Warner Outlines 'Batman Anthology' Blu-ray Specs

Posted Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology

Warner has unleashed the full details of its 'Batman' anthology Blu-ray box set, which arrives this May with five discs and multiple hours of bonus features.

As previously reported, Warner announced a March 10 street date for 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology,' the five-disc set contains all four of the Batman films made from 1989-1997, including 'Batman,' 'Batman Returns,' 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman & Robin.'

The studio has now confirmed final specs, which will see each film receive its own BD-50 dual-layer presentation, with 1080p/VC-1 video and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras are extensive and match the previous DVD release of the 'Anthology.' Consistent among each film is an audio commentary with its respective director, documentary galleries, character profiles, and theatrical trailers. Also spread across all four films in the set is the multi-part "Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight" documentary.

Also included on 'Batman' is the featurette "On the set with Bob Kane," a cut storyboard sequence, and three music videos from Prince.

'Batman Returns' boasts an additional featurette ("The Bat, The Cat and the Penguin"), and a Siouxie and the Banshees music video.

'Batman Forever' features additional cut footage (presented as an extra) and a music video.

Finally, 'Batman & Robin' also includes additional footage as an extra, and four music videos.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $129.95.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 10.

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