Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > HD Talk

HD Talk The place to discuss HD DVD, Blu-ray and all other forms and formats of HD and HDTV.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-13-15, 06:21 PM   #76
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
For what it's worth, I had a lot of fun with Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, which plays a lot like the late, great Justice League. Not quite in that same league (no pun intended!) but a return to the DC I once knew and loved. I just wish it were a weekly series and not a movie since...well, that's kind of what it feels like.
I might pick this up after seeing some decent reviews for it (including yours). I wasn't sure about it as it looks more aimed at kids and I believe the Batman Unlimited name actually comes from an action figure line. The only thing I'm not sure on with it is the animation style.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-15, 06:50 PM   #77
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,176
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
For what it's worth, I had a lot of fun with Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, which plays a lot like the late, great Justice League. Not quite in that same league (no pun intended!) but a return to the DC I once knew and loved. I just wish it were a weekly series and not a movie since...well, that's kind of what it feels like.

I was going to pass on this but your review has piqued my interest. Thanks!
__________________
You must watch my Short film Punching Hitler!

"Well time travel's confusing. I remember tomorrow like it was yesterday."
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-15, 07:39 PM   #78
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
TheMovieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,079
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
Huh, I'm surprised there's another Batman animated movie so soon, right after Batman vs Robin?

What other Batman animated movies are coming up?
Well, this one is based on a toy line and not cannon (whereas Batman vs Robin is a direct sequel to Son of Batman and is connected with, IIRC, a couple other DCAU films).
__________________
"I get paid to be suspicious when I've got nothing to be suspicious about." -- The Firm
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-15, 02:05 AM   #79
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 997
re: DC Animated Universe Films

There is JUSTICE LEAGUE" GODS & MONSTERS coming in July.
Bruce Timm is one the Producers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-15, 12:33 AM   #80
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 9,673
Just watched Batman vs. Robin. Kind of dull, to be honest. O'Mara still sounds like he's sleepwalking through the role (I hate sounding like a broken record and I know I should try new things, but bring back Kevin Conroy or at least Bruce Greenwood), the sex, blood, and profanity still feel unnecessary and out of place, and the storyline feels all over the place. Maybe it's better with more room to breathe in the comics. Way too many cannon fodder villains to kill who aren't actually alive, the character arcs never felt anything but perfunctory, and the animation was kind of stiff. Either I'm getting old, or the action sequences pale in comparison to JLU.

Assault on Arkham was a little better, especially since it's basically a Suicide Squad movie guest-starring Batman. The heist movie structure is fun and kind of neat, even if it does disappointingly little with the personalities of the villains on the adventure, Harley and Deadshot excepted. Still feels like little more than a watch-it-once time-killer and little else.
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
"Smart can't beat free."
Gillian Flynn
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-15, 11:46 AM   #81
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Yeah, I hate O'Mara as the voice of Batman. I don't know why they insist on continuing to use him as he really isn't very good at all.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-15, 12:12 PM   #82
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mattysemo247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,399
re: DC Animated Universe Films

As much as I love Kevin Conroy, he's turning 60 this year. I really wonder how much longer he'll be able to be the voice of Batman.
__________________
Xbox Gamertag: Skillz 247 LP Playstation ID: Skillz247LP Wii U: Skillz247LP Wii Code: 3960 3828 1411 7474
My Blu Ray Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-15, 12:43 PM   #83
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Voice acting is different than regular acting though. Most people's voices don't really change too much over time and a lot of voice actors continue for quite a while. He may not want to do it all the time and that's fine as I've accepted that he likely won't be the regular voice of Batman anymore, but almost anyone would be better than O'Mara.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-15, 11:39 AM   #84
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,507
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
I didn't realize they have released so many animated DC movies:

Superman: Doomsday
Justice League: The New Frontier
Batman: Gotham Knight
Wonder Woman
Green Lantern: First Flight
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
All-Star Superman
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Batman: Year One
Justice League: Doom
Superman vs. The Elite
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
Superman: Unbound
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Justice League: War
Son of Batman
Batman: Assault on Arkham
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Batman vs Robin
I have everyone of them, 90 Percent on BR.

Loving seeing the comics I read as kid coming to life...
-Animated Movies
-Live Action Movie
-TV Shows (live action and animated)

Golden Age of Super Heroes.
__________________
Heroes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but they all have the same heart...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-15, 11:59 PM   #85
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

So the Warner Archives Tumblr page has a teaser for some titles that are being announced at SDCC and it appears that we may be getting Justice League Unlimited on Blu-ray. Glad I never bought the DVD sets and held out hope that this might happen.

http://warnerarchive.tumblr.com/post...-international
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 12:00 AM   #86
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 18,966
re: DC Animated Universe Films

I'm going to lose my mind (in a good way!) if JLU is announced.
__________________
"When you're in your twenties, you wonder what everyone's thinking of you. When you're in your thirties, you don't care what people think of you. And when you reach your forties, you find out no one was ever thinking of you in the first place."
-Patton Oswalt
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 12:27 AM   #87
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 17,702
re: DC Animated Universe Films

