features some of the best episodes to grace Season 1. This
quadruple grouping of episodes expands the range of the show
even further and introduces a slew of new heroes and villains
that you may have never heard of, but existed long before you
were even born. If you liked the previous DVD release, I can’t
see you not liking this release even moreso. The only con seems
to be the volume release instead of simply tossing out a season
set, but I can see how this is beneficial to give people
inexpensive taste-tests to this great show.
with the time-traveling tale of “Day of the Dark Knight,” Batman
gets teamed up in a full-fledged story with Green Arrow rather
than a mere teaser as featured on the first release. Together
they are taken back in time to team up with the Demon Etrigan to
battle the evil Sorceress Morgaine Le Fay. Although the episode
raises some quirky questions, overall it is a highly enjoyable
and surprising adventure with a twist that I didn’t expect - but
Instead of a single hero’s introduction, “Enter
the Outsiders” brings three pint-sized soon-to-be heroes to the
audience’s awareness. Black Lightning, Katana, Metamorpho are
introduced as juvenile delinquents under the command of a
sewer-dwelling crime boss named “Slug.” Batman teams up with the
elderly hero Wildcat to bring this trio to a disciplined
usefulness. Although the premise was interesting, the episode is
definitely the weakest of the four on this DVD. It’s not
horrible, but it’s not-not horrible either.
Going back to
the quality set by “Day of the Dark Knight,” the next episode
raises the bar on what to expect from the show. Introducing one
of the most unique heroes, “Dawn of the Deadman” features, well,
Deadman. Deadman helps Batman through a near-death adventure
crafted by the fiendish poltergeist Gentleman Ghost as he
attempts to unleash an army of undead within the crypts of
London. This significantly shows that not only is this show not
afraid of the dark, it also has writers talented enough to write
for both a child audience and an adult audience. This story
manages to pull off a dark, yet fun adventure for both audiences
without pandering to one, or complicating the enjoyment for the
Just as the first DVD release managed to
conveniently, or too conveniently, have an episode that greatly
ended the disc’s content, this release does as well. “Fall of
the Blue Beetle” may sound dire, but it makes a landmark attempt
to not only fulfill dreams of the major comic fans, and also
introduce a new legacy to an unsuspecting audience. Delving
deeper into the Blue Beetle legacy, the episode features both
the new Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) and the long-loved Blue Beetle
II; Ted Kord (voiced by Wil Wheaton). The episode is cleverly
covers two eras - one for each Beetle - along with keeping a
compelling story, and is easily one of the top best of the
entire first season.
Like the previous volume this set arrives in a
standard single disc Eco Amaray case. A singular insert is
included which advertises the soundtracks for the Brave and
the Bold episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister" on one side
and "Green Lantern" and "Superman/Batman - Public Enemies" on
the other. Disc art is pretty basic (and pictured above) and
menus are simple and easy to navigate. There are zero extras on
this set so that is an immediate bummer, but the A/V quality
here is pretty solid. Audio is a standard English Stereo mix,
but the video presentation is an anamorphic widescreen encode,
which means that this show looks pretty darn good, especially if
you've been stuck watching it in the standard definition
And...that's all to this release, really.
There's some trailers for other shows and the like but overall
it's a pretty limited release. If you're a fan of the series
then it's Recommended, but if you're hoping for
more in the future then I would maybe hold out for a season set
release. It's bound to happen eventually. Or at least I really
hope it does.
Main review by Andrew; DVD Review by
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