Watch: 25-Minute Retro Featurette on the Making of 1989's 'Batman'
You wouldn't know it since there hasn't been much pomp and circumstance, but this year is the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's influential adaptation of Batman from 1989. The film inspired a wave of popularity in comic books and bringing them to the big screen (though the big boom wouldn't come for another decade), and while the film is a little dated, it's still really fun to watch. And if you want to go back 25 years, you should check out this awesome 25-minute documentary special from behind the scenes of the film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, which was never available on home video. Watch it!
Here's the 25-minute documentary special on Tim Burton's Batman (from 1989Batman.com):
Check out another vintage industry promo about Batman before the film was made right here.
The quality is pretty bad, but that's because we've never been able to see a high-definition version of this featurette on DVD or anything like that. I wonder just how many of these types of featurettes got lost forever before there was a way to release them as extras on Blu-Ray and DVD releases. This one actually comes from the United Kingdom too, and it's hosted by supporting star Robert Wuhl. There's chats with Batman creator Bob Kane, producer Jon Peters, and of course the cast, including the foxy Kim Basinger. This is a pretty awesome look back at the making of what is now quite the iconic superhero flick. Pretty cool?