Batman Begins (US BD) in July - Art/Specs Update

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Batman Begins on 8th July 2008. Timed around the theatrical release of The Dark Knight, Batman Begins arrives on Blu-ray Disc in both standard ($28.99 SRP) and Limited Edition Gift Set ($49.99 SRP) versions.

Both are single-disc releases which include The Dark Knight Prologue (the first six-minutes of the film) as an extra feature. All extras from the previous HD DVD and DVD releases are also carried over, with full details below.

The Limited Edition Gift Set also offers a Batman Begins motion art lenticular, a 32-page booklet including an all-new DC Comics comic book adaptation of The Dark Knight prologue, exclusive photos, script pages and story boards. This Gift Set will also include five Batman Begins collectible postcards with never-before printed key art from the theatrical release, as well as $7.50 “movie cash” towards the purchase of an adult ticket to see The Dark Knight in theatres.

Features include:

  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 and Dolby True HD 5.1
  • French (Dubbed in Quebec), Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese DD5.1
  • English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese subtitles (Movie and Select Bonus Material)
  • In-Movie Experience – Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and others reveal the movie’s backstories as you watch (This feature playable only on Blu-ray players with BonusView capability or players with BD Live capability)
  • The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue (in HD)
  • Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof
  • Batman - The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself
  • Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale’s transformation into Batman
  • Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more
  • Cape and Cowl: The development of the new Batsuit
  • Batman – The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile
  • Path to Discovery: A look at the first week of filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations
  • Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the Monorail Chase scene
  • Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight’s incarnation and influences on the film
  • Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer
  • Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed
  • Batman Begins Stunts
  • Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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