Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2016
As other reviewers have noted, Warner Bros. released the last two Batman Unlimited installments as blu-ray combo packs that included UltraViolet digital copies. My kids love these movies, and it's important for them to have a physical disc. For me, it's important to watch a movie in the best quality available. Now Warner Bros. is making me choose between the two.
Want to watch in HD? You'll have to pay full price for a digital-only version that's locked to a single retailer. Want a physical copy? You'll have to settle for a 21-year-old format that looks like garbage on your modern HDTV. This is unacceptable in 2016.
I get it. The Batman Unlimited movies are glorified toy commercials for Mattel, a tradition dating back to He-Man in the 1980s. Who cares, right? I care. My kids care. And the creators of these films make great effort to tell cool, colorful and exciting Batman stories that are appropriate for all ages. We loyal fans deserve better than a second-class format.