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    Unique ID Code: 0000031205
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    Added on: 27/2/2002 07:18
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    Batman (UK)

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    The dark knight of Gotham City in his first adventure
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 121 mins
    Retail Price: £9.99
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    After a young boy witnesses his parents` murder on the streets of Gotham City, he grows up to become the Batman, a mysterious figure in the eyes of Gotham`s citizens, who takes crime-fighting into his own hands. He first emerges out of the shadows when the Joker appears -a horribly disfigured individual who is out for revenge on his former employer and generally likes to have a good time, but the identity of the `bat` is unknown. Perhaps millionaire Bruce Wayne and photographer Vicki Vale have a good chance of finding out?

    Special Features:
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Tim Burton

    Written By:

    Robert Wuhl
    Jack Palance
    Michael Keaton
    Michael Gough
    Billy Dee Williams
    Jack Nicholson
    Pat Hingle
    Kim Basinger

    Soundtrack By:
    Danny Elfman

    Music From:

    Ray Lovejoy

    Costume Designer:
    Bob Ringwood
    Linda Henrikson

    Jon Peters
    Peter Guber
    Chris Kenny

    Executive Producer:
    Michael Uslan
    Benjamin Melniker

    Warner Bros

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    6 / 10
    This is a film that deserves so much better. It is a wonderfully dark superhero film, with an OK transfer and audio quality and that`s about it.... no, sorry... I lied - there are the production notes.

    This film is much darker and grittier that the next 3 instalments. Batman Returns has a little more humour, Batman Forever moves into a totally different genre of film (although I still liked it) and Batman & Robin... well don`t even get me started on that travesty of a film! Sorry! Got a bit carried away there! Where was I? Oh yes, Batman - great film, great direction from Tim Burton and great performances from the 2 leads. Jack Nicholson is excellent as ever as the joker, and Michael Keaton was also very good as the masked crusader himself (even though I thought he was not an obvious choice for the role).

    All in all a bit of a classic film (well maybe not yet - but it will be!), just a pity about the rest of the disc!
    posted by Rich Davies on 14/9/2002 08:07