Whether you already caught Justice League last night in early screenings or waiting until the weekend to watch it, with the superhero team-up movie now playing in theaters, some of you might find yourselves with a bigger hankering for DC Comics cinematic material. To those folks, you're in luck, because today Amazon has a special deal going for two DC movie bundles: one that's DCEU-centric and another that's themed around Batman and Superman's larger cinematic history.
If you head over to Amazon right now, you can buy a four-movie DCEU movie Blu-ray bundle for $34.99. That's marked down from the standard $77.02 price, meaning you can own Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman together at half cost. But for those of you who prefer older DC movies, the other bundle currently on sale includes the Christopher Reeve Superman movies, Superman Returns and the original Batman quadrilogy (i.e. the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher movies). Like the DCEU bundle, this Batman/Superman Blu-ray collection is being sold at over half the original price; in other words, it can be yours for $37.99. But you'll need to move quickly on either/both of these deals, because they end at midnight tonight.
While the superhero movie genre started growing popular at the beginning of the 2000s, DC Comics has been at the movie-making game for decades, and that's not including earlier content like film serials and the Batman '66 movie. Christopher Reeve's first Superman movie remains a cherished classic nearly four decades after its release, and while the later movies weren't nearly as well received, the series as a whole certainly helped boost the Man of Steel's popularity even higher. Then came the Batman movies, which showed folks only familiar with Adam West's version of the Caped Crusader just how dark the character could be. Well, at least Tim Burton's movies did. The Joel Schumacher-helmed Batman Forever and Batman & Robin delved back into campy territory.
Fast-forward to now, DC is five movies into its cinematic universe, which launched in 2013 with Man of Steel. While not all of the DCEU entries have been critical hits, the franchise has been doing well for itself commercially, and so far Wonder Woman has been the biggest hit of the bunch, making over $820 million worldwide and earning critical acclaim. Now that Justice League has brought Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg together to save the world, we're entering the next major phase (to borrow a classification from the Marvel Cinematic Universe) of the DCEU's progression.