Tim Burton's blockbuster comic book adaptation pits playboy-turned-dark knight detective Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) against the ghoulishly garish Joker, played with relish by Jack Nicholson. Can Batman stop the Joker's evil scheme to poison everyday household and beauty products with the deadly chemical Smilex? Kim Basinger supplies the love interest as photographer Vicki Vale. With Robert Wuhl, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, and Jack Palance. 126 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.