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Batman vs. Two-Face



Batman vs. Two-Face Home Entertainment Release
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 10, 2017 - Digital; October 17, 2017 - Blu-ray, DVD

Synopsis: Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. The sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

Batman vs. Two-Face Enhanced Content includes:
-“The Wonderful World of Burt Ward” (featurette) – Spotlighting Burt Ward’s life away from acting – particularly his many benevolent activities, and his lifelong devotion to the health and welfare of dogs.
-Adam West Tribute Panel/2017 Comic-Con International 2017 – At the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego, a panel celebrated the life and times of the late Adam West, the legendary “Bright Knight.” Fans laughed, cried and cheered as actress Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 1966 Batman movie), director/writer/actor Kevin Smith, actor/radio personality Ralph Garman, producer James Tucker and moderator Gary Miereanu captivated the audience with anecdotes and tales about Adam West.
-Actors Burt Ward and Julie Newmar discussing various aspects of their lives, ambitions and inspirations.

Batman vs. Two-Face Blu-ray/Digital Home Entertainment Release Review:
by James Harvey

Arriving on home media courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the studio has included some fantastic bonus features for Batman vs. Two-Face, along with a solid audio/video transfer of the movie itself. Those disappointed in the extras content with Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders should find themselves very pleased here.

Touching upon the film's presentation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment delivers the goods. The video transfer is solid, lacking any serious compression issues, though there is some noticeable colorbanding which seems to be more a result of the source material than the Blu-ray itself. Detail is crisp and clear, with the black nice and deep and the colors bright and poppy. The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is front heavy, with the majority of the sound coming from the center speakers. There are some sound effects that trickle through the other channels, but the center outlet gets the brunt of the sound. Everything sounds crisp and clear, with dialogue coming in full and the big action sequences hitting hard. the quality is basically on par with what Warner Bros. whipped up for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, more or less.

In terms of bonus content,Batman vs. Two-Face delivers over an hour of bonus content, with the meat of it coming from coverage of the Adam West Tribute Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. It's an incredibly heartwarming look at the man told through stories of friends and people who've worked with him. Running roughly 40 minutes, give or take, it's a hypnotic watch. The stories are all fantastic, painting a tremendous picture of the man behind the cowl. Prepare to cry. Outside of that, there's the 14 minute-ish "The Wonderful World of Burt Ward," wherein he discusses his work on Batman, Adam West and some of his passion for the welfare of dogs. Save for some pretty heavy-handed product placement, it's a great look at Ward's regular life. Following that, there's three brief featurettes, all running around two minutes, where Burt Ward and Julie Newmar provide their thoughts on their work and life. And, though not included on the iTunes digital edition, the Blu-ray release of Batman vs. Two-Face includes a short bonus scene focused on Dr. Harleen Quinzel. A selection of trailers wrap up the bonus content, with the Blu-ray also including a DVD and Digital Copy of Batman vs. Two-Face.

Overall, Batman vs. Two-Face features some great bonus content, with the Comic-Con Adam West Tribute panel coverage the clear standout. It's a very respectful move on Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's part to include that, serving as a nice nod to friends and family and a treat for fans who just want to hear more about West. Honestly, it's nearly worth the price alone, just to get to hear these great talented folks share stories about West. The rest of the featurettes are enjoyable as well, and are worth a watch. In addition to all that bonus content, the studio has also provided Batman vs. Two-Face with fine audio and video transfers. All in all, it's a great release on nearly all fronts and should be part of any fan's collection. Must Own!

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