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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

WARNER BROS. AND WARNER BROS. ARCHIVES. CELEBRATES THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF BATMAN AND THE MUSIC OF THE DARK KNIGHT WITH A SPECIAL COLLECTORS RELEASE OF THE ELFMAN AND GOLDENTHAL SCORES FROM THE 1989-1997 BATMAN FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // BURBANK, CA - In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of BATMAN, Warner Brother Pictures and Warner Archives are putting together the ultimate soundtrack fan box set: BATMAN (1989 - 1997): THE ULTIMATE STUDIO ARCHIVES COLLECTOR'S EDITION. Featuring all of the music recorded for BATMAN (1989) and BATMAN RETURNS (1992), composed by Danny Elfman, as well as BATMAN FOREVER (1995) and BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997), composed by Elliot Goldenthal, this 19-CD set is sure to please eager Batman and film score fans alike.

Transferred from the original vault elements contained in the Warner Bros. archives, each film score has been presented on CD in the purest form possible, in a manner that will satisfy the most ardent fans of the Elfman and Goldenthal scores. This release is the ultimate hands-on film score package - now you can finally put together the BATMAN score albums you've always dreamed of having!

Limited to 14,999 units and packaged in a gorgeous 11 1/2" x 8" x 3" box (the same size as Warner Home Video's Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray sets), the discs are housed in thin cardboard sleeves for optimal storage along with other collectibles. BATMAN (1989 - 1997): THE ULTIMATE STUDIO ARCHIVES COLLECTOR'S EDITION will be released on June 23, 2014, exactly 25 years after Tim Burton's BATMAN was released in theaters in 1989.

The full box set contains the following:

BATMAN (1989) - Music by Danny Elfman
- 4 CDs containing all of the recorded takes for the film, lovingly downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1kHz for Red Book Audio Standards, completely unmastered, retaining all of the original slates.
- A replica of Shirley Walker's baton used for conducting the score

BATMAN RETURNS (1992) - Music by Danny Elfman
- 5 CDs containing all of the recorded takes for the film, lovingly downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1kHz for Red Book Audio Standards, completely unmastered, retaining all of the original slates.
- A replica of a score sheet from the first cue of the film, autographed by Danny Elfman!

BATMAN FOREVER (1995) - Music by Elliot Goldenthal
- 4 CDs containing all of the recorded takes for the film, lovingly downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1kHz for Red Book Audio Standards, completely unmastered, retaining all of the original slates.
- A reproduction of the floppy disc containing the first cue of the film, from Elliot Goldenthal's personal archive

BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) - Music by Elliot Goldenthal
- NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN ANY FORM!
- 5 CDs containing all of the recorded takes for the film, lovingly downsampled to 16-bit, 44.1kHz for Red Book Audio Standards, completely unmastered, retaining all of the original slates.
- A letter of apology from Joel Schumacher, written exclusively for this collection

BONUS MATERIAL DISC
- An exclusive CD disc containing rare recordings of spotting notes, in which you can hear director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman discuss their approach to the scores. There are also some recorded demos, including Danny Elfman's alternate CATWOMAN theme, and Elliot Goldenthal's original falsetto demo where he sings the operatic part for MR. FREEZE's wife for director Joel Schumacher.

65-PAGE COLLECTIBLE HARDBOUND BOOK
- Written introduction by Danny Elfman and Elliot Goldenthal
- All of the spotting notes, music cue sheets, orchestra breakdowns and AFM contracts for reference
- A longer apology letter from Joel Schumacher

SPECIAL COUPON CODES
- Exclusive codes for discounted purchases of Avid ProTools (20% off the industry standard software used for non-linear sound editing- Mac and PC), Sonic Studio soundBlade (15% off the world-class audio mastering plug-in - Mac only) so you can put together your own "dream" album assembly from the included discs.

This special collector's box will not be available in stores; it will only be available through Warner Archive.

BATMAN (1989-1997) THE ULTIMATE STUDIO ARCHIVES COLLECTOR'S EDITION (WBAR 28429)
Limited to 14,999 units
Release: 6/23/14
MSRP: $399.

For more information visit
http://www.warnerarchive.com


 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Fool me once....

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Is that a floppy disc I see? LOL

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Sadly, I'd buy this in a f---ing heartbeat. smile

[Joker voice] Where does he get these wonderful product template files?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That's clever!

Love the floppy disc! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   CDDA   (Member)

Hahaha.
Well made picture of the set, you made many people drool with the eyes wide open.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

LOL! Good one!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Even if this had been real, it would have had no interest to me.

However, a clearcut, 50-minute program of BATMAN & ROBIN, on the other hand (preferably the one Elliot himself prepared back in the day, but that never made it to album) -- THAT would have gotten me drooling. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Ouch, my heart

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Sorry, even if it was real, for that price I'd rather go to Marina Del Rey and get a hooker and some Popeye's Chicken.

But Clooney's Nipples were tempting. Goldenthal's Bat Nipple Theme will always make me weep.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

The letters of apology from Joel Schumacher are a brilliant touch. Well done!

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

If only...

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Don't do this again! Never!
I almost had a heart attack...

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

quite the cruel prank.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Nice effort, you had me for 0.68 seconds.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Just like Superman and Lethal Weapon, I'd pay $120 for the first score only. wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

If anyone wants to part with their floppy disc, my email is in my profile.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

wait... where's the whistle airplane demo of the main theme by Elfman... and a letter by Mrs Walker stating she didnt compose the score?!?!



Even if this had been real, it would have had no interest to me.

However, a clearcut, 50-minute program of BATMAN & ROBIN


come oooon, give us a break, Thor! smile Just for one (fool's) day!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Had me there .... the pic was really well done

I like a good April fools but knowing this board it may have slightly upset some ....


On the plus side i save £300 !!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

You mean this doesn't come with plastic nipples?

LOL, pass.

 
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