Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 7, 2013
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue [In High Definition].
- 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 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
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 06/24/2005
"[A] triumph -- a confidently original, engrossing interpretation, with a seriously thought-through aesthetic point of view..."
New York Times - 06/15/2005
"[T]his tense, effective iteration of Bob Kane's original comic book owes its power and pleasures to a director who takes his material seriously and to a star who shoulders that seriousness with ease."
USA Today - 06/17/2005
"Christian Bale makes the best Bruce Wayne/Batman since Warner Bros. revived the franchise in 1989."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2005
"[I]t's the flair of the set pieces that really impresses....The film delivers a pleasingly robust sense of spectacle....It is a welcome new beginning."
Uncut - 08/01/2005
"This intimate, brooding resurrection brings the Caped Crusader back to life by sending him back to his roots."
Rolling Stone - 11/03/2005
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Lined with wry humor, the film addresses questions of corporate greed..."
Film Comment - 11/01/2005
"[B]rooding, carefully crafted, and comparatively low-tech....Mr. Bale brings true gravity and pathos to the task at hand."
Uncut - 01/01/2006
Ranked #7 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "Nolan's vision of Gotham is a hellhole straight out of Hieronymus Bosch."
Rolling Stone - 12/01/2005
Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "Gotham looks lived in, not art-directed, and Bale creates a hero of haunted fire."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "Nolan's Year One reinvention of the franchise is largely about ambiance and mood....A more sober study in psychology..."
- Theatrical Release: June 15, 2005