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Batman Begins

Ever wonder why Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is so hung up about fighting evil? Discover exactly how Batman Begins after watching this comic-book tale, which follows his transformation from traumatized child to superhero. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 16 Jun 2005
Video Release: 24 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Taking on an alias is part of the job for other comic book crime fighters as well. Donning a mask, Spider-Man fights evil in New York while Superman takes on corruption in the city of Metropolis. Christian Bale also stars as a futuristic European who fights fire-breathing dragons in Reign of Fire.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Release Date: 24 September 2013

Warner Brothers releases their trio of Batman movies in one package: The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Along with a Blu-ray copy of each of the films (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises), the 6-disc set includes these bonus materials:

- Ultraviolet Digital Copies

- Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler

- Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghul

- 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from the trilogy

- The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy (Ultimate Collector’s Edition exclusive)

- Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation (Ultimate Collector’s Edition exclusive)

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight Trilogy

Release Date: 4 December 2012

Warner Brothers Studio is releasing all three Batman movies, starring Christian Bale in the title role, in a 5-Disc package. Featured movies include Batman Begins,The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

DVD Release Date: 18 October 2005

Warner Home Video offers three different ways to sneak a peek at the masked crusader. Chose either the wide or full screen DVD version, and you will also receive a demo of the Batman Begins mobile game and web links. Audio Tracks are available in English and French (both Dolby Digital 5.1), with English, Spanish and French subtitles.

Or, get all this and more with the Batman Begins: 2 Disc Deluxe Edition. Explore the special features through an exclusive interactive comic book called Inner Demons. Behind-the-scenes featuretts include: The Journey Begins (creative concepts, story development and casting), Shaping Mind and Body (Christian Bale’s transformation into Batman), The Tumbler (reinvention of the Batmobile), Gotham City Rises (production design of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor, and more), Saving Gotham City (the development of miniatures, CGI, and effects for the monorail chase scene), Genesis of the Bat (a look at the Dark Knight’s incarnation and influences on the film), Path to Discovery (filming in Iceland), and Confidential Files (go beyond the movie and discover facts and story points not in the film). Other bonus materials to watch for: A spoof of the film called MTV’s Tankman Begins, Cape and Cowl (everything you ever wanted to know about the new batsuit), a character/weaponry gallery, a photo gallery, and the theatrical trailer. As well, the package offers an exclusive collectible 72-page comic book containing Detective Comics #27 (the very first Batman story), Batman: The Man Who Falls (a classic story that inspired Batman Begins), and an excerpt from Batman: The Long Halloween (a chilling story that also inspired the film).

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