Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD)

From the creators of Smallville, the Batman myth takes an unexpected turn in this action-adventure series about a trio of beautiful and relentless heroines determined to carry on Batman's fight for justice against the ruthless criminals of New Gotham City.


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Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD)
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Entertaining (9)
  • Original (5)
  • Great cinematography (3)
  • High production value (3)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (6)
  • Adult viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (6), Casual viewer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good show, could have been great.

Watching Birds of Prey breaks my heart- there was so much good stuff there, caught beneath some problems. But this series had crazy potential, and should have been given a little more time...Read complete review

Watching Birds of Prey breaks my heart- there was so much good stuff there, caught beneath some problems. But this series had crazy potential, and should have been given a little more time to find it's stride.

It's been 9 years since the show was on TV, and I think it actually holds up better now than then- in the ensuing years, we've had a load of other comic book characters make the jump to the screen (some successfully, some not), and with that exposure, Birds of Prey now truly feels groundbreaking. The three women leads were pioneers for shows to come in the future with complicated women in leading roles. Dina Meyer as Oracle/Barbara Gordon in particular elevated this series, and anytime the character is featured, the whole show benefits.

I'm thrilled for this to finally have made it to DVD, but was very disappointed that several key songs were changed in the release- most notably the theme song to the show itself. As originally aired, Aimee Allen's "I'd Start a Revolution" had the perfect tone for the series, and the cheap, hastily written song that was substituted really does detract from the atmosphere. In addition, the song change in the final episodes big battle is also terribly damaging to the way that scene was staged and shot, and thus how it plays.

Despite these minor grievances, if you are looking for a great series featuring strong and intelligent women that is light on mythology, try Birds of Prey. If you're like me, you too will enjoy these for what they are, and bemoan the fact that it was cut short before it reached it's full potential.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

had potential, but disappointed

bought this product as i love all the comic book adaptions, & there hasnt been a tv series about batman in years. i think there was some huge potential, but it lacked so...Read complete review

bought this product as i love all the comic book adaptions, & there hasnt been a tv series about batman in years. i think there was some huge potential, but it lacked so much. they could of done a lot better, since it was from the same people as smallville. the beginning of every episode was annoying, the repetiviness in each episode, ok we know you were batgirl & you were parents of batman & catwoman. special effects were great but needed tweaking. this is truly for the avid fan. could of been alot more & been as big as smallville & the batman movies.

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4.0

I would buy again

By Rita

from San Antonio Texas

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

    Love the story lines. Great action scenes.

     
    2.0

    Interesting take on a popular comic at the time.

    By NA

    from K.C. Mo.

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Not What I Expected

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

    Home only.

     
    4.0

    Very cool!

    By Shawn Satt

    from Tupelo MS

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

        Love the series!

         
        5.0

        Three Birds of a Feather

        By James Thorne

        from Forest Hills, NY

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

          From the producers of Smallville comes a dark world that just so happens to brighten my day... Birds of Prey is a fun, engaging series with characters that are warm and inviting. The series feels as if it can take place in the Batman films of the early 90s and serves as a continuation of the caped crusader, that is if he were to have a child with Catwoman.

           
          4.0

          I want more!

          By outtamyface

          from Riverside, ca

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Travel
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

            Sad the series ended

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I didn't realize this was animated

            By kingpenn

            from Wyoming, PA

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

              Cons

              • Disappointing
              • Not What I Expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

                I didn't realize that this was an animated series. We thought that this was an original series with people in it.......

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                "Odd, Not What I Expected"

                By Delo

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Original

                Cons

                • Disappointing
                • Not What I Expected

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers

                Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

                As a Batman and DC lover I was incredibly dissappointed to find that this series changed many vital things that make the Birds of Prey, the Birds of Prey, and it became very difficult for me to watch because the inconsistancies were very obvious. If you are not an avid reader of comics this won't be an issue for you, but if you are, watch out.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Girl Power Great!

                By Swishla

                from Bremerton, WA

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                • Not enough episodes

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

                Loved the DVDS! They arrived promptly (earlier than I thought) and the quality is much better than when I rented on [@]. As for the show itself, watch it knowing it is a bit campy but fantastic for girl power and laughs. Highly recommend!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good show, could have been great.

                By Rococo

                from Southern California

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Innovative
                • Strong Women

                Cons

                • Aspect Ratio
                • Music Changes

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

                  Watching Birds of Prey breaks my heart- there was so much good stuff there, caught beneath some problems. But this series had crazy potential, and should have been given a little more time to find it's stride.

                  It's been 9 years since the show was on TV, and I think it actually holds up better now than then- in the ensuing years, we've had a load of other comic book characters make the jump to the screen (some successfully, some not), and with that exposure, Birds of Prey now truly feels groundbreaking. The three women leads were pioneers for shows to come in the future with complicated women in leading roles. Dina Meyer as Oracle/Barbara Gordon in particular elevated this series, and anytime the character is featured, the whole show benefits.

                  I'm thrilled for this to finally have made it to DVD, but was very disappointed that several key songs were changed in the release- most notably the theme song to the show itself. As originally aired, Aimee Allen's "I'd Start a Revolution" had the perfect tone for the series, and the cheap, hastily written song that was substituted really does detract from the atmosphere. In addition, the song change in the final episodes big battle is also terribly damaging to the way that scene was staged and shot, and thus how it plays.

                  Despite these minor grievances, if you are looking for a great series featuring strong and intelligent women that is light on mythology, try Birds of Prey. If you're like me, you too will enjoy these for what they are, and bemoan the fact that it was cut short before it reached it's full potential.

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  format is wrong(16x9 in 4x3 crop)

                  By snapperhead

                  from new orleans,la.

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Disappointing
                    • Not 16x9 true quality
                    • Not What I Expected

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Birds of Prey: The Complete Series (DVD):

                      you squeezed the 16x9 picture into a 4x3 frame.not anamorphic

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