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Director: Christopher Nolan     Starring: Christian Bale Heath Ledger
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Learn more about Inet Video N01-0123808 The Dark Knight - Two Disc Special Edition:

Sku: 226654658
UPC: 883929053254
UPC 14: 00883929053254
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Actors: Aaron Eckhart - Christian Bale - Heath Ledger - Maggie Gyllenhaal - Michael Caine. Director: Christopher Nolan. Format: DVD. Runtime: 153 Minutes. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 2. Rating: PG-13. Genre: Action. Subgenre: Adventure. Release Year: 2008.
Editor's Note
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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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Inet Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/24/2011
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video UPC UPC: 00883929053254
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
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Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Michael Jai White
Video Cast Info Eric Roberts
Video Cast Info Aaron Eckhart
Video Cast Info William Fichtner
Video Cast Info Morgan Freeman
Video Cast Info Michael Caine
Video Cast Info Nestor Carbonell
Video Cast Info Christian Bale
Video Cast Info Gary Oldman
Video Cast Info Heath Ledger
Video Cast Info Anthony Michael Hall
Video Cast Info Maggie Gyllenhaal
Video Cast Info Lindy Hemming - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Christopher Nolan - Producer
Video Cast Info Nathan Crowley - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Michael Uslan - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Hans Zimmer - Composer
Video Cast Info David S. Goyer - Story
Video Cast Info Wally Pfister - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Kevin De La Noy - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Lee Smith - Editor
Video Cast Info Thomas Tull - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jonathan Nolan - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Christopher Nolan - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Benjamin Melniker - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Emma Thomas - Producer
Video Cast Info James Newton Howard - Composer
Video Cast Info Christopher Nolan - Story
Video Cast Info Charles Roven - Producer
Video Cast Info Christopher Nolan - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
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." 07/18/2008

Los Angeles Times
"Always a consummate professional, Ledger threw himself into a role he clearly relished, giving a transfixing performance..." 07/17/2008

New York Times
"Pitched at the divide between art and industry, poetry and entertainment, it goes darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind..." 07/18/2008

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]he movie exudes a predatory glamour that makes the comic-book films that have come before it look all the more like kid stuff." -- Grade: A- 07/25/2008 p.46-47

5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n anarchic, malevolent fury of a movie....Ledger's Joker is pure, powerful, immense..." 09/01/2008 p.56

"[A] sleek detective story....Bale and Eckhart centralize the movie's thematic concerns, causing the Joker's outrageousness to stand out." 07/18/2008

Sight and Sound
"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..." 10/01/2008 p.59-60

Film Comment
"Working from Michael Mann's visual template and seemingly indebted to the hard-nosed savagery of THE DEPARTED, Christopher Nolan's second BATMAN installment has some thrilling moments..." 11/01/2008 p.76-77

Chicago Sun-Times
"The best of all the Batmans, Christopher Nolan's haunted film leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy." 12/05/2008

Rolling Stone
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "[A] Batman movie that offers enough moral relativism to give you knightmares." 01/08/2008 p.116

Entertainment Weekly
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..." 12/26/2008

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