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Batman: The Dark Knight (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger & Morgan Freeman

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Perfection

| | See all Sanityisoverrated's reviews (1)

Probably my favourite film.
Heath Ledger as the Joker is probably the best villian in movie history.
The drama, story and music (the music... oh, the music...) are all perfect.
If it doesn't make hairs stand up on your back, it's not for you.
If you haven't watched it; buy it.

  the bat is best

| | See all zoetrope77's reviews (1)

this is such an amazing film, can the new one Dark Knight Rises really top it? It will be amazing if it does

  Why so serious?

| | See all StalloneFan's reviews (31)

The Dark Knight hasn't just broke the mould of super hero movies but shattered the thing to tiny pieces. So bold and dark, it often feels like it has more in common with disturbing phsychological thrillers such as Silence of The Lambs than it does with movies about men running around in funny costumes. And it works extremely well, making it as realistic as it can with a host of brilliant and complex characters. It is often quite funny and the action sequences are second to none. The broody and heroic yet unnerving score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard compliments the movies frightening and disturbing atmosphere perfectly. The movie builds such an unrivalled momentum, 60 odd minutes in and my heart was pounding and I was right there in the heart of the movie where Nolan wanted me to be. The movie had just gone form strength to strength, introducing us to new characters and opening several subplots. A superb cast giving top notch performances, one highlight being the often dismissed in his role as Harvey Dent, Aaron Eckhart, who's performance and character is the real centre of the movie and what carries Batman's good on one shoulder and the Jokers evil on the other. I was disappointed with Maggie Gyllenhaal's underused talent as Rachel Dawes. Bale and Caine were brilliant again and have a magnificent screen bond together and of course Ledger, of whom was very good but in my opinion not better than Jack Nicholson's performance of the clown prince of crime, just different. If he wins an Oscar, I am sure it was a sympathy vote.
I remember sat in the theatre during the movie, thinking to myself that I was experiencing something very special, a lot of hard work and talent had gone in to making sure this movie wasn't just another action fantasy super hero movie but a movie that people of all ages could enjoy and would be talked about for a long time. I remember thinking this was shaping up to be one of the greatest cinematic movies I have ever seen, a blockbuster that was simply kicking all others out of the competition. It is by far the biggest grossing comic adaptation of all time and deservedly so. It is a dark and mature solid piece of entertainment that just about holds onto it's 12a certificate, because of lack of blood but that is where the movie kind of works at is best, not at its gore, but its solid threat.
Yup you guessed it, I was pretty blown away by this amazing motion picture.....but then it went wrong...
sadly just before the third act the movies momentum hit it's peak and a masterful climax, I was sure in my head it was nearly finished but the movie kept going. It started to get confusing, a few plot holes appeared and the new subplots and set pieces just weren't as gripping and entertaining as the movie had shown us it was more than capable of earlier. This was extremely disappointing. One of the story threads, that of Harvey Dent, carries the third act OK, but I found by this time, it wasn't strong enough to carry the excellence that we had been treated to up to this point. Had the movie have been 30 minutes shorter it may not have had this problem, or maybe if the first 2 acts weren't so accomplished and brilliant, the 3rd act wouldn't have felt so deflated.
I went a couple of weeks later to see it in the cinema again and only found my first opinions of the movie confirmed. This movie really must be seen and experienced to be believed and no doubt about it it has something very special going on but sadly can't keep up the pace and thrills for the full duration of the movie.
"A truly masterful, epic and deeply atmospheric summer blockbuster with a blistering score and superb action sequences and sturdy performances, just sadly disappointingly flawed"

  Better transfer than the film

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

I think this film is about half an hour too long and if it wasn't for Heath Ledgers performance it wouldn't have had half as much recognition(when you can act someone better than Jack Nicholson your doing something right) anyway 5 stars for how the blu-ray looks and sounds.

  Brilliant film, Brilliant Cast

| | See all wezmeister's reviews (8)

Easily The Best batman film to date!
Astounding performance from Heath Ledger, and Christian Bale who is obviously the best choice for batman we have seen.

  Good film, and one of the best films on Blu-ray.

| | See all LiamStiles's reviews (2)

I've read a couple of reviews on Play.com slating the Blu-ray and calling it "abysmal" for its frequent alternations in aspect ratios. They didn't consider why this was done and shows their lack in understanding of aspect ratio. It is presented in both 2:4:1 anamorphic and 1:78:1 for its IMAX shots, but there is nothing that the director or editors can do about this unless you want the entire selection of IMAX shots squashed or stripped of their true immersing nature. For me this aspect ratio "problem" wasn't an issue.

Onto my point of view, is that this film, because of its select amount of scenes shot on IMAX camera, is why I think this is one of the best films I currently own on Blu-ray. You see very little imperfection of detail, and you can indeed compare this with the standard shots which were shot on 35mm within the film. One thing you will notice during the IMAX scenes is the more nicely saturated colouring, which really do make the action scenes in this film a lot more exciting. For me, The Dark Knight is a definite recommendation.

  Best comic book film to date

| | See all 83Dave83's reviews (26)

Summary: Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.

What does everyone talk about? Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. Is it over rated? In my opinion, no. The rest of the cast are brilliant, but he really steals the film and out shines them all. If you didn't know it was Heath Ledger before you sat down and watched it then you probably wouldn't know it was him until the end. Amazing performance and a tragic loss. He deserved the Oscar he won 100%.

+ IMAX scenes are amazing. Some people don't like the aspect ratio switching now and then when these sequence scome up, by I personally don't mind.

+ STUNNING picture quality. One of the best looking Blu-Rays to this day.

+ Dolby TrueHD 5.1

- The film automaticlly starts. No main menu, only the pop up menu during film for scene selection, special features etc. So don't leave it on pause for too long if you're not sure about your TV or you may come back to shadow left on the screen. Put a bookmark on or hit rewind.

Every DC/Batman/comic fan must own this Blu-Ray in their collection!

  Heath Ledgers Movie R.I.P

| | See all Cockney2000's reviews (82)

A brilliant movie with all stars doing a fantastic job on a fantastic script. However it is Heath who outshines everyone in this movie with his smooth yet disturbingly twisted take on the joker.

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  Wanna know how I got my scars?

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This film is a great example of blu rays quality it looks stunning and I got it for a great price such a good film is an upgrade to the DVD a must have for BLU-RAY player owners and the joker is amazing in it!

Why so serious!!!!!!!

  Great Film

| | See all Awayze's reviews (18)

First of all as other people have mentioned the screen ratios are random, I don't know what IMAX is but the screen at times will be full screen 1080p and at times, black bars at the top and top of my screen will appear.

Batman is now officially my favourite comic book superhero, it used to be Spiderman but the recent Batman films have been truly brilliant.

If you have a FULL 1080p Plasma/LED TV and a Blu ray player, you really need this film in your blu ray collection.

The film is absolutely gorgeous, you really need a TV with a high contrast ratio and deep black levels to truly appreciate thee quality, I watched this on my Panasonic 46" GT30 plasma TV and it is absolutely brilliant in quality.

One of my favourite films ever.