- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 18, 2005
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Warner Home Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Surround 5.1 DTS English
- Dolby Surround 5.1 English
- Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 French
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Commentary by Joel Schumacher
- Featurette: Heroes and Villains Profiles
- Music Video: Kiss from a Rose by Seal
- Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever'
- Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 4
- Behind the Scenes Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 07/13/1995
"...True to its unbridled comic spirit....[Carrey makes] uproarious and artful displays of physical comedy..."
USA Today - 06/16/1995
"...Val Kilmer nicely recharges the sexual batteries of both the brash Bat guy and billionaire alter-ego Bruce Wayne..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 06/23/1995
"...A loony-tunes extravaganza....What a pleasure it is to watch Carrey take over the movie!..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 06/19/1995
"An enormous fun-house ride....The film boasts considerable action and visual splendor....Kidman looks terrific..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/16/1995
"...With steely eyes, inflectionless speech and a Zen-like cam, Kilmer is adept at both the heroic and the humorous aspects of his conflicted personality..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/23/1995
"...The movie looks great....It's great bubble gum for the eyes..."
Gotham City is once again under siege, this time by the mind-controlling Riddler and the diabolical Harvey Two-Face. The Caped Crusader cleans up with the help of his new side-kick Robin in this effects-laden thrill ride.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Batman Forever: Special Edition
Riddle me this, riddle me that, you'll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (the Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and chris O'Donnell (Robin) star in the third formidable film in Warner Bros.' Batman series. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on!
The third installment in the "Batman" series. Here the Caped Crusader must once again contend with two strange-looking, personality-impaired villains. First, there's maniacal ex-DA Harvey Two-Face, so named because half his countenance has been horribly disfigured by acid. Then there's the wise-cracking, hyperactive Riddler, whose alter-ego Edward Nygma is a nerdy, highly disgruntled ex-employee of Bruce Wayne. Together, these two masterminds plan to conquer the world with a device that not only mesmerizes users with 3-D television images, but also transports the viewer's thoughts into the Riddler's mind.
Batman also has to contend with two other new people in his life. One is lovely psychiatrist Chase Meridian, who has fallen in love with Batman AND Bruce Wayne. Then there's Dick Grayson, a young, orphaned acrobat who desperately wants to become Batman's crime-fighting sidekick in order to get revenge on the man responsible for his parents' death: Harvey Two-Face.
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- "Batman Forever" opened in the USA June 16, 1995. The film grossed a total of $184 million domestically.
- Jim Carrey replaced Robin Williams in the role of The Riddler.
- Color by Technicolor.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.