The <strong><em>Batman</em></strong> anthology is coming to Blu-ray
You can bring home all four films featuring your favorite Dark Knight on Blu-ray this May. Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will each be released individually on Blu-ray on May 4. The films were previously available on BD in the Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997, but now you can own these titles individually, priced at $24.98 SRP. Take a look at the special features details below.

Batman

Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crime-fighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. And Batman is the movie, the all-out spectacular directed by Tim Burton, set to songs by Prince and a music score by Danny Elfman, and an Academy Award winner* for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

Special Features:

  • Behind the Story
  • - Commentary by director Tim Burton
  • - On the set with Bob Kane
  • Legends of the DARK KNIGHT: The History of BATMAN - The BATMAN Comic Book Saga as reinvented and reinterpreted over nearly seven decades
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the DARK KNIGHT Parts 1-3:
  • - The Road to GOTHAM
  • - The Gathering Storm
  • - The Legend Reborn
  • Beyond BATMAN (Documentary Gallery):
  • - Visualizing GOTHAM: The production design of BATMAN
  • - Building the BATMOBILE
  • - Those Wonderful Toys: The Props and Gadgets of BATMAN
  • - Designing the BAT-SUIT
  • - From Jack to THE JOKER
  • Nocturnal Overtures: The Music of BATMAN
  • - Music Videos - Three Music Videos by Prince
  • - Batdance
  • - Partyman
  • - Scandalous
  • - Extras
  • BATMAN: The Heroes (Profile Galleries)
  • - BATMAN
  • - VICKI VALE
  • - ALEXANDER KNOX
  • - COMMISSIONER GORDON
  • - HARVEY DENT
  • Batman: The Villains (Profile Galleries)
  • - THE JOKER
  • - BOB THE GOON
  • - BATMAN: The Complete ROBIN Storyboard Sequence
  • Trailer
  • - Theatrical trailer

Batman Returns

Gotham City faces two monstrous criminal menaces: the bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito) and the slinky, mysterious Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne? Like the groundbreaking 1989 original, Batman Returns is directed by the wizardly Tim Burton. And like the first blockbuster, it's a dazzling adventure that leaves you breathless.

Special Features:

  • Behind the Story
  • - Commentary by Tim Burton - Sit with director Tim Burton and explore this dark sequel
  • - THE BAT, THE CAT and THE PENGUIN - Cast and crew recall the making of this equally spectacular sequel
  • - Shadows of the Bat Pt. 4: Dark Side of the Knight - Hear from the cast and crew to learn how this sequel came to be
  • BATMAN: The Heroes
  • - BATMAN
  • - ALFRED
  • BATMAN: The Villains
  • - THE PENGUIN
  • - CATWOMAN
  • - MAX SHRECK
  • Beyond BATMAN
  • - GOTHAM CITY Revisited: The Production Design of BATMAN Returns
  • - Sleek, Sexy and Sinister: The Costumes of BATMAN Returns
  • - Making-up THE PENGUIN
  • - Assembling the Arctic Army
  • - Bats, Mattes and Dark Nights: The Visual Effects of BATMAN
  • - Inside the Elfman Studio: The Music of BATMAN Returns
  • Music Videos
  • - Face to Face Music Video by Souixsie and the Banshees
  • Trailers
  • - Theatrical trailer

Batman Forever

Riddle me this, riddle me that, you'll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (the Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O'Donnell (Robin) star in the third formidable film in Warner Bros.' Batman series. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on!

Special Features:

  • Behind the Story
  • - Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
  • - RIDDLER ME THIS: Why is BATMAN Forever? - How a new director and cast created a new vision of Gotham's classic good and bad guys
  • - Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the DARK KNIGHT Part 5: Reinventing a Hero - The BATMAN Franchise is reenergized with a new look and new characters , bringing fun to the set and success at the box office
  • Beyond BATMAN (Documentary Gallery)
  • - Out of the Shadows: The production design of Batman Forever - Barbara Ling explains how each location in famed Gotham City was modernized and customized to each character
  • - The Many faces of GOTHAM CITY - See how the costumes and make-up of Batman Forever contributes to the new and edgy look.
  • - Knight Moves: The Stunts of Batman Forever - Go behind the scenes with stuntman Keith Campbell, as he demonstrates how some of the most difficult stunts are set-up and executed
  • - Imaging Forever: The Visual Effects of Batman Forever - A look back at the special effects of the movie, at the beginning of the Digital Age of movie-making
  • - Scoring Forever: The Music of Batman Forever - Sit in on a scoring session of Batman Forever and listen to composer Elliot Goldenthal as he discusses the sound chosen for the movie.
  • Additional Footage
  • - Escape from ARKHAM ASYLUM
  • - TWO-FACE's hate
  • - Beauty and the BATMAN
  • - Dick's pain
  • - Bruce's dilemma
  • - The secret of the BATCAVE
  • - Does it ever end?
  • Music Video
  • - Kiss from a Rose Music Video by Seal
  • Extras
  • - Batman: The Heroes - Brief character analyses of the characters of BATMAN -heroes by the filmmakers, cast and fans
  • - BATMAN
  • - ROBIN
  • - DR. CHASE MERIDIAN
  • BATMAN: The Villains - Brief character analyses of the characters of BATMAN villains by the filmmakers, cast and fans
  • - THE RIDDLER
  • - TWO-FACE
  • Trailer
  • - Theatrical trailer

Batman & Robin

George Clooney plays the Dark Knight, facing his deadliest threat yet: cold-hearted Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and venomous Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman). Batman has more than Gotham City to protect: the youthful eagerness of crime-fighting comrades Robin (Chris O'Donnell) and Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone) puts them frequently in harm's way. New very special effects include a wild sky-surfing sequence and Mr. Freeze's outrageous arsenal of ice-blasting weapons. Joel Schumacher directs.

Special Features:

  • Behind the Story
  • - Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
  • - Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 6: BATMAN Unbound - Cast and crew discuss the casting, controversies, and fan anticipation and reaction to the fourth installment of the BATMAN Franchise.
  • Beyond BATMAN Documentary Gallery
  • - Bigger, Bolder, Brighter: The production design of BATMAN and ROBIN - Take a look behind the scenes of the biggest character environments and the unique new inventions
  • - Maximum Overdrive: The Vehicles of BATMAN and ROBIN - Highlights on the redesign of the Batmobile, ROBIN's motorcycle, and the Mr. Freeze machine
  • - Dressed to Thrill: The Costumes of BATMAN and ROBIN - The design and manufacturing of the hot and heavy, and certain anatomically correct costumes is discussed by the costume crew
  • - Frozen Freaks and Femme Fatales: The Makeup of BATMAN and ROBIN - Check out all of the details that go into the special effects make-up and hair as the crew transforms the actors into their characters
  • - Freeze Frame: The Visual Effects of BATMAN and ROBIN - With more technology available than previously seen in BATMAN movies, filmmakers pushed the envelope in using visual effects
  • Additional footage
  • - Deleted Scene: ALFRED's Lost Love
  • Music Videos
  • - The End is the Beginning is the End by the Smashing Pumpkins
  • - Look into My Eyes by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • - Gotham City by R. Kelly
  • - Foolish Games by Jewel