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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies [Blu-ray] (2009)

Kevin Conroy , Tim Daly , Sam Liu  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Clancy Brown, Cch Pounder, John C. McGinley
  • Directors: Sam Liu
  • Writers: Stan Berkowitz
  • Producers: Michael Goguen, Bobbie Page, Bruce Timm, Sam Register
  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0027FG29Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,340 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Special Features

A Test of Two Minds: Superman and Batman

Dinner with DCU and Special Guest Kevin Conroy

Exclusive sneak peek at DC Universe's Justice League Crisis on Two Earths

Behind the scenes of Blackest Night

Bruce Timm presents six bonus cartoons

Explore four other DC Universe animated movies

Editorial Reviews

Based on the six-issue comic-book arc by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness, Superman/Batman Public Enemies finds DC's stalwart heroes on the wrong side of the law. It's not too surprising, considering Lex Luthor has been elected President of the United States, and he sets up an elaborate scheme to frame his archenemy for murdering his henchman, Metallo. That puts a bounty on their heads that a horde of supervillains is determined to collect, and a good part of the movie is dedicated to all-out action against Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, and many, many others. And when it's not supervillains, Superman and Batman have to face off against heroes that Luthor has recruited to his administration, including Captain Atom, Power Girl, Katana, and Starfire. The movie is very faithful to its source material, reusing many of the dialogue lines, though without the internal monologues, and some of the situations toward the end of the book are missing.

At 69 minutes, Public Enemies is fairly short for a DC Universe animated movie and perhaps because the original story is part of an ongoing series, it feels more like a string of episodes from one of executive producer Bruce Timm's TV series rather than an event like Wonder Woman or The New Frontier. But it's entertaining to watch, and highlighted by the return of familiar voices Tim Daly (Superman), Kevin Conroy (Batman), and Clancy Brown (Luthor). Inside joke: Smallville's Allison Mack voices Power Girl. --David Horiuchi

Product Description

A desperate solution for a troubled country: Lex Luthor for President with the Justice League in the service of the government. Only Batman and Superman stand against the new regime – and their disloyalty proves to be exactly what Luthor intended. Using their outcast status to instigate a scandal against Superman, Luthor finally tastes a victory in his vendetta against The Man of Steel. From Executive Producer Bruce Timm and voiced by the cast from both hit Batman and Superman animated TV series including Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly and Clancy Brown, this DC Universe Original Animated Movie of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’s popular graphic novel seethes with political intrigue and action-packed battles between heroes all believing they’re on the right side of the law.

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106 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Comic Comes To Life! September 20, 2009
By Q. Pair
Ok before I start, let me clarify something: Unlike the reviewers before me, I have actually SEEN this movie, so my review is not based on the graphic novel of which the movie is based, nor what the movie might be like based on who's behind the making of it. I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE. Now that thats out the way, onto the good stuff.

I know a lot of Batman, Superman, and Batman/Superman fans were holding their breath on this one. With all classic the DC Comic character movies coming out lately (some of them not as good as others) it was reasonable to assume that "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" the movie could have gone either way. Well good thing for the loyal fan base, this was definitely a hit. I can say I am more then pleased with how this came out, and I have every intention of buying this DVD and watching it again the day it comes home with me.

One thing is abundantly clear when watching this movie: WB Entertainment, and more importantly, DC Comics actually LISTENS to their fans. One of my (and others) biggest fears in this was that we were going to be hearing some sub-par voice acting for the main characters involved, i.e. Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor. As with past offerings from WB Entertainment ("Superman: Doomsday" for example) we got some weak casting for the voices of Lex and Sups. That alone detracts greatly from the overall enjoyment of the movie. With Public Enemies however, we have the best voices ever cast for the starring 3 roles: Tim Daily as Superman, Kevin Conroy as Batman, and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor. For those who could give two flips about these guys, they are the same voices from the popular shows Justice League Unlimited, Batman The Animated Series, and Superman the Animated Series.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but too short!!! October 1, 2009
So I watched Superman/Batman:Public Enemies twice in one day after I got it. And I will keep this review short as most of the main points have been hit by the people who reveiewed this already (at least the ones that waited till it came out). So here's my break down and the end will be final comments.

