Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology (Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin)
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BATMAN TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION Batman (Michael Keaton) vs. The Joker (Jack Nicholson) in the amazing first extravaganza! With Kim Basinger. BATMAN RETURNS TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION The Bat (Michael Keaton), the Cat (Michelle Pfeiffer), the Penguin (Danny DeVito). And Christopher Walken, too! BATMAN FOREVER TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION Riddle me this: The Dark Knight (Val Kilmer) bat-battles Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey). With Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell. BATMAN & ROBIN TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION Will Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) put the world on ice? George Clooney wears the hero's cape. Also with Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone.]]>
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That's it. Four discs. In a 2-disc case. Why, Warner, why??
As far as BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS, all the extras from the two-disc Special Editions are here. Unfortunately, Warner couldn't care less about the quality of the transfers. Sure you can see more detail in these BD releases, but there's been no restoration. Matte lines are starting to show, and in the case of BATMAN, very clear sprocket hole wear in the master print results in the main title jumping considerably. Paired with Danny Elfman's soaring crescendo when the title appears, the crisp gold title jittering about is pretty disappointing.
I only bought this for the first two (Tim Burton) films, and at Costco the price was less than the two as individual releases. So no great loss, but still another poor customer experience from Warner Bros.
It all boils down to this: Batman and Batman Returns are two very artful, thematically rich and gripping renditions of the Dark Knight, while Batman Forever only satisfies on a surface-level, make-your-eyes-bleed kind of way -- and Batman and Robin to an even lesser degree. They're all entertaining on some very mild level, though Burton's pictures are the only two that'll provide enough thought to match up with the modern-minded Batman aficionados. Schumacher's riffs on the series claim to hark back to the '50s and '60s comics while paying homage to the Adam West television show, which you can take as a reasonable explanation or not for their boisterous, obnoxious kid-geared demeanor. Overall, I'd still recommend the whole-shebang as a slate of interesting achievements in production design, action choreography, and cinematography across the board, giving Burton's pictures exceedingly high marks while relegating Schumacher's pictures to rent-worthy diversions, the latter being one perfect for rifftracking with friends.
Speaking on quality alone without price necessarily in mind, The Batman Blu-ray Anthology comes with a firm Recommendation based on the strong visual and aural qualities matching the complete carry-over of the standard-definition box's slate of supplements. As a Batman lover it's certainly a blast to see all of these pictures presented in beautifully-rendered visual transfers and sounding nearly as good as they did in the theaters -- even if they now play second banana (or third, or fourth) to the new breed of Batman movies.
It was great to see the original Batman movies cleaned up in the Blu-Ray format. Like many people I was a fan of the first two Tim Burton & Michael Keaton movies (Batman, Batman Returns). You can't beat the price though to include the later 2 Joel Schumacher films as well.
Tons of in-depth special features are included for each movie. It appears that all of the DVD special features are included on the Blu-ray set. There are several other reviews which will go more in-depth as to the respective features, but I would recommend the set, even if you cringe at the thought of re-living the "Batman & Robin" movie.
Well regardless of who's in the Batman suit .,, these movies are still good Bat entertainment. :) The Four Movies in this package are the original and somewhat recent FOUR BATMAN MOVIES,, separate from the earlier ones- known for the Sock n Bang n Boom which WAS close to being the cartoon Batman....but it was still Batman right? LIKE THEM - YES Enough to buy the Blu Ray Discs ... Today it means sometimes renting first,,, then decide to buy or not. Personally have seen ALL of these movies before.. now I own the set.
PS: The newest Batman movies are THE TRILOGY produced by Christopher Nolan and in the Batman suit is Christian Bale who does a standout modern version of the Batman Saga. Also own in BluRay