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Batman Begins (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Liam Neeson

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

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  Superb start

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After the combined efforts of Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher managed to make the Caped Crusader into a glitzy superficial comic book figure, it is down to Christopher Nolan to get under the skin of Batman. With Bale perfectly cast as a man racked by guilt and despair at the murder of his parents and evil running rampant on the streets, Nolan builds up a psychological profile that manages to make the slow transformation of Bruce Wayne into the man bat convincing. It is fascinating stuff. Only when it slides into a typical action climax does it become like any other superhero movie.

  The Bat Is Back!!

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An adrenaline rush with Bale doing brilliantly as Batman even though it sounds like he has a sore throat it is still great.

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  Scarecrow was awesome

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This batman begins film on blu ray is awesome was pleased with the scarecrow being in it also was pleased with the qaulity of the blu ray was just as good as the dark knights picture qaulity loved this film batman was outstanding in it and so was the whole movie cast such a good film loved it!

  Absolutely top notch

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This is the film which brought Batman back!!!!!! A quality film from start to finish.

  An Astonishing Beginning to a Legend!

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This, is personally, my second favourite film of all time. This, along with it's sequel, 'The Dark Knight' to me, belong together as one, but, I am not talking about it's much more popular sequel, I am talking about the beginning of the Batman legend, because this truly is the most effective, and brilliant incarnation of the Batman ever told.

My own personal history with this character stretches back years, in fact, it stretches back as far as I can remember.

As a child, I would always be seen in a Batman costume, driving around in my little Go-Kart! And I remember this vividly.

Growing up with a family that loved films, novels, comic books, and television, has given me pretty much the same experience, and I think it's safe to say, I may have taken that love to the next level. My uncle, was, and continues to be a huge Batman fan, so, my love for the dark knight originates with him.

I remember, when I was younger watching the Tim Burton Batman films, 'Batman' and 'Batman Returns', and later the Joel Schumaccer films, 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman & Robin'. As a child, I pretty much enjoyed them (except for Batman & Robin, which I can honestly admit, I've never enjoyed).

I began reading more Batman comics, and began obsessed. Specifically with 'Batman: Year One', 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' and 'The Long Halloween', and in 2004, I began writing my own screenplay for Batman.

Back then, I didn't have the internet, so, I wasn't able to follow the development of this film closely, but my uncle brought it to my attention that the director of 'Memento' and 'Insomnia' was reinventing 'Batman', and gave me the low down on the concept and casting.

I was already a fan of Christian Bale, having seen 'American Psycho' and quoted it a fair amount in School. So, I was always a fan of the casting.

And then, the day came, and I can still remember it. The day I saw 'Batman Begins' was possible my single-greatest experience in the cinema, because I sat in awe from start to finish.

The casting works so well, Christian Bale plays both Bruce Wayne and Batman perfectly. Michael Caine is a warm, loving Alfred. Liam Neeson is, as always, a great mentor, and villain. Katie Holmes is not as bad as people think. Cillian Murphy portrays Crane in a dynamic, haunting fashion. And, the rest of its cast, Morgan Freeman, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Linus Roach, and Ken Watanabe are all fantastic.

Everything is perfect about this film, from the production design, to the epic musical score. But where the film is most effective, is in its plot.

After I witnessed the plot of this film, I instantly just pushed the previous Batman films into the bin. They did not exist, and since, I have not saw, nor plan to see, a single one. Because, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have creating something special, something incredible, something dark and adult, and something for me!

That's why, I am the target audience for this film. A Batman fan who does not care for gimmicks, or the unrealistic Gothic tone to make it feel grim. I don't care for big Special Effects, or fantastical characters. And I definitely do not care for Robin.

What I care for, is a character that exists in a real world. And that is who Batman is. Unlike other super heroes, he does not have super powers, so he exists in the real world. And Nolan turned Batman into a dark shadow, a dark warrior, a dark knight, by introducing him into this real world, with realistic tones, and even the gadgets, the suit, and the "Tumbler" are all realistic, and believable.

Batman Begins represents the kind of film that we should see more often, but I'm glad we don't, because it makes it much more special. Perfect

  In the Beginning..................

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After the glossy and increasingly derided Joel Schumacher Batman era the franchise was in need of a little facelift after having been on a slightly sliding slope since Burton's 1989 version. Luckily Christopher Nolan was able to take Bruce Wayne and Batman and give them a thorough and almost literal ground up rebuild for the movies (borrowing from several of the Batman comics however for inspiration) to make this excellent action packed yet intelligent blockbuster.

With effective use of non-linear structure in the first half showing how Bruce Wayne became his alter ego, and showing how he was able to resource it this reinvention works because of the time spent early on devoted to building all the characters. From the well-cast Bale, through Micheal Caine, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman and a host of other stars including Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson and Cillian Murphy getting them established properly allows Nolan to then let rip in the second half with some fantastic action sequences that actually progress the story rather than serve as distractions.

All done with a nice combination of real modelwork, great CGI and done practically when he could have used all CGI. This 'real' approach gives the film a grittiness and rawness missing from the previous two films and adds greatly to the atmosphere. This two-disc edition comes with a decent bundle of extras that come with a comic book style menu system to navigate and are informative and fun to go through.

A very good movie that, like many of Warner Bros major releases, looks absolutely superb in Blu-ray definition.

  Darker and Realistic!!

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Christopher Nolan had done a fantastic job on Batman Begins. It's one of the best Batman movies ever. Everything you wanted to know about how the hell did Batman get the Batcave, The Batmobile, his Bat Suit... Explains it all in this.
Brilliant movie, awesome picture and incredible sound on Blu ray. The extras are also good and well worth a watch!!

  Christopher Nolan delves into the origin of Batman

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A treat for fans and non-fans alike, Batman Begins offers an exciting blend of action and drama.

  Great Blu-Ray !

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Excellent picture quality and very good sound!

Audio tracks
Dolby TrueHD 5.1. English
Dolby Digital 5.1. English, german, castilian spanish, french, italian

Subtitles
English (for the hearing impaired), German (for the hearing impaired), Italian (for the hearing impaired), French, Spanish, Dutch, Portugues, Danish, Finish, Swedish, Norvegian.

  "..AN ALL TIME MASTERPIECE.."

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Fantastic movie! One of the greatest comic book hero's of all time has been done the ultimate justice with this movie! First class story and a first class cast, Christian Bale is awesome as Bruce Wayne (Batman) the supporting cast around him is perfect too! The blu-ray is awesome with great picture and sound, a worthy addition to a film collection, if your into comic book movies or not this is an epic to be admired! Dont forget to check out the even more amazing Dark Knight on blu-ray which has even better and outstanding hi-def picture quality.

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