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Batman & Mr. Freeze - SubZero

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This breathtaking adventure explodes into animated action when the villainous Mr. Freeze kidnaps Batgirl. Now, racing the clock, Batman and Robin face off against Mr. Freeze in the iciest showdown of the century.

DVD Features:
Challenges:The Hunt for Mr. Freeze game
Filmographies:Cast and crew information
Other:Get the Picture: How To Draw Batman; music montage
Scene Access
Theatrical Trailer:Trailers


Special Features

  • "The Hunt For Mr. Freeze" game
  • Original music montage
  • How to draw Batman

Product Details

  • Actors: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Dzundza
  • Directors: Boyd Kirkland
  • Writers: Boyd Kirkland, Archie Goodwin, Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Bruce W. Timm
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Y71E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,994 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Batman & Mr. Freeze - SubZero" on IMDb

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Format: VHS Tape
That's right, Warner Bros has decided to release Sub-Zero to DVD, along with JLA, ROTJ Uncut, and the first five Batman episodes. Sub-Zero was originally a direct-to-video release around late 1997 that was supposed to cash in on the popularity of the Batman and Robin movie, and bridge the gap between seasons of the tv series. HOWEVER, in a rather hilarious twist, the live-action movie bombed, and WB shelved Sub-Zero for a few months so it wouldn't make the movie look worse than it already did.
Sub-Zero features Mr. Freeze, one of the best villains from the now-classic Batman cartoons of the early 90's. What made this villain so memorable was the emotionless, monotone voice delivered by Michael Ansara. The villian also has some sentimental value for me, as his was the first episode of Batman I ever saw. The story revolved around Mr. Freeze taking revenge against those who killed his wife and destroyed his life, and was the most emotionally compelling piece of animation I'd seen up to that point.
Sub-Zero doesn't quite match that first Mr. Freeze episode I saw, due to some minor points and the fact that I was older, but its still an excellent piece of work. It's better than the last two live-action Batmans, but falls short of Mask of the Phantasm and Return of the Joker. As a recap, Mr. Freeze eventually finds out his wife Nora is still alive, kept in suspended animation. He retreats to the north pole, where he befriends a boy and some polar bears, and spends his time searching for a cure to his wife's disease. A team of explorers accidentally shatters Nora's containment vessel, and Freeze returns to Gotham to find a live organ donor to save his wife. That donor turns out to Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), which puts Batman and Robin on a race against time to find and save her.
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Format: VHS Tape
In America it is a shame that animation is so often relegated to the "children's" category. Other nations have a respect for the talents and the energy of the artisans whose sole task is to tell a good story through animated means. This video release is superb from beginning credits to the final frame and deserves to be seen by a wider audience - preferably the makers of the last two "live action" films. Like the animated series, the movie features exemplary voiceover work from regulars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, as Batman and Robin, respectively, with an outstanding performance from Michael Ansara as the strip's most sympathetic "villain," Mr. Freeze. The story keeps the viewer captivated until the final resolution, itself being quite satisfying. This movie, if aimed at children, is not condescinding to them; it is simplistic enough for them to grasp, and "adult" enough to get the parents involved. Hats off its filmmkers who respect the intelligence of the audience, especially in a time when so many movies are excuses for over-the-top special effects, wooden acting,lame dialogue, and a poorly developed plot. This film has none of these. It is a finely tuned piece of work and well worth the financial investment.
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An interesting Batman story that builds upon the sympathetic portrayal of Mr. Freeze as written by Paul Dini for "Batman: The Animated Series." That said, this direct-to-DVD film over-relies on computer animation, attempting to blend it with traditional animation in several sequences in order to create a greater sense of scale. The blending, however, is poorly done in most cases. Though this did not have the budget of "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" to create something that is visually gorgeous, the characters are all lovingly portrayed and this serves as a nice companion to the storytelling in "The Animated Series."
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I choose this rating because the movie is good. What I like about the movie is that Batman faces his coolest case ever when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of Batgirl's disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze's frigid plan to save his dying wife no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find Gotham's most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl "on ice" forever. What I dislike about the movie is that I wanted to see more of it. I would recommend this movie to other people.
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I truly enjoyed this particular Batman episode. It was action-packed. The animation and graphics were just fantastic!

Mr. Freeze, a.k.a Victor Fries, is somewhere in the Artic, along with his wife, Nora, who is in a cyrogenic (sp?) state. Nora is suffering from some heart disease. Mr. Freeze, who truly loves his wife, has put her in a capsule to slow down the disease until a cure has been found.

However, when something happens that threatened the health of Nora, Mr. Freeze must act fast to save her life. Mr. Freeze stalks Gotham City, along with his 2 polar bears. He kidnaps a doctor, a former colleague of Mr. Freeze. With the doctor's help, they were able to pinpoint who shares the same rare blood type as Nora's...and that is Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl.

Dick Grayson (Robin) and Barbara are out on a date at a swing dance club. Mr. Freeze attacks the place and kidnaps Barbara. Dick tries to save Barbara but ultimately fails.

Batman and Robin investigate immediately. Their investigation led them to discover why Mr. Freeze is in town and why Barbara has been kidnapped. The problem is where is Barbara hidden. Time is essential.

At first, you'll look at Mr. Freeze as this vicious villian. However, after reflecting, you'll see that he shares the same frustration like the rest of us on the medical system. His wife is slowly dying. She can be saved with some medical treatment. However, the waiting list is long. The cure has yet to be discovered, despite the donations of millions of dollars. In the end, Mr. Freeze was simply a desperate man who wanted to save his wife.

My favorite part was the end, where everyone is helping each other despite what damages have been done. However, was it enough to save Nora? That's for you to watch and find out.

*SubZero* is one of the best animated shows that I've seen.
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