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Autbot_Benz
09-05-2017, 02:02 AM
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September 5th 1992 Batman The Animated Series made its Debut. It is considered the greatest Batman Cartoon in History. It spawned a few Movies and help launch the Timmverse as well. Also it launched the Career of Kevin Conroy among others.

ToTheNines
09-05-2017, 04:02 AM
Inb4 The Cuck comes in here libeling Bruce Timm, all butt hurt that he actually gets laid.

dl316bh
09-05-2017, 04:12 AM
It is considered the greatest Batman Cartoon in History.
Justifiably. Though Brave and the Bold is definitely a solid second place.

Shark_Blade
09-05-2017, 05:40 AM
Blu-Ray release or bust.

ToTheNines
09-05-2017, 06:07 AM
Blu-Ray release or bust.

I fail to see the point. It's not HD.

Krutch
09-05-2017, 06:26 AM
I still can't believe I've sat through all the 94 Spider-Man, 92 X-Men, but haven't sat through the entire series of this. The hells wrong with me? :lol:

TheSkeletonMan939
09-05-2017, 07:17 AM
Blu-Ray release or bust.

It wasn't produced in HD; it wouldn't look good in HD; Bruce Timm would not enjoy a HD release.

There is this though, which was designed to be shown in a high-definition format (http://www.wbshop.com/product/batman-+mask+of+the+phantasm+%281993%29+%28bd%29+%28mod%2 9+1000639611.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search)

Autbot_Benz
09-05-2017, 11:39 AM
Verified account @RealKevinConroy 53m53 minutes ago

'The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing but in rising every time you fail' Emerson. 25 years ago today the journey began!

Verified account @HamillHimself 3h3 hours ago

Mark Hamill Retweeted Batman: TAS

25 Yrs of Mr J Madness! Because he's insane-he's unpredictable. Because he's unpredictable-he's never boring & always a joy to play! #BTAS25

dl316bh
09-05-2017, 02:40 PM
I still can't believe I've sat through all the 94 Spider-Man, 92 X-Men, but haven't sat through the entire series of this. The hells wrong with me? :lol:
Gah. I really wish the both of those held up like TAS does. I had so many fond memories of them from watching as a kid.

ZariusTwo
09-05-2017, 03:20 PM
Gah. I really wish the both of those held up like TAS does. I had so many fond memories of them from watching as a kid.

"I bind with the Phoenix with the power of AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"

"SHOCKER! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH"

myconius
09-05-2017, 03:26 PM
wow! this is crazy!!
i had no idea it was today. :)

Blu-Ray release or bust.
a blu-ray release would be a bust.
i've long since owned all 4 seasons on DVD, and they look just fine on my tv.
blu-ray would just cost more money for zero improvement in picture quality.
some of the folks that were foolish enough to double dip for the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited on blu-ray were sadly disappointed.

myconius
09-05-2017, 03:32 PM
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still one of my all time favorite episodes from the series.

just love Hamill's Joker here! :D


"OOOOPS! looks like our air holes are water holes too! what a shame!"

"i never knew Batman could sink so low"

dl316bh
09-05-2017, 03:48 PM
"I bind with the Phoenix with the power of AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"

"SHOCKER! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH"
And then there's something about to explode, so the show cuts to an animated explosion from season one, despite it clearly taking place in a different location than where the heroes are.

TheSkeletonMan939
09-05-2017, 07:57 PM
Did any of you guys fall in love with Shirley Walker's music? La-La Land Records is having a flash sale for the entire series' score.

September 5 marks the 25th anniversary of the television premiere of B:TAS. We're celebrating with a Bat-tastic flash sale! Right now, get B:TAS VOL 1 & 4 (2-CD SETS) for only $20 each and VOL 2 & 3 (4-CD SETS) for only $40 each! Sale expires at 11:59am (PST) on 9/6.

