Production year: 1989

Super Heroes PG-13   Running time: 2:06

IMDB rating:   7.6     Aspect: 4:3, Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Thanks to the ambitious vision of director Tim Burton, the blockbuster hit of 1989 delivers the goods despite an occasionally spotty script, giving the caped crusader a thorough overhaul in keeping with the crime fighter's evolution in DC Comics. Michael Keaton strikes just the right mood as the brooding "Dark Knight" of Gotham City; Kim Basinger plays Gotham's intrepid reporter Vicki Vale; and Jack Nicholson goes wild as the maniacal and scene-stealing Joker, who plots a takeover of the city with his lethal Smilex gas. Triumphant Oscar-winning production design by the late Anton Furst turns Batman into a visual feast, and Burton brilliantly establishes a darkly mythic approach to Batman's legacy. Danny Elfman's now-classic score propels the action with bold, muscular verve.



Audio commentary
Photo gallery
Production notes
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

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