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  • Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Directors: Christopher Nolan
  • Writers: Christopher Nolan, Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Jonathan Nolan
  • Producers: Christopher Nolan, Benjamin Melniker, Charles Roven
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
  • Dubbed: French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Dec. 2008
  • Run Time: 152 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (824 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CEE1WG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,283 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Director Christopher Nolan (The Prestige) returns to Gotham City with this sequel to the critically-acclaimed fan favourite, Batman Begins. In The Dark Knight, Batman (Christian Bale, – American Psycho) squares off against a new, completely psychotic foe: the Joker (Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain). However, the Dark Knight finds himself fighting a battle on two fronts when he learns that a prominent political figure named Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart, Thank You For Smoking) is concealing a dastardly alter-ego known as Two Face.

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The Dark Knight arrives with tremendous hype (best superhero movie ever? posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger?), and incredibly, it lives up to all of it. But calling it the best superhero movie ever seems like faint praise, since part of what makes the movie great--in addition to pitch-perfect casting, outstanding writing, and a compelling vision--is that it bypasses the normal fantasy element of the superhero genre and makes it all terrifyingly real. Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is Gotham City's new district attorney, charged with cleaning up the crime rings that have paralysed the city. He enters an uneasy alliance with the young police lieutenant, Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), and Batman (Christian Bale), the caped vigilante who seems to trust only Gordon--and whom only Gordon seems to trust. They make progress until a psychotic and deadly new player enters the game: the Joker (Heath Ledger), who offers the crime bosses a solution--kill the Batman. Further complicating matters is that Dent is now dating Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, after Katie Holmes turned down the chance to reprise her role), the longtime love of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne.

In his last completed role before his tragic death, Ledger is fantastic as the Joker, a volcanic, truly frightening force of evil. And he sets the tone of the movie: the world is a dark, dangerous place where there are no easy choices. Eckhart and Oldman also shine, but as good as Bale is, his character turns out rather bland in comparison (not uncommon for heroes facing more colorful villains). Director/co-writer Christopher Nolan (Memento) follows his critically acclaimed Batman Begins with an even better sequel that sets itself apart from notable superhero movies like Spider-Man 2 and Iron Man because of its sheer emotional impact and striking sense of realism--there are no suspension-of-disbelief superpowers here. At 152 minutes, it's a shade too long, and it's much too intense for kids. But for most movie fans--and not just superhero fans--The Dark Knight is a film for the ages. --David Horiuchi

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I found this to be a very intelligent piece of 'comic book' film-making, accomplishing the difficult feat of having Batman appear to be a strangely normal part of the real world. The action sequences are impressive, all the more so for being live action rather than CGI, and the performances credible. Aaron Eckhardt is particularly notable as Harvey Dent, his zeal always bordering on the manic even as a good guy. Gary Oldman is wonderfully understated and Michael Caine is, well, Michael Caine. I was left wondering if Gyllenhaal's character might return as Catwoman if there is a sequel. But of course the buzz was all about Heath Ledger. He is astonishing in his portrayal of the Joker. Regardless of his untimely death and the hype that surrounded this film as a result, this performance really does deserve a nod at Oscar time as he simply gobbles up the screen whenever he appears.
I give the DVD 4 stars rather than 5 as I was a bit disappointed by the extras in what is supposed to be a 2-disc edition. I thought the 'news' items a bit pointless and there was too much emphasis on the Imax sequences. I did not expect a morbid Heath-fest but I did expect some kind of mention, even if only to go into more depth about his approach to the character of the Joker. I like to hear the actors talk about their characters and the process of making the film and there is little of that to be found here. So from that point of view I found this a disappointing buy and would probably have gone for the single disc edition if given the choice again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Silent Bob on 5 Sept. 2009
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I admit, I came to the new batman films with a somewhat preconceived notion that they would be typical comic book films, glossy and boring, but nevertheless an agreeable way to spend two hours or so. However, I was very wrong, whilst in opinion, it is not quite te masterpiece that some claim, it is nevertheless a brilliant film, the plot is genuinely compelling and the setting genuinely dark. Christopher Nolan has finally got the full potential out of the Batman world not only that but there is some stellar acting on show, not just with Heath Ledger but from Micheal Caine and from Morgan Freeman as well.

Now onto the Blu-ray conversion, which has been the subject of some controversy in the reviews below. My view is that so long as you watch it without purposefully looking for the aspect ratio changes, you won't notice them too much and they won't annoy you. What you will notice is that the film envelops you in the world of Gotham City.

Overall personally I like the fact that they filmed some of it in IMAX it adds to the film, rather than taking away, in my opinion. I also loved the film, it is fun and not totally serious, but it's still great nevertheless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Dec. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
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Product Info.
Format: PAL, Subtitled
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Dubbed: French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish
Audio Description: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: 12
Studio: Warner Home Video
Running Time: 152 minutes

Cast.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth
Heath Ledger as The Joker
Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman as James Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Colin McFarlane as Gillian Loeb
Chin Han as Mr. Lau
Michael Jai White as Gambol
Ritchie Coster as The Chechen
Eric Roberts as Sal Maroni
Sarah Jayne Dunn as Sal Maroni's Mistress
Nestor Carbonell as Mayor Garcia
Anthony Michael Hall as Mike Engel
Joshua Harto as Coleman Reese
William Fichtner as Manager of Gotham National Bank
Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow

Budget: $185 million
Box office: $1.005 billion

Extra Content:
·Gotham uncovered
·Batman tech
·Batman Unmasked
·Gotham Tonight
·The Galleries

Trivia.
1)In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks & delved deep into the psychology of the character devoting himself to developing The Joker's every tic, namely the voice & that sadistic-sounding laugh.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John M. Osullivan on 29 Aug. 2012
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The Dark Knight is outstanding!!I bought the film on triple play so it had the blu ray,special features and the dvd.I loved the blu ray picture quality.Its one of the best blu ray picture qualitys i've ever seen on a blu ray!I am going to give the picture quality an a+.Now on to the story.The joker wants Batman to reveall who he is and if Batman says no he he will kill people of gotham.I don't want to tell you any more of the story or otherwise I will spoil it fore you.The story is nice and easy to understand but I think the film makers should of thought of a more exciting storyline.The actors in the film are fantastic!Especially heath ledger as the joker.He makes the film very very exciting because when he puts on an expresion on his face it makes you wonder what he planning to do.Christian Bale returns as Batman and he does a great job in the film overall the actors in the movie make it feel as if its a true story.So i am going to give the cast an a+.Now on to the special features.There are quite a few.

Special Features:Gotham Uncovered creation of a scene-director christopher nolan creative callaborators.umask the incredible detail and planning behind the film,Including stunt gaging.Filming in IMAX,the new batsuit and bat-pod.Batman tech-the incredible gadgets and tools in HD.Gotham Tonight-6 episodes of gotham cable's premier news program.The galleries-the joker cards,concept art,poster art,production stills,traliers and Tv sports.
The special features are very intresting to watch.So i am going to give it an A+.so overall the dark knight triple play gets an A-.I hope you enjoyed my review.
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