Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – Blu-ray Edition

batman-return-of-the-caped-crusadersAn homage to the past in regards to animated Batman films. This is from another time. Everything is different. Animation, voices and stories. Different but still enjoyable. This is how animated Batman was until the Eighties when it went in another darker direction. Showing us how superheroes do not have to be gloomy and tortured. Fun was a possibility. Cheesy lines were everywhere. It works because besides all the fun to be had there is plenty of brain involved as well.


It is great having the iconic voices of Julie Newmar, Burt Ward and Adam West back and associated with the franchise again. They do a fantastic job adding to the lighthearted nature of the film. A great way to celebrate the Fiftieth anniversary of the television show.


It is apparent from the first scenes that a lot of care went into making it like the Batman of the past. That is despite the fact that the animation is not hand drawn, rather CG-assisted. It still looks a lot like that of the past. You also get other classic touches like the fight scenes, weapons, gags, Batcave decor and other Easter Eggs that will have long time fans over the moon.


Set in the Sixties, Gotham City is once again in peril. That is due to the fact that four super villains have banded together to try and take over the city. Catwoman (voiced by Julie Newmar), The Joker (voiced by Jeff Bergman), Riddler (voiced by Wally Wingert) and Penguin (voiced by William Salyers) are working as a unit of evil. They have concocted a plan that involves Catwoman bringing Batman (voiced by Adam West) over to the dark side and using a stolen weapon to further their agenda. The Replicator Ray has definitely fallen into the wrong hands.


Special Features:

-Those Dastardly Desperados (1080p; 1.78:1; 10:29).



-A Classic Cadre of Voices (1080p; 1.78:1; 10:01).



-A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin (1080p; 1.78:1; 10:07).



-A Sneak Peak at Son of Batman (1080p; 1.78:1; 9:28).



-Trailers (1080p) for DCTV Brands, Wonder Woman Coming to Theaters, The LEGO Batman Movie, Wonder Woman Animated Movie, Suicide Squad



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