The Dark Knight

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

Warner Home Video | August 1, 2011 | Blu-Ray

The Dark Knight is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.

Video Release: August 1, 2011

Runtime: 152

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929053308

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. It creates characters we come to care about. That’s because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the digital quality of the entire movie. This film, and to a lesser degree “Iron Man,” redefine the possibilities of the “comic-book movie.” “The Dark Knight” is not a simplistic tale of good and evil. Batman is good, yes, The Joker is evil, yes. But Batman poses a more complex puzzle than usual: The citizens of Gotham City are in an uproar, calling him a vigilante and blaming him for the deaths of policemen and others. And the Joker is more than a villain. He’s a Mephistopheles whose actions are fiendishly designed to pose moral dilemmas for his enemies. The key performance in the movie is by the late Heath Ledger, as the Joker. His clown's makeup more sloppy than before, his cackle betraying deep wounds, he seeks revenge, he claims, for the horrible punishment his father exacted on him when he was a child. In one diabolical scheme near the end of the film, he invites two ferry-loads of passengers to blow up the other before they are blown up themselves. Throughout the film, he devises ingenious situations that force Batman, Commissioner Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent to make impossible ethical decisions. By the end, the whole moral foundation of the Batman legend is threatened. The special effects are extraordinary. They focus on the expected explosions and catastrophes, and have some superb, elaborate chase scenes. The movie was shot on location in Chicago, but it avoids such familiar landmarks as Marina City, the Wrigley Building or the skyline. He presents the city as a wilderness of skyscrapers, and a key sequence is set in the still-uncompleted Trump Tower. Through these heights, the Batman moves at the end of strong wires, or sometimes actually flies, using his cape as a parasail. In the end, we realize that this conflict is between two adults who were twisted by childhood cruelty — one compensating by trying to do good, the other by trying to do evil. Perhaps they instinctively understand that themselves. In his two Batman movies, Nolan has freed the character to be a canvas for a broader scope of human emotion. Bruce Wayne is a deeply troubled man, there is no doubt, and when he finds himself confused in his heroic role, it does not surprise me what he finds himself capable of doing.
Date published: 2010-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind Blowing!! The Dark Knight directed by Christian Nolan is yet another masterpiece filled with action packed scenes and excitement. It’s a movie that not even the critics can put down even if they want. I will be honest, I’m not a big fan of the Batman movies, never was growing up as a child. I like watching good movies and The Dark Knight is a movie, which I would watch again. Watching the movie in Blu-ray is outstanding quality and great sound, it really brings out the special effects. After watching the first scene I was into the movie although the movie was a bit long but it kept the action going throughout. The late Heath Ledger, who is known as the “Joker “ in the movie showed of some of the best acting for a character I had ever seen. His expressions and role playing was the main thing excitement to me personally in the movie. It wasn’t about “The Batman” it was about the “Joker that made this movie what it is, a masterpiece of brilliant acting to the sequel of the Batman series. The movie had a good flow, yet it seemed very predictable in terms of what was going to occur next. It can be said a lot was in the movie but it worked in sync such as the suit worn buy the Batman. The costume was shown redesigned more than once through out the movie for obvious reasons. From being acted by vicious dogs to getting beaten and falling out of buildings it all somehow seemed that batman was a superhero yet he was an ordinary business man that was very wealthy. The “Joker” a man feared by many for his sadistic, and one of impressive characteristics, a monster some might say to me a good actor. In the end of it all, like the district attorney in the movie said “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” The movie overall was well scripted and the actors played their roles well and in the end together they produced a movie that topped the box office knocking out some of the well known movies made and now on Blu-ray DVD to enjoy whenever. So if you haven’t seen The Dark Knight it’s a movie to definitely consider.
Date published: 2010-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Dark, Dark Knight As a cynic, this movie quickly instilled a disappointing image in my head after it was voted as the greatest movie ever made according to imdB.com after 2 weeks in theatres. Beating the likes of films such as The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and The Matrix. However after I went to see it, I found myself saying WOW!. After a great Imax opening sequence which was very well direction, this movie always kept my on the edge. A great performance by Heath Ledger as The Joker and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, this film also managed to portray Batman as he was intended to be shown; dark and perhaps monstrous. Although I will always prefer Tim Burton's Batman Returns, The Dark Knight came in a close 2nd with brilliant directing by Christopher Nolan.
Date published: 2008-12-13

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The Dark Knight

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

Video Release: August 1, 2011

Runtime: 152

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929053308


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  • Runtime: 152 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
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