Justice League: The Complete Series

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne/Batman (voice)
Maria Canals as Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl (voice)
Susan Eisenberg as Princess Diana/Wonder Woman (voice)
Phil LaMarr as John Stewart/Green Lantern (voice)
Carl Lumbly as J’onn J’onzz/The Martian Manhunter (voice)
George Newbern as Clark Kent/Superman (voice)
Michael Rosenbaum as Wally West/The Flash (voice)
Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor (voice)
Oded Fehr as Dr. Fate (voice)
Will Friedle as Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern (voice)
Jennifer Hale as Inza Nelson (voice)
John C. McGinley as The Atom (voice)
Robert Picardo as Amazo (voice)
Nicholle Tom as Supergirl (voice)
Chris Cox as Captain Atom (voice)
Lori Loughlin as Dr. Tracy Simmons (voice)
Jeremy Piven as The Elongated Man (voice)
Tom Everett Scott as Booster Gold (voice)
Kath Soucie as Young Boy (voice)
Billy West as Skeets (voice)
Dana Delany as Loana (voice)
Mike Farrell as Pa Kent (voice)
Josh Hutcherson as Van El (voice)
Christopher McDonald as Jor El (voice)
Eric Roberts as Mongul (voice)

Special Features:
New Bonus Disc Documentary “Unlimited Reserve: Exploring the Depths of the DC Universe.”

Commentary on 8 episodes with Series Creators: “The Enemy Below Part 2,” “Legends Part 2,” “The Savage Time Part 2,” “Twilight Part 2,” “A Better World Part 2,” “Starcrossed Part 3,” “This Little Piggy,” “The Return.”

Featurettes: “Inside Justice League,” “The Look of The League,” “The Blueprint for Justice,” “Justice League – The First Mission,” “Voices of Justice,” “Justice League: Declassified,” “And Justice for all,” “Themes of Justice,” “Cadmus: Exposed,” “Justice League Chronicles,” Music-only audio track for the final episode “Destroyer.”

Easter Egg: “Not too Savage,” a Deleted Scene with an introduction by producer Bruce Timm.

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1) and Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish and French Subtitles
Running Time: 2062 Minutes

The Details:
The following is the official description of the film:

“In this action-packed adventure series, the world’s greatest superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, join forces as the Justice League to battle powerful villains, supernatural creatures and evil entities determined to take over the world and destroy the League.”

“Justice League: The Complete Series” is not rated.

Mini-Review:
“Justice League” was an awesome series. It started off with the top DC characters as the core of the team, then in subsequent seasons expanded the team to include B and C grade DC heroes. And oddly enough, the lower tier heroes frequently stole the show. It was a great series and one that stands up years later unlike many of the old Superfriends cartoons.

These DVDs have been available for some time, but this is the first time that all the series have been included together in one set. All 91 episodes are here along with the bonus features from the previous collections. There’s also an extra disc with the featurette “Unlimited Reserve: Exploring the Depths of the DC Universe.” This is a retrospective with the creators including Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. They discuss the development of the series, the differences from previous team-up series like Superfriends, the use of obscure characters from the DC Universe, and more. It’s a fun look back that makes you appreciate what they pulled off.

There are really only two reasons to buy this DVD set. The first is to possibly replace discs that kids have destroyed. The earlier seasons came in crappy cardboard cases that are torn up very quickly by kids. And if you have children that watched the discs repeatedly, they probably have scratches, fingerprints, snot, etc. smeared all over them. Getting this set now is a good opportunity to replace them. The other reason to buy this set is simply to get it for the first time. Maybe you missed the previous DVD offerings. Now you can get all of them for a fraction of the price it would have cost you to get them before. But if you already own all the sets and they are still in good shape, you don’t want to buy this set for one 20 minute featurette. It’s not worth buying them all again.

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