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6th September 2005 15:21  #1

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Apparently, Batman Boxset WILL be released on region 2
I have been informed by a reliable source that the Batman S.E. boxset that will be released this October on region 1, will also be released on region 2 as well (not necessarily with the same name and artwork, however). I was told that Warner may not have made an announcement regarding it, but that many DVD buying companies (who then sell them onto companies such as HMV, play.com), have received them.

6th September 2005 16:26  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
We kind of knew that for like a month now.

6th September 2005 17:17  #3

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
What? When? How did you find out?

I think you are mistaken, you must be referring to the region 1 boxset, not the supposed region 2 one.

6th September 2005 18:14  #4

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Amazon. It's only under the Batman Legacy, not Batman Anthology.

6th September 2005 18:31  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Quote: Originally posted by Tony DeFrancisco
Amazon. It's only under the Batman Legacy, not Batman Anthology.

Batman Legacy is the older release of the films, not the upcoming ones.

On another Batman note, Amazon.com has both the normal and deluxe editions of Batman Begins for pre-order at the same price of $15.98 right now, quite a deal...though not an endorsement of any kind for Amazon.com Wink.

6th September 2005 18:32  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Oh. Really? Goddamn it.

6th September 2005 19:07  #7

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Get your facts right before you post some incorrect information. I was asking about the S.E. DVDs, not the original ones. I think that was obvious.

6th September 2005 20:32  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Fuck me, calm down people.

6th September 2005 21:12  #9

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Alright, back to the topic, does anyone have info yet? I have no doubt the boxset will be released on region 2, I just haven't read anything about it yet.

6th September 2005 23:39  #10

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
You're a bit obsessed with this boxed set. It'll be announced when the PR company sees fit to do so. I mean come on, even if it does arrive it'll only be the individual release sin... a box! Not exactly worth getting worked up about.

7th September 2005 0:08  #11

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Of course its 'worth getting worked up about', not only will it be cheaper, but it will allow fans to own all movies in on set.

Also, Chris, do I assume from your reply that Warner are indeed simply waiting to announce it?

7th September 2005 0:17  #12

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I dunno, I don't have a crystal ball. I emailed to enquire some time ago, but the particular PR company dealing with it are selective with their replies. Sure it'll be cheaper, but you seem to be getting really worked up about it for some reason. They're not even out until October, so chill out. Didn't you email a bunch of us asking about it as well?

7th September 2005 0:32  #13

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Can I ask who the sexy girl is in the pic?

7th September 2005 10:43  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Shu Qi.

8th September 2005 12:33  #15

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I gave into the constant barrage and phoned Warner's PR company today. According to the young lady I spoke to, Warner will be releasing a Batman boxed set, but this will not contain the Special Editions of the films. These are only available individually.

There you go, straight from the horse's mouth (well, the mouth's PR company). If that's wrong, blame them.

8th September 2005 21:53  #16

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
That makes no sense at all to me. Warner are either being very stupid or very selfish; probably both.

9th September 2005 17:17  #17

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
OK, well if that is the sad truth, can you also tell me this.

In what form is the region 1 boxset? What I mean by that is, does it contain the movies in the plastic cases as they will be available individually? Or are all the discs just housed loose within it? Like say the Alien set.

23rd September 2005 12:17  #18

dan laurikietis Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 92
If nobody's answered already Matt I believe they're the individual releases in a box.  It's a shame as I'd love to see Batman get the treatment that Alien and The Matrix did (The latter is the ultimate example of distribution gimmicks over content) but it ain't going to happen.  Why not contact warner distribution and ask if they can send you a R1 box to put your R1 disks in?

I'm being serious!

25th September 2005 14:42  #19

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
That's not actually a bad idea!

Anyone have the appropriate contact info in order to ask?

29th September 2005 2:47  #20

Colton Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 73
I'm confused. So is it confirmed that R2 will get a boxset? All I see on Amazon.uk are individual releases. I know R4 will get a boxset but man, are those classification labels big, fat and ugly!

29th September 2005 10:51  #21

dan laurikietis Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 92
I'm not sure it's been confirmed yet my friend, personally I can't see it happening.  Your best bet's to hand fire until release day and see what happens.  perhaps some stores will have "exclusive" box set packages

29th September 2005 17:19  #22

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Region 2 will NOT be getting the boxset, much to my dismay.

Colton, could you give me a link to a site advertising the region 4 boxset?

29th September 2005 18:13  #23

Colton Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 73
Well if I were to look at it more carefully, it doesn't say "boxset" but rather a bundle + a free gift of an old Batman movie.

Here's the link anyway:


It's from an Australian online DVD store.

29th September 2005 19:19  #24

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Come on, if Warner were gonna release it on region 2, they would have done so by now.

On the brighter side, the boxset is apparently only gonna be a pretty flimsy one, like the region 2 James Dean Boxset. It's really nothing added at all, except they all come in a rather shoddy card case that is open from one end.

30th September 2005 18:41  #25

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Dan, that's quite a good observation.

Shops like HMV often offer exclusive packaging in order to entice people to buy from them. Do you think it might happen?

2nd October 2005 14:06  #26

Eva Unit02 Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: New Zealand Posts: 634 Send a message via ICQ to Eva Unit02
The R2UK Batman Returns SE will STILL be cut. So fuck the UK release.

Source.

6th October 2005 18:59  #27

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
That's total bulls**t, I can't believe it wasn't let through. F**k you BBFC!

11th October 2005 16:09  #28

dan laurikietis Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 92
Never underestimate the prudishness of British Censorship authorities.

13th October 2005 18:39  #29

Matthew Mills Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 67
Jesus christ, this is unbelievable.

OK, so at least Batman, the best of the bunch, is uncut, but what about Forever and B&R? I know that Forever originally had a load of stuff cut to qualify for a PG rating. I hope to god they let us have the full version this time, but, then again, if Warner is too lazy to resubmit it...

13th October 2005 23:56  #30

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