Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Special Feature:
The Batman Returns Audio/ Video Press Kit
Part 2- "Select Sound Bites"

Part 2 of the Batman Returns Electronic Press Kit Uploads! Just as they did with Batman '89, Warner Brothers created an audio/ video press kit cassette for distribution to major network & TV programs to promote the release of Batman Returns. The cassette included a featurette, cast & crew interviews, trailers & film clip segments, and B-Roll footage. Networks & TV production companies would select the segments they wished to use & edit them into their programs. The tape was never intended for public viewing.While most of the content included is now available, the full interview segments and complete b-roll footage I believe are still unique to the press kit. Presented here is the selected sound bite segment. These pieces would have been used by local news affiliates by having the standard questions asked by their staff then editing in the answers.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Special Feature:
The Batman Returns Audio/ Video Press Kit
Part 1- "B-Roll Footage"

Just as they did with Batman '89, Warner Brothers created an audio/ video press kit cassette for distribution to major network & TV programs to promote the release of Batman Returns. The cassette included a featurette, cast & crew interviews, trailers & film clip segments, and B-Roll footage. Networks & TV production companies would select the segments they wished to use & edit them into their programs. The tape was never intended for public viewing.While most of the content included is now available, the full interview segments and complete b-roll footage I believe are still unique to the press kit. Presented here is the B-roll segment. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Merchandise:
Mezco Designer Series
Deluxe Batman (1989)

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MDS Deluxe Batman (1989)

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“I’m Batman."

Straight from Tim Burton’s 1989 ground breaking film, Batman joins the Mezco Designer Series!

The MDS Deluxe Batman (1989) features an all-new movable eye function. Now there is no where for the Joker and his henchmen to hide!

Equipped complete with his trusty Batarang and grappling gun, as well as 6 interchangeable hands, the MDS Batman includes a posable leather-like cape so he can recreate many dynamic poses from the film.

Batman stands approximately 6” tall and features 12 points of articulation.

MDS Deluxe Batman (1989) comes packaged in a window box, perfect for display.

Order here: MDS Deluxe Batman

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Merchandise:
Spring 1992 Kenner Catalog
The Dark Knight Collection
(Batman Returns Pre-Production)

This is one I have been hunting down for quite awhile! Nestled right between the end of Kenner's Dark Knight Collection and the beginning of the Batman Returns line sits this internal Kenner Spring 1992 catalog. Much smaller than their full-blown Toy Fair catalogs, these catalogs served as intermittent updates to Kenner's lines with only a few pages dedicated to new products for each property. In the case of Batman, we get a 4-page peak into what would have been the final line of Dark Knight Collection items that were then transformed into the opening waves of the Batman Returns line. Robin's planned inclusion as part of the Dark Knight Collection adds even more weight to my longstanding assertion that the Kenner Robin figure was in no way initially based on Marlon Wayans. The repainted Super Powers Penguin being planned at this point also helps explain more why his figure ended up looking nothing like DeVito when released in the Batman Returns line. Oh... and it is super cool to see that unused Dark Knight Collection. Batman Returns hybrid style cardback! Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Special Feature:
Showing My Second Son The Film For The First Time...
Keaton's Turn!

Though this may not be of interest to many of you... For those that have been with the page for a LONG time- My second son Keaton hit 11 this year.... Which means it was time to show him Batman '89! Here is a quick video from yesterday recounting the experience. Thanks!