Batman and Teen Titans Return to DVD For Their Fourth Seasons

Batman: The Complete Fourth Season DVD cover art Teen Titans: The Complete Fourth Season DVD cover art

THE CAPED CRUSADER STRIKES AGAIN AS
THE BATMAN: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON AND TEEN TITANS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
FLY ON TO SHELVES ON NOVEMBER 20TH, 2007!

Burbank, CA (August 20, 2007) – Society can sleep soundly knowing America’s favorite crime-fighters are on the job. Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics bring the next installment of superhero tales to DVD with the releases of The Batman: The Complete Fourth Season and Teen Titans: The Complete Fourth Season on November 20, 2007.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:27:38+00:00 September 2nd, 2007|Press Releases, Warner Brothers|0 Comments

Four-Color Fisticuffs: The Good, The Bad, and The Budget

With holidays fast approaching and the next-gen console arms race now well and truly joined by all parties, there are, no doubt, those who are still looking for some quality last-gen game goodness. As long as you’re shopping to soothe your geek tendencies, look to double up and indulge in multiple dorktacular obsessions simultaneously. To assist you in the endeavor, we offer a glimpse of three comic-driven videogames available on hardware that won’t require camping outside your local Best Buy or selling a kidney on eBay.

The Budget – Teen Titans (PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA)

As a comic property, I was always a bit lukewarm on the Teen Titans. Miniature versions of real heroes with an occasional sidekick thrown in for good measure just didn’t really compel me to pick up issues (though George Perez did his damnedest to compel my pre-pubescent self to buy them with Starfire and Raven). That aside, the animated series has been pretty consistently entertaining and provides an interesting bit of levity that the comic stories never managed. The heavily anime-influenced Titans ‘toon was a no-brainer for translation to the console realm.

Unfortunately, the game just isn’t that much fun. Combat is extremely repetitive after the first hour or so, and the total storyline can be played through in a dozen hours, tops. The versus mode is a good bit of fun, especially with the absolutely massive number of playable characters, but even it gets stale pretty quickly. Fans of the series will dig the game’s light-hearted story and approach, though, making it a solid rental for even casual fans of the beat-em-up game genre. The other huge point in the game’s favor is its budget price. There’s a lot of game here for $20.

Buy it from Amazon for the PS2, or the Xbox, or the Gamecube, or the GameBoy Advance.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:37:12+00:00 December 15th, 2006|Games, Reviews|0 Comments

Recommendations: Books & Music

Audiobook of the Week: Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman, performed by Stephanie Leonidas. The DVD hits soon, and you should definitely catch it because the movie is sweet. In the meantime, this fantasy movie about the girl raised in a circus who’s fed the hell up with a fantasy life gets novelized for kids, then gets read by the lead actress as her character Helena. This hits from Harper Audio. (Buy it)

Book of the Week: Aussiewood: Australia’s Leading Actors and Directors Tell How They Conquered Hollywood by Michaela Boland and Michael Bodey. If you like your actors from down under–and seriously, with names like Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Frances O’Connor and Heath Ledger on the bill, not sure how you can’t appreciate that goodness–then this is the book for you. Released from Allen & Unwin, it features the stories behind how they made it to where they are today. Interesting cinema reading. (Buy it)

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By | 2017-09-24T23:50:03+00:00 January 24th, 2006|Recommendations|0 Comments