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'Batman' Boxed Set, March 10, Burton & Schumacher


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#1 of 35 David Wilkins

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Posted January 08 2009 - 08:21 AM

Looks like a 5-disc set of the Batman movies, 1989-1997. No news on stand alones. Times are tough. Where's the love?


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#2 of 35 Dave H

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Posted January 08 2009 - 08:34 AM

You may want to buy the UK imports which are the same transfers sold individually. However, I'm trying to get confirmation there is no PAL speed-up. I've heard they are selling for $22.00 each on Amazon UK.

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Posted January 08 2009 - 11:20 AM

I'm inclined to pick up the Burton films, but if they're only available in the boxed set, I may have to wait until they're released individually--I have no desire to watch Schumacher's eye candy on Blu-ray, no matter how bright and shiny they might be!

#4 of 35 Chris S

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Posted January 08 2009 - 12:03 PM

A big pass for me until they're available separately or at a good price from the UK (although $22 shipped isn't bad but shipping could be a deal breaker). I too am no fan of the last two films and my pocket is pretty shallow with regards to purchasing another expensive boxset.
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Posted January 08 2009 - 12:07 PM

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You may want to buy the UK imports which are the same transfers sold individually. However, I'm trying to get confirmation there is no PAL speed-up. I've heard they are selling for $22.00 each on Amazon UK.

I ordered the first 2 films on Amazon.uk.

Both discs play with no issues on my U.S. PS3.

#6 of 35 Joseph J.D

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Posted January 08 2009 - 12:52 PM

I'll pick this set up.....even though I'm not particularly fond of 'Batman & Robin', I'll get it since I'm a completist in regards to Batman.

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Posted January 08 2009 - 01:12 PM

I missed this when it came on DVDs so I will bet getting it. Though I wish it had a better box, rather than having the individual cases in it (I am only assuming this because of the previous release) my wish is they would do something along the lines of the Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition.

#8 of 35 Brandon Conway

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Posted January 08 2009 - 02:11 PM

Supposedly they are doing a 'Matrix' type release where a stand-alone digibook of the first film only will come out a few months later in the summer. Kinda sucks for those who only want the first 2 or 3 films, but I guess that works for me since I only want the first one.

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#9 of 35 Ron-P

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Posted January 08 2009 - 06:40 PM

I'll pick this set up. I enjoyed them much more than these latest remakes.
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Posted January 08 2009 - 10:52 PM

Gonna have to take a pass and wait for the single release of Batman when and if it comes out.

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Posted January 08 2009 - 11:19 PM

I'll pick it up if I'll ever be able to get it for under $50 until then I'll pass. I only really want the 2 Burton films. I can tolerate Batman Forever (there are some aspects I enjoyed) but not B&R - I'd certainly feel like a dope paying for it.

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#12 of 35 Nicholas Martin

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Posted January 09 2009 - 05:15 AM

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I'll pick this set up. I enjoyed them much more than these latest remakes.

Except that they weren't "remakes".

#13 of 35 Jonathon M

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Posted January 09 2009 - 05:56 AM

okay, so the Australian/UK releases are BD-50 ports of the SD 2 disc sets.

the US release is a 5 disc set. apparently the four film discs are exactly the same globally, with the 5th disc being a digital copy of the 89 original.

I happily just purchased the original on BD two days ago, and was pretty pleased with the A/V quality. Not a striking improvement on the SD (when upscaled to 1080p), but a solid release.

I can't justify the other 3, as one of my favourite things about the original is Anton Furst's production design.

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Posted January 09 2009 - 12:43 PM

Picked up Batman from Amazon.uk for $23 shipped. Never was going to pay for the box set as I have no interest in the other 3 flicks.
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#15 of 35 Dale MA

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Posted January 09 2009 - 12:50 PM

It's a real shame there's not going to be a day and date digibook release. I may just go with the UK editions now.

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Posted January 10 2009 - 12:25 PM

I might end up buying these. Does anyone know if there in slimcovers? If they are then there a definete no go for me.
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#17 of 35 Jonathon M

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Posted January 11 2009 - 04:06 AM

oh, and the australian releases (well, i assume all four, based on the batman 89 BD i have on my shelf) are the US discs. no UK (or Aus) ratings logos, just the US PG-13 and copyright text running around the edge of the disc

#18 of 35 Nicholas Martin

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Posted January 11 2009 - 08:39 AM

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I might end up buying these. Does anyone know if there in slimcovers? If they are then there a definete no go for me.

Wow....that's actually a reason not to buy a box set? Slimcases?

As ridiculous as that sounds, (to each their own, I guess), here's the info courtesy Digital Bits:

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First the news: Warner has just OFFICIALLY announced that the Blu-ray Disc version of Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology will street on 3/10 (SRP $129.95). The set will include all four previous films (Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin) with special features repurposed from the previous DVD box set and special editions. The set will also include a fifth disc containing a Digital Copy version of the original Batman. The films are only available on Blu-ray in the box set at this time (contrary to listings on Amazon), but the studio is repromoting the DVD versions on 3/10 as well (SRP $12.97 for single-disc, $26.99 for the 2-disc special editions and $79.92 for the DVD box set). Hey, only a month later than we predicted! At least we didn't have long to wait for official word. We posted the cover art for the box set in The Rumor Mill back in November, but now that it's official you'll find it below along with the individual disc covers, though remember again that they're all ONLY available in the box - not individually.

The individual covers are the same as the UK DVD versions - the stylized logos, not the original poster art that the US DVD versions got.

#19 of 35 Mr. Film

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Posted January 11 2009 - 09:34 AM

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Wow....that's actually a reason not to buy a box set? Slimcases?

Slimcases look horrible. I never keep any slip covers or any peice of card board because it throws off the uniform look of my collection. I don't want all of the Batman films. I want all of them besides Batman and Robin. So really I could just wait for the individual releases, which I might do. But if those come in digibooks only then I won't buy any of the Batman films. But really, Is wanting a movie in the normal, standard packaging to much to ask?
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Posted January 11 2009 - 12:27 PM

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Except that they weren't "remakes".
Hey, remake, restart...whatever, it's a Batman movie, as were the past films, with some of the same characters, villains and story lines.
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