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Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

Old 04-02-19, 09:13 PM
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Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

bluray.com is reporting all four original Batman movies are coming to 4k as individual releases on June 4th. A box set will follow on September 17. I have yet to go 4k, but I don't know if I'll buy these just yet. Im kind of confused, will there be new extras for the box set?
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24892
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release four classic Batman films on 4K Blu-ray: Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns, and Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. All four titles will be available for purchase on June 4.

A four-disc collection will also be available for purchase on September 17.

All four films will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will be available on 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and feature a 4K Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR as well as DIGITALLY REMASTERED Blu-ray disc of the films.

The singles and the four-film collection will include collectible packaging with new art designed in stunning glossy retro colors reminiscent of the 1980's and 1990's era when the films were originally released in theaters.

The 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the films will collectively include more than 17 hours of previously released extras, including full-length commentaries by director Tim Burton on Batman and Batman Returns and director Joel Schumacher on Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

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Old 04-02-19, 09:23 PM
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

I might get at least the first one at some, but that artwork is horrible.
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Old 04-02-19, 09:32 PM
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

I really wish they went back to the original poster artwork on all four movies.
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Eh, I'll spend as much as I did with the blu box set, which I think was $14.99.
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I really wish they went back to the original poster artwork on all four movies.
The art for the DVD and Blu-ray releases were actually pretty good I thought. Simple but they looked nice.
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Old 04-02-19, 09:59 PM
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Wow. That cover art is atrocious. I'm pretty satisfied with my BDs of Batman and Batman Returns.
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Here's the rest of them
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I think it's extremely doubtful there will be new extras. WB already produced a massive 4-part documentary for the original DVD box set that was ported over to the BD set.

If you aren't 4K ready, I don't see why you would need this unless you have to double dip on the BDs and then end up with the main disc you can't even use.
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Man, those are some fugly box covers.

Waiting for the reviews on this before making a purchase...although I'm glad they're releasing them individually, as I'd only be interested in the Michael Keaton/Tim Burton films.
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Artwork looks like ass, but will pick up the first two.

Not sure why the delay in a collection of the 4
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Dang, no love for Robin on the covers
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IF there are any new extras it would be nice if Batman had deleted scenes. They were shown in the making of documentary that was made for the dvds in 2005. Also this summer will be the 30th anniversary of Batman (89) and I hope there might be some theaters in town that might screen the 4k remastered version.
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Have to assume the 4-disc collection will be cheaper, right? Learnd my lesson with the Matrix - bought the first one for like $25 and then saw i could have gotten all 3 for like $50-ish in the pack. Really want these in spite of the fucked up art. Might be one of the rare cases where I do custom art.
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The really sad part about the covers is that the person/people responsible for creating them most likely went to four plus years of college to get a degree in design.
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@ Robin not being anywhere on the cover of Batman & Robin.

I mean, I get it. It's Batman out front plus colored, lower-opacity shots of his enemies behind him, but damn. Chris O'Donnell's been left out in the cold.

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Uma Thurman missing on Batman & Robin cover is also odd considering the other sequel covers.
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The really sad part about the covers is that the person/people responsible for creating them most likely went to four plus years of college to get a degree in design.
It's really stunning. These may have the worst cover art I've ever seen on any release in the DVD/BD era.
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

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IF there are any new extras it would be nice if Batman had deleted scenes. They were shown in the making of documentary that was made for the dvds in 2005. Also this summer will be the 30th anniversary of Batman (89) and I hope there might be some theaters in town that might screen the 4k remastered version.
I'm pretty sure there are zero new extras - and who knows how many bonus features from prior editions will be carried over.
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It's really stunning. These may have the worst cover art I've ever seen on any release in the DVD/BD era.
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

Got an email from WB shop, they have pictures of the backs listing the features:

https://www.wbshop.com/collections/batman-80th
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Got an email from WB shop, they have pictures of the backs listing the features:

https://www.wbshop.com/collections/batman-80th
I see they're taking the Harry Potter approach and splitting up a documentary into parts on each release.
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson View Post
Got an email from WB shop, they have pictures of the backs listing the features:

https://www.wbshop.com/collections/batman-80th

Yeah those extras are not new. They were produced for the previous Batman DVD box set years ago.
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I see they're taking the Harry Potter approach and splitting up a documentary into parts on each release.
They did that with the Blu Rays as well
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Re: Batman (1989-1997) 4K- 6/4/19 and 9/17/19

Didn’t bluelitespecial answer his own question with the press quote about “previously released extras”?
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Didn’t bluelitespecial answer his own question with the press quote about “previously released extras”?
No, I know the press release mentioned the previous extras are included. I wondered if anything new would be included and it won't. I might get Batman and Batman Returns at some point for the new remasters and sound.
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