WHV Announcement: Superman Doomsday (DVD/Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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  2. Eric F

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    Meh. $10 too expensive. Essentially what's here is lots of marketing for Warner's other Timm animated titles, and they make us pay more for it?

    I think I'll rent this or wait for it to be on sale.
     
  3. Jason_V

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    I'm a completist. Yeah, I'm there, sadly.
     
  4. Charlie O.

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    Why is the Blu-ray version listed as "Blu-ray DVD"?
     
  5. Jonathan_Clarke

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    I just watched Superman Doomsday again on dvd. It's the weakest of the DC DVDs and I don't see any reason to upgrade.

    I do wish I held out for the New Frontier Blu-Ray. That movie was excellent.
     
  6. TonyD

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    I'm not going for this.
    the story was a weak interpretation of the death of supes.

    the story was extremely truncated.
    an 80 minute animated version of this story just doesnt give enough time.

    i used to have a audio cassette of this that was a full cast recording
    telling the entire complete story from beginning to end and it was brilliantly done.

    i wish i still had it, actually even more i wish it was on cd.
     
  7. Jonathan_Clarke

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    It was not only truncated but tremendously changed. The third act had no connection to the original story.
     
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    Weak doesn't even begin to describe it. Putting the death of Superman on film-a straight adaptation of the material-would have been majestic. The movie ended up with none of the gravitas, the emotion, the heartbreak, the battle between two titans.

    Sure, the story had to be truncated a bit to fit a manageable running time, but the result was absolutely cringeworthy.
     
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    I agree that it's been the best of the post-DCAU TV series, but none of the 3 so far have impressed me too much.

    I just don't understand why Timm & company decided to jettison their voice actors & the animated style from the TV series when they moved to feature length. [​IMG] They could have really taken that to the next level.

    These films are just not working well so far. Gotham Knights was just a mess. Doomsday had some good points, but as others have said, they really didn't respect the source material.
     

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