Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 [5 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 80)

    Special Features


    • Over 18 hours of must-see profiles. documentaries and making-of featurettes
    • Director commentaries by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher
    • 9 music videos

    Synopsis


    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 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 & 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


    • Michael Keaton
      Michael Keaton - Batman / Bruce Wayne
    • Danny DeVito
      Danny DeVito - The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot
    • Michelle Pfeiffer
      Michelle Pfeiffer - Catwoman/Selina Kyle
    • Christopher Walken
      Christopher Walken - Max Shreck
    • Michael Gough
      Michael Gough - Alfred Pennyworth



    Customer rating

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    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997

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      rockband2
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      Before Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, there were four Batman film: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), and Batman & Robin (1997). The first Batman movie starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton is the best movie ever. Jack Nicholson who plays the Joker stole the show which would have been retitled the Joker. He is the best Joker along with Heath Ledger. Michael Keaton whom Batman fans thought Director Tim Burton made a huge mistake into casting him as the Dark Knight, turned out he did an excellent job as Batman. The second movie Batman Returns is also a good movie. Michael Keaton once again reprise his role as Batman and this time he is going against two new villains: The Penguin and the Catwoman. Some movie goers thought this movie is too scary for small children. It turns out the movie is based on the DC comic book. The third movie Batman Forever is okay, but does not have Michael Keaton and Director Tim Burton. Val Kilmer was okay, but not as good as Michael Keaton. Chris O'Connell plays Robin. Director Joel Schumacher took the director's chair and wanted to make this movie much brighter or lighter than the other two movie. The fourth movie Batman & Robin is the worst movie ever. George Clooney took over as Batman replacing Val Kilmer. This movie was worst because they wanted to make this move like the Batman television series. We had to wait eight years till Christopher Nolan takes over the role as director in the next movie called Batman Begins, followed by the Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, which became the most popular motion picture trilogy ever. Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 is an excellent Blu-Ray collection box set for Batman fans who also the DVD collection box set. After all, he is BATMAN!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Must Have For Any Batfan…

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      MovieAddict19xx
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      This is a must have for any Batfan out there Batman & Batman Returns are classics that should be remembered for what they are and even though Batman Forever & Batman & Robin arnt the greatest there still amazing Batman Movies that any fan should apprechiate :) The boxset comes with 4 slim cases for each film audio & vidio qauilty are amazing if you happen to get the digital copy is now expired (Before you Buy) Also when i made my purches off of BB.com i priced matched from amazon which had it for $16.99 i think it was, but when my set came in the mail i only recived 4 disc instead of the 5 discs & digital copy also my Batman disc was a plain silver disc compaired to all the others that had picture lables and i seen from others who bought it thaf it should have a picture lable as well…Best Buy sent out a new copy there Customer Services had always been amazing when ive delt with them when the Second Copy came in all 5 discs where there(Digital Copy Being Expired) and Batman having the proper picture label…All in all im very happy with the Box Set Of Batman and for the Price i paid :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Batman Anthology

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      Patrick
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      The Batman Anthology is a great collection for any Batman fan the first 2 movies Batman and Batman Returns are great, directed by Tim Burton they are dark and more serious with a good story but still fun. Batman Forever is the start of a campier direction the batman series took, its still a pretty good film just not as dark or serious as the previous two. Batman and Robin the final film in the collection is the worst of the three, it is the campiest of the three, poor acting, fighting, story, etc. All in all its a good collection to have especially for a Batman fan, but there is no comparison to the Dark Knight Trilogy or Batman v Superman

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent, nostalgic, and perfect

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      rockandrollmo
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      A definite must buy for all ages, and anybody who loves Batman, and wants to feel old and/or remember fun movies like these that were released in the late 80s/90s. And these movies consist of so many top name actors in fun/goofy roles. Batman is a dark story that should have light-hearted aspects as well, and is well-portrayed in all 4 of these movies. I got my money's worth in the first month of owning them, and I've watched the whole box set at least 3 times since October. Great movies! Excellent value! Do buy! You won't regret!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good to have the Batman movies in one package

      Posted
      NeoQuintessence
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      I like having a complete collection of series, so I bought this convenient package to achieve that. However, only half the movies are really worth watching more than once. The first two, Batman and Batman Returns, are pretty good movies. The last two, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, are not all that great.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      If you like all things Batman

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      Irishbulldog86
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      This set has great quality and really helps you enjoy the originals. All of the movies are great although I think the last movie in the set "Batman and Robin" is so cheesy compared to the first 2 and even more cartoony than the 3rd. But still if you like batman or want to complete the movie set this will do it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The boxset is excellent

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      brushforhire
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      My wife and I purchased this boxset on sale at bestbuy. Having wanted these movies for a long time on blu ray it was a good deal. The box set is a great design and I can't complain. The first three movies are all the fun I remember them being. Batman and Robin was about as bad I remember it being.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Display is plain

      Posted
      Bobby
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      When opening the blu ray I expected a nice display with all four movies but instead it was four separate thin blu ray disc cases. They offer all four movies for five dollars cheaper on one blu ray disc. I'd rather of saved my money and purchased that one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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