It was adpated from Jeph Loeb's first arc on the ongoing comic. Love it or hate it, but it was a very faithful adaptation, streamlining something that was basically a set up for the subsequent arcs as well as Infinite Crisis. It was silly, and balls to the wall, and the only gripe I had was not explaining why the Robot was a better choice than Luthor's missles (Answer, robot was made of Metallo, not the guy, the alloy.) But hey all and all I liked what they did.

Characters (voice and portrayal):
WHOA! Okay I read the comics and almost forgot the laundry list of vilains who come out the cracks for the bounty. Batman and Superman were pitch perfect and their banter was great after seeing them so serious with each other all the time in Justice League and JLU. Tim Daly returning for Superman was great to have, though I'm one of the few that feel George Newburn's performance as the character is just as good. Kevin Conroy and Clancy Brown however are the quintessential Batman and Lex Luthor respectively. Props to getting CCH Pounder to return as Amanda Waller even if the charatcer model looked horrendous. Lastly the supporting charatcers were great. However I wonder why so much fuss was made about LeVar "Reading Geordi LeForge's Rainbow" Burton as Black Lightning when he had one line. Killer Frost was a throwaway villain that had more to say. *Sigh* Wasted talent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and to the point action fun October 9, 2009
Superman / Batman: Public Enemies is a fan boys dream come true. This straight-to-DVD flick has everything a comic book fan could ever want. DC has thrown everything AND the kitchen sink into this project. The action never lets up.

DC definitely put together a really impressive list of creative minds to create this truly stellar animated film. Director Sam Liu comes with a resume that includes the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Hulk Vs., The Batman series, Max Steel series, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, Godzilla: The Series, and Extreme Ghostbusters. Then add Stan Berkowitz (Transformers: Animated, Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman, Justice League: The New Frontier, Superman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man) to script the film from the original graphic novel, written by Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, Hulk, Superman / Batman) and drawn by Ed McGuiness (Deadpool, Vampirella, Wolverine, Superman / Batman) and you've got a great combination.

They also spared no expense when it came to actors they chose to do the voices. You've got animated Batman veteran Kevin Conroy, who has voiced the caped crusader in pretty much every incarnation of the character since 1992 (except The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Superman is again voiced by Tim Daly, who has done the job since 1996 in the original animated series, the movies, and video games. Clancy Brown also returns to the role of Lex Luthor, who he has voiced the arch nemesis since the animated series in 1996.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great premise. Lots of fights between superheroes.
The villain is US President Lex Luthor.

Captain Marvel (Shazam), Hawkman, and other superheroes go to work for the federal government and try to arrest Superman and... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Eric J
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Not a kids movie for sure. Its adult superhero, which is rare but great to watch. Graphics were good, plot was very good and it was non-stop action, that you want from a DC show. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Todd Utting
5.0 out of 5 stars Was Interesting
Much like my title I am going to state that this animated film was interesting. I kind of liked how the two main characters are fairly close friends. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Noel Turner
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit on the "huh" side
Lately a lot of the DC movies have been going downhill. Gone are the 90's / early 2K versions which were realy well thought through. That was DC's glory days. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ronald A. Hubscher
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie!!
I watch this movie several, several it!! Only a few points minor/major points which always get in my way of totally giving this movie the best rating. Read more
Published 21 days ago by R. L. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
This movie is just good old fashioned fun for any fan of the super hero genre. I recommend it to all the Superman/Batman fans.
Published 25 days ago by iphoneguy
5.0 out of 5 stars The World's Finest together once more!
It's always great to see Batman and Superman team up to save the day. It's even better when Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly provide the voices for them. Read more
Published 26 days ago by M. Vernarsky
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad DC
DC may not have the blockbuster movies, but the animated flicks are pretty good. This one was a pretty good spin on the Batman/Superman dynamic.
Published 1 month ago by Tony Orum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids & Adults alike.
Bought this when I had the chance. Glad I did. It had a great story-line involving a lot of characters in the DC Universe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Seahawk98356
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cartoon.
Some kind of wonderful, including guest appearances from some DC stars. The art is excellent, the story line quite good.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Impossible
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Digital Copy FYI
thats like having a digital copy only for itunes/apple. sucks for people who use windows media player.
Apr 2, 2012 by Jeffrey J. Smith |  See all 3 posts
region free?
No I don't think so, this one right here in USA usually coded for the US, Canada, the Caribbean. You must check sometime later as I'm sure Warner Brothers will make an european version/release soon.
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