Batman Collection: 4 Film Favorites [2 Discs] [DVD]

This four-pack of Batman films includes Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns as well as Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (241 out of 251)

Special Features


  • Production notes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Batman Forever
Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the Sixties television show with this third installment. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is effectively brooding as he ponders strange dreams about his parents' death and escapes his own near-demise at the hands of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), a former district attorney driven insane and turned into a master criminal when a gangster throws acid in his face. Meanwhile, as sexy psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) tries to analyze and seduce both Bruce Wayne and Batman, Wayne Enterprises employee Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey) reacts badly to getting fired, using his self-invented mind-energy device to transform into the super-intelligent Riddler. The Riddler teams up with Two-Face to bring down Batman and drain the minds of Gotham City residents with his device, while Batman gets some much-needed help in the form of circus performer Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), out for vengeance after being orphaned by Two-Face. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

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

Batman & Robin
This was the third follow-up to Tim Burton's Batman (1989), the original revisionist look at the Gotham City legend, as well as the second in the Batman series directed by Joel Schumacher and the first featuring George Clooney as the Caped Crusader; it features not one but two super-villains, and a new heroine to fight crime alongside Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) and Dick Grayson (aka Robin) (Chris O'Donnell). The experiments of Dr. Victor Fries (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to preserve his late wife cryogenically have gone horribly wrong, turning him into the evil genius Mr. Freeze, who must keep his body at sub-zero temperature in order to say alive -- and he wants to put Gotham City on ice. Shy horticulturist Pamela Isley (Uma Thurman) goes a bit wild with a Venus Fly Trap-like creation she's been working on and mutates into Poison Ivy, who wants to kill all the people on Earth so plants can take over. Can Batman and Robin stop these fiends before their plans go too far? Meanwhile, Bruce and Dick's faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough) isn't feeling well, so his niece Barbara (Alicia Silverstone) comes to pay a visit. When Barbara finds out what her uncle's employers do in their spare time, she decides she wants in on the action, and she joins the crime fighting twosome as Batgirl. Batman & Robin also features Jesse Ventura in a small role as a prison guard; it would be his last film role before becoming Governor of Minnesota in 1998. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Val Kilmer
    Val Kilmer - Batman / Bruce Wayne
  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones - Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent
  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey - Riddler/Edward Nygma
  • Nicole Kidman
    Nicole Kidman - Dr. Chase Meridian
  • Chris O'Donnell
    Chris O'Donnell - Robin / Dick Grayson



Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Movies

    Posted
    Godzillafan1995fwc
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    It's the extraordinary adventures of the Caped Crusader! Batman is great. Michael Keaton is really good at being Batman. Jack Nicholson, very awesome at being the Joker. Tim Burton made one of a masterpiece. He made what the world of Batman is supposed to be, dark and serious! Batman Returns is good. Only one problem is that Batman doesn't get a lot of focus. Batman Forever is alright. Val Kilmer is alright and somewhat decent Batman. Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey aren't cool enough at being Two-Face and the Riddler. It has the worst Batman costume ever, having nipples on the costume. Batman's butt shot, out of place and unnecessary. Batman and Robin is the weakest entry in my opinion. As a kid, I loved it but I was like 8 years old. Watching it now around my age, it's not as good as I thought it was. George Clooney is the worst Batman. His acting as Batman sucks. Arnold Schwarzenegger, not good enough as Mr. Freeze. Uma Thurman, very decent for playing Poison Ivy. The movie has forced comedy which is not funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste! No better word to describe this DVD set

    Posted
    nbr953

    Bought this from Whitehall, PA store. It had the below movies - Don Juan Domino - Don Juan Domino again - Batman Forever - Batman & Robin I went to exchange it to the store. As the DVD cover was opened, I was told I can only exchange to another DVD of the same title. I did. Came home and again I see the same movies as mentioned above in the set. And let me not forget to talk about the print. The print quality is worse than VHS quality. Getting the quality based on what you pay for is understandable. But getting some other item than mentioned on the DVD box cover is bad. If I found this in Walmart - understandable. But in best buy? just bad. I don't know how to give 0 stars. So, had to give 1 star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Picture Quality was same as VHS. Cheap price saves

    Posted
    StLMikey

    I bought this DVD set because I've been wanting all the Batman movies on DVD. This set finally was at my local store so I picked it up. Went home to watch it and the picture was horrible. Lines would shoot across the screen alot and little black spots would apear through-out the movies, just like a worn out VHS tape would. I took it back thinking it was a bad copy. Nope, that is how it was made. They didn't even try to clean it up some, just ported it to DVD from VHS and sold it. hoping the Blu-Ray versions are alot better and clearer fro $20 a piece.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    imagestar4
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    As a Batman fan, the Batman films were a breath of fresh air, forget about the dark political trappings of The Dark Knight Rises and Batman Begins, these films show a human Batman, these four Batman films were done in the 90's, while the first two are somewhat dark they still give us an awesome Batman and Jack Nicholson IS a GREAT JOKER.The last film Batman and Robin may seem a little silly but I still love it, it's a fun movie and it's never boring and sometimes Batman needs to be be exciting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not more than half bad...

    Posted
    AarontheGUY
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    As far as this collection goes, it does exactly what it says on the box... A collection of the first four 'Batman' feature films in DVD format. That is exactly what you get here. I could write reviews for days on the films themselves, so instead I will simply say that depending on your own personal taste you will enjoy 50%-100% of the movies included. There are definitely worse collections floating around out there...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They're ok...

    Posted
    mrsirdudeman
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    So I wanted to get these and watch them with my kids. I remember thinking batman was AWESOME as a kid. But I guess times have changed a bit. The old Batman movies are actually not as cool as I remembered. Some of them are terrible and I wouldn't recommend showing to kids under 8 for language and provocative sensuality. I guess the old movies fall more in line with the original cheesy/funny boatman movies. And for that they're... ok.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    3 Great Films

    Posted
    THESULLYBEAR
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    Say what you will about Batman and Robin - everybody knows it is terrible garbage. But... When you buy this little sweet treat you get TWO incredible films and one great movie in the bundle. Tim Burton's interpretations of the Batman mythos is a staple to any movie collection, and Batman forever is wild and adventure that maybe reached a little far, but showed us that we, as an audience, can have fun with the bats!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice to see the original Batman movies again

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    Doctoroct
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    It's nice to see the original cinematic batman Michael Keaton. If you want to see Batman with a little humor and lots of action the 1st 2 movies are well worth the price. Batman Forever is a fun movie (note that I didn't say good) and Batman and Robin is best forgotten about if you are a fan. Overall a great price for the series

    I would recommend this to a friend



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