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Still shot from the movie: The Dark Knight (Batman).

The Dark Knight (Batman)

It's Batman to the rescue again as Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) dons his super hero suit and protects the citizens of Gotham City. This time he is battling the likes of Joker (Heath Ledger) and Two Face (Aaron Eckhart) -- and the crimes of these evildoers are no laughing matter. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 152
Theater Release: 17 Jul 2008
Video Release: 24 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Christian Bale resumes the role he played in the movie Batman Begins. This is Heath Ledger’s last film. The actor, who died tragically in January of 2008, also starred in A Knight’s Tale.

Other, less violent portrayals of superheroes can be found in Super Man and Spider-man.

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.

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight

Release Date: 9 December 2008

The Dark Knight releases to home video with the following extras:

Movie with Focus Points (picture in picture)

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2.40:1 aspect ratio, with IMAX sequences in 1.78:1

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

Explore your favorite movies through BD-Live™, an interactive gateway to exclusive content

Batman Tech: The incredible gadgets and tools (in high-def)

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 high-def)

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

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