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Batman Anthology (blu-ray) - £17.99 @ HMV.
Batman Anthology (blu-ray) - £17.99 @ HMV.

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Anyone got any personal reviews of the BluRay transfers? Cheers in advance

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Anyone got any personal reviews of the BluRay transfers? Cheers in advance



Simply Amazing...!!!

does Batman & Robin have the director's commentary which is just Joel Schumacher saying "I'm so, so sorry!" over and over?

If not, it really should.

Banned

It got a 4.5 out of 5 for the Hd quality according to.highdefdigest.com. Voted hot

Great price.
Heat & rep added.


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does Batman & Robin have the director's commentary which is just Joel … does Batman & Robin have the director's commentary which is just Joel Schumacher saying "I'm so, so sorry!" over and over?If not, it really should.



lol!

All four Batman films are presented in remastered 1080p/VC-1 video, framed at 1.85:1. For a series of films dating all the way back to 1989 (whew, I'm old!), I was impressed with the quality of each. The sources have been greatly cleaned up, look just about flawless, and I frequently noticed quite a considerable upgrade over the DVD releases. Warner has done a fine job restoring Batman's visual luster.

Batman

Ironically, perhaps, the first (and some still say, best) of the Batman films has, comparatively, the weakest transfer. Certainly, like all four films, the source looks great, with no obvious flaws and a smooth, film-like look. However, I've always found 'Batman' rather drab, and colors here don't ever pop. Black levels, while solid at the low end of the scale, look a bit too bright in the midrange for me, which flattens out depth somewhat. However, the image remains quite detailed and three-dimensional. 'Batman' didn't pop as much as the other three films in the box, but make no mistake, this is still a very fine remaster. (Video rating: 4.0/5.0)

Batman Returns

My favorite film of the bunch boasts the best visual look of the bunch, too. I love the ripeness of 'Batman Returns' -- it looks much more colorful, rich and impactful than 'Batman.' Tim Burton lets his visual imagination run full blast in his second and last Batman film, and it shows. Blacks are inky and deep, colors vibrant and smooth, and aside from a slight black crush in the shadows, the image boasts great detail and depth. And like all four Batman films in this set, this is a slick encode, with no major artifacts and delightfully free of edge enhancement. (Video rating: 4.5/5.0)

Batman Forever

Here's where things get garish. Joel Schumacher injects the Batman franchise with a healthy dose of Las Vegas glitz, though I can't say that's really a compliment. Certainly, 'Batman Forever' is bright and bold -- the color palette here does look quite eye-popping and free of noise. Blacks retain a richness but contrast is even stronger than the first two Batmans, giving a very nice high-def effect to the presentation. I sometimes found the finest details smothered by blast of color and brightness, but otherwise 'Batman Forever' looks pretty great. (Video rating: 4.5/5.0)

Batman & Robin

Finally, we come to the dreadful 'Batman & Robin.' Okay, so the film sucks, but the transfer is really quite good -- great in spots, even. Colors are the boldest of all the Batman films, and it really is like being in the middle of gay bar for two hours. Yet the palette always remains near-perfectly saturated, with only some of the boldest primaries a tad overblown. Contrast and blacks are nearly pitch perfect, and in only a few instances did shadow delineation seem to falter. It's too bad 'Batman & Robin' is not only a terrible movie, but it's overproduced, too -- this transfer does just about the best possible job imaginable with the material. (Video rating: 4.5/5.0)


From bluray.highdefdigest.com/138…tml

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From http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1380/batmananthology.html



Taken from the review of the US boxed set above:

Bluray.HighDefDigest.com

HD Bonus Content: Any Exclusive Goodies in There?Technically, Warner has … HD Bonus Content: Any Exclusive Goodies in There?Technically, Warner has not added any exclusive new content to the 'Batman' anthology. However, we do get one bonus not found on the original DVD box set... * Digital Copy - Coming on a bonus fifth disc, is a Digital Copy of the original 'Batman.' It's compatible with PCs, PSP and iTunes. Unfortunately, Warner has not included a Digital Copy of any of the other Batman films.



That is the first time I have noticed mention of a digital copy of "Batman" in this set. Maybe it was not issued in the UK at all.

BFN,

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