My The Dark Knight discs arrived yesterday morning, and they are VERY GOOD.
Gotham Uncovered – Creation of a Scene
Director Christopher Nolan and creative collaborators unmask the incredible detail and planning behind the film, including stunt staging, filming in IMAX®, and the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod.
On the Blu-ray disc, there’s roughly 18 separate mini-featurettes which focus on all different aspects of making the film — like shooting the bank heist in IMAX, the hospital explosion, creating the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod, filming the chase, the Hong Kong sequences and much, much more. You have the option to watch the film with these turned on, in which case a little symbol pops up on the screen for you click through and over to the optional featurette. You can also wait till after the film (like I did) and watch them then. Some highlights for me were The Joker’s Score with Hans Zimmer talking about how he came up with the music for the Joker, creating a number of different test scores (some using razor blades on piano wire) which Christopher Nolan listened to during his flight over to Hong Kong. The IMAX chase sequence is also a fun watch, and you’ll get to hear (and see) them talk about the one (out of four in the world) IMAX camera that was destroyed when one car crashed into another.
Other Notable Blu-ray Features:
Batman Tech – The incredible gadgets and tools (in HD)
- Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight – Delve into the psyche of Bruce Wayne and the world of Batman through real-world psychotherapy (in HD)
- Gotham Tonight – 6 episodes of Gotham Cable’s premier news program (also on DVD)
- The Galleries – The Joker cards, concept art (Joker’s henchmen, Bat-suit), poster art, production stills, trailers and TV spots
- Digital Copy of the Feature Film
- Warner Bros. BD-Live™, which allows users with web-enabled Blu-ray players to access exciting additional content and connect and share with other BD-Live users.
Subtitles: English SDH, French, & Spanish
Running Time: 153 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and some menace)
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