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After witnessing his parents brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, The Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker's every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail?
Thanks to the ambitious vision of director Tim Burton, the blockbuster hit of 1989 delivers the goods despite an occasionally spotty script, giving the caped crusader a thorough overhaul in keeping with the crime fighter's evolution in DC Comics. Michael Keaton strikes just the right mood as the brooding "Dark Knight" of Gotham City; Kim Basinger plays Gotham's intrepid reporter Vicki Vale; and Jack Nicholson goes wild as the maniacal and scene-stealing Joker, who plots a takeover of the city with his lethal Smilex gas. Triumphant Oscar-winning production design by the late Anton Furst turns Batman into a visual feast, and Burton brilliantly establishes a darkly mythic approach to Batman's legacy. Danny Elfman's now-classic score propels the action with bold, muscular verve. --Jeff Shannon
Long before the recent wave of “superhero” movies came around, there were the Batman movie of 1989 and its sequels. This first movie is definitely the best of the pack! Read morePublished 22 days ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Value for my money for sure. It's the best of the series and I am delighted to have it in my film library. Thank you AmazonPublished 1 month ago by jsalinas
Love this movie! I first saw this movie in a theater the year I married my husband. We watched it on Amazon Prime as part of our 26th anniversary celebration. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Fahrig
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I read that on March 10, they were planning a 20th anniversary release. But these out-of-print DVDs just went back into circulation on February 10.
......<SIGH>....I am so confused.
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The real answer is that the people who make these kinds of decisions at Warner Bros. have their head's firmly planted as far up their rear ends as they could get them. Even if they are planning on doing something like re-releasing them on DVD and Bluray when The Dark Knight comes out on DVD and... Read More
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