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3.0 out of 5 stars 10 years ago seems like Forever..., 26 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Batman Forever (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
Divided amongst most Bat-Fans, this film was released in 1995, nearly 6 years after Tim Burtons original graced our screens. Many are quick to relegate this film to the "Campy, Crappy Schumacher Era", but upon closer inspection the film very nearly could have had the right balance of Burtons dark, haunting vision and the 'pow! wam! splat!' summer blockbuster status of this films follow-up, "Batman & Robin". The reason I say this is because during the countdown to its release, the film was apparently re-edited by studio executives in order to gain a much more popcorn-friendly feel to the piece. This meant cutting out entire sequences that would explain plot and in certain cases make the film alot daker. Thats why this release is so refreshing as we get to see a handful of material that was taken out nearly 10 years ago. Unfortunately, we have no directors cut, so it appears unlikely we will ever see the film in its original (glory?).. Also included on this release are several documentaries detailing production, and a Joel Schumacher commentary, which I'm sure many will agree is probably worth the price tag alone for both this film and "Batman and Robin", if only to play a game of 'how many times schumacher says "i'm sorry" in a commentary'..
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2008, 12:06:22 GMT
I haven't been able to get my hands on this edition yet and so can only refer to the popcorn edition, and I have to say this was a truly brilliant review - very fair and amusing at times.
so just a very quick geek note to explain why it managed to retain the brilliance of its two predecessors; Burton did still produce it. And so much of the aesthetic of this world remained until the blasphemy that followed.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2011, 12:35:57 BST
Although Tim Burton is credited as executive producer, this was, apparently, part of his pay off from the series and he had very little to do with the film. Good comment, though. I wish Warner would release the original cut as I would probably enjoy that more.
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