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WHV Press Release: Batman 25th Anniversary Edition (Diamond Luxe Blu-ray)

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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 14 2014 - 05:20 AM

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Celebrating 75 Years of Caped Crusader Entertainment…

Batman 25th Anniversary Edition

Debuts November 11

in New Diamond Luxe Packaging

 

Burbank, Calif., August 14, 2014 – To help mark Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) and DC Entertainment’s milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ popular Batman character, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, a new Blu-ray™ edition debuting November 11 (at $24.98 SRP) in the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging. With its state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design, the new packaging is perfect for those wishing to add this edition to their home libraries. Also included is Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster -- a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

 

WBHE and DCE’s year-long celebration, befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero, will boast new products from WBE and DC Entertainment in numerous areas – comics, TV, Interactive Entertainment, Consumer Products and more. There is a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the new Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Various other events are taking place throughout the year.

In addition to releasing Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, WBHE will also feature the highly anticipated release of the 1960s Batman: The Complete Television Series for the first time ever. Other new home entertainment releases include animated films Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

 

In announcing the Batman 75th anniversary initiative in March, WB Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara noted, “Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary. From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

 

About the Movie

 

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

 

Tim Burton’s vision and Michael Keaton’s performance as the Caped Crusader combine perfectly to capture Gotham City’s sinister atmosphere and Batman’s brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

 

 

Special Features

 

·       Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (NEW) Discover how the film's phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

 

 

Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

 

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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Billy Batson

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Posted August 14 2014 - 05:39 AM

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It's a great movie, this & Batman Returns are the only Batman films I like (I don't like the Noland films at all). The thing is, I have the Blu-ray & it only cost me £5, if this was a new scan or had an isolated music track (or both), then yes, but I can't see any reason to buy this.
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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   RJ992

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Posted August 14 2014 - 07:07 AM

It's a great movie, this & Batman Returns are the only Batman films I like (I don't like the Noland films at all). The thing is, I have the Blu-ray & it only cost me £5, if this was a new scan or had an isolated music track (or both), then yes, but I can't see any reason to buy this.

Agree.  What a way to celebrate the 75th anniversary.  Buy the same old transfer...but hey!  It has a new logo!


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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott Burke

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Posted August 14 2014 - 07:34 AM

Agree.  What a way to celebrate the 75th anniversary.  Buy the same old transfer...but hey!  It has a new logo!

And a new case for the movie!!


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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Bob_S.

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Posted August 14 2014 - 08:01 AM

Yeah pretty sad for a 25th Ann. edition. I'll just keep my digibook edition. I was so excited when I first heard about it too.
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Posted August 15 2014 - 08:10 AM

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Agree.  What a way to celebrate the 75th anniversary.  Buy the same old transfer...but hey!  It has a new logo!

 

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted August 15 2014 - 08:20 AM

If Disc 1 of this is just a re-pressing of the existing disc, and Disc 2 is just that one new featurette, I'll pass.

 

On the other hand, if it was a newly remastered disc, I'd at least consider it.  Been a while since I watched the old disc and I can't remember if it was any good or not.



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Posted August 15 2014 - 10:44 AM

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And a new case for the movie!!

 

It's just not any new case. It has a "state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design"!


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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 21 2014 - 07:31 AM

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Now Available For Preorder

 

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Posted August 21 2014 - 03:48 PM

For anyone who wants a preview of what this Diamond Luxe case is like, check out this first release review here  (Sony brands the same package as Magno):  https://www.youtube....h?v=XMwB3FXE4nI



#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted August 21 2014 - 03:52 PM

So.. it's a magnetic digipak basically?

 

For me, whether or not I purchase this release will be based on two factors, neither of which is packaging:

- is this a new transfer of the film, or the same one on the current Blu-ray?

- will there be substantial new extras for the film, or just the one new featurette we've been told about?

 

If it's a new transfer, I'm probably in.  If it's a the same old transfer but a lot of new extras, maybe I'm in.  If it's the same transfers, same extras, with just that one new featurette, I'll pass.


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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 13 2014 - 10:07 AM

Please note that the street date for BATMAN 25TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY DIAMOND LUXE has been changed to December 9. 


 

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Posted October 13 2014 - 07:39 PM

Looking at my shelf, I'm amazed that I never bought this film on blu-ray yet, so I'll definitely buy this release. I was a kid when this was in theaters, so Keaton as Batman and Burton's style is what Batman means to me. Besides a few aspects of the Nolan trilogy I found them very inferior, but I say that with a lot of nostalgic baggage. I think of it like all the people who were young enough to see the Connery Bond films in the 60's who just can't enjoy the Craig Bond films (my Dad, lol). I know Keaton didn't have the same impact as Connery did, but in my mind Keaton IS Batman as everyone says that Connery IS Bond.



#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted October 14 2014 - 06:26 PM

Digital Bits mentioned on a Facebook comment thread that it's the same transfer as before, they confirmed with Warner. I'm not surprised, but there it is.

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Posted October 15 2014 - 08:56 AM

Could you imagine what Warner's could release if they only owned more films than Batman, Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind. Such a shame they don't have a larger library of titles to choose from, they could be a major player in the hi-def market space!

 

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Posted November 11 2014 - 06:42 PM

Please note that the street date for BATMAN 25TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY DIAMOND LUXE has been changed to December 9. 


Curious that this release did not street today with the Adam west set.

I have the previous blu Ray and will not be buying.

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Posted November 12 2014 - 08:42 AM

Looking at my shelf, I'm amazed that I never bought this film on blu-ray yet, so I'll definitely buy this release. I was a kid when this was in theaters, so Keaton as Batman and Burton's style is what Batman means to me. Besides a few aspects of the Nolan trilogy I found them very inferior, but I say that with a lot of nostalgic baggage. I think of it like all the people who were young enough to see the Connery Bond films in the 60's who just can't enjoy the Craig Bond films (my Dad, lol). I know Keaton didn't have the same impact as Connery did, but in my mind Keaton IS Batman as everyone says that Connery IS Bond.

While Connery IS (and always will be Bond), I can also enjoy Craig's movies. I think he's been the best Bond since Dalton...and second only to Connery.  Indeed, the end of SKYFALL almost comes full circle to the beginning of the Connery Bonds: Tell your dad to give 'em another chance!


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