The animated TV show “The Batman: The Complete Series“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 1st, 2022 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The show, which ran from 2004 through 2008, featured the voice talents of Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara, Danielle Judovits, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, and the late Adam West. The show has been fully-remastered in HD.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray, although not yet fully detailed, should presumably include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a lossless audio mix — likely in a 2.0 Stereo configuration — spanning across a 6-disc set. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the complete series. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
The Dark Dynasty Continues (NEW Featurette) – Explore the relationship between The Batman and his allies as he evolves from mysterious vigilante to the World’s Greatest Detective.
Joining Forces: The Batman’s Legendary Team-Ups (Featurette) – How the series’ producers adapted the DC “Team-Up-Tales” approach from the comic books to the screen.
The Batman Junior Detective Challenge (Quiz) – Alfred tests your detective skills with The Batman: The Complete Series challenge.
The Batman Junior Detective Exam: Level 2 (Quiz) – Pass The Batman test of knowledge with the level 2 exam.
Building Batman (Featurette) – Detective Ellen Yin investigates The Batman’s true identity.
Gotham PD Case Files (Featurette) – Highly confidential profiles of The Batman’s most dastardly foes.
New Look, New Direction, New Knight (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes to explore the development of The Batman television series.
The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked (Featurette) – Supervising Producer Duane Capizzi talks about the animated series.
The Batman: Season 4 Unmasked (Featurette) – A behind the scenes look into the making of Season 4.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the Blu-ray release.
“The X-Files: The Complete Season 11“ starring David Duchovny andGillian Anderson is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 18th via Fox Home Entertainment. Tech specs for the release, once again, include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title is already up and available for PRE-ORDER already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Scream Factory (Shout! Factory) has just detailed the upcoming August 14th release of “Return of the Living Dead Part II” Collector’s EditionBlu-ray Disc. Tech specs have yet to be confirmed, but I have reached out to Shout! Factory for some definitive info. So, stay tuned on that side. We do know however that this 1988 film will come to us remastered (via “scans from the interpositive” film negative). This is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials and other details given are listed below.
NEW 2K scans from the interpositive
NEW Audio Commentary with actress Suzanne Snyder
NEW Audio Commentary with Gary Smart (co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead) and filmmaker Christopher Griffiths
NEW Back to the Dead: The Effects of “Return of the Living Dead Part II” – including interviews with Special Make-up Effects creator Kenny Myers and Special Make-up Effects artists Andy Schoneberg and Mike Smithson
NEW The Laughing Dead – a new interview with writer/director Ken Wiederhorn
NEW Undead Melodies – an interview with composer J. Peter Robinson
NEW interview with actor Troy Fromin
Audio Commentary with writer/director Ken Wiederhorn and co-star Thor Van Lingen
They Won’t Stay Dead: A Look at RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD II including interviews with James Karen, Thom Matthews, Brian Peck, Kenny Myers, Susan Snyder, Michael Kenworthy and more…
Archival Featurette – Live from the Set
Archival interviews with Ken Wiederhorn, James Karen, Thom Matthews and Kenny Myers
Behind the Scenes footage
Theatrical Trailer and Teaser Trailer
Still Gallery of posters and stills
Still Gallery of Behind-the-Scenes stills from Makeup Effects artists Kenny Myers and Mike Smithson