SDCC 2019: ‘Batman Beyond’ Getting Remastered Blu-ray Release
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Batman Beyond is getting a remastered release on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms.
The Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition release will feature 1,500 minutes of Batman Beyond across four discs. The box set will also include two discs of bonus content featuring a remastered version of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and 15 featurettes. Four episodes of the core series will also receive audio commentary from executive producer Bruce Timm and members of the production team. The Blu-ray release also includes a Batman Beyond Funko Pop, and four lenticular art cards.
The entire series has been treated to upgraded video, but in two different ways. Batman Beyond contains 52 episodes, and 41 have been fully remastered from the original 35mm film, removing film grain for better color, removing dust and dirt and enhancing the resolution. The other 11 episodes have experienced damage over time and therefore needed some creativity behind their remaster. Those episodes have been ‘Smart Rezzed’, resulting in a better image than the original, although unfortunately not entirely as cleaned up as the other remastered episodes.
The digital edition will cost $49.99 USA, $59.99 SRP Canada, while the Blu-Ray will run at $99.99 SRP USA, $119.99 SRP Canada. The title will soon be available on Amazon for Pre-Order.
The news was shared at Comic-Con International’s Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary Panel featuring Producers Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami along with series stars Will Friedle (Terry McGinnis) and Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne).
Batman Beyond was developed by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett and produced by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. The show featured a teenage Batman in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne. It originally aired from 1999 to 2001.
Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition will arrive on digital on October 15 and Blu-Ray on October 29.