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30th June 2005 5:03  #1

Gareth Dutton Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 4
Batman DVD's
How come this site has not posted news on the new SE releases of all the Burton and Shumaker Batman films, and the release of Batman Begins this October?

30th June 2005 5:52  #2

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
maybe because nothing as been official yet!

30th June 2005 14:03  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
You likely won't see those announcements until late August or later.

30th June 2005 14:30  #4

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Maybe they might do a box set...

30th June 2005 14:37  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I read that too out there in dvd land.....I sure hope that won't happen here. If It means I have to spend for a box set just to get a special edition of Burton's Batman, then forget it.

30th June 2005 15:46  #6

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
My guess is that you will see a boxset first then individual releases later, much like the Superman films.

30th June 2005 17:00  #7

Gareth Dutton Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 4
as I understand it, they will all be released seperately AND together in a boxed set. I still haven't made up my mind about the last two. I am interested to see the new cut of Batman Forever, and I LOVE Uma in B&R, but she is the only thing worth watching... but I can't wait for the first two! And then two weeks later.. Batman Begins!

30th June 2005 17:08  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I have the advantage where I don't own a single batman movie - yet.....

30th June 2005 17:15  #9

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
October is what they are claiming!

30th June 2005 19:35  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Even though I really enjoyed Batman Begins, I still think Mask of the Phantasm is the single finest Batman film out there.

30th June 2005 21:34  #11

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
Even though I really enjoyed Batman Begins, I still think Mask of the Phantasm is the single finest Batman film out there.

I'm happy you mention this.  I never saw it.  Maybe I'll grab it same time when Batman Begins comes out on DVD.  A lot of critics mention that it's better than the live action movies.

30th June 2005 21:37  #12

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
Maybe they might do a box set...


and then we get to double dip when the sequel comes out and then again when Batman vs Superman. great

1st July 2005 15:48  #13

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
I have the advantage where I don't own a single batman movie - yet.....


I just have the first. I needed it to tide me over and for $7 or whatever it was I splurged. Terrible quality though, the video is horrible and the audio could have used a richer mix too. Hopefully the new special edition fixes all of that.

3rd July 2005 23:04  #14

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Hopefully they will fix it up Jonny - we can pray...

25th July 2005 22:05  #15

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Hopefully these will be out in October, and hopefully in a box set. I've been waiting a long time to see the extended cut of Batman Forever. I loved the original cut (one of a few, I know) and I really can't wait to see whether the whole "we cut 35 minutes of shot footage" thing is really true. The only Batman film that I don't have way up there on my list of favorites is Batman & Robin. Quite honestly, it's among the worst movies I've ever seen. But watching Joel Schumacher and pals trying to keep straight faces in the interviews (and no profantiy-spewing in the commentaries) should be worth buying it for.Wink

27th July 2005 14:51  #16

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27th July 2005 23:57  #17

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Bummer. I was hoping that they would be putting Batman Begins in the box set as well, but hey, you win some, you lose some. Still can't wait to see the Batman Forever director's cut. I've been waiting a long,long time to see that one, and delay after delay has forced me to settle for the screenplay instead. Explode
Still, the box set should be pretty cool. I'd like to see how they put features together for Batman & Robin without discussing how much of a flop it was, though.

28th July 2005 3:24  #18

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
One guy on a forum I go to told me that Batman Begins and all the original four are supposed to come out sometime in Novemeber and it will be SE'd in box sets. I won't believe it until I see the official specs here.

28th July 2005 3:47  #19

Phoenix Flame Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 18
Word on the Street -Batman on Film website is reporting that Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin  will be released on 10/18 as new 2-disc sets. That's the same day as our own sources indicate the recent Batman Begins will be released (and our sources have confirmed the 10/18 date for the other Batman  films as well). All four titles will reportedly also be available on that day in a box set called Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997. Each 2-disc set will feature a new anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film, along with new director commentaries by Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, cast and crew interviews, several new documentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes, music videos from Prince, Seal and the Smashing Pumpkins, trailers, TV spots, vintage footage, etc. There's also word that Schumacher has created a new, 150-minute director's cut of Batman Forever, and that both the original cut and the new cut will be included on the DVD via seamless branching.


Also for you guys that know the reason batman begins is not in the box set is because it has nothing to do with the other batman movies. They are starting a  all new batman collection that will have nothing to do with the old collection. Hence they are going to remake the Batman with the joker which will supposedly come out in 2008. Christian Bale has also said they will not be adding a robin to any of the films again because they are going for a more dark illusion in the new batman movies.

28th July 2005 14:24  #20

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Phoenix Flame
 That's the same day as our own sources indicate


Whose our sources? Do you mean DVDanswers? Confused How do you know what their sources say? You only know what the staff post in announcements.

