For the Batman Fan

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The Dark Knight DVD: The record-breaking, critically acclaimed film comes to DVD this Tuesday. The two-disc special edition DVD includes behind-the-scenes features, six sequences in their original IMAX framing, and the Gotham Tonight television program created to tease the film. $20.99 from Amazon.

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Batman Gotham Knights: Six animated adventures reveal the further adventures of Bruce Wayne. Batman battles Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and Deadshot, and uses high-tech weapons and ancient techniques to defend Gotham City. The two-disc collector's edition is available for $19.99 from Amazon.

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LEGO Batman: Explore LEGO Gotham City as minifig Batman and Robin, capturing Batman's foes and putting them in Arkham Asylum. Then play as the villains, committing crime and mayhem while dodging the dynamic duo. Available for Playstation 2 and 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS.

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Batman: The Complete Animated Series: The complete boxed set of what many people consider the definitive representation of the caped crusader includes all 109 episodes of the animated series, commentaries on 12 episodes, eight featurettes, and a new documentary on Batman's animated evolution. $75.99 from Amazon.

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Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan: A Japanese publisher acquired the rights to the Batman character and for a year, published a Japanese version of Batman and Robin's adventures. Translated and collected for the first time here, the comics show a Batman influenced by the culture of 1960s Japan. $37.80 from Amazon.

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DISCUSSION

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Purple Dave

As someone who watched it, Gotham Knight is more Batman for anime fans than anime for Batman fans. And not only is LEGO Batman available for PC and (I believe) PSP, but the DS version is a completely different build. The Complete B:TAS box set includes the exact same DVDs as you get in the four original box sets, plus a 17th disc which has the new stuff on it, plus a book full of related artwork. For those who prefer to keep their DVDs on a shelf, the DVDs are all packed into two double-thick keep-cases, but _DO_NOT_DROP_THEM_. They've got an intricate pin system that allows them to put four flaps in each case, with two DVDs on each flap, and they aren't really designed to take a hard impact. My copy had two pins broken off before I even broke the seal, but fortunately the four-flap design only requires four of the eight flaps to have all their pins intact.