Finally I got my hands on the “The Dark Knight” DVD. It came for Rs. 599 from Planet M. I got the 2-Disc edition with Disc 1 comprising the movie and Disc 2 having some special features like:
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.
The Dark Knight IMAX Scenes: View these 6 action-packed sequences–shot on the largest format possible–in their original IMAX framing, just as they were intended
Gotham Tonight: 6 episodes of Gotham Cable’s premier news program
The Galleries: The Joker cards, concept art, poster art, production stills, trailers and TV spots
If you believed that sometimes people forget giving credit where its due, time to think again. The Dark Knight, aka TDK, has been breaking records and is going to hit the $1 billion mark at the box office soon, and the fans and Warner Bros are making efforts that Dark Knight atleast makes it to the nominations for the 2008 Academy Awards aka the Oscars. The latest from this effort has been the “Dark Campaign“, which has been making news. Especially for that poster which got the Joker treatment and their video. I’m a big time Batman fan and for me The Dark Knight was some kind of a Batgasm. It was really a superb sequel to a already superb movie Batman Begins; more on the superbness in my Batman Begins Review & Dark Knight Review. Anyways Dark Campaign has a very strong message in their About Page, and it surely is a great effort at the grassroots levels.
Watch the video for the campaign on the Dark Campaign page:
Please popularize this video and lets bring the message infront of as many people as possible. This movie deserves the recognition.
Also the poster which I was talking about is created by Josh MC
My personal view is that this movie should get the nominations and then go on to win them, primarily for Christopher Nolan in Best Director and Heath Ledger in Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Heath Ledger especially deserves the award for his superlative performance in the movie. With news about Warner Bros to Re-Release The Dark Knight on Jan. 23, it should only add weight to the whole idea.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
Written by; Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Story: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Characters: Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson
Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman
Music by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) North America: July 18, 2008, Australia: July 16, 2008, United Kingdom: July 24, 2008
Every once in a while comes a movie which shocks you with something which you never expected, something which you never imagined, something which will reinstall faith in the sequel/comic book movie/big movies business. Yes The Dark Knight is simply a mind blowing experience and one which will surely be an all time favorite for many.