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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing PQ
Picture Quality: 10/10
Audio Quality: 10/10
Note: you only receive one disk. That is, the special features on disk 2 on other non-steelbook editions is not included. However, disk one contains a bit of hd features related to the making of certain scenes. This was very good.
The picture quality is perfect. Many scenes are shown as full screen...
Published on Jan. 12 2011 by Reon Tigaldo
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars let`s forget about the movie for a moment...
...and let`s talk specifically about the DVD
I love the movie and i would pretty much buy any cool merchandise about it, but that`s not the case
I got this 2 disc special edition, and i can say i feel pretty ripped off
This is sure 2 disc, but in no way "special" or collector driven
They`re selling the bluray and the DVD as the same thing, with...
Published on Dec 11 2008 by Hugo Dourado
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great all around!,
Love the Batman movies, good sound and special effects. Good acting, and a good film all around.Christian Bale is the best Batman yet.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!,
One of the best superhero movies of all time in an amazing steel-box collectors case. A must buy for any die hard Batman fan!
5.0 out of 5 stars Good,
great movie! Looks great on blue ray. Lots of cool special features. Highly recommend watching the Batman begins(also great movie) before this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best SuperHero Movie You Can't Miss in HD,
Not only does Heath Ledger give the most memorable Joker performance yet, it was one of his last. Christian Bale Reprises his role has batman in this sequel to Batman begins. With Gotham having its streets cleaned up by batman, things are finally starting to look up. Of course with superheros, comes super villians. Batman backs gothams crimelords into a corner and they turn to a man they don't fully understand.
This movie is not only and amazing Comic book hero movie. Its a great movie for all audiences. And a must see on Blu Ray.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Knight,
The DVD was shipped faster than expected, Gerry's DVD supplied great service. The quality of the DVD (even though bought "slightly used") is great. Overall, great service and quality.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Product!,
Just bought this item and it looks great, the details and quality are amazing. This is a great purchase and I would recommend it to anyone who is a batman fan.
4.0 out of 5 stars wow for action,
This movie is action packed with amazing effects. The blue ray quality makes for amazing effects and sound. The story and acting are both good for an action movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Film, Terrific Blu-Ray,
I'm totally satisfied with this purchase. To start things off, the steel-book case is fantastically built and looks great. No complaints here. Of course, if you've seen The Dark Knight prior to ordering this Blu-Ray, you already know that this film is a major achievement in movie making. It's a thrill ride that never lets up, weaving an intricate story that not only exceeds expectations when looked at as a comic book movie, but is absolutely exceptional in its own right. This Blu-Ray is currently the best looking movie I own. Its breathtaking really. I noticed no issues of quality in either the audio or video departments. Everything looks and sounds just as you'd like it to. My only complaint regarding this overall package has to due with the special features, or lack thereof. There's not too much on offer here, especially if one is not connected with BD-Live (make sure you are). There are a few making-of videos which serve their purpose just fine, but I was quite surprised to see that there was absolutely no director's commentary available for viewing. Log into BD-Live however, and you'll be treated to a bevy of commentaries by various people involved in the making of The Dark Knight such as David S. Goyer. Look, the special features aren't atrocious by any means. The special features that exist are interesting and surely worth watching, but the special features that are oddly missing in action, namely a director's commentary, are somewhat disappointing. The verdict for special features then, is that they are enjoyable, but there should have been more content. Its not outrageous, but it is noteworthy. Nevertheless, I'm giving this purchase a perfect 5/5 stars because Blu-Ray is the best way to watch such an incredible movie in your own household. Tack on the wonderful steel-book casing, and this product is hard to resist. If you consider yourself a fan, pick this up immediately! You won't regret it.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman has no limits,
This review is from: The Dark Knight / Le Chevalier noir (Bilingual) (Widescreen) (DVD)
In "Batman Begins," Christopher Nolan managed to do what few directors could do -- create a dark, gritty atmosphere around an all-too-human Batman, who fights for the oppressed with quiet intensity.
That moody murk is only intensified in the breathtaking, harrowing "Dark Knight," which fills itself with blasts of action, psychological twists and a shocking tragedy. Nolan pulls no punches for our dark knight or his ever-endangered Gotham City, but brilliant acting of the hero and villains is what truly elevates the second of Nolan's Batman movies to a work of cinematic art.
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale) is continuing to fight the good fight for Gotham, even when he gets hurt in a fight against Scarecrow and some Batman impersonators.
So unsurprisingly, he's is feeling fairly in his crimefighting abilities, especially since the new DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is a morally-upright good-guy. But Batman isn't prepared for the Joker (Heath Ledger) a mad clownish psychopath who has hired himself out to the mob to destroy their worst enemy, the Dark Knight. He starts blackmailing Batman by killing Gotham citizens, and saying he won't stop until Batman turns himself in.
But even when captured, the Joker has an ace up his sleep -- Dent and Rachel Dawes' (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lives. And after a devastating loss, Batman finds himself dealing with the Joker taking all of Gotham hostage, and the maddened and disfigured Dent bringing vigilante justice to all those whom he thinks have wronged him. Only Batman has a chance of stopping even one of them -- let alone both -- but doing so may tarnish the Dark Knight forever.
