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Old 18-11-2012, 19:18
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26th November according to amazon.

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Old 18-11-2012, 19:42
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Old 18-11-2012, 19:48
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BBFC has giving it a 15 rating.
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:49
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No Kevin Conroy
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:22
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And no Mark Hamill - different production company?
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Old 27-11-2012, 19:58
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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.
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Old 28-11-2012, 13:38
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Michael Emerson's Joker laugh (from the preview of part 2) is creepy as hell.

Watched the bluray last night, really enjoyed it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 00:19
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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.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:05
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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.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:11
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And no Mark Hamill - different production company?
It's the same people who cast BTAS Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:14
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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.
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Old 20-01-2013, 22:54
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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.
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Old 21-01-2013, 08:59
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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.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:41
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Que: p2 (though maybe it was in p1) - do we know why
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(probably not necessary to spoiler the above but I've done it now.)
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:55
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(probably not necessary to spoiler the above but I've done it now.)
I think there are a few theories.

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Old 22-01-2013, 12:04
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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.
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Old 22-01-2013, 14:30
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I think there are a few theories.

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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!!
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Old 23-04-2013, 20:03
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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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