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Old 02-07-2018, 11:32 PM   #161
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Btw I loved the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode they included on the disc! I never saw the series, so seeing Batman in "Trials of the Demon!" was sweet! I also enjoyed re-watching the TAS episode "Showdown".
TRIALS OF THE DEMON is my single favorite episode of B:TB&TB. Is it in 1080p?

This reminds me, I need to get the series on Blu.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:39 PM   #162
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In terms of features....this is a return to the full-packed feature of earlier films.

History of the source material.
2 bonus cartoons from 2 separate series.
Commentary.
Gallery
General interviews of the project

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Sneak peek at the excellent looking Grindhouse inspired new Suicide Squad animated film!
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:46 PM   #163
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I picked this up and watched over the weekend and I have to say, it was pretty average. Kind of middle of the road as far as the DC animated features are concerned imo.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:29 AM   #164
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What I don't get is
[Show spoiler]why was Gordon so scared about the nightmare of the Ripper killing his, when he himself is the Ripper, burns his wife and children with acid, and tell Batman wives and mothers are the worse kinds of... you know what imaginable? If he thought that, why the hell did he get married and have a family in the first place? Please someone explain this to me, because I think I may have missed something.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:30 AM   #165
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Finally sat down to watch today. I was not a big fan of source material to be honest. I liked the art style but the story for a trudge to get through in the novel form for me. Regardless I liked the concept of a Victorian era Batman and was excited to see it adapted. I thought this adaption was a lot more clear, and the inclusion of Selina was an interesting choice. That being said I kind of wish they had built up the murder mystery aspect, had a little more focus on the detective aspects beyond one scene with Alfred and bruce in the "cave."

Overall I enjoyed it, it was not the best DCAU and was not worst, it was just ok/good. I would be open to seeing them explore another story in the era but who knows.

As for BD itself did any of you notice the shoddy blacks for this movie? It felt really out of place with previous DCAU titles, kind of felt like I was watching a streamed version of Vudu with the blockyness at times. You can see it a lot more in the night sequences and the credits of course. Seemed like a faulty compression job. I here the 4k set is better but sadly I do not have 4k yet.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:33 AM   #166
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What I don't get is
[Show spoiler]why was Gordon so scared about the nightmare of the Ripper killing his, when he himself is the Ripper, burns his wife and children with acid, and tell Batman wives and mothers are the worse kinds of... you know what imaginable? If he thought that, why the hell did he get married and have a family in the first place? Please someone explain this to me, because I think I may have missed something.
I wondered the same thing as well.
[Show spoiler]It honestly made no sense to me
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:04 AM   #167
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I wondered the same thing as well.
[Show spoiler]It honestly made no sense to me
Well,
[Show spoiler]his wife was raving like a lunatic, praising what her husband for treating her sins as a woman. You suppose he does the same to his children? Well, they're both crazy, so I guess it makes sense.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:50 PM   #168
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I really want to pick this up.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:28 PM   #169
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I really want to pick this up.
Go on and do so. It's a really enjoyable movie. I highly recommend it.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:54 PM   #170
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Any good special features regarding the actual comic?
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:11 PM   #171
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Any good special features regarding the actual comic?
Yeah, though it discusses both the comic and film.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:03 AM   #172
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Adapting the setting and basic premise of one of the best elseworld graphic novels, but little else in terms of plot, this latest film from the DC Animation team is a quite thrilling gothic mystery horror. It's harsh portrayal of violence, in particular violence towards women as embodied by the killer at large, is handled rather deftly, as is the candor with which it handles sensuality - both uncommon in animated films. The plentiful Batman mythos Easter Eggs are constant nice touches, too. My only real gripe is that it ends rather abruptly, without much of a denouement to wrap up some plot matters that one has to just assume work out for the protagonist. 9/10
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:37 PM   #173
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I wasn't really expecting anything of this but I watched this at a friend's place and thoroughly enjoyed it. Easily the best DCAU movie that I've seen in a while, maybe since Dark Knight Returns. Great voice acting and score, especially. Only gripes would be the cheapness of the animation and the obviousness of the villain's identity, but other than that, this was a very pleasant surprise.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:40 AM   #174
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My favorite animated Batman film since Under the Red Hood. For once, the story is just enough for its short running time. It's brutal without being too gratuitous. The performances and the score are fantastic (I seriously didn't think these movie could have such a strong score). That one scene that people are talking about really doesn't make sense unless you think about the psychology of it all. Andmthe animation is of course budget appropriate, but the design takes the some lf the sting out of that.
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I don't know why people give them that leeway.
Budget appropriate? They are charging $30 for this, it is sitting right next to Dunkirk.
I don't expect a $100 million budget but don't give me Fox sitcom animation quality either.
I guarantee you, if you took this out of Timm's hands and give it to another team with the same budget, it would look ten times better. There is some quality animators out there.
But we get 1990s cartoon art style.

BTW, I went back to the book and was surprised at how different it is from this feature.
I actually liked what they did expanding on it.
The book was so short, almost seemed like a standard comic book story.

But man, Batman gets his lunch handed to him over and over throughout the animated movie. That was not in the book.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:52 PM   #176
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I don't know why people give them that leeway.
Budget appropriate? They are charging $30 for this, it is sitting right next to Dunkirk.
I don't expect a $100 million budget but don't give me Fox sitcom animation quality either.
I guarantee you, if you took this out of Timm's hands and give it to another team with the same budget, it would look ten times better. There is some quality animators out there.
But we get 1990s cartoon art style.
Where are you being charged $30 for this movie? The release week price was $16.99 for standard Blu-ray.
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Putting aside my disappointment in the designs and animation, I do think that as different as it is from the graphic novel, it's not necessarily bad because of the changes --- I just think it's lackluster in general, especially in regard to the mystery which is not well structured or executed in the story. I think any praise this movie gets is based the Victorian-era Batman vs. Jack the Ripper concept, the harsh moments of violence that goes with it, and all the easter eggs batfans can spot within this Elseworld environment. It's different than what we've gotten for Batman onscreen, and that seems to be enough for some people to appreciate, but I can't help but look at it and think that it should have been better and so much more.
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I wasn't really expecting anything of this but I watched this at a friend's place and thoroughly enjoyed it. Easily the best DCAU movie that I've seen in a while, maybe since Dark Knight Returns. Great voice acting and score, especially. Only gripes would be the cheapness of the animation and the obviousness of the villain's identity, but other than that, this was a very pleasant surprise.
Obviousness? I honestly thought it was gonna be Dent! I wasn't expecting it to be
[Show spoiler]Gordon!
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:23 PM   #179
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I still don't get why people seem to expect Disney-quality animation from these films every time. These are low-budget, straight-to-video movies that will most likely appeal to a niche audience and thise who are casually browsing the wal-mart dvd section and pick it out randomly because it has Batman in the title. These are only made to bring in a bit of extra profit to DC, and to do that in today's home video market the budgets have to be particularly low.

If they were to have more intricate and detaile animation and designs, feature more background extras and action, and more complext coreography, then the budgets have to be much larger, which would mean that it would require a theatrical release to make a profit. Which means that they have to soend more money on marketing. And an animated R-rated Batman just isn't gonna appeal to a lot of people beyond the core fan base
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Obviousness? I honestly thought it was gonna be Dent! I wasn't expecting it to be
[Show spoiler]Gordon!
It couldn't be Dent. They showed Dent
[Show spoiler] at the gentlemen's club with Bruce and Selina, at the time one of the murders was taking place
. Yeah, he was one the few possible suspects early on, but they basically threw away that possibility sooner than they should have, leaving the only other suspect obvious before the reveal. Poor mystery writing.
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