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on March 6, 2013
This box set seemed like a great buy when it came out. I also was one of the lucky ones that was able to get it at a discounted price a day before its release.
Although the movies are good and the package looks good, the movies themselves have been badly edited ..most likely to meet ratings' standard.
There are at least 3 obvious scenes in The Dark Knight that made me wonder if I had gotten a version that shouldn't have been released ..
1-When the Joker first explains how he got his scars, he puts the knife in a guys mouth ..then a second later he's on the floor ..the sound also slightly faded ..the editing is obvious and botched up
2-The pencil scene, when the Joker makes it "disappear" ..again, the scene is edited ...in the original, we never fully saw what we all imagined, but it did need to, because they showed enough for us to understand ..In this box set, they cut a small part ..making the scene a bit confusing, letting the viewer wonder what just happened ..
3-In one scene, Batman says the F word ..the sound is clearly faded ..
In The Dark Knight Rises, when bane and Batman fights underground, the sound is also "equalized" ..making it sound like a cheap quality movie ..
I am really disapointed with the box set, and its unfortunate because I was really looking forward to it, but when I BUY a product, I like to have the full release, without botched up editing ..in fact never seen this before in a product that I bought !!! I've seen these sort of editing on television, a supper time when kids are still up ..not in an official Bluray release.
The movies are good, but I feel like I have been cheated. I am definitely getting rid of this box set !