The day has finally come. Batman: The Animated Series is finally on Blu-ray, allowing old fans and newcomers alike to experience the legendary show in glorious high-definition. So, get your utility belt and sharpen your batarangs because 109 episodes of superhero action await.
If you’re curious about what the high-definition makeover brings to the table, then worry not. Warner Bros. has provided some official ‘comparison images’ to show the difference.
What better example to give than the Caped Crusader himself in all his bat-themed glory? Notice the blurriness of the original picture quality on the left versus the clearer and detailed one on the right:
Alongside that, you can expect crisper sound quality. Thus, if you wanted to hear Mark Hamill’s brilliant portrayal of the Joker with better sound, then you got it.
In fact, why take our word for it? You can see for yourself in the video comparison below, which features Hamill as the Clown Prince of Crime himself:
Batman: The Animated Series has received cult status among Batfans. It has been commended for being a cartoon that isn’t merely for kids. The show boasts a mature, dark tone influenced by Tim Burton’s Batman movies and exhibits many adult themes despite having aired on a children’s network. In fact, many have deemed the series the most accurate portrayal of the Dark Knight ever.
Amazingly, the praise for Batman: TAS continues, despite the emergence of such highly-lauded works as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. This is clearly evident in that the Blu-ray box-sets have been expanded to 70,000 due to popular demand. They are expected to sell out in the near future.
The Deluxe Limited Edition will also come packed with cutesy POP collectibles of Batman, Harley Quinn, and The Joker. Alongside the 109 episodes of the series are its companion movies, Mask of the Phantasm and Sub-Zero.
Are you going to buy the box-set? What are your favorite moments from the series? Sound off in the comments below.
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