Birds Of Prey/Superheros

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  1. Garrett

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    There is a new series of super hero women consisting of The Huntress, Black Canary and SPOILER







    (a crippeled Batgirl) called Oracle.
    For some details go here http://us.imdb.com/Title?0312098
     
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    Looks interesting.......the cast i mean! one of the leads is to die for! ;)

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    I've read a couple of reviews of the pilot (Dark Horizons) and it's shaping up well.

    I think they're toning the superhero thing down in terms of costumes etc but are not going as far as Smallville.
     
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    I think all of the heroes are not rely super powered, (one incarnation in the comics The Black Canary had a sonic scream), more on the style of Batman, The Huntress may use a mini crossbow.
     
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    Yup, none of them are super powered. The original Black Canary was, but given that her main features was that a) she was a brunette that wore a blond wig as a disguise b) fishnet stockings c) sonic scream, could it be any more sexist?

    Given the above, the latest Black Canary has to be an improvement.

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    I saw it. Can't really remember too much about it now, but I think I quite enjoyed it. Not sure if I made it through to the end of the 13 eps or if I just gave up on it once I knew it had been axed.
     
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    Crikey, was it that long ago!
    One of my early full season (well as many as they made) downloads complete with printed inlays and covers:)
    It was a lot of fun, pretty much what you would expect from a TV super hero series and thankfully they knew well in advance they were going to be cancelled so wrapped up the story arc in the final episode with an uber fight scene done to that Tatu song.
     
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    I saw a few episodes way back. It was ok, but nothing special.
     
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    definetly nothing special. the 1st ep was bad but it got better. iirc the final few eps were quite good.

    I wouldn't re evaluating this again if it came on TV but wouldn't pay good money for it.
     
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    Although nothing great I though the series better than Mutant X which the first season was really dire, yet Birds of Prey was not given time to spred its wings and for some reason must have been canceled really early hence the tying up of the story lines by episode 13.
     
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    Mutant X what :censored: that was. Yes it does baffle me how such cr*p as that (Andromeda, Enterprise, Voyager etc etc) goes on & on yet quality get's cancelled:rolleyes:

    I'm not saying this deserved to go on but worse has gone on.
     
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    Birds of Prey: The Complete Series will be on DVD for the first time on July 29.

    13 episodes from the series plus all-new bonus features in a 4-disc collection. And never-before-seen special features such as: Gotham Girls S1-3 - An animated series of shorts starring the Birds of Prey characters.



     
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    I'm interested in this one. I heard the pilot was very good but the series not so much.

    All the best
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    yeah i like her too, how much? :D
     
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    There's also

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    I seem to remember liking quite a lot, but then being an ardent Xena fan I've always been a sucker for shows where women kick ass.

    Regards

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    Has it been shown in the UK or did you see it by some other means?

    Cheers
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    No, it was broadcast in the UK on one of the lesser channels CNX (who later became Toonami, and then later still CN Too).

    Might well buy me that DVD set in July.

    Regards

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    I'm glad BoP is finally coming to DVD even though it's far from the greatest show ever.
     
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    Unfortunately it will be pan & scan 4:3 and not the widescreen OAR as aired according to Wiki ...
    As its a Warner Bros 'R1' TV series DVD, it will most certainly be multi-region coded so playable on R2 players.

    Further info from www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Birds-Prey-The-Complete-Series/9320:
     
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    www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Birds-Prey-Update/9454:
     
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    Birds Of Prey - Batman's Little Girl Is All Grown Up


    I got my boxset the other day containing 13 episodes on 4 dvds in a Amaray case with inserts and a cardboard slipcase, the Amaray case modified to fit four discs.


    Why Warner Bros. did not give the release a solid video and audio transfer? not released it in its original widescreen format as mentioned in above posts. The picture is ok, nothing special. No 5.1 sound on offer here, only stereo.


    Only seen 2 episodes, the unaired pilot and 'Slick'. Again i can see why the series maybe cancelled, its unispiring at this early stage, but surprisingly watchable for one Ashley Scott (Jericho, Into the Blue). Ashley's performance is pretty good and natural.

    Who will stand up to villains now that a heartbroken Dark Knight has mysteriously vanished? Never fear, a trio of champions is ready to fight justice in New Gotham.

    Ashley Scott, playing Huntress off-spring of Batman and Catwoman, with black hair and not her usual blonde look. I never guessed that was her on the front cover!! even while contributing to this thread early on..., he cuts a fine figure wearing tight fitting outfits, she rights the wrongs of New Gotham with her mentor Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) played by Dina Meyer. The 3rd will join later in the storyline..


    With a very similar premise to Smallville which started a year earlier, BOP shares some of the same producers as Smallville as well.

    This is not high art by any stretch more nod to the Batman's legacy, its not for true batman fans who expect greatness, instead its quirky fun, more off a guilty retro pleasure. From what i read its a wasted idea something that could be been something much more. Im still going in with an open mind and heart and try to enjoy the show.

    By way off extras we have 'Gotham Girls' online cartoon series, all 30.


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    Just to clarify things re the aspect ratio of this set...the 13 episodes are letterboxed at roughly 1.77:1, so they are in widescreen...just non-anamorphic widescreen.

    Bizarrely, and somewhat annoyingly, the unaired pilot is in 16.9 anamorphic!? :confused: Why this is anamorphic and the series proper is just letterboxed is a little frustrating, but I'm sure Warner had their reasons. I imagine they couldn't justify the budget for making new, anamorphic versions of each episode for what they consider a minor cult show. A shame I suppose.

    Pic & sound quality is fine if unexceptional - it won't win any awards - but I can't see this being reissued any time soon (if ever!) so I'd recommend picking it up while you can.

    The show isn't great but it is a real curiosity.
     

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