DVD Review: BIRDS OF PREY: The complete series

Warner Home Entertainment

Release date: July 15th, 2008
MSRP: $39.98
Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Ian Abercrombie
When my Editor asked, “How was Birds of Prey?”I said,”Better than I expected”. Come on, it’s a six year old Super Hero TV series. You do the math. It struck me that while true this was a bit lukewarm in the review department.

I had enjoyed it more than that. For one thing I watched it all, something I don’t always do with a series (keep that under your hat) and found a lot to like about it. The characters are a cut or two above what you would expect as is the dialogue, with Alfred the Butler (Ian Abercrombie) emerging as my hands down favorite. In the final battle he snaps a shotgun closed and tells the villainess (Mia Sara, looking VERY different in close cropped blond hair) to; “Buttle this.”

The story arc of the Huntress (Ashley Scott), daughter of Batman and Catwoman, and the cop (Shemar Moore) is nicely handled, although it sometimes felt as if the writers had just gotten a new Psychology book and wanted to get their moneys worth tagging everyone’s foibles. Oracle (Dina Meyer) formerly Batgirl, and Dina ((Rachel Skarsten) round out the Birds.

This is a better than decent series that will not overtax your grey matter but will entertain. You could do way worse.

Lee Crawford