The Dark Knight (Special Edition) (2-DVD) PG-13

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DVD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Warner Home Video

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2009 - Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger

Entertainment Reviews:

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Rating: 3.5/4 -- The definitive movie of its genre and the best Batman film to date Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 5, 2019
This last development is a fine example of Nolan's flair for multivalent plot points....Nolan is aided by strong performances. Bale is focused, intense and committed to being terrifying...
Sight and Sound
Oct 1, 2008
Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- [A] triumph of comic-book relevance, starring Christian Bale as a superhero uneasy with his calling in a city anesthetized to matter-of-fact evil...
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 26, 2008
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- [A] Batman movie that offers enough moral relativism to give you knightmares.
Rolling Stone
Jan 8, 2008
Among the great strengths of The Dark Knight is the way it combines hardboiled naturalism with the kind of stunts and setpieces you expect in summer blockbusters. Full Review
Independent (UK)
Aug 20, 2014
4 stars out of 4 -- THE DARK KNIGHT is a more thrilling, intelligent, morally complex and masterfully crafted film than any summer blockbuster in recent years. It's probably the best superhero movie to date.
USA Today
Jul 18, 2008
Rating: A -- Ledger's performance alone is good enough to make The Dark Knight a very good movie, but fortunately this is a film with even more than that -- making it the not just the best film of the summer, but one of the best films of the year. Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Oct 28, 2019

Product Description:

To say that Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT is the best comic book adaptation does the film a bit of a disservice. It may be a Batman film, but this isn't a kid-friendly action movie full of the bams and pows of the original series. This is a pitch-black thriller with enough drama and tragedy to please even William Shakespeare, but it will certainly keep both comics fans and uninitiated audiences equally happy. THE DARK KNIGHT starts in the wake of BATMAN BEGINS: with the appearance of Batman (Christian Bale), Gotham City's criminal underworld is unnerved. They're also plagued by the new D.A., Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), who, in his quest for justice, remains above the city's corruption. Enter a new villain, the Joker (Heath Ledger), who wants to unite the criminals for a common purpose: to kill Batman.

THE DARK KNIGHT is one of the most hyped movies to date, and a lesser film would be crushed under the weight of all that expectation. Some of the publicity stems from the early death of Ledger, who turns in an excellent performance. He provides moments of humor, but this Joker is terrifying, sharing more with classic villains such as Hannibal Lechter than with his comic book predecessors. Eckhart is equally good as Dent, and Maggie Gyllenhaal deserves praise for taking over the role of Rachel Dawes from Katie Holmes. Though there's more emphasis on plot and character development than in most comic book adaptations, that doesn't mean Nolan has skimped on any of the action sequences. Each set piece is done perfectly, leaving the audience breathless. THE DARK KNIGHT is filmmaking at its best; its subject matter may be dark and depressing, but it's tough not to feel exhilarated by its artistry when the credits begin to roll.

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