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Batman

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    88
    from 4 reviewers
  • Batman
    1989
    126 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Tim Burton

    Actors: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

    Plot: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

    Disc Release Date: 4 June 2019

    • Video
      91
    • Audio
      90
    • Extra
      83
    • Movie
      87

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Batman was shot using Panaflex 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 disc presents a native 3840...

    • Audio
      100
    • The same can be said for the remixed Dolby Atmos surround track which really opens up the sound stage. Of course, the action sequences fare best; the destruction of the plastic factory with explosions...

    • Extra
      70
    • UHD Audio Commentary – Director Tim Burton flies solo and talks, uninterrupted, about all aspects of the production. Blu-ray Audio Commentary – As Above Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman...

    • Movie
      80
    • I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman It cannot be underestimated how much current comic book movies owe to Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Donner had made waves over a decade earlier with Superman,...

    • Total
      80
    • Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman had a lot to prove. With the decline of the Superman franchise as well as the perception of campy 60’s Batman still prevalent, it took a darker turn in the comics as well as a...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Batman is a visually arresting film, combining reserved, yet colorful, scenes and elements of spectacle against shadowy, gothic, noir-inspired sets, costumes, and photography. Warner Brothers' previously...

    • Audio
      100
    • Batman features a newly remixed Dolby Atmos soundtrack which is actually the default audio presentation on both the UHD and the Blu-ray. Perhaps Warner Brothers is indeed listening to complaints about...

    • Extra
      90
    • Batman's 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 with...

    • Movie
      100
    • "Wait'll they get a load of me!"Warner Brothers has released Director Tim Burton's 1989 Noir Superhero film 'Batman' to the UHD format (also being released are 1992's 'Batman Returns,' 1995's 'Batman Forever,'...

    • Total
      100
    • Tim Burton's Batman is this reviewer's second-favorite Superhero film, right behind 1978's Superman. The film is a masterwork of set design, shadow and light, cinematography, and total production workmanship....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Tim Burton's Dark Knight swings into action on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a lovely HEVC H.265 encode, regularly sprinkled with enough stunning moments to make this version superior over its Blu-ray predecessor...

    • Audio
      70
    • The Joker's reign of terror breaks into home theaters with a great and mostly satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which was also struck from the same remaster mentioned above. On the whole, the jump into...

    • Extra
      70
    • The same set of special features from both the Anthology box set and the Anniversary Digibook release have been ported over and only available on the accompanying Blu-ray disc.Audio Commentary Shadows...

    • Movie
      80
    • The summer of 1989 is one of my personal favorite years in movies, as that childhood period is littered with several memories of frequenting cinemas nearly every week. Of those, Tim Burton's Batman remains...

    • Total
      80
    • Forever ingrained into my childhood memories, Tim Burton's Batman will always be a beloved movie staple in this house, and the summer blockbuster continues to entertain just as much as it did the first...

    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...

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