DVD Extras for Comic Book Films and TV Shows

by got519 | created - 06 Sep 2013 | updated - 03 Oct 2013 | Public

A list of documentaries and special features included on Blu Rays and DVDs of comic book movies and TV Shows.

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1. Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman (2005 Video)

41 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the history of the Batman comic franchise.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Harlan Ellison, Mark Cotta Vaz, Michael E. Uslan, Bob Kane

Votes: 168

This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition for Batman, released in 2005.

2. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City (2005 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

A look at how the Batman franchise was revived by the film Batman (1989).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Peter Guber, Michael E. Uslan, Mark Canton, Stan Lee

Votes: 79

This 'Part 1 of 6' making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman, released in 2005.

3. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm (2005 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the development of the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Tim Burton, Jenette Kahn, Sam Hamm, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 81

This 'Part 2 of 6' making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman, released in 2005.

4. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn (2005 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the making of the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Robert Wuhl, Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Peter Guber

Votes: 84

This 'Part 3 of 6' making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman, released in 2005.

5. Beyond Batman: Building the Batmobile (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the design process of the Batmobile for the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Terry Ackland-Snow, Tim Burton, John Evans, Anton Furst

Votes: 33

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman, released in 2005.

6. Beyond Batman: Designing the Batsuit (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the design of the Batsuit for the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Vin Burnham, Tim Burton, Graham Churchyard, Peter Guber

Votes: 38

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman, released in 2005.

7. Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A look at 'Jack Nicholson''s iconic performance as The Joker in the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Tim Burton, Graham Churchyard, Nick Dudman, Tom Mankiewicz

Votes: 48

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman, released in 2005.

8. Beyond Batman: Visualizing Gotham - The Production Design of Batman (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the production design for the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Terry Ackland-Snow, Kim Basinger, Tim Burton, Graham Churchyard

Votes: 35

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman, released in 2005.

9. Beyond Batman: 'Those Wonderful Toys' - The Props & Gadgets of Batman (2005 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the design of the props for the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Tim Burton, John Evans, Nigel Phelps

Votes: 19

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman, released in 2005.

This "Part 4 of 6" making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman Returns, released in 2005.

11. The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin (1992 TV Short)

22 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the making of Batman Returns (1992).

Directors: Michael Meadows, John Pattyson | Stars: Robert Urich, Michael Keaton, Tim Burton, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 73

This making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman Returns, released in 2005.

12. Beyond Batman: Bats, Mattes & Dark Nights - The Visual FX of Batman Returns (2005 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the special effects work on the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Michael L. Fink, John Bruno, Craig Barron

Votes: 30

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman Returns, released in 2005.

13. Beyond Batman: Gotham City Revisited - The Production Design of Batman Returns (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the production design work for the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Denise Di Novi, Bo Welch, Tim Burton, Tom Duffield

Votes: 30

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman Returns, released in 2005.

14. Beyond Batman: Inside the Elfman Studio - The Music of Batman Returns (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Music

A look at the composition of the music for the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek

Votes: 26

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman Returns, released in 2005.

15. Beyond Batman: Making Up the Penguin (2005 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the makeup design for the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Danny DeVito, Stan Winston, Tim Burton, Mark 'Crash' McCreery

Votes: 31

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman Returns, released in 2005.

16. Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the costume design for the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton, Mary E. Vogt, Vin Burnham

Votes: 29

This featurette can be found on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Batman Returns, released in 2005.

This making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman Forever, released in 2005.

This "Part 5 of 6" making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman Forever, released in 2005

This "Part 6 of 6" making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman & Robin, released in 2005.

20. Batman: The Journey Begins (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of how Batman Begins (2005) was taken from concept to realization.

