Batman

Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton

Warner Home Video | August 20, 2013 | Blu-Ray

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In gloomy Gotham City the caped crusader must engage in a battle-to-the-death with the villainous Joker -- a madman orchestrating a wave of crime and murder that has paralyzed the town. During the course of the struggle, Batman learns the truth about his own mysterious past, and the role played by the Joker in shaping his life when he was a boy. Ironically, the arch-criminal's actions made young Bruce Wayne dedicate his life to crimefighting -- thus creating the only obstacle to the Joker's reign of terror.

Video Release: August 20, 2013

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929356676

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Batman

Batman

Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton

Video Release: August 20, 2013

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929356676


Edition Description
  • Originally in English

Synopsis

In gloomy Gotham City the caped crusader must engage in a battle-to-the-death with the villainous Joker -- a madman orchestrating a wave of crime and murder that has paralyzed the town. During the course of the struggle, Batman learns the truth about his own mysterious past, and the role played by the Joker in shaping his life when he was a boy. Ironically, the arch-criminal's actions made young Bruce Wayne dedicate his life to crimefighting -- thus creating the only obstacle to the Joker's reign of terror.

Description

Inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," this gothic, Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos explains the origins of Batman and his nemesis, the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson), who has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. Academy Awards: Best Art Direction.

Notes

Linda Henrikson designed the costumes for Kim Basinger's character; Rick Provenzano was Ms. Basinger's hairdresser; Nick Dudman designed the makeup for "The Joker." Estimated budget $30-40 million. Color by Technicolor. Shot in Panavision at the Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath and London, England. Based on the popular comic book character created by Bob Kane (who has a cameo in the film) for DC Comics; the story and tone have nothing in common with the popular TV series of the 1960's. The film was released in the United States on the character's 50th anniversary. Actor Robin Williams was reportedly considered for the role of The Joker before it was offered to Jack Nicholson. This was not the first version of "Batman" put on screen: In 1943, Lambert Hilyer directed a 15-episode serialization of the comic strip, followed in 1948 by Spencer Bennet's "Batman and Robin" serial. In 1966, a film based on the 1960's television series was released featuring the show's stars Adam West and Burt Ward. In Great Britain, the release of this film required the introduction of a new British Board of Film Classification rating, BBFC 12. This rating indicates that children under the age of twelve are not allowed to see the film, even with parental consent.
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