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Batman (1989) 4K Teal Tint and SFX revision


The new 4K remaster of Batman (1989) has replaced the original sound effects with new modern ones which makes for a somewhat distracting experience for some viewers. The original mix is NOT included on the 4K disc. Also it looks like the color grading was tweaked to include a fresh new teal look.

More details at this video:

This 2-Disc Special Edition DVD has the Original DTS Mix not found on the blu-ray or the 4K releases.

Syncing the original DTS mix from the old 2-disc special edition DVD would solve the SFX revisions but it looks like the teal is here to stay.



it seems we can get many options to replace the new atmos mix but it’s getting difficult to know what differents original mix there really is…

olds mix with original effects so far:

2.0 from LD (considered to be the best one)
5.1 Dolby digital from 1997 dvd (should be the same as the LD,but encode in 5.1 and lossy)
5.1 Dts track from 2005 SE dvd (new mix or the same than the 1997 dolby???)
5.1 Dolby digital from 2005 SE dvd
5.1 Dolby True Hd from 2009 Bluray
2.0 from Itunes (before they replace it with the new atmos one)

so how can we tell them apart?

as for the color grading, i can’t tell for the 4k, but on the remastered Blu ray, there is way too much teal…
Maybe is it possible to make a regrade?


I’d take Oliver’s video a huge grain of salt. He advises people to turn off HDR when viewing 4K UHD content… What? HDR and WCG is one of the main features of the 4K UHD format.
It seems he’s misinformed when it comes to this format.

As for the colour grading, the new remaster is closer to the original timing/grading, than the old DVD/Blu-ray versions were. So pick your poison.
The 2.0 LaserDisc audio has already been synchronized to this new release: