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Batman

Tim Burton directed the first Batman movie which was released in 1989 and it was a direct hit although I still don’t understand why it got a rating for adults.

Michael Keaton plays the caped crusader who takes on Jack Nicholson as Batman’s worst enemy ever, the psychotic Joker. Add Kim Basinger to the cast as the lovely reporter Vicky Vale and you’ve got a great cast for a super hero action movie.

Burton did his best to recreate the dark atmosphere of Gotham City – including the usual bat gadgets – and Prince’s soundtrack for the movie makes everything stand out just a little more from the crowd.

Sound and Vision:
The image quality of this DVD can hardly be called perfect. The anamorphic 1.85:1 view is screen-filling and with a bitstream of 451 kbps you can’t expect too much. The sound quality is good but the Dolby Digital 5.1 isn’t used enough in my opinion. They could have created better effects if they wanted with a movie like this one.

Extras:
Huh ? Extra’s ? What’s that ?

Conclusion:
Tim Burton did his best to recreate the world of the original caped crusader and succeeded quite successfully. However, as a DVD, this release is below standards. Only for the Bat-fans

Our Score:
5.0

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