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Batman Blu-ray

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DigiBook / 20th Anniversary Edition Warner Bros. | 1989 | 126 min | Rated PG-13 | May 19, 2009

Batman (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: Dolby Digital 2.0
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English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish… (more)

Discs
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Video 3.7 of 53.7
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.4 of 54.4
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Batman

 (1989)

Batman Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Adventures of the caped crusader, stressing the relationship between the Batman and his adversary The Joker.

For more about Batman and the Batman Blu-ray release, see Batman Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Michael Gough
Director: Tim Burton

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Batman Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Batman features a fairly impressive 1080p/VC-1 transfer that looks startlingly better than previous standard DVD releases. The director's palette has never been bold or colorful, but his drab tones are faithfully reproduced with stable hues and natural skintones. Contrast is bright and pleasing to the eye and, even though the image appears flat on more than one occasion, depth is more convincing than its ever been before. Detail also receives a notable boost. Granted, soft shots and quite a few hazy textures prevent the presentation from living up to its potential, but the overall results are strong enough to satisfy fans of the film. Thankfully, artifacting, source noise, grain spiking, and banding are kept to an absolute minimum. I suspect minor noise reduction has been applied to the transfer, but I didn't encounter the waxy faces or distorted backgrounds that signal an overzealous application. The experience wasn't as jaw-dropping as I was expecting, but it still managed to satiate my appetite for a solid high definition catalog release.


Batman Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

As most of you probably expect, Warner's Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track isn't going to blow anyone away simply because it has to contend with the inherent limitations of Batman's twenty year old sound design. Dialogue is nicely balanced and precisely prioritized for the most part, but dropped lines and lost whispers muddle the proceedings on occasion. Likewise, LFE support is relatively aggressive, but sometimes fails to match the intensity of the on-screen action it accompanies. To my relief, the rear speakers are fuller than I thought they would be, creating a mildly immersive soundfield that allows this one to emerge as an above-average catalog effort. Moreover, Danny Elfman's score and Prince's songs emerge from every direction and resonate more than they ever have. I can't say Batman's sonics will woo the most stringent audiophile, but I had a difficult time drumming up any major complaints.


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