Gotham City Serials (2014) – By Jason S. Lockard
With Gotham on everyone's must watch list! My mind began to think when was the Gotham we all know and love first seen on screen? Where did the film career of Batman begin?! It began in the 40s and in serials! Serials were short episodes played before the features at the theaters and was a way to get people to come back to the theater the next week. Now thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment’s release of Gotham City Serials we can have both of The Batman Serials on one collection.
Our Rating System:
****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.
Batman (1943) Mild-mannered Bruce Wayne (Lewis Wilson) becomes Batman, to protects Gotham City from the evil schemes of Dr. Tito Daka and his radium-powered death ray, a deadly alligator pit and electronic zombies. ***
Batman and Robin (1949) Batman (Robert Lowery) and Robin (John Duncan) help Commissioner Gordon battle the Wizard, who stole a top-secret remote device allowing him to control all the moving vehicles in Gotham. Can The Dynamic Duo save Gotham City from The Wizard’s evil plan? ***
This DVD includes two DVDs with all 15 chapters of each serial in pretty good quality when you think these serials are 65 and 71 years old. The DVD menus are easy to access, but there are no bonus features.
So if you love Batman as much as I do! It’s time for you to see how Batman truly begins with Gotham City Serials and for only $9.98 that is a steal. Head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com or your local DVD store and pick up your copy today.
Moral Rating: Mild Violence
Audience: Parental Guidance
Length: Almost 9 hours
Our Rating: A-