Batman SE DVD release

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  1. kartaron

    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    Batman on Film recently got contacted by a source who has some more info on the upcoming special edition DVDs of the first four "Batman" films. Amongst the facts gleaned:

    - The first two films are finished. Tim Burton re-recorded his commentary tracks with a "guest." Disc One of both will include remastered pictures and sound with commentary. Disc 2 has trailers, TV Spots, vintage footage and a new featurette on the film. The first film also gets a feature length documentary.

    - Joel recorded commentary tracks for the theatrical edition of "Batman Forever" along with "Batman & Robin". Afterwards Joel decided to ask WB to recut "Forever" back to something that resembles his original edit. WB agreed and gave him a budget to do so. Joel is currently in Burbank working on some alterations to the film.

    - It's expected the original version will be there with the new cut to be done with 'seamless branching' technology. The extended cut is expected to run around 2 hrs 35 mins. Schumacher is going to add as much footage as possible back in. Also some of the effects were not finished in the early workprint and they need to be finished and he has been given a small budget to work with for that, all new effects will be digital.

    Current title is going to be '10th Anniversary Extended Director's Cut'.

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  2. darthrage

    darthrage Sith Lord of the Realm

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    Cool - I've been holding off on buying the original for this very reason. The others all basically sucked. Though now I'm really holding on for Batman Begins which I think is going to finally do justice for the dark knight - thanks for the info kartaron!!!
     
  3. Padmé

    Padmé Mrs Cascador

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    Cool; I never heard about this but its about time! :D Looking forward to it