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killthedirector 18-11-2012 19:18

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 finally coming to UK on Bluray
 
26th November according to amazon.

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Gulftastic 18-11-2012 19:42

What rating does it have?

Darksider 18-11-2012 19:48

BBFC has giving it a 15 rating.

Avatom182 26-11-2012 19:49

No Kevin Conroy :(

alfster 27-11-2012 12:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avatom182 (Post 62601582)
No Kevin Conroy :(

And no Mark Hamill - different production company?

killthedirector 27-11-2012 19:58

no kevin conroy was the only let down for me on this. it'll be interesting to see what the jokers like in part 2.

JCR 28-11-2012 13:38

Michael Emerson's Joker laugh (from the preview of part 2) is creepy as hell.

Watched the bluray last night, really enjoyed it.

RebelScum 03-12-2012 00:19

When I watched Year One a few weeks ago I didn't find it all that engaging, I also thought it lacked the "intimacy" of the comic. So, based on that I wasn't sure how The Dark Knight Returns would translate. Thankfully I really enjoyed it, really looking forward to Part 2.

Avatom182 04-12-2012 11:05

It's disappointing that Kevin Conroy has only been given a few of the DC direct animated movies in my opinion he should be doing them all. I will seriously be annoyed if Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano don't Use Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill in a Killing Joke animated film.

Avatom182 04-12-2012 11:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfster (Post 62614626)
And no Mark Hamill - different production company?

It's the same people who cast BTAS Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano.

Gizmo 10-12-2012 02:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by RebelScum (Post 62736850)
When I watched Year One a few weeks ago I didn't find it all that engaging, I also thought it lacked the "intimacy" of the comic. So, based on that I wasn't sure how The Dark Knight Returns would translate. Thankfully I really enjoyed it, really looking forward to Part 2.

I really enjoyed Year One, felt it transferred to animation really well. Especially enjoyed Brian Cranston as Gordon, good choice for a Gordon-centric tale.

The Dark Knight Returns Pt1 - I felt that this suffered more in translation to animation. Don't get me wrong, I quite enjoyed Peter Weller's voice work for the older Batman, but Miller's masterpiece is full of internal dialogue which the director had to shoe-horn in to the script. Maybe if you haven't read the comic it's less noticeable.

Also the plot device of using the media to push the story along - whilst fresh back then, does seem a little clichιd now as it's been long overdone. Not Miller's fault he was ahead of the curve tho.

It's still good though, these are minor quibbles really, and the adaptation also surprised me in that the material was interpreted just a little bit lighter in tone than my own reading of the graphic novel.

Seriously gagging on the second installment.

Gizmo 20-01-2013 22:54

Well Part 2 was good too. A joy to see this story animated, and treated with the respect it deserved.

Wonder if they will do a boxset or just a case of waiting for the 2nd part to hit blu-ray here in the UK.

tysonstorm 21-01-2013 08:59

I saw this over the weekend and thought it was great. I had not read the comic but was aware of it and the story too, meaning I cannot compare the film and the comic. So from this movie-only perspective Part 1 and Part 2 were a joy to watch.

zwixxx 22-01-2013 11:41

Que: p2 (though maybe it was in p1) - do we know why
Spoiler

(probably not necessary to spoiler the above but I've done it now.:D)

tysonstorm 22-01-2013 11:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by zwixxx (Post 63764790)
Que: p2 (though maybe it was in p1) - do we know why
Spoiler

(probably not necessary to spoiler the above but I've done it now.:D)

I think there are a few theories.

Spoiler

tysonstorm 22-01-2013 12:04

Having watched this again the other night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZLPwRCjcQ from the old Batman TAS, I must admit I prefer Michael Ironside's voice as Batman to Peter Weller's.

zwixxx 22-01-2013 14:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by tysonstorm (Post 63765098)
I think there are a few theories.

Spoiler

hmmmm, methinks I need to have a ponder & reread the book - but at least we're certain that it wasn't a big mistake on Frank Millars and/or the Artist part, them thinking Selina WAS Wonder Woman.... phew!! :)

RebelScum 23-04-2013 20:03

Watched part 2 recently I really enjoyed. My only gripe is that Michael Emerson sounded a bit too much like Roger the alien from American Dad.


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