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Warner Home Video has announced that they will bring 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology' to Blu-ray on March 10th. This box set will feature the four Batman feature films made between 1989-1997 - 'Batman', 'Batman Returns', 'Batman Forever', and 'Batman & Robin' - in 1.85:1 1080p VC-1 accompanied by 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtracks.

This five-disc set (one of the films will come a two-disc set, while the others will only be one BD-50) features the following special features:

* 18 Hours of Must See Profiles, Documentaries, and Making-of Featurettes
* Director's Commentary by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher
* 9 Music Videos

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2249

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Old 01-07-2009, 12:55 PM
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Any idea which one is the two-discer?

I don't feel special...
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Any idea which one is the two-discer?

I suspect the original. I'm pretty sure I will not pay for all 4 (unless it's a sweet deal) when I only really liked the 1st two.
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Do we know for sure if these can be purchased individually?

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Do we know for sure if these can be purchased individually?

Yeah... in every territory but the US. But judging by Austin Powers and the Matrix box, I don't think there's a very good chance Warner will break these up for the US.
I suggest ordering from dvdcrave, cheapest price unless amazon UK runs a promotion.

I'll wait for the US release since I need every boxset available.
Are any of the foreign releases 2 discs. They might do a digital copy for one of them like they did with the Matrix. On second thought a single dvd with extras is more likely.

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Just as I did with the Austin Powers set since I only like the first one, I will be avoiding this box set since I only care for the first 2. I really am getting tired of these box sets only coming out first.

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Just as I did with the Austin Powers set since I only like the first one, I will be avoiding this box set since I only care for the first 2. I really am getting tired of these box sets only coming out first.

That's because they know people wouldn't get too excited to buy Forever and Robin separately!
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From IMDB...

Batman 7.6
Batman Returns 6.9
Batman Forever 5.4
Batman and Robin 3.4
I think I see a pattern. :-)

(For the record, I liked returns best, mostly because of Michelle)
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That's because they know people wouldn't get too excited to buy Forever and Robin separately!

I'm waiting for the boxset that's nothing but these no-hoper titles all put together.

Batman & Robin
The Godfather, Part 3

What else?

I don't feel special...
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I'm waiting for the boxset that's nothing but these no-hoper titles all put together.

Batman & Robin
The Godfather, Part 3

What else?

Aliens Resurrection
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Yeah... in every territory but the US. But judging by Austin Powers and the Matrix box, I don't think there's a very good chance Warner will break these up for the US.
I suggest ordering from dvdcrave, cheapest price unless amazon UK runs a promotion.

I'll wait for the US release since I need every boxset available.
Are any of the foreign releases 2 discs. They might do a digital copy for one of them like they did with the Matrix. On second thought a single dvd with extras is more likely.

Bleah. I really can't justify paying money for anything with Batman and Robin in it. That movie was flat out awful - I still want my money back for renting it. At least the other Schumacher Batman flick was entertaining with Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carey even if I couldn't take it seriously as a Batman vehicle.
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Aliens Resurrection

Hah! Good call.

I don't feel special...
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I'm waiting for the boxset that's nothing but these no-hoper titles all put together.

Batman & Robin
The Godfather, Part 3

What else?

Star Trek V - the bane of all completists!
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Add to that Rocky 3, 4, 5, Rocky Balboa and Rambo Whatever.
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Star Trek V - the bane of all completists!

Oh I think I got one: Highlander 2!


Back to topic, the first 2 from Tim Burton for me as well... They really should have left Robin in his closet!
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Star Trek V - the bane of all completists!

See, I have less of an issue with movies like that. I hate Matrix Revolutions but I had no problem buying the boxset because it's one complete and connected story. I'm no fan of Star Trek V but I'd have no problem buying it with the rest of the movies as a set or on its' own. The Batman movies, on the other hand, are completely different. Batman and Batman Returns are connected to each other - but they're sure as hell not connected to Batman Forever or Batman and Robin. I'd love to be able to just buy the two Burton movies.
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Neat. I'll pick it up if it ever goes on sale.

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Just give me the first one. All others are crap!

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Here in the UK, they're selling them individually. I already got Returns and Forever from Blockbuster,waiting on Batman 89. I refuse to spend a cent on Batman and Robin. Forever, while not on the level of the first two, is leagues better than B & R. It was flawed as hell,but still enjoyable and I liked Val Kilmer's portrayal of both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Too many systems and games....not enough time or money!

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I may just go ahead and order the first two from Amazon UK. Im about 50/50 on Forever and just dont like Batman & Robin so I dont want the whole set.

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Having owned the Matrix HD DVD set (Complete set) since 5/22/07, I got a chuckle when I saw the retail BD set being in slim packs... then I was disappointed that Austin Powers was the same way, and in turn did not buy it. Guess it's time to face the facts that slim packs are here to stay, whether I like it or not. On the other hand, major props to WB for deciding the day after my birthday for launch
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highly anticipating this one!!
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I just ordered the first 2 films from Amazon.uk.

I knew Warner would expect us to buy all 4 films.
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i already bought the first two from UK...for cheaper than you'd be able to get them for here even if they were being sold individually.

Blu-ray = 775
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I just ordered the first 2 films from Amazon.uk.

I knew Warner would expect us to buy all 4 films.

Undoubtably because they expect less than stellar sales for Forever and Batman and Robin. Well, Forever has a following, but Batman and Robin is almost universally regarded as crap, even by the most hardcore Batman fans.

Very similiar to the Matrix trilogy, they know the lukewarm reception to the 2sequels so they only sell as a set, knowing that the first Matrix is what everyone wants.

Too many systems and games....not enough time or money!

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just give me the first one. All others are crap!

yup......

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Given Warner Bros. past, I wouldn't put it past them to release only the first Batman as a separate Digi-book release. Just like they're doing with 'The Matrix'.

You can forget about 'Batman Returns'.
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Well, Forever has a following, but Batman and Robin is almost universally regarded as crap, even by the most hardcore Batman fans.

I'd buy that for a dollar! In all seriousness, I like B-Forever. I might be the only one, though. B-Returns? Ugh. I'd pay them to keep that dreck!

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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I think returns is the best of the 4
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yup......

Nooo, part two was good. The Penguin man, the Penguin.
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