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NEW Batman Begins (DVD)
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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 8-JUL-2008
Media Type: DVD
- The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue (in High Definition). - Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof. - Batman - The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself. - Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman. - Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more. - Cape and Cowl: The development of the new Batsuit. - Batman - The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile. - Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations. - Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the Monorail Chase scene. - Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film. - Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer - Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed. - Batman Begins Stunts- Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film. - Stills Gallery - Theatrical Trailer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The Video: Presented in 2:40 widescreen and 1080p/VC-1 video the transfer is breathtaking. Colours are very rich & vivid. The picture appears to be completely saturated even in the darker shots (yes there are a lot of them, this is a REAL Batman movie after all). I have seen this movie on DVD as well, and this Blu-Ray transfer is a HUGE improvement over the SD-DVD version. The transfer is so pristine that it can also be a demo disk for your 1080p sets.
The Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround track (48kHz/16-bit) included is a high quality track which offers superb mixing and full use of rear channels. The ice scene with Liam Neeson & Christian Bale, and the Highway car chase is where you can really feel the thump. No complains, Warner did an amazing job porting this soundtrack and utilizing BD's high disc capacity.Read more ›
However, while there is some punch-up fighting in this movie, the focus was on the emotional components that went into the development of the main character, where Bruce Wayne became Batman. The gadgets are better than Bond and Morgan Freeman is superb as the Q-equivalent. Gotham City is descending into anarchy and there seems to be only a few good people left. Hence, there is a desperate need for the Batman.
It is a gritty tale of emotional and physical challenges where the viewer is caught up in the tension between Bruce Wayne and Batman, the role of Alfred, played superbly by Michael Caine and injecting just the right amount of humor. There is also a love interest and powerful villains, including one that is only hinted at.
The Batman movie sequence started strong but then grew stale and the last one was almost a self-parody rather than a drama. Even though it is a remake of a story done several times in several formats, the action remains gripping and it is easy to conjure up sympathy for the young Bruce Wayne.
Previous performances by George Clooney and Val Kilmer as Batman felt more like copies of Michael Keeton's original performance. It seemed as though they were trying to replicate the success of the original by following the same formula. That forumlaic approach combined with characters like Robin and BatGirl, did nothing to add to the series. This movie did a better job of giving its characters some substance and as a result more intrique. This time around, a less perfect Batman, makes for a much better movie.
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Great saga, great batman series Christian Bale does an amazing job portraying the dark batman my favorite series up to now.Published 3 months ago by email@example.com
Good movie but I like the sequels better cause I feel the costume in this one isn't that good and the acting could be better but still not a bad movie.Published 4 months ago by James McLeod