with New Single Blu-Ray Book
from Warner Home Video
Debuts May 19 with Hours of Bonus Content
Including Tim Burton Commentary and 50 Pages of
Collectible Essays, Trivia and Photos
Burbank, Calif., March 16, 2009 - BATMAN: The Movie, the film that launched a global phenomenon, celebrates its 20th anniversary May 19 with a new single release.
BATMAN: The Movie 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Hi-Def will be packaged in a premium hardcover book format that is loaded with hours of bonus content, including commentary with director Tim Burton and a digital copy which allows consumers a single non-transferable download of the full-length film compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media devices™. The Blu-ray book includes original script pages, excerpts from the Batman Official Book of the Movie and the DC Comics comic book adaptation of the film!
BATMAN: The Movie 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Hi-Def will be available for $34.99 SRP.
About the Movie
Tim Burton’s direction and Michael Keaton’s performance combine perfectly in the first film of the Warner Bros. series which captures GOTHAM CITY’S sinister atmosphere and BATMAN’S brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal villain, THE JOKER and Kim Basinger is VICKI VALE, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, BATMAN won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration.
(Includes all of the special features from the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD):
* Commentary by director Tim Burton
* On the Set with Bob Kane
* Legends of the DARK KNIGHT: The History of BATMAN
o The Comic Book Saga as Reinvented and Reinterpreted over Seven Decades
* Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the DARK KNIGHT Parts 1-3
o The Road to GOTHAM CITY
o The Gathering Storm
o The Legend Reborn
* Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery – 6 Featurettes:
o Visualizing Gotham: The Production Design of BATMAN
o Building the BATMOBILE
o Those Wonderful Toys: The Props and Gadgets of BATMAN
o Designing the BAT-SUIT
o From Jack to THE JOKER
o Nocturnal Overtures: The Music of BATMAN
* Three Prince Music Videos
* The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
* BATMAN: The Complete ROBIN Storyboard Sequence
* Theatrical trailer
BATMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY BOOK
Street Date: May 19, 2009
Pricing: $34.99 SRP