- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 15, 2007
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/19/1992
"...Sprightly....Burton creates a wicked world of misfits..."
USA Today - 06/19/1992
"...As Catwoman, terrific Michelle Pfeiffer goes from mousy secretary to liberated lionness. As flipper-fingered Penguin, Danny DeVito is an orchestra of evil intentions..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/26/1992
"...The runaway star here is Pfeiffer, whose performance is a sexy, comic triumph..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/19/1992
"...[Burton's] dark, melancholy vision is undeniably something to see....[An] always visually inventive film..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/19/1992
"...A most intriguing movie, great to look at, fun to talk about..."
Gotham City is once again under siege, this time by the sinister Penguin. A malformed baby thrown into the sewers to drown, The Penguin survived and decided to exact revenge against the hated metropolis during its grand Christmas celebration. Batman must stop the madman and his band of furry, but deadly, little penguins. To complicate matters, the caped crusader also has to contend with a sexy new vigilante whose moral stance is slightly more ambiguous than his own -- the cruel and sexy Catwoman.
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- Theatrical release: June 19, 1992.
- Both BATMAN films were based on the popular comic book characters created by Bob Kane for DC Comics, but also on the Batman Dark Knight graphic comic books created by Frank Miller.
- Estimated budget: $70 million.
- BATMAN RETURNS grossed more than $265 million worldwide.
- Christopher Walken's character Max Shreck was named after the actor (Max Schreck, with an "sch") who played the vampire in NOSFERATU (1922).
- Annette Bening was originally slated for the role of Catwoman. But, due to her pregnancy, she was replaced by Michelle Pfeiffer.
- BATMAN'S Academy Award-winning production designer Anton Furst committed suicide before work began on the sequel. Bo Welch replaced him and based his designs on Furst's.