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Batman [DVD] [] [1997] [1 disc] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Theatrical release: 1989. It was shot at the Pinewood Studios in England where renowned director Stanley Kubrick shot almost all of his films. The ad campaign and trailers for BATMAN used no tag lines or clips from the film, but instead merely showed the darkly glowing bat logo on a black background. The film was based on the DC comics character but was also inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, which is about a darker, moodier Batman than the traditional character. BATMAN won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. 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 the silver 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 1960s 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. 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.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration 1989

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 116299

  • Credits
    Michael Keaton, Michael John Douglas, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Walter Jack Palahnuik, Walter Palance, Jerry Hall, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Robert Wuhl, Tracey Walter
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Nicholson keeps things moving higher and higher..."
    Los Angeles Times

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