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"A mesmerizing mind-bender that grabs you hard and never lets go.”

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The Batman


COMES HOME FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT



Premium Digital Ownership

debuts early on April 18



Stream on HBO Max on April 18



4K, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on May 24





Burbank, CA, April 11 – Unmask the truth behind Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, when “The Batman” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on April 18. The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, and stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”). The film will also be available to stream on HBO Max on April 18 and will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on May 24.



The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of

Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”). The film was produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.



  • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $24.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.


  • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available to stream on HBO Max


  • On May 24, “The Batman” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “The Batman” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.


“The Batman” can be enjoyed at home with Filmmaker Mode TM. Developed by studios, TV manufacturers and some of Hollywood’s leading directors, Filmmaker Mode disables all post processing (e.g. motion smoothing), preserves the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, and enables your TV to display the film precisely as it was intended by the filmmaker. Filmmaker Mode is available on televisions from select manufacturers.

The Batman” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.



SYNOPSIS



More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear

into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With

only a few trusted allies—Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.



When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic

clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he

encounters such characters as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oz, aka The Penguin (Colin Farrell),

Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka The Riddler (Paul Dano). As the

evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear,

Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power

and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.



DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

“The Batman” Premium Digital Ownership contains the following special features:

  • Vengeance In The Making
  • Vengeance Meets Justice
  • The Batman: Genesis
  • Becoming Catwoman
  • Looking for Vengeance
  • Anatomy of The Car Chase
  • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
  • A Transformation: The Penguin
  • The Batmobile
  • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary


“The Batman” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:


  • Vengeance In The Making
  • Vengeance Meets Justice
  • The Batman: Genesis
  • Becoming Catwoman
  • Looking for Vengeance
  • Anatomy of The Car Chase
  • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
  • A Transformation: The Penguin
  • The Batmobile
  • Unpacking The Icons
  • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary


“The Batman” DVD contains the following special feature:

  • Unpacking The Icons




ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE



Your Movies, Together at Last.TM MOVIES ANYWHERE lets you enjoy your favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection. MOVIES ANYWHERE brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. MOVIES ANYWHERE offers a library of over 7,900 digital movies, including new releases, and old favorites, and the user experience will continue to grow as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the MOVIES ANYWHERE app and website, consumers can connect their MOVIES ANYWHERE account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies across multiple devices and platforms. Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNOW, Verizon Fios TV and DIRECTV. Consumers may also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs from participating studios: just look for the MOVIES ANYWHERE logo, redeem the code, then instantly enjoy your movie.





ABOUT DIGITAL



*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.



BASICS



PRODUCT SRP

4K UHD Combo Pack $29.99

Blu-ray $24.99

DVD $19.99



Digital Ownership: April 18, 2022

PVOD: April 18, 2022

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 24, 2022



DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

BD Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

4K Languages: Canadian French, English, German, Italian, Latin Spanish

DVD Subtitles: Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: Brazilian Portugese, Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

4K Subtitles: Swedish, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, German, Parisian French, Canadian French, Finnish, Danish, English SDH ,

Running Time: 175 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 by the MPA for strong violent and disturbing content, drug

content, strong language, and some suggestive material



DVD: DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

4K: ATMOS TrueHD



THE CREDITS



About “The Batman”

The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.



The ensemble stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”), alongside Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”).



Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a 6th & Idaho/Dylan Clark Productions Production, a Matt

Reeves Film, “The Batman.”



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Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
This caught my attention because the deleted scenes are going to feature commentary, but there is no commentary listed on the film itself for some reason. That is incredibly strange. Reeves did commentary tracks for both of his Planet of the Apes films, so I was expecting one here. I would have listened to one. Oh well.

Also, I'm disappointed that they chose to use the ugliest poster artwork for the Blu-ray+DVD version.
 

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It's interesting that Target doesn't say what is exclusive with their Blu-ray+DVD linked above by Ron. The website clearly says "Target Exclusive," but that artwork just looks like the regular Blu-ray.

Also, here is the artwork for the customary Best Buy steelbook packaging variant.

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The pre-orders on Best Buy's site have now sold out and there is just a grey "Coming Soon" button where the "Add to cart" button usually is. I literally finished my pre-order a minute or so before, so I must have gotten one of the very last copies up for pre-order. I'm very thankful for that.
 
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I just ordered from Amazon (using the link—I couldn’t find it when I searched myself) and now it’s showing as temporarily out of stock. They’ll get more, obviously.

The BB steelbook has great art but only two discs. The standard version has three, presumably 4K, BD, and BD extras.
 

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The BB steelbook apparently lacks the green disc shown in the Wal-Mart giftset photo (and presumably included in the Amazon standard version). That disc is labeled “special features.”
 

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The BB steelbook apparently lacks the green disc shown in the Wal-Mart giftset photo (and presumably included in the Amazon standard version). That disc is labeled “special features.”
Good catch. I hope there is some clarification on this either from the studio or from press when discs are sent out for review. I pre-ordered the steelbook, but I definitely want all of the bonus features more than I want the fancy packaging. That would be really unfair to steelbook customers if the bonus disc isn't in there, especially since you are actually paying more for the steel.

I just ordered from Amazon (using the link—I couldn’t find it when I searched myself) and now it’s showing as temporarily out of stock. They’ll get more, obviously.
I don't understand how it can be "out of stock" when it's a pre-order. Of course it's not in stock. It doesn't come out until May 24. They just appear to have disabled the pre-order function for the UHD version.
 
