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The Batman Superman Movie

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Director: Toshihiko Masuda, Michael McCuistion

Cast: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly

 

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This animated adventure brings together the two biggest heroes in DC Comics history, Superman and Batman. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental

Overview

This animated adventure brings together the two biggest heroes in DC Comics history, Superman and Batman. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include an interview with producer Bruce Timm, an interactive game, trailers, and tutorials on how to draw the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader. This is a great disc for fans of the characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
UPC:
0085391635123
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:01:00
Sales rank:
13,663

Special Features

The Joker's Challenge Game; Conversation with producer Bruce Timm; Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman; Get the Picture: How to Draw Superman; Music montage; Cast and crew information; Trailers; Languages: English, Français, Español & Português; Subtitles: English & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Conroy Batman/Bruce Wayne
Tim Daly Superman/Clark Kent
Clancy Brown Lex Luthor
Dana Delany Lois Lane
Mark Hamill The Joker
Arleen Sorkin Harley Quinn
Lisa Edelstein Mercy Graves
Bob Hastings Commissioner Gordon
Joseph Bologna Dan Turpin
Robert Costanzo Detective Bullock
George Dzundza Perry White
Lauren Tom Angela Chen
Efrem Zimbalist Alfred

Technical Credits
Toshihiko Masuda Director
Michael McCuistion Director
Haven Alexander Associate Producer
Stan Berkowitz Screenwriter
Alan Burnett Original Story,Screenwriter
Paul Dini Original Story
Rich Fogel Screenwriter
Steve Gerber Screenwriter
TMS-Kyokuichi Animator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Dragon's Secret.
2. VIP Rescue.
3. Billion-Dollar Deal.
4. Dinner Dates.
5. We Need to Talk.
6. Falling Over Lois.
7. Man of Steel Trap.
8. Last Laugh.
9. Like Gentlemen and Ladies.
10. Predistress Signal.
11. Bat-Target.
12. Printing Pressed.
13. The Joker's New Toys.
14. Mechanical Monsters.
15. Heavy Metal Havoc.
16. Last of the Lexwing.
17. Better Be Good to Her.
18. End Credits.

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The Batman Superman Movie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie brings together 2 of the Best Heroes in the DC Universe. Batman a creature of the night, without any superpowers. Superman an alien hero, who draws his power from the sun. The beginning reveals that, thanks to Batman, the Joker's Criminal Organization had been shut down - he was the criminal equivalent of Dead Broke. Then he managed to locate about 20 Pounds of Green Kryptonite. So he flew to Metropolis, and made an offer to Lex Luthor. He'd kill Superman for $1 Billion Dollars. Lex eagerly accepted. Batman followed the Joker. He and Superman quickly learn each others civilian identities. Though they don't get along at first, they eventually come to respect each other. Bruce unfortunately hits on Lois, that complicates things. Superman found himself helpless against both the Joker's genius and madness. If it weren't for Batman, Superman would have died. Lex's resources caught Batman unprepared, Superman had to save Batman from a Killer Robot. Lex double crosses the Joker, planning to kill him and use him as a scapegoat. But the he ended up Joker's prisoner. Joker commandeered a massive assault aircraft, from Lex's hanger. Joker planned to make Lex watch everything he'd ever built be destroyed - Lex had built more than half of Metropolis. Joker was ready to level half a city, for revenge against Lex. Together Batman and Superman save Metropolis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Either in it's three-part version in Superman-The Animated Series or in this version, this is a very good take on the first meeting between Superman and Batman. It compares their methods and rationales, their separate personalities and even the type of adversary that they encounter. As the story evolves, we find that their only connection is Lois Lane--who falls for Bruce (much to the chagrin of Clark). In the end, while we don't find them to be the best of friends, the two heroes come to an understanding and admiration of each other, in spite of their different methods. There are some magnificent contrasts in the vocal performances--Tim Daly's flat, ironic and noble Clark/Superman with the urbane, chilling Kevin Conroy doing his usual outstanding work as Bruce/Batman then throwing Dana Delany's wisecracking Lois Lane between them. This also is the case with Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor and Mark Hamill's Joker. Much of the animated work done by Warner Brothers in the 1990s wasn't done specifically for young viewers--there were many double entendres in the more humorous material (Animaniacs and Freakazoid), and of course Batman:The Animated Series especially since B:TAS broke the super-hero cartoon genre down and totally rewrote it. This movie is a great example of how far comics have come as storytelling--allowing the heroes to show anger, mistrust and jealousy toward one another but also coming to compromises with each other--not friends (at this point), but certainly earning each other's trust and respect. Good storytelling, and that recommends this movie more than anything else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old boy wanted to buy this, but I thought I would rent it first to check it out. I'm glad I did. It is totally inappropriate for children of any age. At the very least, the plot is too complicated and the dialogue too sophisticated for young children to understand. There are many other reasons I don't like this movie for children, here are just a few: The movie features women getting punched in the face and knocked unconscious. Lois Lane is shown in her very scant nightie talking on the phone at night to a topless Clark Kent. The superheroes invade a nightclub to find some criminals, who are watching dancing girls, again barely dressed, onstage dancing in cages. There is plenty of violence throughout. I won't list all the inappropriate words, images, and ideas, but there are many more. On a another really basic level, Superman and Batman are rivals throughout the movie, not allies as they are in Justice League. And their rivalry is never resolved. In fact, Bruce Wayne threatens Kent at the very end of the movie. Not family fare! This website states the movie is NR, but the copy I rented has a G rating!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago