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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2012]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (92 out of 94)

    Special Features


    • Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story Featurette
    • From the Vault: 2 Bonus Cartoons

    Synopsis


    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
    Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns is adapted for the small screen with a sprawling Warner Premiere animated film series that finds an old and weary Bruce Wayne (voiced by Robocop himself, Peter Weller) donning the cape and cowl once again after a long retirement. Covering the final two issues of the series, Part 2 pits the outlawed crusader against his nemesis, The Joker (voiced by LOST's Michael Emerson), as well as a militarized Superman, who carries out justice in the name of the United States of America. Ariel Winter (Modern Family) plays a female version of Robin, with Dark Shadows' David Selby rounding out the voice cast. Jay Oliva (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights directs from a script by Bob Goodman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Peter Weller
      Peter Weller - Bruce Wayne/Batman
    • Ariel Winter
      Ariel Winter - Robin
    • David Selby
      David Selby - Commissioner Gordon
    • Wade Williams
      Wade Williams - Harvey Dent/Two-Face
    • Michael McKean
      Michael McKean - Dr. Wolper



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      For the Die Hard Bat Fans! It's a must!!!

      Posted
      Hendrixdragon
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      For all you comic book geeks and bat geeks! You all must unite when it comes to this 80's tales told by the one critically acclaimed writer of our time! who wrote such movies as Robocop 2, Robocop 3, 300, Sin City and Batman: Year One. Directed 300, Sin City and The Spirit. Finally! It comes to our little screens but not really since we now have 100 inch lcd's these days. The story is depicted by frank miller as seen in this movie as about batman being in 50's and is retired for several years as the his cape as been but down for quite some time. Til a new force of arrives and wrecks havoc in Gotham City and it alarms the city for hope of batman's return. Bruce wayne having no choice dons the black cape and goes out kicks many behinds. The animation in this flick is absolutely beautiful! The voice talent is superb! not to mention that batman is played by Peter Weller(Robocop1) and Ariel Winter who played robin both did absolutely amazing jobs in filling the caped crusaders shoes! Batman fans! You must pick this up to add your bat collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Anime

      Posted
      KonditorAlex
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      The story of what Bruce Wayne would be like as an older man who feels all the pain of the abuse that his body took when he was a young crimefighter makes a great story. The world has gotten more violent and he can no longer sit by yet he feels every hurt in a way he didn't decades earlier. The animation is darker and more like the more recent movies that show the world with the darkness and the pollution of the city. This new tale doesn't pull any punches but tells a good story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT WORK

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      JQ16
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      I will have to say that I Love all of these films as I state throughout my reviews of all of these DC animations, and animations in general. This film is Jay Oliva's Greatest Work. A diamond in the Rough. I mean really really GREAT, like all the other DC comic animated movies. The feel of this rivals the live action Chris Nolan Batman films. Such a Great Job really! Phenomenal. Fans need to Buy the Entire DC animated collection. I am a Harsh critic about these movies and yet these keep getting my purchases!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent adaptation of the graphic novel

      Posted
      circuitjock

      This is probably one of the better adaptations out right now. The fact that they did not try and stuff it all into one movie has it's good points and bad points. You will get much more detail doing it over several movies but you will have to wait unti next year for the next installment. Also they will more than likely come out with an entire boxed set a few months after the last chapter comes out. But don't wait for that to happen it is too good of a movie for that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pretty Good Movie

      Posted
      OldGreg
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      My son is some sort of Batman freak. 9/10ths of his gifts for Christmas were Batman-related, including this cheap, bargain bin movie. I sat down with him and watched it and it was entertaining to say the least. It was better than most of the stuff he scrounged up on the net. However, now I have to find Part 2...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fresh out of retirement

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      sammhc12
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      I like the way an old Bruce Wayne gets bored & fed up with crime in Gotham, forcing him to become Batman once again. Spoiler alert...having a female Robin was a pleasant surprise as well. The final fight scene & having Peter Weller (original RoboCop) as the voice of the Dark Knight is classic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      Posted
      Birdnose
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      BUY PART 2. This is just a build-up to part 2, showcasing how Bruce Wayne has gotten old, and how the city has fallen back into darkness since Batman's retirement. A new, young gang terrorizing the city prompts the Batman's return, but can an aged Batman defeat a new evil?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie but not for kids

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      CooperJ
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      It was nice to see a more dark and mature Batman. This is the source of the dark and brooding batman that changed the way we see thus character. However this is something that is not appreciate for kids. If you are expecting the Saturday morning Batman you will be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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