Warner today has officially announced plans to bring the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher directed original four live-action Batman films to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 4th. These films include “Batman“ (1989), “Batman Returns“ (1992), “Batman Forever“ (1995), and “Batman & Robin“ (1997). The films will first get individual releases and then be released in a box set called “Batman Anthology” on 4K a tad bit later in the year (9/17). All four films are said to have been restored after they received new 4K scans of the original camera negatives. Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound for each film. No further details have yet been announced regarding the releases. They will each include newly remastered versions of the films on Blu-ray Disc and digital copies – likely compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus materials will be the same as previously included on Blu-ray for each film.
UPDATE / PRE-ORDERS: You can pre-order the films over at Amazon. Just click on the titles of the films above for links. Best Buy now has these also for pre-order. They only seem to work if you click the yellow “Pre-order” button beside each and will add to your cart. Their individual pages, however, will not load yet – at Best Buy. You can find the Batman Anthology box set already available to pre-order over at Warner’s WBShop. WBShop also has each film available to pre-order and here are the individual links: Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin. Lastly, the retailer Barnes & Noble has the box set and all four films available to pre-order as well.
EDITOR NOTE: Lastly, it’s a true shame the cover art for these films is this boring. Fans are not liking it one bit on social media and perhaps Warner should have considered just using the original poster art instead.
Warner has just announced that they have produced more than expected of the upcoming “Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition“ set on Blu-ray Disc coming out next week, on October 30th. They new have produced a total of 70,000 units of this limitededition. This ramp up in production of units was to meet the demand of how popular this release has become. You can still find a PRE-ORDER for this set over at Amazon – so act fast! Below, after the break, you can find some still shots from the newly restored footage along with the official announcement from Warner regarding this news update.
Today Warner officially announced that the upcoming (previously announced) release of “Batman: The Complete Animated Series“Deluxe Limited Edition on Blu-ray Disc has been pushed back two weeks, now slated to come out on October 30th. The original details on the release were reported but I’m going to go back over them as some things have changed and a new press release has been issued. It’s also not just the release date changing for this release either, as another change comes in that a Digital Copy of the entire series has now been added to the release.
Also today the studio (Warner) released a promotional video showing the restored footage of the opening title sequence from the show, that you can find further below (or directly on YouTube).
The series is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon now with a reduced price from its suggested retail. The “deluxe limited edition” packaging here includes three collectible Funko Pop! figurines of “Batman”, “Harley Quinn”, and “The Joker” (as pictured). Also included are seven lenticular art cards, and the 12-disc set is “housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase” – according to the studio.
Tech specs for the release have still not been fully detailed but I have reached out to get those. You can find the new video of the restored opening titles, info regarding the contents, and bonus materials set to be included on the box set further below, after the break, in the form of the official announcement from today.
The 2014 DC Universe animated movie “Batman: Assault on Arkham“ is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on September 11th via Warner. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K version is available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to the previous Blu-ray (with nothing new), and are listed below.
The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn
Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind the Asylum
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Sneak Peek
Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault:
Justice League Unlimited, “Task Force X”
Young Justice, “Infiltrator”
Batman: The Brave the Bold, “Emperor Joker”
The Batman, “Two of a Kind”
It’s also worth noting to fans that another DC Universe animated movie, “Batman: The Killing Joke“, will be released the same day. Finally, below after the break you can find the original trailer for the film.
This weekend at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) we got news that the 1992 original “Batman: The Complete Animated Series” has been restored and is headed to Blu-ray Disc later this year. The exact release date is October 30th, and it’s going to be one really impressive box set, dubbed the “Deluxe Limited Edition” on Blu-ray from the folks at Warner. Here’s some rundown of the set. First off it has received restored HD video in full 1080p, and is presented in the original 1.33:1 (4×3) aspect ratio. The release will cover the span of the entire 85episodes, 4 seasons total of the show itself, as well as include the two films. This box set is already up and available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. This story is developing more, so I’ll be updating it more with more news as we get it.
LATEST UPDATE: The release date has now been pushed back from the original (10/16) date to now coming out on October 30th – as reported.
ORIGINAL UPDATE: First off a hi-res image of the packaging and contents has been released and can be found below. Click for a larger view.
Next, a press release has been issued and we now officially know that the following bonus materials will be included on the release as detailed below after the break, as they are extremely lengthy and detailed. Enjoy!