Most directors would have given this movie a distinctly comic-book, slick pop-culture feel. But no matter how hard you search, there's not a single hint in "The Dark Knight" that anything kitschy or campy came before it, or that it was originally a comic book. Instead Christopher Nolan creates a movie as dark, tightly-wound and intense as Batman himself.
And Nolan's skills are even more polished this time around -- lots of kinetic action, vicious dogs and car chases, including the rather silly-looking Batpod and the tanklike Batmobile. The dialogue is drizzled with dry humor ("That isn't exactly what I had in mind when I said I wanted to inspire people"," Batman says, looking at a bunch of impersonators), mostly to temper the overhanging sense of horror and apprehension.
This is especially true whenever the Joker's corrosive presence is onscreen, since he's all too happy to stick pointy objects in people -- he's creepier than a thousand boogeymen. And Nolan is not afraid to further darken the storyline by inflicting yet another personal tragedy on Batman. His direction is painfully delicate as he explores Wayne's sorrow and guilt.
But the most striking aspect of "The Dark Knight" is Nolan's delvings into morality -- The Joker has none and Dent's becomes horribly perverted, but we're reminded that there are some who will not be corrupted even if they lose what is most precious. It's almost a doom'n'gloom movie, but the faint hints of optimism and hope keep it from being TOO overwhelmingly dark.
Christian Bale is simply perfection as Bruce Wayne/Batman, using his handsomely chiseled face and piercing eyes to best advantage -- even in the most tragic scenes, where you can practically see Wayne's soul bleeding. And he has a difficult character to wrangle with -- not only does he have to expose Batman's pain and struggles, but also his inner incorruptibility.
On the flipside, the late Heath Ledger is blindingly brilliant as the sadistic, creepy, gleefully malign Joker, and he chews the scenery as few actors could. He's pretty spine-chilling, actually -- the Joker is a true "agent of chaos," whose intent is to seize Gotham, and corrupt Batman's soul along the way.
There's also a solid (and underrated) supporting cast -- Eckhart is outstanding as an upstanding DA whose morality becomes horribly perverted (along with his handsome face), Gyllenhaal has a solid role that she plays well, and Michael Caine is a quiet, steady flame as the ever-faithful, dryly sardonic Alfred.
"The Dark Knight" is suffused with darkness and some truly ghastly villains, but the magnificent acting and dryly witty script are what really make this a masterpiece. Utterly astounding -- and promises better yet to come.
38 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Better Class of Criminal,
You've heard all the hype, and that the film does live up to its reputation, but you haven't seen it yet, thinking it's just another stupid superhero movie. You're wrong. This is a masterpiece of filmmaking which just so happens to feature a guy crazy enough to don a creepy bat guise to scare thugs in the night. It's intense, witty, emotionally powerful, thought-provoking and consistently shocking. It's also a very adult rollercoaster ride of action and character exploration united, facing the social/societal issues which most films ignore as to avoid controversy. But as this one is set in a fictional city, they found the courage.
And if you're thinking all the hype surrounding Heath Ledger's performance is only because he died young and suddenly from a drug `overdose' (mixed dose, really) then you are also mistaken; Ledger gives a performance every iota as powerful and disturbing as Malcolm McDowell's performance in "A Clockwork Orange" and yet as dramatically believable as Anthony Hopkins in "Silence of the Lambs." And he does this while delving deeper into an already heavily explored character, expanding his world and even giving him a witty mock Chicago accent. Ledger leapt into the well-developed Joker version of the Nolan brothers' sensational script, and simply brought it to life with a powerful presence which shook actors and crewmen alike to dominate the film in every way possible. It is by far Ledger's best acting performance, and in my opinion one of the great acting performances in the history of cinema. Again, this isn't hype talking, it's fact.
So what is this film then if it's not merely a superhero-ish blockbuster? It's a dark mystery, a legal drama, an edge-of-your-seat thriller, a horror film and a sharp political commentary. It's everything you loved in graphic novels like "Watchmen" but never believed you'd see on the big screen. It's also a sequel to "Batman Begins", the film which began Nolan's take on the Batman saga, retelling it the way he thought it should be told. "Batman Begins" isn't a necessary watch before this one, if you are at least somewhat familiar with the central characters and Gotham city. But it would be a wise choice, since this one picks up where the last one left off; with Gotham in shambles, Scarecrow on the loose and a new serial killer in town with a "taste for the theatrics."
Excellence shines through this dark gem at every turn; its solid writing, directing, acting, costume design, set design, lighting and shadowing, cinema photography (some scenes shot by Imax camera), music and sound, and the little adlib moments that stay with you long after the film's end. Don't be troubled by its length (roughly two and a half hours) because it goes by so fast you barely notice, and the final sequences are more than worth the extra space. It's difficult to talk about this film without raving, it's simply a fantastic story, excellently executed, capable of taking you by surprise at every twist and turn, and afterwards leaving you wanting to savour the experience again, and again.
Needless to say, on DVD it will also break records.
But this is not a film for the kids, or for the faint of heart, and if I haven't made it clear yet I'll say it now; it's more intense than most R-rated movies out there, so be warned.
Can't wait to watch it again...
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The Dark Knight (2-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual) by Christian Bale (DVD - 2008)
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