WHV Press Release: Batman 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Book

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “A triumph. You can’t take your eyes off it!”
    - Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

    BATMAN: THE MOVIE Starring Michael Keaton Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    with New Single Blu-Ray Book
    from Warner Home Video

    Debuts May 19 with Hours of Bonus Content
    Including Tim Burton Commentary and 50 Pages of
    Collectible Essays, Trivia and Photos

    Burbank, Calif., March 16, 2009 - BATMAN: The Movie, the film that launched a global phenomenon, celebrates its 20th anniversary May 19 with a new single release. BATMAN: The Movie 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Hi-Def will be packaged in a premium hardcover book format that is loaded with hours of bonus content, including commentary with director Tim Burton and a digital copy which allows consumers a single non-transferable download of the full-length film compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media devices™. The Blu-ray book includes original script pages, excerpts from the Batman Official Book of the Movie and the DC Comics comic book adaptation of the film!

    BATMAN: The Movie 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Hi-Def will be available for $34.99 SRP.

    About the Movie
    Tim Burton’s direction and Michael Keaton’s performance combine perfectly in the first film of the Warner Bros. series which captures GOTHAM CITY’S sinister atmosphere and BATMAN’S brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal villain, THE JOKER and Kim Basinger is VICKI VALE, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, BATMAN won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration.

    Special Features
    (Includes all of the special features from the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD):
    · Commentary by director Tim Burton
    · On the Set with Bob Kane
    · Legends of the DARK KNIGHT: The History of BATMAN
    o The Comic Book Saga as Reinvented and Reinterpreted over Seven Decades
    · Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the DARK KNIGHT Parts 1-3
    o The Road to GOTHAM CITY
    o The Gathering Storm
    o The Legend Reborn
    · Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery – 6 Featurettes:
    o Visualizing Gotham: The Production Design of BATMAN
    o Building the BATMOBILE
    o Those Wonderful Toys: The Props and Gadgets of BATMAN
    o Designing the BAT-SUIT
    o From Jack to THE JOKER
    o Nocturnal Overtures: The Music of BATMAN
    · Three Prince Music Videos
    o Batdance
    o Partyman
    o Scandalous
    · The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
    · BATMAN: The Complete ROBIN Storyboard Sequence
    · Theatrical trailer



    BATMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY BOOK
    Street Date: May 19, 2009
    Pricing: $34.99 SRP
     
  2. Clinton McClure

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    Awesome news Ron! I passed on the collection because I only liked the '89 movie. This is a definite buy for me! [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul Sandhu

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    Are the special features any different than the one in the anthology set?
     
  4. Chris S

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    They should be identical just like The Matrix Blu-ray book release.
     
  5. ManW_TheUncool

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    Kool. Yet another title that will make use of the BD blank cases I recently bought. [​IMG] Bring it!

    BTW, any news on whether Batman Returns will also get a standalone release?

    _Man_
     
  6. Fabien Renelli

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    It just bought the UK BDs of the first three movies. I would have liked this BD-book edition but only if it was individually available for the sequels (at least Batman Returns). I'm curious though to have a glimpse of the printed content of this book edition.
     
  7. TonyD

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    as soon as amazon adds this to their site I'll order it.
     
  8. dvdirv

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    I bought BATMAN from the UK about 2 weeks ago.

    Total with shipping was only $18 and it arrived in less than a week.

    Check out Sendit.com for the best price.

    The transfer on this title was incredible. Why buy the whole set, when you can buy the individual titles for less (I also bought BATMAN RETURNS)?
     
  9. StevenW

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    Whats with the Anthology being released this month but the first movie being released in May?
     
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    To help maximize sales of the box set.
     
  11. Fabien Renelli

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    Well I lied to myself. I sold the normal UK BD to a friend and bought again the movie in this book-like version. I really like the packging and written stuff. I wonder if the sequels are going to get the same treatment.
     

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