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The Dark Knight

To read the original Fanboy Planet review of The Dark Knight, click here.

This Blu-Ray DVD review ran in a different form on Jamie Kelwick's UK site, The-Usher.com.


The Blu-Ray disc presents the movie in High Definition wide screen 2:35 up to 1080p, with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. The pristine picture and glorious sound highlight the astonishing visuals and performances from one of the best comic book movies ever made.


Disc 1

Focus Points (1hr 4.10 mins/High Definition)
Entitled 'The Prologue', 'The New Bat Suit', 'Joker theme', 'Hong Kong Jump', 'Judge's car blows up', 'Challenges of the chase in IMAX', 'SWAT van into the river', 'Miniature unit', 'Destruction of the Batmobile', 'Bat-Pod', 'Helicopter crash', 'Truck flip', 'MCV Explosion', 'Lamborghini crash', 'Hospital explosion', 'Mob car flip', 'String of sausages' and 'Upping the Ante', you can watch these featurettes on there own, as one behind scenes documentary or during the movie. With contributions from director Christopher Nolan, this creative team and the cast, this is a very different way of providing a commentary for the biggest movie of 2008.

Disc 2

Batman Tech (45.59/High Definition)
Director Christopher Nolan, producers Charles Roven and Emma Thomas are joined by the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight' to talk about the technology that Batman uses to fight crime and how it is based on real military technology that the armed forces have developed.

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight (46.02 mins/High Definition)
Psychologists join the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight' to talk about the mental state of Batman/Bruce Wayne and how bats, his own mentality and the villains have changed his life completely.

Gotham Tonight (46.41 mins/High Definition)
Entitled 'Election Night', 'Billionaire with a cause', 'Escalation', 'Top Cop', 'Cops and Mobsters' and 'Gotham's White Knight', these are the viral advertising news reports that appeared on the official website and YouTube during the build up to the film's cinematic release. Presented by fictional news presenters Mike Engel and Lydia, the special news reports covered the main characters of the film and interviews with some of the key players in the film including new district attorney Harvey Dent.

The Galleries
View the designs for the 'Joker Cards', 'concept art', 'poster art' and 'production stills'. Trailers and More View the four cinema trailers and the six TV spots that promoted the movie before its release.


The Blu-Ray treatment of 'The Dark Knight' is a bit of a mixed bag. The 'Focus Points' function is good but not as good as a production diary and a commentary. The two documentaries are a little too over produced with an extremely annoying voice over for both. The Gotham Tonight spots are excellent in HD however and well worth watching, even if you saw them on the internet. Fans will be pleased but after the Blu-Ray version of 'Batman Begins', some may be a little disappointed.

Jamie Kelwick

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