Batman Filmography getting 4K ‘Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ releases

On the eve of the release of Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’ we have learned that several films from the Batman filmography will be getting 4k ‘Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ releases including Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992) and Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) & The Dark Knight Rises (2012) from Warner Bros/DC  Please see further details below.

Batman (1989) Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Tim Burton directs; Michael Keaton stars as Batman; and Jack Nicholson stars as his arch foe, The Joker, in the first of the blockbuster Batman series of features. As the Dark Knight, defender of law and order in Gotham City, Batman treads the shadow zone between right and wrong, fighting with only his skill in martial arts and his keenly honed mind to defend the innocent and to purge the memory of his parents’ brutal murder–always keeping his true identity as millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne a closely guarded secret. Based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

Special features include –

  • Commentary by Director Tim Burton
  • On the Set with Bob Kane
  • Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Parts 1–3
  • Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery
  • 3 Prince Music Videos
  • The Heroes and The Villains
  • Profile Galleries
  • Batman: The Complete Robin Storyboard Sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer

Due for release 6th June 2022. Order now from Amazon UK


Batman Returns (1992) Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Batman the Caped Crusador is pitted against the demented, ravenous Penguin; a pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak who once went on a baby-killing spree, and a ‘power’ hungry capitalist villain, Max Shreck. As the two criminals plot to gain domination over Gotham City, Batman must plot to stop them. In the highly stylized Batman Returns, Batman is thrown a third enemy, a terrible distraction: the slinky, sharp-clawed Cat Woman.

Special features include –

  • Commentary by Director Tim Burton
  • The Bat, the Cat and the Penguin: Making-of Featurette Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 4
  • Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees “Face to Face” Music Video
  • The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer

Due for release 6th June 2022. Order now from Amazon UK


Batman Begins (2005) Ultimate Collector’s Edition

As a young boy, Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of him–a trauma that leads him to become obsessed with revenge. But the opportunity to avenge his parents’ deaths is cruelly taken away from him by fate.Fleeing to the East, where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honourable ninja cult leader known as Ra’s Al-Ghul, Bruce returns to his now decaying Gotham City, which is overrun by organised crime and other dangerous individuals manipulating the system. Meanwhile, Bruce is slowly being swindled out of Wayne Industries, the company he inherited.The discovery of a cave under his mansion, along with a prototype armoured suit, leads him to assume a new persona, one which will strike fear into the hearts of men who do wrong; he becomes Batman.

Special features include –

  • The Dark Knight IMAX® Prologue
  • Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof
  • Batman – The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself.
  • Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale’s transformation into Batman.
  • Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more.
  • Cape and Cowl: The development of the Batsuit.
  • Batman – The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile.
  • Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations.
  • Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the monorail chase scene.
  • Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight’s incarnation and influences on the film.
  • Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer.
  • Digital Batman: The affects you may have missed.
  • Batman Begins Stunts
  • Theatrical Trailer

Due for release 30th May 2022. Order now from Amazon UK


The Dark Knight (2008) Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan reunite following their blockbuster success with Batman Begins! This time, Heath Ledger joins the cast as The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart stars as Harvey Dent in an all-new adventure of The Dark Knight. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and new district attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organised crime in Gotham City forever. The three enjoy early success, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who throws Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman ever closer to crossing the line between hero and vigilante.

Special features include –

  • Batman Tech – The Incredible Gadgets and Tools
  • Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight – Delve into the Psyche of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychotherapy
  • Gotham Tonight – 6 Episodes of Gotham Cable’s Premier News programme
  • The Galleries – The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots

Due for release 30th May 2022. Order now from Amazon UK


The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Ultimate Collector’s Edition

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time, the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Over three hours of bonus features including-

  • THE BATMOBILE Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.
  • ENDING THE KNIGHT, A comprehensive look into how director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.AND MUCH MORE!

Due for release 30th May 2022. Order now from Amazon UK


Matt Reeves The Batman (2022) is out now in Theaters worldwide and will be released on Blu-Ray in UK on July 13th 2022. 


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