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Batman Begins

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Batman Begins
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In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world after his parent's murder, seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. Wayne returns to Gotham City and with the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, unleashes his alter ego, Batman.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; DC Comics ; directed by Christopher Nolan ; screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer ; story by David S. Goyer ; produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Larry Franco ; executive producers, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan ; director of photography, Wally Pfister ; a Syncopy production ; [Legendary Pictures]
Title: Batman begins
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005
Edition: Deluxe ed., widescreen
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics
Special features: Disc 1: MTV's Tankman begins (a Batman begins spoof). Disc 2: Inner demons comic (leads to menu screen); Batman, the journey begins; Shaping mind and body; Gotham City rises; Cape and cowl; Batman, the tumbler; Path to discovery; Saving Gotham City; Genesis of the bat; Confidential files; art gallery; web links via DVD-ROM access
Contents: Special features: disc 1. Widescreen version
The movie
MTVs Tankman Begins: A Batman begins spoof
Theatrical trailer
Language: English Dolby surround 5.1 ; French (dubbed in Quebec) Dolby surround 5.1
Subtitles on feature film only: English, Frnech, Spanish. Disc 2. Special features: Inner demons comic
Batman, the journey begins
Shaping mind and body
Batman, the tumbler
Gotham City rises
Saving Gotham City
Genesis of the bat
Confidential files
Credits: Production designer, Nathan Crowley ; edited by Lee Smith ; music by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard ; visual effects supervisors, Janek Sirrs, Dan Glass ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming.
Performers: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache, Morgan Freeman.
Summary: In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world after his parent's murder, seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. Wayne returns to Gotham City and with the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, unleashes his alter ego, Batman.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby surround 5.1
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby surround 5.1
Other Language: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Batman (Fictitious character) Drama Organized crime Drama Criminal behavior Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Suspense films
Superhero films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Batman (Fictitious character)
Organized crime
Criminal behavior
Publisher No: 76677
73216
ISBN: 1419828177
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE B
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May 21, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After a disasterous Batman and Robin film release in 1997, the Dark Knight returns to a much more broding characterization in this reboot where we explore in greater depth, the origins of how Bruce came to become Batman and introduces a far more sinister and formidable nemesis in Ras Al Ghul, and the Scarecrow makes his prescence known as well. I thought this to be much darker and Batman is played quite unsympathetically. Christian Bale is not by any means a Boy Scout Batman. Added for great acting prescence is Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Michael Caine as faithful butler Alfred.

This movie explains a lot of further details in the other two movies like the introduction of the Joker at the end of the movie and Bane character in the third movie, who was a disciple of Liam Neelsom, who played in this movie.

Jan 26, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is an ultra-dark and serious version of the Batman story ... and it's so wonderful to see Chicago (enhanced with CGI) showcased in this movie

Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting story despite it being about a superhero.

Aug 17, 2013
  • mamiuno rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

itz iight,but i like da tim burton batman moviez,much better,but it waz cool 4 wat it waz.............

Aug 13, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When I was a kid growing up in the late 90's and early 00's, one of my favorite movies was Tim Burton's 1989 take on the Caped Crusader, 'Batman', Michael Keaton was dark and mysterious and Jack Nicholson was over the top and psychotic, so when I was a wee lad in 2004 and saw that a new Batman movie was coming out, I leapt with joy thinking back to all those wonderful characters, when I saw it for the first time at a friends house, I passed out on the couch from exhaustion halfway through it. "What? I have to THINK while watching this? What a load of crap!". I didn't get it. But now that I am older and wiser I can now fully appreciate the wonderful and dark world that Christopher Nolan has created for our favorite Dark Knight. Christian Bale's Batman, I know a lot of people like to make fun of, but I personally think he shows the tragedy of the character rather well, and am I the only one around here who thinks the voice he does is cool? Aw well, it's still a great film. It has well choregraphed action, a well selected gallery of villains, some wonderful supporting performances by Michael Cain and Morgan Freeman, my only wish is that the film had more of the Scarecrow, I think Cillian Murphy only had like less than 15 minutes of screen time in this movie. But that's how the chips fall. Wonderful movie, highly recommend.

Jul 31, 2013
  • Tinuviel246 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow this blew me away!!!!!! It was totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like...
really really good!!!Two thums up!
5 stars!!!!!! I deffinately recomend it!!!!! (unless small children will be
watching)might scare kids.

Jul 13, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This DVD proved to me why the NY Public Library is so valuable and important. Rather than waiting on line, paying $15, and sitting in a cramped theater to see this self-important hole-ridden special effect extravaganza, I borrowed it instead. The movie is about how Batman came to be. Lots of explosions. Sadly though it tries to be deep by having lots of characters whispering. Lots of chases. Liam Neeson's role does not make any sense. I think he was trying to be like the Dalai Lama. Morgan Freeman is type cast as the wise mentor of someone who wants to act without thinking and needs s parental figure. Finally, the fact that Katie Hiolmes is in the movie should tell you something. Watching Katie is jarring because she's barely able to spit out her lines.

Apr 02, 2013
  • Hello_Seattle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant start to the trilogy.

Feb 10, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Batman Begins ---- (DVD) C-2005 ---- for a Batman movie it was great ----
Lots of action and Motifs. ---- Batman still can't handel a male/female relatioship ---- OPPS! did I type that out loud? ---- Enjoy! RichardPaul (finished 11-2012)

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yshin1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Jul 31, 2013
  • Tinuviel246 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 15, 2012
  • erougeau rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 29, 2012
  • IvanBello rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Sep 19, 2010
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

DanniOcean thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jul 17, 2008
  • egyptianlily rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

egyptianlily thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 03, 2013
  • flash2121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mystery adventure of the bat man the dark Knight...

Jul 17, 2008
  • egyptianlily rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the classic story of the DC comic hero Batman. After his parents are killed Bruce Wayne runs away from the harsh life in Gotham City running into the law and eventually getting arrested in Asia. After meeting with a wise caretaker Bruce discovers he wants to fight for justice and so returns to Gotham to reclaim his fathers throne as the leader of Wayne enterprises.While away crime has risen and Bruce Wayne discovers his alter ego Batman and goes against his first villian, Scarecrow

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Aug 15, 2012
  • erougeau rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's some dark scenes, a few slightly scary ones, but it's not too bad if you're mature.

Feb 22, 2012
  • TheBigMan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scarecrow was kinda scary at first, but he didn't really bother me. Younger ones might take it worse though.

Feb 22, 2012
  • TheBigMan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: PG-13 movie, you know what to expect.

Jul 17, 2008
  • egyptianlily rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: mainly fist fights nothing to bad, but some disturbing dark scenes

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"Theatricality and deception are powerful agents. You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent." -Ducard

Aug 07, 2013
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up again.

Aug 07, 2013
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you!

Aug 07, 2013
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Okay, gentlemen, it's time to spread the word. And the word is... panic.

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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trailer: Batman Begins

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