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DC & Warner Bros. Celebrate Batman’s 80th Anniversary, Fathom Events Brings Four Heroic Adventures Back To The Big Screen This May

This May, only in movie theaters nationwide, “Batman” returns …  followed by “Batman Returns,” plus “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin.” All four blockbuster cinematic adventures are coming back to movie theaters as Fathom Events presents a can’t-miss “Batman” movie event in honor of DC’s Batman 80th anniversary.

Each “Batman” film will play one day only in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide, beginning with director Tim Burton’s visionary “Batman,” a film whose unprecedented success and acclaim helped propel superhero movies that continue to reign supreme at the box office.

The schedule for this Caped Crusader cinematic celebration is:

“Batman” (1989) – Saturday, May 4, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (all times are local)

“Batman,” starring Jack Nicholson as The Joker, Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale, also marks its 30th anniversary, making this Fathom Events presentation a dual celebration for fans. The top-grossing film of 1989 led to three sequels, all of which are part of the series.

“Batman Returns” (1992) – Monday, May 6, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In “Batman Returns,” both Keaton and Burton are back, along with Danny DeVito as The Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Christopher Walken as Max Schreck in a film equally hailed as the first for its eye-popping visual flair and riveting performances.

“Batman Forever” (1995) – Sunday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Val Kilmer dons the Batsuit in 1995’s “Batman Forever,” along with an all-star cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as The Riddler, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin, and Drew Barrymore as Sugar.

“Batman & Robin” (1997) – Tuesday, May 14, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

In 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” George Clooney is the Caped Crusader and O’Donnell is back as Robin, alongside such indelible performers as Arnold Schwarzenegger playing Mr. Freeze, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, and Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl.

Tickets to each of the four “Batman” films are available HERE or at participating theater box offices.

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Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin Arrive On 4K On June 4

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC announced that four Batman titles will be released on 4K UHD to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the DC Super Hero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.  The films include 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, and 1995’s Batman Forever and 1997’s Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher.  The four films, which earned more than $1.2 billion in global box office, have been remastered in 4K UHD for the first time.

The films will be available as 4K UHD singles on June 4 and will also be available as a four-film collection on September 17. The 4K UHD singles and the four-film collection available in September will also include remastered Blu-ray discs of the films.

Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and digitally remastered Blu-ray disc of the films. Fans can also own Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 4.  The singles and the four-film collection will include collectible packaging with new art designed in stunning glossy retro colors reminiscent of the 1980’s and 1990’s era when the films were originally released in theaters.  The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital versions of the film will collectively include more than 17 hours of previously released extras, including full-length commentaries by director Tim Burton on Batman and Batman Returns and director Joel Schumacher on Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

1989’s Batman was directed by Tim Burton and stars Jack Nicolson as The Joker and Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader. The film also stars Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale. The film won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction

1992’s Batman Returns was also directed by Burton and stars Keaton again as The Dark Knight.  The film also stars Danny DeVito as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer and Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Christopher Walken as Max Shreck.

1995’s Batman Forever was directed by Joel Schumacher and stars Val Kilmer as Batman. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Jim Carrey and Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, and Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin.

1997’s Batman & Robin saw  Joel Schumacher return as director and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze and George Clooney as Batman. The movie also stars Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin, Uma Thurman as Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy, and Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl.

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Batman & Robin by Francis Portela

Check out this incredible black and white rendering of the Dark Knight and his trusty sidekick Robin by Francis Portela.

A current teacher at the Joso School for Comic-Book Artists, and also a former student, Francis started working in American comic-books both as a penciler (two issues of GI Joe: Frontline for Image / Devil’s Due) and an inker, in books like Batman: Gotham Knights (with Al Barrionuevo) for DC Comics, and The Resistance (with Juan Santacruz) for Wildstorm.

Later, he started penciling for Marvel, company he’s still working with these days, in titles like Araña: The heart of the Spider; Captain Universe: X-23; Heroes for Hire; a lengthy stint as artist in Black Panther, and also three issues of Wolverine: First Class.

The miniseries Supervillain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 was his first collaboration with writer Fred Van Lente, and they worked together again in short stories like the Vulture one they did for Web of Spider-Man #5, and the Halo: Blood Line miniseries.

Currently, Francis is drawing the New-52 Legion of Superheroes book for DC Comics.

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Batman & Robin (1966 Film) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys Coming In April 2014

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With its catchy opening song, campy costumes and lighthearted comical moments, the Batman 1960s Television Series is a beloved classic among Batman fans.

Adam West has become synonymous with the crime fighting hero and to this day remains as one of fans favorite actors to don the cape and cowl. The shows success led to the 1966 feature film starring most of the original TV cast.

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The crime-fighting hero of Gotham City is rarely seen without his faithful sidekick Robin, in the Batman 1960s television series. The campy and lighthearted TV show quickly became a fan favorite, inspiring the 1966 feature film, Batman.

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to introduce the Batman and Robin 1966 collectible figures from the classic 1966 Batman movie ($205 for Batman and $190 or Robin).

The hyper realistic figures are specially crafted featuring screen-accurate masked head sculpts, classic costumes, weapons and accessories.

I saw the Batman & Robin (1966 Film) sixth scale prototypes at Comic Con and the sculpts were breathtaking. Wait until the Batmobile gets released, it will blow your mind!

Expected to ship April 2014.

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