Batman: Year One [Blu-ray]
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DCU Batman Year One - MFV (Blu-ray)
2-disc SE Disc 1 · Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie · Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and All-Star Superman · DC Showcase Animated Original Short – "Catwoman": This all-new entry to the growing canon of DC Universe animated shorts features the first first solo tale centered around Catwoman. The felonious feline's adventure takes her through the seedy streets of Gotham City. Catwoman is voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling). Disc 2 · Featurette –"Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots": "The Dark Knight Returns" provided the denouement of Batman's life. Frank Miller's next seminal work would provide his near-mythic origin in "Batman: Year One." This documentary uncovers the contemporary genius of Miller and the audience that was poised to appreciate the depths of his work. · Two bonus episodes from "Batman: The Animated Series," handpicked by Bruce Timm: Catwalk and Catwoman BD · Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie · Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and All-Star Superman · DC Showcase Animated Original Short – "Catwoman": This all-new entry to the growing canon of DC Universe animated shorts features the first first solo tale centered around Catwoman. The felonious feline's adventure takes her through the seedy streets of Gotham City. Catwoman is voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling). · Featurette –"Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots": "The Dark Knight Returns" provided the denouement of Batman's life. Frank Miller's next seminal work would provide his near-mythic origin in "Batman: Year One." This documentary uncovers the contemporary genius of Miller and the audience that was poised to appreciate the depths of his work. · Featurette –"Conversations with DC Comics": The Batman creative team at DC Entertainment discusses the personal influence of "Batman: Year One" on their careers. Batman producer Michael Uslan leads the chat amongst well-known writers, editors and artists of the Batman lore, focusing their dialogue on the darker, realistic interpretation of Batman's origins by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli · Audio Commentary with Alan Burnett, Sam Liu, Mike Carlin and Andrea Romano · "Batman: Year One, Chapter 1" Digital Comic Book · Two bonus episodes from "Batman: The Animated Series," handpicked by Bruce Timm: Catwalk and Catwoman --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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Directed by Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu
Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's seminal comic book series, Batman: Year One, follows the original story of the graphic novel series, makes its way to the animated small screen with this Warner Premiere production. Enjoy the panel by panel illustrations, brings into focus that Batman is now being targeted more than ever to the adult readers. This Warner Premiere movie is totally aimed for the fans of the graphic novel. Gave me chills to see this on the screen, as this has always been one of my favorite tales from the Dark Knight years.
The story follows James Gordon (voice: Bryan Cranston) during his early years on the force just as the vigilante Batman (voice: Ben McKenzie) targets both the corrupt police officials and the crime-ridden streets for a clean-up - another good voice supporting cast Eliza Dushku (voice: Selina Kyle / Catwoman), Jon Polito (voice: Commissioner Loeb), Alex Rocco (voice: Carmine Falcone), Katee Sackhoff (voice: Sarah Essen), Jeff Bennett (voice: Alfred), Saratoga Ballentine (voice: Skeevers' Attorney) - Job well done!
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* Special Footnote: -- Some outstanding reviews by other reviewers on this page, very detailed and informing, invite you to read them and vote "yes", if you agree ... DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation should follow-up with another original movie 'Dark Knight Returns', with the same professional staff and or similar voice actors.Read more ›
I also enjoyed the Catwoman short on the disc. Neither of these titles are for kids though. The PG-13 rating is accurate.
The extras on the disc don't add much. Except for sneak peeks with little video and the rest are talking head collages. Unfortunately none of the talking heads are Frank Miller who was one of the original authors.
I only give 5 stars to films that I will watch repeatedly and Batman: Year One is such a title. Well done Warner Brothers.
It's basically a very faithful reproduction of the Year One Graphic Novels by Frank Miller back in '87 that along with the Dark Knight re-invigorated the Batman Universe by taking him back to his darker past. And a dark and gritty past it most certainly is!
Forget about the Justice League or Superman or high tech gadgets. This is a city and a Batman that could actually exist! The most high tech gadget Batman has here is a motorcycle. This is a Gotham City along the lines of Tim Burton's '89 Batman movie which most likely was heavily influenced by this very same story line! A city where right does not always prevail and many have lost all hope. A Batman origin story more along the lines of Sin City!
The movie basically comes down to two main origin stories combined into one. One story line is the arrival of a dark and brooding Bruce Wayne intent on justice but not knowing how to even start. And the equally important second story line is that of a disillusioned Detective Gordon; an honest cop in a corrupt and disfunctional city where half of the police force is worse than the criminals! There's also a gritty smaller origin story on Catwoman thrown in here as well.
Overall, this movie is a bit too dark and angsty for my tastes; but it is very well told and done. Not surprising considering it's a very faithful rendering of the original graphic novels. The movie is also a bit on the short side running at just 64 minutes. But they do partially compensate for this by throwing in a full-featured 15 min.Read more ›
After spending many years abroad, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to fulfill the vow to rid it of crime that he made to his deceased parents when he was a boy. At the same time, Chicago cop James Gordon moves to Gotham to start with the GCPD. Soon, Bruce adopts the identity of the Batman and makes war on Gotham's crime families, with James Gordon hot on his tail as the cop tries to take down the vigilante crime fighter.
I love origin stories. The mythology of characters, their history, their motivations, the events leading up to the creation of a super identity--all of it's gold in my book. Batman: Year One is such a story, giving you not only Batman's origin, but the chance to walk a mile in his shoes during his first year as a crime fighter. You get to see him test the waters, make mistakes, have some wins and losses, and watch as he earns the trust of Gotham's finest.
This movie is a down-to-earth story about Batman and James Gordon, very much a crime story versus a superhero-vs-supervillain tale. Batman deals with real world criminals in real world ways. You also get a glimpse into the hard life he leads, what he gives up to be Batman, and how he balances life as a fool in the public eye so he could be a fear to the criminal underworld at night.
You also get to see a different side of James Gordon, the marriage trouble, his humanity, and the plight of being a good cop in a bad town. His portrayal makes him every bit a hero as Batman in this story.
This flick is based on the one-shot comic book by comics superstar Frank Millar and matches the book's style for the most part, really bringing it to life.Read more ›
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so many ways of making batman, so it's just another way, but batman is batman, all comes down to the same thing just presented in different ways,but still goodPublished 9 months ago by Pierre Sénécal
Good Movie. But it's a better rental than own it. Unless you can find it at the price you'd rent a movie I'd say pass.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Only downfall was that there was abit of damage on the backside of the case.Published 17 months ago by Pilon
The storyline of the movie flowed really well and it showed the depths and realistic struggles of the characters. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carmin
A wonderful adaptation of the comic book! Always fun to come back to the bat's roots! The Catwoman short story was also an unexpected pleasure...Published 23 months ago by Michel Grandmont