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The Dark Knight on DVD allows fans of the hit movie to bring all of the action and stellar acting home. Directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan, this superhero film breaks all of the comic book hero traditions when it comes to cinema. With a gritty and real-world approach, this film showcases Heath Ledger as the Joker, Christian Bale as Batman, and a host of other top name actors in the ancillary roles. The Dark Knight on DVD gives movie fans the chance to watch the award winning film repeatedly. With two adversaries in the Joker and Two-Face (played by Aaron Eckhart), Batman strives to save the city and the woman he loves from the throws of evil. As a superhero movie, the film exceeds expectations in acting, writing, and action. With acting performances to be remembered, this movie brings quality action and production to the home theater. The Dark Knight is a movie crafted to the peak of cinematic quality with a down-to-earth feel missing from many similar comic book themed films.
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
Display Format: Widescreen
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 - Claudia Puig (07/18/2008)
"Always a consummate professional, Ledger threw himself into a role he clearly relished, giving a transfixing performance..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (07/17/2008)
"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..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (07/18/2008)
"[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-
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (07/25/2008)
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n anarchic, malevolent fury of a movie....Ledger's Joker is pure, powerful, immense..."
Empire - Empire Staff (09/01/2008)
"[A] sleek detective story....Bale and Eckhart centralize the movie's thematic concerns, causing the Joker's outrageousness to stand out."
Premiere - Eric Kohn (07/18/2008)
"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 - Kim Newman (10/01/2008)
"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..."
Film Comment - Kent Jones (11/01/2008)
"The best of all the Batmans, Christopher Nolan's haunted film leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/05/2008)
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "[A] Batman movie that offers enough moral relativism to give you knightmares."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (01/08/2008)
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 - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/26/2008)