The Dark Knight (US BD) in December

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of The Dark Knight on 9th December 2008 priced at $35.99 SRP. The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

Parts of the film were shot using IMAX cameras and the Blu-ray Disc presentation uses a hybrid master (35mm and IMAX formats) to “replicate the unique theatrical experience”. This apparently means the aspect ratio will change for 6 sequences in the film to the IMAX framing.

A 2-disc Blu-ray with bonus digital copy and over 3 hours of extras, features are detailed below...

Presentation:

  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • English 5.1, English 2.0, French 5.1 and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles (Movie & Select Bonus Material)

Disc 1: Movie with Focus Points
  • Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene – Director Christopher Nolan and creative collaborators unmask the detail and planning behind the film including stunt staging, filming in IMAX, the new bat-suit and bat-pod…and more

Disc 2: Special Features
  • Batman Tech – The incredible gadgets and tools (in Hi-Def)
  • Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight – Delve into the psyche of Bruce Wayne and the world of batman through real-world psychotherapy (in Hi-Def)
  • Gotham Tonight – 6 episodes of Gotham Cable’s Premier News Program
  • The Galleries – The Jokes Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers & TV Spots

The Dark Knight will also be available as a Blu-ray Disc Limited Edition that comes with a ‘Bat-Pod’ display case and the same disc content. SRP is $64.99.




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Last updated: 28/04/2018 14:05:14

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