Blu-Ray/DVD Review: BEHIND THE MASK -THE BATMAN: DEAD END STORY (Candy Factory Films)

A documentary on one of the most important fan films of our time ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] It was 2003 and Batman fans thought they’d never see their favorite […]

A documentary on one of the most important fan films of our time

It was 2003 and Batman fans thought they’d never see their favorite hero on the screen again. We pretty much only had the animated series to help us forget what filmmaker Joel Schumacher did to the Dark Knight.

Then that summer at San Diego Comic Con the fan film Batman: Dead End was shown. Fans at Comic Con went nuts. And then it hit the internet and it was awesome. Finally, a filmmaker who understood Batman. It just wasn’t Batman versus the Joker, it was Batman vs a Predator. It was totally unbelievable. Most of us thought the director should be tapped to direct the next Batman film, but it never happened.

Behind The Mask – The Batman: Dead End Story is a documentary about the filmmaker Sandy Collora. I really enjoy this the film. I think part of it is I’m a Batman fan and the other part is I studied film in college. Collora is brutally honest and I truly appreciated it. I found it so interesting the entire process behind the short.

The only issue I had with the film is it just jumped from Batman: Dead End to his feature film Hunter Prey. They didn’t talk about Collora’s other film World’s Finest.

All in all, I truly enjoy watching this. I liked director’s Eric Dow look on this documentary. People being interviewed weren’t just talking heads. They were filmed at angles that really made it appealing to watch.

I recommend this documentary to any Batman or filmmaking fans out there.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.