28th July 2005 14:36  #21

Phoenix Flame Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 18
oh i go this from a differnt site thats why i put in front of it "word on the street"

28th July 2005 19:12  #22

Charles Blass Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 7
Looks like a good project for Chris to do his "Picture Comparasions". I would like to see the differences between the versions. I have the two Burton films on DVD and everything is horrible, Picture, Sound, Features, etc.

28th July 2005 23:18  #23

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Uh-oh. According to an update on Digital Bits, the long sought after DC of Batman Forever will not be on the 2-Disc SE. All Batman fans are now even further on hunting down Joel Schumacher. Does anyone realize that we've been waiting ten years for the director's cut? The scenes cut were in the comic book adaptation for crying out loud!

Man, this is frustrating! Explode

28th July 2005 23:19  #24

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Quote: Originally posted by Charles Blass
Looks like a good project for Chris to do his "Picture Comparasions". I would like to see the differences between the versions. I have the two Burton films on DVD and everything is horrible, Picture, Sound, Features, etc.


I agree whole-heartedly with you Charles. These would be excellent for a picture comparison article. Nice first post, btw.

29th July 2005 0:15  #25

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Murray
Uh-oh. According to an update on Digital Bits, the long sought after DC of Batman Forever will not be on the 2-Disc SE. All Batman fans are now even further on hunting down Joel Schumacher. Does anyone realize that we've been waiting ten years for the director's cut? The scenes cut were in the comic book adaptation for crying out loud!

Man, this is frustrating! Explode


Maybe the scenes will be there but just by themselves in the deleted scenes section. Just not in the movie. Hopefully. How can you have a big special edition without the deleted scenes which everyone knows are out there.

29th July 2005 6:28  #26

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Quote: Originally posted by john 5
Maybe the scenes will be there but just by themselves in the deleted scenes section. Just not in the movie. Hopefully. How can you have a big special edition without the deleted scenes which everyone knows are out there.


I don't think they'd do that. I've known about this for a long while, and the basic part is that in the original cut, most of the scenes that made it into the final cut were in far different places in the original cut. For example, the big opening scene where Batman takes on Two-Face actually came quite a bit later originally. In the final cut, it happened before Bruce Wayne meets Edward Nygma, a.k.a. The Riddler. In the original cut, they had Two-Face breaking out of the mental institiution Arkham Asylum (not in the final cut), then Bruce meets Edward, then the Batman vs. Two-Face scene.

Spoiler  There's also the storyline about the red journal Bruce's father wrote in. Originally, Bruce reads the final entry and comes to make himself believe that it was his fault that his parents were murdered. Because of this, he finds justice in sending the criminals that prowl Gotham to some sort of demise, some of the time in death, like in Burton's films. But in the comics, "no killing" is one of Bruce's morals as Batman, as was shown in Batman Begins. In the Batman/Two-Face shwodown at the start of the movie, Two-Face refers to Batman being every bit as much a killer as him. The line was cut from the version that made it to theatres and eventually home video. This all comes around after Two-Face and Riddler invade Wayne Manor and Two-Face shoots Bruce. However, in the cut available, Bruce gets up nice and new, but in the original 2 hour, 30 minute cut, Bruce has lost all memory of his time as Batman, so Alfred must take him down to the cave to relive his fear, and he must read his father's final entry again, but this time discovers a final line that makes him realize his parents' deaths weren't his fault after all, giving him new inspiration and making him realize that becoming Batman was not for revenge, causing him to change his way and rescue Chase Meridian, the latest woman he is in love with. This makes Batman's line to the defeated Riddler make more sense: I am not Batman because I have to be, but now because I choose to be." It also makes the title seem more logical.
 

In other words, the scenes would confuse people not familiar with the history of the original version of Batman Forever that has not been seen by any eyes not involved with the making of the film. It's also another reason why I don't really like Joel Schumacher: he could have left it in there and made the movie better, but he didn't. Then, two years later, he made Batman & Robin, the bane of every Batman fan's existence.

29th July 2005 20:44  #27

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Murray
It's also another reason why I don't really like Joel Schumacher: he could have left it in there and made the movie better, but he didn't. Then, two years later, he made Batman & Robin, the bane of every Batman fan's existence.


Eh it's probably not his fault that he didn't leave it in. The studio probably didn't want a 2hr30min movie so they made him cut scenes to get it 2hrs.

2nd August 2005 9:35  #28

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Full specs are up on the front page now. Artwork to follow shortly...

3rd August 2005 14:23  #29

Andrew Bootcamp Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1
Bat Fan
It's a pity that forever won't have the longer version. I will look at getting maybe 3/4, no guesses which one I won't get.

The best thing about Batman and Robin was the fact they stuffed it up so much, that DC have now made the best version of Batman (except no yellow circle)... It was great, I can't wait for the next version...

Andrew

3rd August 2005 15:43  #30

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
What is the best comic book movie?  Spider-man, Batman or Batman Begins?
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