Batman: The Animated Series will take down Gotham’s criminal underworld in remastered 1080p, with the arrival of a Blu-ray box set on October 16
The box set — dubbed Batman: The Complete Animated Series — includes remastered versions of the original show’s 85 episodes, the 24 episodes of The New Batman Adventures follow-up, movies Mask of the Phantasm and Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero. The release date was announced during the show’s 25th anniversary panel aton Sunday.
The special features include a new 60-minute documentary called The Heart of Batman, more than 20 featurettes covering various aspects of the show, introductions to five episodes from producer Bruce Timm and audio commentaries from members of the production team for 12 episodes.
In terms of physical extras, the set will include a trio of(Batman, Harley Quinn and Joker) and seven lenticular art cards.
The box set is available to preorder on Amazon for $113. It’s limited to 30,000 copies, more than 2,000 of which were preordered within 24 hours of it going up on Amazon.
“Batman: The Animated Series set the standard for super hero animation for decades to come, and we’re proud to present this remastered box set to allow new generations — and the series’ vast, avid fanbase — to enjoy this landmark entertainment in the highest quality possible,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s vice president of family and animation marketing.
If you don’t want to shell out for the Blu-rays, the show will also be available on the, which was .
The initial series, which starred Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Mark Hamill as the Joker, ran from 1992 to 1995 and continued with a tweaked art style as The New Batman Adventures from 1997 to 1999.
It spawned Superman, Justice League and a futuristic follow-up known as Batman Beyond in an animated DC universe that lasted until 2006.
Techhnews’s Roger Cheng argued thatwith its teases for Aquaman, Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984.
First published at 8:52 a.m. PT on June 23.
Update at 7:18 a.m. PT on June 25: Adds more details about special features and comment from Warner Bros.