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
Commentary by director Tim Burton
The bat, the cat and the penguin making-of featurette
Shadows of the bat: the cinematic sage of the dark knight part 4: dark side of the knight
Beyond batman documentary gallery: Gotham city revisited: the production design of Batman Returns-sleek, sexy and sinister: the costumes of Batman Returns
Making up the penguin
Assembling the arctic army
Bats, mattes and dark nights: the visual effects of Batman
Inside the elfman studio: the music of Batman Returns
Siouxsie and the banshees face to face music video
This one and Batman both look stunning in 4K. I would have to say this one looks slightly better. Very crisp and sharp picture quality. It looks like it was filmed this year. Looks just as good as any 4K release out today. Certainly better than any of the Marvel movies and especially Wonder Woman. These are classic movies and so happy they released them on 4K. I haven’t seen the other 2, ‘Batman Forever ‘ and ‘Batman & Robin ‘ on 4K yet, I’m waiting for the SteelBook set to come out and will get that. I’m sure they will look just as good, especially since the HDR will be awesome!
This movie's so awesome on Blu-Ray. The picture is perfectly crisp & the sound is good. I've always enjoyed this particular film from the other 3. The music, the Gotham City classical look, the acting is pretty good.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
CHRISTMAS BATMAN STYLE
Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
I CALL IT MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE. I love, everything about this movie. Cant' wait to see it again and again and again every Christmas.
My husband bought this using his best buy account and reviewed it, then we had our accounts merged, and all his old purchases are showing up on MY review page, so I'm re-reviewing so-to-speak to get the points.
Having grown up with this film and watching it on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray, I was supremely excited yet nervous about how the 4K transfer would be handled. Having watched over 100 UHDs, I can honestly say this blew me away! The resolution, WCG, HDR and deep black levels combine to produce an image that was almost unfathomable for a film almost 30 years old. Also, despite an outpouring of audio purists cries regarding the upgraded Atmos soundtrack, I was absolutely floored by it- and in a positive way. The height channels are used effectively, and the bat plane crash is absolutely insane!
All told, this is (like Batman 1989) one of my Top 5 favorite UHDs and I would almost be willing to buy it twice just as a token of thanks for such a magnificent job handling one of my all-time favorite movies.
Another fabulous transfer of a catalog title to 4K UHD by Warner Brothers. I know it gets said a lot, but it was almost like watching this film for the first time again. The 4K increase in detail is great, really showing off the attention to set design and other details that was apparent on this production. Also, the HDR color grading gave the film a depth I have never seen, as well as highlighting colors and shadows to really pull you into the film.