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Good catch. I hope there is some clarification on this either from the studio or from press when discs are sent out for review. I pre-ordered the steelbook, but I definitely want all of the bonus features more than I want the fancy packaging. That would be really unfair to steelbook customers if the bonus disc isn't in there, especially since you are actually paying more for the steel.


I don't understand how it can be "out of stock" when it's a pre-order. Of course it's not in stock. It doesn't come out until May 24. They just appear to have disabled the pre-order function for the UHD version.

Yeah, I just tried to place an order and found the same thing. I suspect the preorder will be up pretty soon. I just put a placeholder there so I don't have to keep checking back on Amazon.
 

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Could the green disc be Walmart exclusive extras? They've had additional special features on other releases recently, usually on a separate disc.
 

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Could the green disc be Walmart exclusive extras?
Good point. It could. But:

a) The description of the Wal-Mart exclusive does not say anything about exclusive extras. You'd think if there were exclusive extras, they would be sure to tout that in the descriptions.

b) Amazon lists both the standard Blu-ray+DVD and UHD+Blu-ray versions as having 3 discs.

So, something does not add up if the steelbook does in fact have only two discs.
 

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A third disc would make a certain amount of sense, as the movie itself is about 3 hours and they're touting over 2 hours of extras. Five hours of content on a single blu-ray disc would seem to be pushing things.
 

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The uncertainty about the steelbook makes me nervous.

When Catching Fire came out on Blu-ray, Best Buy had their usual exclusive steelbook release. They also came out with a steelbook for the original Hunger Games on the same day and there was a promotion to save a little bit of money if you bought both of them on the same receipt. I didn't have the original yet so I went for the deal.

Every other edition of The Hunger Games up to that point was a two-disc set with the movie disc and a bonus disc of extras. So I naturally assumed that the steelbook would be the same content with the only difference being the case. I got them on release morning and was unpleasantly surprised to find out that the original steelbook actually contained only the movie disc, meaning that I was missing the bonus disc which came standard in every other edition. Also, the standard release of Catching Fire was a Blu-ray+DVD combo pack, but the steelbook only contained the Blu-ray. While the DVD didn't mean anything to me, the principle of the thing was irritating.

Accordingly, I attempted to return the steelbooks but was refused the opportunity to do so because they were open. But I had to open them to discover that they were missing discs, so that felt unfair. It didn't matter to Best Buy and they refused to accept returns or give me a refund So I felt like I got cheated on those editions.

It is entirely possible that The Batman steelbook is actually three discs and will contain the extras disc. However, in the presence of any doubt, I can't take that risk. So I cancelled my pre-order of the steelbook and switched over to the standard edition from Amazon.

I don't like the artwork for the regular editions of this movie, which is why the steelbook was appealing. But if it has to be one or the other, I would much rather have the extras than the steelbook. The unfortunate things that we essentially have to place orders blindly. Given the nature of the steelbook to be produced in limited quantities, I'm sure they will all be sold out by the end of the release date. If I wait for someone else to get the steelbook in hand to confirm the presence of the extras disc, then my opportunity to get one will be gone. So I'm just going to stick with the regular edition on this. Oh well. At least I'll end up spending less money.

On a related note, this is the cover for The Art of The Batman book which is being released next Tuesday. I feel like this design would have been vastly superior cover for the disc as compared to the artwork WB is actually using on the standard releases.

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Don't rely on Best Buy Canada for any accuracy. Their 4K Steelbook release of NO TIME TO DIE for Canada used a photo of the U.S. 4K steelbook cover, which promised a digital file. The Steelbook that eventually arrived had no digital file advertised on the cover and nothing inside the case, and they did nothing to correct this when I complained.
 

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I haven't seen The Batman yet, but I've read a lot about it, so I'm looking forward to the Blu-ray, & I'll be buying it on release day, from a shop (it's no more expensive than online & I like to use shops when I can, they're an endangered species). I really couldn't care less about the cover art.
 
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Don't rely on Best Buy Canada for any accuracy. Their 4K Steelbook release of NO TIME TO DIE for Canada used a photo of the U.S. 4K steelbook cover, which promised a digital file. The Steelbook that eventually arrived had no digital file advertised on the cover and nothing inside the case, and they did nothing to correct this when I complained.
Even the standard 4K UHD release of NTTD had no digital code. I think it's because MGM has no agreement with Google Play in Canada to include digital copies, which extends to their titles licenced to Universal and MGM for physical release.
 

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This caught my attention because the deleted scenes are going to feature commentary, but there is no commentary listed on the film itself for some reason. That is incredibly strange.

Ehh, it's not that rare/strange.

I mean, it's not common, either, but it happens.

Might be a case where the director doesn't want to do a full track but wants to explain the cut footage.

I recently watched something with that "no feature commentary but deleted scenes commentary" split... but I forget what it was! :unsure:
 

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Ehh, it's not that rare/strange.

I mean, it's not common, either, but it happens.

Might be a case where the director doesn't want to do a full track but wants to explain the cut footage.

I recently watched something with that "no feature commentary but deleted scenes commentary" split... but I forget what it was! :unsure:

Turns out there is a commentary - it’s included with the iTunes version (which is included with the disc by way of the digital copy code since iTunes is a Movies Anywhere provider).
 

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