Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up for the first two movies in this special set, with the SPECIAL EDITIONS of both BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS included. Notable supporting roles come from Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Alongside Burton's films are Joel Schumacher's two attempts at directing the infamous superhero, with SPECIAL EDITIONS of BATMAN FOREVER and BATMAN & ROBIN included. Val Kilmer (BATMAN FOREVER) and George Clooney (BATMAN & ROBIN) both don the Batsuit in these versions, while the casts are fleshed out by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, and many other stars. See individual titles for more synopsis information.
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"Ultimate Batman Set!"
This ultimate set features all 4 action films: Batman, Batman
Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Michael Keaton,
Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger star in Tim Burton's 1989 hit.
Batman/Bruce Wayne fights crime and faces clown maniac, the
Joker. Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer star
in Tim Burton's 1992 sequel. Bruce Wayne/Batman fights crime
and faces The Penguin and Catwoman. Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee
Jones, Jim Carrey, Chris O'Donnell and Nicole Kidman star in
Joel Schumacher's 1995 sequel. Bruce Wayne/Batman saves
Gotham from Harvey Two-Face and The Riddler. George Clooney,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, and
Alicia Silverstone star in Joel Schumacher's 1997 sequel.
Batman and Robin try to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy
with the help of Batgirl. All 4 films have nice picture
and sound plus cool extras. Definitely get this.
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Batman: The Movies....All over the map!
The first two Tim Burton-helmed movies are truly my favorites. He reinvented the dark, brooding, revenge-driven Batman that I remember from the early comics (I read reprints, by the way) and the return to this format in the seventies. The production design of Batman(1989) and Batman Returns(1992) as well as the casting were truly key. That being said, I move on to Batman Forever(1995). Recasting the caped crusader should have been given more thought. I have never been a huge fan of Val Kilmer; his take was more brooding but we then add Chris O'Donnell as a frat boy Robin who seemed like he'd be more at home chugging beer in his dorm room. Also the production values didn't slip, they took a sharp left turn. We have sets that reminded me of old carnival fun houses, loaded with black lights and colorful paint, spotlights and rock concert lighting. What a mess. Jim Carrey? Annoying! Tommy Lee Jones? Waste of exceptional talent. Ok, so the special features clue us into what Warner wanted: Lighten up the franchise. Joel Schumacher does this by giving us TOO much to see and hear; two villains again and new characters that we don't really care about. Not missing a beat after the third film made money, the producers launched into Batman and Robin(1997). Well? It looked and felt like a "toy commercial" (to quote O'Donnell himself) and esentially, it was. Warner wanted to tie in all the merchandise as they had with the previous film for major profits. All they accomplised was to kill the franchise, that is, until Christopher Nolan brought us into the 21st century. The special features are plenty in this set; each DVD has two discs, and loads of extras. Even if you are a fan of the first two movies only, this set is well worth the price.
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NOTHING BETTER THAN THE DARK BATMAN IN LIKE HIGH DEF.
THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THEN THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN IN HIGH DEF.THIS NEWLY REMASTERED DVD SET IS THE BEST UP TO DATE.I BEING A BATMAN FAN PERSONALY OWN THIS SET AND IT IS AWESOME WHEN PLAYING THIS USING AN UP CONVERTER DVD PLAYER WITH A HDMI CONNECTOR.IT GIVES YOU THAT TRUE FELLING OF WATCHING IT ON TV IN HIGH DEF.THE RESOLUTION IS GREAT AND THE SOUND REMASTERED IN 5.1 AND DTS GIVES IT A TRUE MOVIE THEATER FELLING THE COLORS ARE MORE VIVID AS WELL.JACK NICHOLSON AND MICHAEL KEATON HE WAS THE BEST BATMAN NO DOUBT ABOUT IT WHAT A COMBO IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE FIRST BATMAN MOVIE THEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING ALSO A GREAT ACTOR MICHAEL GOUGH AS ALFRED.LETS NOT FORGET KIM BASINGER AS VICKY VALE.IN BATMAN RETURNS YOU HAVE DANNY DEVITO AS THE PENGIUN,COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER ACTOR FOR THE ROLE AND CHRISTOPHER WALKIN AWESOME AS A SNEAKY AND VERY DARK BUSINESS TYCOON.TIM BURTON HAS SHOWN US THAT HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CAPE CRUSADER TRULY THE BEST BATMAN MOVIES WHERE BY HIM.BATMAN FOREVER AND ROBIN WHERE OK BUT NOTHING LIKE THE FIRST TWO.I COULD GO ON AND ON SO NUFF SAID.OH! AND DON'T FORGET DANNY ELFMAN GREAT SOUNDTRACK JUST PERFECT.
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Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997
I recently purchased the complete set of the original Batman movies. The movies included are Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. There are a couple of sets out there. This one is definitey worth the money. All four movies come with two DVDs one is the special edition movie, and the other is the special features.
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