Batman/Batman Returns [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Production notes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Batman
Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne's secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who'd been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker's plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold. First he distributes a line of booby-trapped cosmetics, then he goes on a destruction spree in the Gotham Art Museum while the music of Prince blasts away in the background, and finally he orchestrates an all-out campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Gothamites, hoping to turn them against the Cowled One. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) becomes the love of Batman's life-which of course plays right into the Joker's hands. Photographed by Roger Pratt, designed by Anton Furst, and scored by Tim Burton's favorite composer Danny Elfman, Batman was a monstrous box-office hit, making $100 million in the first ten days of release--$82,800,000 in North America alone. Incidentally, Billy Dee Williams' comparatively small role as DA Harvey Dent was originally designed to set up the sequel, wherein Dent was to convert into master criminal Two-Face; but by the time the producers got around to that character in 1995's Batman Forever, Two-Face was played by Tommy Lee Jones. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Batman Returns
In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into a cathedral of crime. Upon overhearing these plans, Schreck's mousy secretary Selena Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tossed from a high-rise window by her boss. Rescued by a covey of kittens, Selena transforms into the leather-clad Catwoman. In this guise, she teams with the Penguin and Schreck to divvy up their ill-gotten gains and help discredit Batman-but she also has her own scores to settle. Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Vincent Schiavelli and Jan Hooks play significant bits, while Pat Hingle and Michael Gough make returns as, respectively, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred the Butler. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Keaton
    Michael Keaton - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Jack Nicholson
    Jack Nicholson - Joker/Jack Napier
  • Kim Basinger
    Kim Basinger - Vicki Vale
  • Robert Wuhl
    Robert Wuhl - Alexander Knox
  • Pat Hingle
    Pat Hingle - Commissioner Gordon



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Batman Movies yet!

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    MaHa
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    Michael Keaton was the best Batman ever. These two movies were the start of the new Batman movie series, and I think they were the best. Love these two movies, and was so happy to find them at Best Buy as a double feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best joker of all time

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    Jennifer
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    22 years later and jack Nicholsons acting still blows me away. Obviously not the best picture quality because it was not remastered, but what do you expect for the price? Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    BigGabe
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    Nothing is like the original. But I would say this Batman is the original. Loved it back then still like to watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Batman DVD

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    chocokhan69
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    when you have crazed Batman grandkids .... Can't beat the $5 bargain bins

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movies

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    SolidSnake01
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    Awesome to watch, very entertaining. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    who r u - Batman

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    Dan8b
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    Excellent Movies......................................

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for a gift

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    Kapowski
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    Dad's favorite Batman series, so we purchased it as a gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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