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Friday, July 23, 2010

Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-Ray Review

Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when the Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.

Review: This review is courtesy of our network site Legions of Gotham.

I've had mixed reactions to the DC Universe movies thus far.  I was pleased with Superman: Doomsday, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, but the Bat-related films have been lacking in my opinion.  None of them have really felt like they belong until Under the Red Hood.

I popped in the blu-ray a few weeks back and it is just phenominal.  Firstly, this release has a TON of extras!  We're talking documentaries about Dick Grayson and Jason Todd, classic B:TAS episodes and a cool Jonah Hex animated short.

The voice actors chosen for the film were all fantastic.  Especially the Joker.  I'm going to tell you right now, the Joker steals the show.  John DiMaggio is on my top list of favorite Joker voice actors...he's absolutely fantastic and I hope that we see him in the role again.  He does a great job of balancing the menacing tone of the Joker with a slight dash of insanity.

Under the Red Hood is well animated, well acted and well scripted.  They finally 'get' the Bat-Universe with this one.  I hope that we see more like this one.   I think the great quality is due to the director Brandon Vietti.  Brandon is a friend of Legions of Gotham and we've gotten to know him over the years, and he really 'gets' Batman.  He's a huge bat-fan and that really shows through in this feature film.    We highly recommend picking up this blu-ray!

Interest Range: Dc Universe, Batman, Dc Comics, Animated Film