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The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray]
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The miracle of Nolan's Batman trilogy is the way it imprints those myths with the dread-soaked tenor of the times. --The A.V. Club, Scott Tobias
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The Legend Ends as The Dark Knight Rises
When The Dark Knight Rises opens, Batman is in self-imposed exile. It’s been eight years since he vanished into the night, turned sudden fugitive by accepting the blame for the death of Harvey Dent. For a time the lie worked. Criminal activity in Gotham City ceased, crushed by the anti-crime act. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda is changing everything. Even more dangerous is the emergence of a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham are driving the reluctant superhero out of retirement. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for the evil awaiting him.
Christian Bale is the first actor to portray the caped superhero in three Batman films.
At 165 minutes running time, this is the longest Batman film released to date.
Out of respect for Heath Ledger, who passed away after filming the second Batman movie, the Joker is not mentioned once in the entire film.
Tom Hardy accepted the role of Bane without even reading the script.
Anne Hathaway has said that the role of Catwoman was her most physically demanding to date. To prepare for the role, she worked out strenuously six days a week for nearly 10 months before filming began.
A Nail-Biting Action Movie
- The monumental conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy
- 165 minutes of edge-of-your-seat thrills, chills and suspense
- Three-disc Blu-ray set includes over three hours of bonus material
- A must-own for Batman fans
- Also available as a one-disc, movie-only DVD
Meet the Cast
Bruce Wayne AKA Batman (Christian Bale)
As Batman, Wayne accepted a false accusation of murder for Gotham’s greater good. After eight years in hiding, can he find the strength and allies to defeat this new enemy?
Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman (Anne Hathaway)
Catwoman is a supervillainess and expert jewel thief. This time her ongoing love-hate relationship with Batman may be her undoing – or will it be his?
Alfred (Michael Caine)
Wayne’s loyal butler and guardian, Alfred assists Batman in getting important information about the mercenary Bane. But is something about to come between the two friends?
Bane (Tom Hardy)
Friend and protector of Talia Al Guhl, Bane is an evil force who is determined to bring Gotham City to its knees and destroy Batman once and for all.
Top Customer Reviews
It really drags and they could have lost about 10 or 15 minutes to tighten up the pace. Once the second act kicks in though, that's when the whole story becomes really engaging. It's awesome how Bane unintentionally 'recreates' Batman without knowing it. There is definitely some repetition of ideas from the first two which is probably why this is the last one but overall it is probably the darkest of the three. This is definitely better than the latest Spiderman.
The criticism about this third chapter not fitting in with the whole series could not be further from the truth. This one really represents the bookending of the entire series. In the first chapter Batman does NOT exist until he escapes from the League of Shadows and the same is true when he escapes from the prison in this one. The great irony of both these movies is that the antagonist in each case actually creates Batman, the only person that can stop them. This is why the first fight with Bane is dismal. It is not because of a lack of physical conditioning, it is because this is not Batman fighting Bane but Bane fighting Bruce Wayne doing the best he can. So in reality it is the second chapter that does 'fit' because Batman already exists from start to finish.
This is really the genius of Nolan in full effect.Read more ›
The film starts with a frail Bruce Wayne having pretty much retired and living a private life eight years after he eliminated the Joker. The peaceful Gotham City where police officers feel they will soon be "chasing overdue library books" is rocked by a series of events orchestrated by the ferocious and calculating villain, Bane.
The pace of this film is slightly slower (and heavier) compared to the previous two films, partly because there are a lot more characters in this film, and Nolan being the master storyteller that he is, gives each character enough time in the film. It could seem a bit lengthy at 3 hours of thereabout because of this. Lucius Fox and Alfred return in their usual roles of being Batman's brains and soul respectively. Michael Caine's performance as Alfred is simply remarkable even though his screen time is somewhat limited in the film. Christian Bale, as usual, has done a great job portraying the battles within Bruce Wayne - overcoming his hears and rising from being as good as dead to come back to save his beloved city. His character comes a full circle from the first film as Thomas Wayne's words "why do we fall down Bruce" echo through this film and Bruce seemingly understands their meaning here as he prepares to pick himself up and "rise".
New characters added a refreshing touch to the series. Anne Hathaway is brilliant in her role as Selina Kyle.Read more ›
The story of 'The Dark Knight Rises' takes place eight years after the events of 'The Dark Knight' Gotham Ciy is seemingly crime free and the Batman hasn't been seen since (still wanted as a fugitive after the events of TDK). In steps Bane: a super-strong, methodical terrorist leader intent on destroying Gotham and ends up forcing Batman/Bruce Wayne out of retirement. There's a lot of elements at work in this dynamic story (taking obvious influences from the Batman comics Knightfall, No Man's Land and Dark Knight Returns) and the movie's almost 3-hour length is felt, but Nolan's strong directing and script manage to bring it all together and he keeps things moving at a brisk pace.
As much as I like the story in 'The Dark Knight Rises' it's the characters I found myself most vested in. Regular greats Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman return as Jim Gordan and Lucius Fox, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays honest cop John Blake and Anne Hathaway the thief Selina Kyle (each giving the film both an every-person to follow and moments of comic-relief). Marion Cotillard gives protagonist Bruce Wayne a business partner as well as a love-interest in Miranda Tate. Tom Hardy doesn't make Bane as memorable as Heath Ledger's Joker (no one could) but he's an imposing presence and a terrific foil to Batman in terms of strength and ingenuity.Read more ›
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|the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition 2013||
I can only imagine that it would have different special features. I have a feeling that the trilogy set coming out this December will have recycled special features for Batman Begins and Dark Knight.
If they're going to stick with calling the triple dip (or is it quadruple?) the Ultimate... Read More
Oct 1, 2012 by Miami Nights | See all 11 posts
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I'm still trying to get over the fact that you went 10 times to the theater to see a movie you didn't like.
Nov 4, 2012 by P. M. Gunther | See all 11 posts
Yes, the IMAX scenes in TDKR Bluray will fill the entire screen of your TV or Computer as seen with TDK Bluray. The IMAX scenes will have greater resolution and so greater clarity. The best part is TDKR has 72 min of IMAX footage compared to 30 min in TDK. So, get excited for the visual feast!!
Nov 15, 2012 by karthik | See all 15 posts
|Are all the extra features ONLY on the blu-ray copy?||
The only extra on the DVD is a "history of Bruce Wayne" slide show narrated by Christopher Nolan and some other people. If you're looking for the Batmobile Documentary, you will only find that on the "extra features" Blu-ray disc. In my opinion, the DVD should have had all... Read More
Jan 14, 2013 by Steven G. Brant | See all 2 posts
|The Dark Knight Rises Director's Cut?||
The Dircetors cut was just a rumor. They annonced there woulnt be a directors cut
Sep 15, 2012 by bbear99 | See all 3 posts
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