I hope we get them.
__________________
Blu-ray Picture Quality Tiers (last update: May 30, 2016)

Over 5000 Blu-rays ranked by pure video quality.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 09:37 AM   #88
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mattysemo247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,399
re: DC Animated Universe Films

I don't say this often, but I would pay just about anything (reasonable) for Batman The Animated Series on Blu Ray
__________________
Xbox Gamertag: Skillz 247 LP Playstation ID: Skillz247LP Wii U: Skillz247LP Wii Code: 3960 3828 1411 7474
My Blu Ray Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 09:39 AM   #89
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

I don't think it'll happen because as has been pointed out in the past the way it was animated doesn't lend itself to transferring to high definition very well. Pretty much the only way to do it and make it look good would be to re-animate it. I don't think Warner would invest the money to do that and I'm not sure how I'd feel about that anyways.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 12:24 PM   #90
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mattysemo247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,399
re: DC Animated Universe Films

How did they do those 3 volumes of the Looney Tunes so far? Did they re-animate all of those?
__________________
Xbox Gamertag: Skillz 247 LP Playstation ID: Skillz247LP Wii U: Skillz247LP Wii Code: 3960 3828 1411 7474
My Blu Ray Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-15, 01:09 PM   #91
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 18,966
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
How did they do those 3 volumes of the Looney Tunes so far? Did they re-animate all of those?
No, but those were finished on film.

The same might be true of B:TAS, but I suspect all the post-production was done on video. If that's the case, it'd at best be incredibly expensive to go back to the original materials and redo it all in HD, and at worst the elements may not even exist in a usable form anymore.
__________________
"When you're in your twenties, you wonder what everyone's thinking of you. When you're in your thirties, you don't care what people think of you. And when you reach your forties, you find out no one was ever thinking of you in the first place."
-Patton Oswalt
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-15, 08:39 PM   #92
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 9,673
BTAS, STAS, and Batman Beyond all original aired in SD. Subzero originally got released on VHS. They used a few digital effects in TNBA and STAS, and started coloring digitally about halfway through BB. But the first two credit "negative cutters" in the end credits, so it is possible that some of it was done on film, but most of the final post work was post work finally done on video, and probably videotape rather than DV, so except BB, the masters might not even be digital. The one exception is MTOP, which was given given a very limited 35mm release. But I think WB aren't going to be doing an HD master for that one, fans have been wondering about it for years, but the market and return on investment is probably way too small.
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
"Smart can't beat free."
Gillian Flynn
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-15, 08:59 PM   #93
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

So Timm announced at SDCC that The Killing Joke is being adapted as an animated film. Should be interesting if done well, I sort of hope they make it two parts. I don't know if there's enough story for two films but it might be pushing it at the 75 minute mark too. Wish Warner would just let the runtimes on some of these go longer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-15, 10:13 PM   #94
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 9,673
Kevin Conroy had BETTER be in this...
__________________
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
"Smart can't beat free."
Gillian Flynn
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-15, 10:27 PM   #95
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,731
re: DC Animated Universe Films

For sure. I hope they don't go with O'Mara. Either Conroy or Greenwood would be great. It'd be nice to get Hamill as The Joker too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-15, 11:08 PM   #96
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Fuck. They need to get Conroy and Hamill for this so so much. I hope the designs for this are great cuz I can see a certain design pushing this to look generic too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-15, 12:19 PM   #97
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 15,009
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
So Timm announced at SDCC that The Killing Joke is being adapted as an animated film. Should be interesting if done well, I sort of hope they make it two parts. I don't know if there's enough story for two films but it might be pushing it at the 75 minute mark too. Wish Warner would just let the runtimes on some of these go longer.
It was only a 46 page comic. I feel like stretching that to 75 minutes might be a chore.
__________________
You really have a low threshold for sig material. - Numanoid
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-15, 01:49 PM   #98
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 17,702
re: DC Animated Universe Films

The Killing Joke is a pretty extreme story if they include everything from it. I have to believe they would need an R-rating even if they avoid explicitly showing a few things.
__________________
Blu-ray Picture Quality Tiers (last update: May 30, 2016)

Over 5000 Blu-rays ranked by pure video quality.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-15, 08:34 AM   #99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: LI.NY
Posts: 686
re: DC Animated Universe Films

What are the best DCA movies? I've only seen a handful of the Batman ones.
__________________
http://imail724.dvdaf.com/owned

Oh, and pick me up some of that stuff, what's it called, we used to eat it all the time back in the day, oh yeah, puddin'!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-15, 08:57 AM   #100
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 15,403
re: DC Animated Universe Films

Quote:
The animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke is executive produced by Bruce Timm and will retell this classic tale in an exciting new way. It’ll also feature an original 15-minute prologue that helps set up the story, giving even longtime fans of the story something new to look forward to.

The other two animated films announced were Batman: Bad Blood, an original Batman story that features the introduction of Batwoman to the new line of animated films, and Justice League vs. Titans, another original story and the first of the DC Universe Original Movies to feature the Teen Titans.
http://www.superherohype.com/news/34...ally-announced
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0