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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 1419861190
  • 9781419861192
  • 085391176428
  • 085391176534

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The Dark Knight

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Call number: DVD Action Dark

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, West Adult

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Based on the characters created by Bob Kane.

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy.

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him dangerous. Batman seeks to stop the mysterious Joker at all costs. He has no method at all and seeks to see the world plunge into the fire he has yet to light. But, Batman has come to represents the symbol of hope.

DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

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Dark Knight

It's very good. This movie made me a fan of batman.

Loved it

I thought this was the best of all three of this Batman set. I love the Batman comics because of the focus on corruption and the peoples' need to take responsibility in cleaning up their own city. This one didn't disappoint. Heath Ledger deserved his Oscar 100% for his amazing, incredible performance as a complete sociopath. The best thing about the Joker is that of all the Batman villains, he's the one that stands out as having no real motivation, no real back story. This movie stayed true to that, and I loved how every time he went to explain his scars, it was a completely different story. The best scene, for me, was when the people were on the barges and the little social experiment the Joker does and his reaction to the results. Terrific comic hero storytelling.

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The Dark Knight

I admit that this was simply one of the best action-packed movie I have seen in quite a while. The Joker, played by Heath Ledger, put on a phenomenal performance as the main villain in the movie. The dark and serious tone, present in almost all adaptations of Batman, was perfectly executed as Batman faces some severe tragedies during the film.

good

it must be good

Better than the first

TDK kept me on the edge of my seat the first time I watched it... and the second... and the third... the acting is excellent and Nolan builds the suspense up so well that, even in the "slow" parts of the movie, you can still feel the presence of The Joker and his insanity :)

Hans Zimmer also does a brilliant job composing the soundtrack.

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batman is one of the best superheroes ever

AMAZING

this batman movie was AMAZING... it is the best of all the batman movies!

great!!

i really thought that this movie was great. there were a few parts that couldve been better personally but seriously the other parts made up for them! :)

intense

intense movie. It makes you want to keep watching.

Amazing

I can't claim to be a batman fan, but after hearing about it so much, I just had to watch it. This was definitely a great movie; the character shifts and plot were simply genius.

As Always Batman Comes Out On Top

I'm gonna come out and say it right away, I'm a huge Batman fan, and this movie was the best Batman film ever made. The Dark Knight kicks Batman films up another notch. Nolan already did wonders with Batman Begins; making his Batman story have the feel that it actually could happen. Deviating away from the utter impossibility of a superhero is what makes Nolan's Batman great and the Dark Knight is no different.

However, what really makes this Batman movie stand head and shoulders above the others is the Batman/Joker rivalry. Nolan presents the rivalry like no other Batman film before it, truly embodying the "unstoppable force meeting an immovable object." Like watching two great chess masters go at it, the Joker at Batman always seem to be in a stalemate. When one gains an edge, the other always finds a way to even things up.

The ending was one of the greatest moments in movies that I've seen and leaves you ready for the sequel. Now, many reviews that I've read say that this movie is over-hyped and that fan boys are responsible for this. I say that many of those people are just 'haters' and that you don't have to be a Batman fan to enjoy this movie. This movie illustrates a great struggle between good and evil. It shows that the good guy doesn't always win but, evil won't win either as long as he's there to stand where he belongs: "Between you and the people of Gotham"

Simply Phenomenal

Quite easily one of the best movies I've ever seen. When the credits rolled the first time I saw this in the theatre I sat there for minutes on end trying to catch my breath. It may be long, but it's also beautiful, intense, engrossing, haunting, and an undeniable technical masterpiece. Heath Ledger's performance is extraordinary as the Joker, and hopefully will be recognized. If you only see one movie from 2008, this is it.

Batman Snooze Fest

This movie should've been called The Joker. At least then I'd have known Hollywood was playing a trick on me. Gassed up as some kind of redemptive comic book masterpiece, The Dark Knight is nothing but hot air and smoke at all levels of film making.



Start with the dull, uninspired acting that came from Maggie Gyllenhaal, who couldn't fake chemistry on screen with anyone (let alone both Wayne and Dent) if she had a Bunsen burner and magnesium sulfate; Freeman, who phoned this performance in while he was probably working on a Discovery channel voice-over; Caine, who cut and pasted his delivery from his role in Jaws 4; Bale, whose gruff Batman voice schtick wouldn't scare Wall-E, and Leger, who gets a slight nod for attempting to make these flat, cliche, worthless lines even remotely watchable, but licking his chops and hunching through every scene? He must have been taking cues from late-career Bela Lugosi (you know, the Ed Wood variety).

The plot is barely serviceable, even for an action flick, where most scenes leave you wondering if director Nolan bothered hiring an editor for this waste of two and a half hours. A few lowlights of the film: Dent's transformation is thematic drivel and narrative distraction, as is the overwrought wiretapping analogy, and the conclusion of the Joker arc is unresolved snuff, only included to sell a third installation of these over-marketed snooze-fests. What a joke.

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