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 Tim Burton
The Bat, The Cat and The Penguin - Making-Of Featurette
Shadows of The Bat: The Cinematic Saga 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.
The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck's timid assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out, and Shreck tries to kill her, she is transformed into the sexy Catwoman. She teams up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, but sparks fly unexpectedly when she confronts the caped crusader.
Now this is demo worthy! Plenty of 35mm films that were made around the same time have had a decent 4k upgrade, but this feature can really show how an upgrade can look when putting the right amount of work into it. This looked great. The snow and gotham city looked great. Cat woman was more stunning than ever. Beautiful disc here. I am very glad i decided to add this to the collection.
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.
Great follow up to Batman directed by Tim Burton. This movie has so much going on but balances varies plots and characters to excellence. Tim Burton in his creative prime. The casting choices are top notch Keaton returning as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Danny Devito as The Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.
Loved this movie as a child and it still resonates today as an adult. As only the classics can do. Highly recommend!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
This was my first Batman film & apart from pure nostalgia, the movie still holds up. Tim Burton’s bizarre creativity works perfectly in this version of Batman universe, while the movie is silly in certain parts, it’s still very entertaining!
While I don't care much for this movie, I still have a soft spot for it. The 4K disc looks stunning, and the Blu-ray uses the new transfer, so it looks stunning as well. Best of all, every bonus feature from previous editions can be found on this release.