The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)
by Christopher Nolan (Director-Cowriter )
Review by Charles Mohapel
Warner Home Video DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B001GZ6QDS
Date: 09 December 2008 List Price $34.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Wikipedia - The Dark Knight / IMDB.com - Hans Zimmer / Wikipedia - Fulton Surface-To-Air Recovery System / Show Official Info /
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The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Motion Picture Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - the CD, the Vinyl, the Special Edition with 3 Collectors Cards
- The Sound of Anarchy
Composer Hans Zimmer is brilliant and has a distinguished body of work dating back to 1984. This includes a wide range of films such as Rain Man, Twister, Black Rain, Driving Miss Daisy, Bird on a Wire, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Rock, The Prince of Egypt, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Madagascar, Batman Begins, The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Kung Fu Panda, The Dark Knight, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. (Source: IMDB.com)
I had previously seen Zimmer being interviewed in the bonus material on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and he comes across as being the kind of artist you could actually sit down and have an intelligent, immensely entertaining conversation with.
Here Zimmer says that every time he thought he was too far near the deep end, Chris Nolan would push him farther. All in all, this was a brilliant but disturbing feature. (6:25)
- The Evolution of the Knight
The Dark Knight IMAX Sequences
- Hong Kong (3:51)
- The Armored Car Chase (8:28)
- The Lamborghini Crash (7:56)
- The Prewitt Building (7:22)
- The Dark Knight (2:42)
Episode 2: Billionaire Without A Cause
Episode 3: Escalation
Episode 4: Top Cop
Episode 5: Cops and Mobsters
Episode 6: Gotham's White Knight
I can sum this up in two words: "Talking Heads"
- Production Stills
- Trailer 2
- Trailer 3
I really liked the Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy version of The Dark Knight for all the bonus features, as well as the Digital Copy for viewing on another device like a laptop, iPod Touch, or MP3/video player. While I can't say that all the bonus features excited me, some of them succeeded in making my pulse race, while others made me laugh.
The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy) is an excellent movie, particularly in this version, but I wouldn't recommend watching it with younger children since I expect parents will have great difficulty explaining the character of the Joker to them.