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Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition Blu-ray Details

Coming this fall!

By Robert T. Trate     August 14, 2014
Source: Warner Brohers


Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition arrives 11-11-14
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I still remember the whole summer that lead of up to the release of Tim Burton’s Batman. It was Bat-tastic! Everything was Batman and you couldn’t escape the hype. For me, it lived up to it. I stood there in line on June 22nd eagerly awaiting the theatre to open its doors at midnight. I was eleventh in line, eleventh! My parents were good sports for braving the insanity. I cannot believe 25 years have passed. 

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman, in conjunction with the 75 Anniversary of the character’s debut. Warner Brothers is releasing Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, which will be a new Blu-ray edition debuting November 11th, 2014 (same days as the Batman TV Series starring Adam West (see details HERE)).

Check out the press release with all the details below!

Press Release: 

Celebrating 75 Years of Caped Crusader Entertainment…

Batman 25th Anniversary Edition

Debuts November 11

in New Diamond Luxe Packaging

Burbank, Calif., August 14, 2014 – To help mark Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) and DC Entertainment’s milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ popular Batman character, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, a new Blu-ray™ edition debuting November 11 (at $24.98 SRP) in the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging. With its state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design, the new packaging is perfect for those wishing to add this edition to their home libraries. Also included is Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster -- a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.


WBHE and DCE’s year-long celebration, befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero, will boast new products from WBE and DC Entertainment in numerous areas – comics, TV, Interactive Entertainment, Consumer Products and more. There is a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the new Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Various other events are taking place throughout the year. 


In addition to releasing Batman 25
th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, WBHE will also feature the highly anticipated release of the 1960s Batman: The Complete Television Series for the first time ever. Other new home entertainment releases include animated films Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.


In announcing the Batman 75th anniversary initiative in March, WB Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara noted, “Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary. From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”


 

About the Movie


In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon. 


Tim Burton’s vision and Michael Keaton’s performance as the Caped Crusader combine perfectly to capture Gotham City’s sinister atmosphere and Batman’s brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young). 



 

Special Features 


  • Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (NEW) Discover how the film's phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

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ElBaz13 8/14/2014 5:33:54 PM

I  remember lining up outside our mall (the new big theatres with big sound in our city) and waiting for a good 4-5 hours for the 7 pm showing. It was madness. Before the day and age of online ticket sales and reserved seating.  It was a lot of fun.

Sure, I did it also for the Star Wars and Indy movies (hence the term blockbuster) but Batman was a new era for me. Adulthood and independance. I didn't have to go with my folks and my buddies and I were diehard comic fans. I saw this movie at least 4 times that summer. Sure, when you look at it today, it doesn't compare to the movies we have but it was probably the movie that started a new wave of comicbook filmsafter Superman 4 killed the genre.

millean 8/15/2014 8:53:48 AM

Yes, Batman was immensely important to the influx of the comic book movies we have today.  The only other one that was probably more important was the 1978 Superman.  That one showed that a comic book character can be popular to the masses.  It had bright colors, was somewhat campy and was a family friendly movie.

1989 Batman showed us how a serious take on a comic book character could be.  Granted, the sequels took a turn for the worse, but this legitimized the genre.

This is still one of my favorite movies of all time.  I will always remember it fondly.  While somewhat dated, it still holds up pretty well, in my opinon.

 

My top 5 comic book movies based on importance to the genre:

  1. 1978 Superman
  2. 1989 Batman
  3. Avengers
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. Spider-Man/X-Men (tie)

 

redhairs99 8/15/2014 9:21:33 AM

It may have been considered a 'serious' take on a comic book at the time, but have you watched it lately?  It's pretty darn campy.  Sure not 60's Batman or Schummaker Batman, but still pretty silly.  I think I would call the movie more of a dark take on a comic book character as opposed to 'serious.'  

It's still great fun and I love it, but pretty campy none the less. 

Dazzler 8/16/2014 3:45:01 AM

I am still hoping for a toon Batman with Keaton as voice and do Burton's world again type of stuff. 

domino2008 8/16/2014 2:17:44 PM

I was quite surprised when I saw it at the theater . I , like many who dislike Affleck as Batman , it was Keaton back then . I was glad it was a lot better than I thought . The opening scene when We saw Batman was awesome . The action scenes were good for its time , the sets were all back stage and the ending on the church steeple was very good . It was also nice to see Bob Kanes cameo as the Guy in the newsroom who drew the Batman . Yes, Superman was the first to usher a new type of film in 78'. , I like the Donner versoins the best . In the last 90's I was glad Blade did so well for a non Super hero ,The Xmen helped bring the Super Heroes into the new century along with Spiderman , Hulk and then Batman Begins , that brings Us to the present . Nuff said....

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