Friday, February 23, 2018

Cards: Metal Fleer Batman Forever cards 1-5

So here's the first five cards from the "Metal" line. As you can see the art, by a variety of different artists, ranges from good to bad and everywhere in between. Still it's fun to see them all.

Metal Fleer Batman Forever cards 1-5

Miscellaneous content: Fleer Metal Card advert

Fleer made a range of cards for Batman Forever. The standard set was 120 cards made up of straight forward stills from the film.

More interesting, to me anyway, was the "Metal" collection which consisted of 100 cards of unique artwork - modelled on the actors from the film - and finished with a metallic sheen.

This was the advert that appeared in magazines to advertise the range. I'll be posting scans of the cards in the forthcoming weeks.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Video Advertisements: Soundtrack

The Batman Forever Soundtrack was one of the biggest selling of the decade. Here's how it was promoted on TV.

And here's a nice scan of the poster that was featured in magazines. Boy, they really wanted people to pick this up!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Magazine article: Fangoria #144 - An Interview with Elliot Goldenthal

Fangoria magazine isn't probably the first magazine you'd imagine reporting on Batman Forever. It usually deals in far more R rated territory. Anyway here Ian Grey chats to Elliot Goldenthal about composing the scores for Batman Forever and Interview with a Vampire.

Friday, February 2, 2018

External link: The original Batman Forever website

It seems fitting that the first post of this website should pay tribute to the original Batman Forever website -

Here is a link to an article explaining the impact of the website:-

I remember perusing this website back in 1995 on a friend's computer (who had this new fangled thing called the internet). It took about 10 minutes to load and would crash the computer anytime we tried to click on any buttons.

What I would give to be able to revisit it today.

Sadly, Warner Brothers took the domain and overwrote it with the Batman & Robin website. The Wayback Machine won't go any further than 1997 so it's currently lost in the mists of time.

I also owe a great deal of debt to James Sawyer whose amazing website inspired me to create this one.