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Old 09-23-08, 04:57 PM
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Hopefully the same extras for the DVD.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
The History Channel played both "Batman Unmasked" and "Batman Technology" a month or two ago. They were both very good (especially "unmasked"). I'm glad they're both being included.
this is very good news.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kms_md View Post
this is very good news.
not if you've already seen the specials
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Old 09-23-08, 06:03 PM
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If this release has multiple store exclusives, will it become the best selling DVD of all time?
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Old 09-23-08, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
The History Channel played both "Batman Unmasked" and "Batman Technology" a month or two ago. They were both very good (especially "unmasked"). I'm glad they're both being included.

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I actually didn't care for Batman Unmasked, as it seemed awfully plain and basic when I watched it before Dark Knight came out. It would have been nicer to get some more deeper stuff, but maybe that's just me
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Old 09-23-08, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
not if you've already seen the specials
i dvr'd them, but they were sacrificed for some of my wife's shows
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Old 09-23-08, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
If this release has multiple store exclusives, will it become the best selling DVD of all time?
Prolly.

If there's enough idiots like me to buy all of them, including those in other countries, probably.
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Anyone else a little underwhelmed by the presumed features? I'm worried about this disc for a couple of reasons. One is that WB is notorious for giving SD buyers a shitty transfer, most likely to get us to upgrade to Blu. Secondly, those features sound like they could fit on one disc. I was expecting quite a lot more for the #2 biggest film of all-time. This reeks of double dip.
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Old 09-24-08, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Anyone else a little underwhelmed by the presumed features? I'm worried about this disc for a couple of reasons. One is that WB is notorious for giving SD buyers a shitty transfer, most likely to get us to upgrade to Blu. Secondly, those features sound like they could fit on one disc. I was expecting quite a lot more for the #2 biggest film of all-time. This reeks of double dip.
it's inevitable, but Warner's needs a quick kick to the nuts if they do.
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Old 09-24-08, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Anyone else a little underwhelmed by the presumed features? I'm worried about this disc for a couple of reasons. One is that WB is notorious for giving SD buyers a shitty transfer, most likely to get us to upgrade to Blu. Secondly, those features sound like they could fit on one disc. I was expecting quite a lot more for the #2 biggest film of all-time. This reeks of double dip.
I am underwhelmed as well. Of course I was expecting to be since I found the special features for Batman Begins (2-disk DE) to be very underwhelming.
$500+ million in the US alone and we still cant get a freakin' commentary on a new release. Those bastards.
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Old 09-24-08, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Secondly, those features sound like they could fit on one disc. I was expecting quite a lot more for the #2 biggest film of all-time. This reeks of double dip.
The documentaries, at least for Batman Unmasked that I know of, were hour long specials so they're not exactly short worthless clips or anything so i'd hardly say they would fit on a single disc.
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Old 09-24-08, 05:00 PM
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That announcement says "a few special features have been announced." That definitely leaves the possibility that those aren't the only ones.
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Old 09-24-08, 05:31 PM
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I hope you're right. I was expecting some more bonus material focusing on Heath Ledger and his interpretation of the Joker. I suppose I should wait to say anything at all until after the official specs are announced, though.
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Old 09-24-08, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
The documentaries, at least for Batman Unmasked that I know of, were hour long specials so they're not exactly short worthless clips or anything so i'd hardly say they would fit on a single disc.
Yeah, especially when the movie itself is 2 and a half hours.

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Artwork now available at The Digital Bits and DVDActive for the R1 single-disc DVD, 2-disc Special Edition, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray Limited Edition.

Definitely getting the 2-disc, but would have preferred more iconic imagery for the slip cover. Just a minor quibble, though. Going to be amazing to finally add this to my collection. Really hope the extras are worthy of the scope of the movie.

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Old 09-27-08, 04:57 PM
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This does look like a disappointing release. Oh well. Still I'll be in for the 2-disk of course considering the movie was great.
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Old 09-27-08, 04:58 PM
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I really doubt Christopher Nolan wasn't asked to do a commentary. If he opted out, then he opted out. Not every director wants to do them.
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i'm surprised that people are disappointed with the announced features. is it just the lack of commentary? to me, this looks pretty packed.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:49 PM
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^ I would have liked some more in-depth features on Ledger as The Joker. I just think it's fairly obvious this will be double dipped. The features don't add up for a film of this size.
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Old 09-27-08, 08:07 PM
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Where are the deleted scenes?

Wasn't Nolan's first cut over 3 hours?
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Originally Posted by Matthew Ackerly View Post
Where are the deleted scenes?

Wasn't Nolan's first cut over 3 hours?
Not sure about that one. I remember reading that Nolan said anything that was taken out amounted to little snippets or lines, nothing major. He also said whatever he cut was cut for a reason and, therefore, doesn't need to be seen. I'm not really surprised there aren't deleted scenes.
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Old 09-27-08, 08:58 PM
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Yeah I wasn't expecting deleted scenes. A gag reel would have been nice. I always like those.
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Old 09-27-08, 10:11 PM
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Yeah I wasn't expecting deleted scenes. A gag reel would have been nice. I always like those.
The gag reel would simply consist of Nicky Katt yelling nonsense for twenty minutes.

Side note: The artwork? Atrocious.
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Old 09-27-08, 10:26 PM
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Side note: The artwork? Atrocious.
Really? Same as the movie posters, and I think they're great.
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Old 09-27-08, 10:43 PM
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Really? Same as the movie posters, and I think they're great.
i would've preferred if they had used some of the other posters, like either the one with batman in front of the building with the explosions in the form of a bat or even the one where joker's face is obscured and u can read the scrawl "why so serious?" not a huge fan of chosen covers either.
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