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Site/SpecialOffers.html

I HIGHLY recommend you guys check out at least volume 1. The sound is great and the selection of episodes on the release gives you some of the show's best compositions. No one, and I mean no one, in television or even Hollywood is writing this sort of music anymore (at least regularly) which is a real shame.

DestronMirage22
09-05-2017, 11:06 PM
Uh, happy anniversary B:TAS! (I guess??)

I watched this show a lot as a kid. Easily one of my favorite versions of Batman.
And you just can't beat that intro:
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A real classic! :D

Faster and Cheaper
09-06-2017, 12:21 AM
My favorite show ever. It had two lives for me, first as a little kid watching in the mornings and afternoons after school. Then next as a teenager finishing up high school when the show first came on DVD, allowing me to appreciate it in a new way. And inspiring me to become an animator as well.

Happy 25th Batman the Animated Series.

TheSkeletonMan939
09-06-2017, 10:06 AM
some of the folks that were foolish enough to double dip for the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited on blu-ray were sadly disappointed.

JL and JLU were produced in HD so Blu-ray releases made sense and they look fine overall. Although some shots here and there are, for whatever reason, appallingly bad (aliasing).

People who want a remaster of B:TAS don't understand how hard it is to "restore" a show like that while retaining its visual style and appeal. Do you remove any of the grain? How much? Should you fix that animation error digitally? Do the colors need to be altered to fit the new resolution well? It requires a tremendous amount of prudence and oversight in order to "get it right"; otherwise you end up with something like this:

http://images2.static-bluray.com/reviews/8452_1_large.jpg

Mask of the Phantasm got a fine-looking Blu-ray release, but that was sourced from 35mm elements.

Spike Spiegel
09-06-2017, 07:54 PM
JL and JLU were produced in HD so Blu-ray releases made sense and they look fine overall. Although some shots here and there are, for whatever reason, appallingly bad (aliasing).

People who want a remaster of B:TAS don't understand how hard it is to "restore" a show like that while retaining its visual style and appeal. Do you remove any of the grain? How much? Should you fix that animation error digitally? Do the colors need to be altered to fit the new resolution well?


I'd settle for a reissue of the "Complete Series" boxset from 2008. The packaging for my copy is starting to come apart and my bonus disc was destroyed.

GoldMutant
09-06-2017, 08:50 PM
"SHOCKER! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH"

"The check's in the mail, baby!"

Turo602
09-06-2017, 09:37 PM
Regarding a Blu-Ray release, isn't one of the advantages of Blu-Ray more storage? So, while it doesn't have to be remastered in HD, can't they just put more episodes on fewer discs?

TMNT_Guy
09-06-2017, 10:40 PM
Regarding a Blu-Ray release, isn't one of the advantages of Blu-Ray more storage? So, while it doesn't have to be remastered in HD, can't they just put more episodes on fewer discs?
Yes, it can. Samurai Pizza Cats' DVD release, for example, was on 8 disks while it's Standard Definition Blu-ray release was on a single disk. Standard Definition content on Blu-rays also features uncompressed sound quality which is why many live concerts are are released on Blu-ray even though the video content is in SD.

The reason why there isn't more SD content on Blu-ray is due to customer confusion. "It's on Blu-ray, so why isn't it in HD?"

Personally, I really wish people would get behind this more. Batman the Animated Series was released on 4 volumes with 16 DVD disks in total. A Blu-ray release would only take 2 disks. That's 14 less disks taking up shelf space plus the benefit of less video and audio compression.

TheSkeletonMan939
09-07-2017, 07:53 AM
Regarding a Blu-Ray release, isn't one of the advantages of Blu-Ray more storage? So, while it doesn't have to be remastered in HD, can't they just put more episodes on fewer discs?

Yeah, and ideally you'd get a little less compression on the BD than on DVD, but you can just imagine everyone flipping their **** when they buy it and it isn't HD, even though there would be a dozen labels on the box saying "SD ON BD" or something like that. It would just be a pain in the ass for WB and I imagine B:TAS sells well enough today on digital platforms.