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Batman Returns

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    86
    from 4 reviewers
  • Batman Returns
    1992
    126 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Tim Burton

    Actors: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Plot: Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

    Disc Release Date: 4 June 2019

    • Video
      92
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      78
    • Movie
      84

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Batman Returns was shot using Panavision Panaflex Gold II cameras on 35mm film and has recently been cleaned-up and scanned at 4K, the result of which has been used for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track is another real winner, giving depth and height to the surround environment. Right from the off, with the baby cries echoing through the Cobblepot household and then on to the credits...

    • Extra
      60
    • UHD Audio Commentary – With director Tim Burton, who discusses the film’s production both anecdotally and technically even though it’s a bit of a slog to get through. Blu-ray Audio Commentary – As above....

    • Movie
      90
    • I believe the word you're looking for is... Aaahh! After the monumental success of Batman it was not surprising that there was a sequel commissioned. By bringing back Tim Burton to direct and giving him...

    • Total
      90
    • The success of Batman ensured the sequel, by reuniting the creative process and giving director Burton a larger stake in the design, Batman Returns, actually surpasses the original. Bringing together Catwoman...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Batman Returns is, like its predecessor, a film that leans on dark Gotham locales, bleakly and darkly costumed characters, and a contrast of shadow and light and many shades of gray to build its visual...

    • Audio
      100
    • Batman Returns' UHD (and the included remastered Blu-ray) features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The opening title score is triumphantly large and detailed, heavy and dark yet at the same time invigorating...

    • Extra
      70
    • Batman Returns' UHD disc contains only a legacy commentary track with Director Tim Burton. The included remastered Blu-ray has that track in addition to all of the supplements that Warner Brothers included...

    • Movie
      60
    • Warner Brothers has released Director Tim Burton's 1992 Superhero film 'Batman Returns' to the UHD format (also being released are 1989's 'Batman,' 1995's 'Batman Forever,' and 1997's 'Batman & Robin')....

    • Total
      80
    • Batman Forever is nowhere near as good as Burton's original, but DeVito does bring an ominous presence to the screen, even if the character is a little too ridiculous to be taken seriously. The story isn't...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The Caped Crusader returns to fight a pair of psychologically disturbed villains, equipped with a fantastically beautiful and often impressive HEVC H.265 encode. Coming from a new 4K restoration and scan...

    • Audio
      80
    • The streets of Gotham are kept safe with an awesome, terrifically-amusing Dolby Atmos soundtrack that provides some welcomed enhancements over its Dolby TrueHD counterpart. Admittedly, the differences...

    • Extra
      60
    • The same set of special features from the Anthology box set have been ported over and only available on the accompanying Blu-ray disc.Audio CommentaryBeyond Batman (SD, 66 min)Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic...

    • Movie
      90
    • For this Dark Knight fan, Tim Burton's Batman Returns is arguably the best of the original franchise series, that rare sequel that surpasses its predecessor. Like Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the...

    • Total
      80
    • Tim Burton and Michael Keaton return for another dark crime-fighting adventure in Batman Returns, setting up everyone's favorite masked vigilante against his greatest challenge yet. Also starring Danny...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • It’s important to note that the ultimate goal for any release on home video is to present a film in the highest possible quality based upon its original elements. Batman and Batman Returns have an aesthetic...

    • Audio
      92
    • When compared to the 5.1 channel mixes, the immersive sound offers a noticeable improvement by opening up the soundstage, elevating the perception of low-level detail. During the various encounters/action/interior/exterior...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Batman Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Batman Blu-ray (Remastered) Disc 1: Batman Returns Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Batman Returns Blu-ray (Remastered) Legacy Bonus Material Batman Legacy Bonus Material...

    • Movie
      80
    • Batman Returns:The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael...

    • Total
      87
    • The results on both standard Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray are terrific, delivering faithful and rewarding video quality that is sure to please discerning enthusiasts. Additionally, each film includes updated...