Stars: Christian Bale, Nathan Crowley, David Forman, David S. Goyer

Votes: 157

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

21. Shaping Mind and Body (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

How Christian Bale got himself into shape, both physically and mentally, in order to play Batman for the movie Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, David Forman, Paul Jennings, Liam Neeson

Votes: 88

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

22. Gotham City Rises (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the production design work for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, Nathan Crowley, Larry Franco

Votes: 91

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

23. Cape and Cowl (2005 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A look at how the costumes were created for the movie Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, Graham Churchyard, David S. Goyer, Lindy Hemming

Votes: 87

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

24. Batman: The Tumbler (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

An overview of the design process of the Batmobile for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Dean Bailey, Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, George Cottle

Votes: 125

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

25. Batman Begins: Path to Discovery (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

A look behind the scenes at the making of Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, Nathan Crowley, Larry Franco

Votes: 109

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

26. Saving Gotham City (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the effects work for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Steven Begg, Chris Corbould, Paul J. Franklin, Katie Holmes

Votes: 63

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

27. Genesis of the Bat (2005 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the cultural influence of Batman, and the various movie and comic book incarnations of the character, with a specific focus on the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Dan Didio, David S. Goyer, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz

Votes: 70

This short documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for Batman Begins.

This 45 min documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for The Dark Knight.

29. Batman Unmasked (2008 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

Various analysts propose a psychological examination of the Dark Knight.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Paul Levitz, Robin S. Rosenberg, Cary A. Friedman

Votes: 283

This 46 min documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for The Dark Knight.

6 Episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News Program as featured on The Dark Knight is included on the Two-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD for that movie.

31. The Batmobile (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The history and evolution of the Batmobile in comic books, TV and movies.

Director: Roko Belic | Stars: Christian Bale, George Barris, Harald Belker, Tim Burton

Votes: 126

Included on the The Dark Knight Rises disc.

This documentary is featured on Disc 2 of the Batman: The Animated Series - Volume 1 DVDs.

33. Batman and Me: A Devotion to Destiny, the Bob Kane Story (2008 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the life of Bob Kane, the creator of Batman.

Stars: Thomas Andrae, Jonathan Exley, Mark Hamill, Bob Kane

Votes: 42

This documentary is featured on the blu ray editions of Batman: Gotham Knight and The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.

34. A Mirror for the Bat (2008 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about the codependent relationship between Batman and his rogues' gallery of villains, exploring the layered psychology behind the characters and the natures of heroism and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Brosnan | Stars: Brian Azzarello, Dan Didio, Paul Dini, Paul Levitz

Votes: 26

This documentary is featured on Batman: Gotham Knight.

35. Robin: The Story of Dick Grayson (2010 Video)

24 min | Short

The origins of the Dark Knight's sidekick Dick Grayson, who will soon be known as Robin, the Boy Wonder!

Stars: Thomas Andrae, Phil Cousineau, Dan Didio, Paul Levitz

Votes: 67

This documentary is featured on Batman: Under the Red Hood.

This documentary is featured on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

This documentary is featured on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

39. The Batmobile Revealed (2001 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: George Barris

Votes: 7

This documentary is featured on the 2001 and 2008 releases of the Batman 1966 disc.

44. The Universe According to Green Lantern (2011 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A detailed look at Hal Jordan's inception and his ultimate rebirth as the Green Lantern through the comic books appearing today.

Stars: Eddie Berganza, Dan Didio, Patrick Gleason, Geoff Johns

45. Ryan Reynolds Becomes the Green Lantern (2011 Video)

9 min | Short

Follow Ryan Reynolds as he undergoes rigorous physical and mental training to become a Green Lantern.

Stars: Martin Campbell, Donald De Line, Joel Harlow, Geoff Johns

Votes: 10

48. Muscling in on the Movies (2003 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

Featurette for _Incredible Hulk Returns, The (1988) (TV)_ and _Trial of the Incredible Hulk, The (1989) (TV)_.

Director: Perry Martin | Star: Lou Ferrigno

49. Stand Tall (1997)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

A documentary on Lou ferrigno and his journey to the Olympia 19 years after he had retired from competitive bodybuilding.

Director: Mark Nalley | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Boyer Coe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ira Bankofsky

Votes: 140

This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for Hulk.

51. The Making of 'The Incredible Hulk' (2008 Video)

30 min | Short

How to portray the Hulk and Bruce Banner in a new presentation of The Hulk. Choosing the director and Marvel was able to get Louis Leterrier as the action director. Louis was able to urge Edward Norton to take on the role of Bruce Banner.

Stars: Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Joel Hay, Gale Anne Hurd

Votes: 20