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Action - Batman The Dark Knight - Blu-ray TrueHD

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Batman - The Dark Knight Blu-ray
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckharl
Maggie Gyllenhal, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment 2008
152 minutes

This review contains many The Dark Knight clips. This is a really great action movie. It is a bit long at 2 1/2 hours, Heath Ledger’s performance is good but certainly not Academy Award nomination worthy, Christian Bale does not have much oomph at the Batman, and I am being picky. Batman The Dark Knight Blu-ray as well as the regular DVD version come in a 2-disc package. The digital copy is good to 12/09/09. Live Long Enough to Become a Villain clip

In Batman The Dark Knight Gotham’s finest take on the mob with an aggressive plan to go after its money, a plan supported by hunky DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). This is a plan shared by the Joker (Heath Ledger) but for his own purposes. Of course the Joker goes after Batman, Gotham’s finest, and Dent.  This makes for a volatile mix, if somewhat diluted at 2 ½  hours.  If you are a fan of this franchise, you are familiar with the story behind Two-Face so there’s no point in spoiling it for anybody else.

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What separates this superhero action movie from Spider-Man or Ironman is it is much less overblown cartoonish and more of an action drama with a social twist. What works a bit less is how visually dark the movie often is. This may be great at the theater but on even the manliest home entertainment system the darks become a bit too dark, even with Blu-ray. Some Men Want to Watch the World Burn

The Dark Knight is a very complex story but it keeps you interested and entertained. The actors here are not bigger than the movie; the special effects and Batman gadgets are. Perhaps that is the trick to a solid action movie: better gadgets and SFX than actors and a really good story. Is That a Bazooka? clip

Batman The Dark Knight is very, very good.

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By the way, is it just me or do Batman’s love interest Rachael Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhal) and Spider-Man love interest Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst) kind of look alike?

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Batman The Dark Knight 2 disc edition features: Gotham Uncovered (information about the creation of the Bat suit, Bat-pod, and the Joker’s theme); The Dark Knight IMAX scenes (the 6 scenes in their big screen format); Gotham Tonight, 6 episodes of Gotham’s news program; galleries, and a digital copy of the film.

The Dark Knight Blu-ray also includes more Gotham Uncovered segments which can also be played during the movie although by interrupting it. Disc 2 includes Batman Tech; Batman Unmasked, the psychology of the dark knight, and more galleries.

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