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The Dark Knight Estimated DVD release?

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1st August 2008 0:11  #1

7958NHZY Member Join Date: June 2007 Location: United States Posts: 240
The Dark Knight Estimated DVD release?
The movie is still going strong at the box office and if it surpasses Titanic would that mean we might have to wait until early 2009 for the DVD release?

I assume it would probably be released in Nov or Dec since it came out in July.

I would prefer if it came out in October but I doubt that will happen.

I just hope they don't release a barebones release and then make you wait even longer for the special edition.

1st August 2008 3:39  #2

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
Lets say Nov....then the 3 disc edition in Dec.....then the Special Edition in Feb....then the Ultimate Edition July, and finally the 5 disc Legacy Edition right before part 3 comes out.

But seriously, who knows, this movie is too busy owning the box office for anyone to worry about it.

1st August 2008 4:35  #3

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
There's no way in Hell that the DVD is coming out after the holiday season...

Look at the date that the "Animated Series in a Big Ol' Box" set, and that could tell you something...

1st August 2008 12:56  #4

kinglasgow Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 187
January of Febuary at the latest or earlier the better.

1st August 2008 17:06  #5

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,032 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
I agree, holiday season = big $$$

1st August 2008 21:03  #6

jmcclane 88 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 466
The Bourne Ultimatum came out August last year I think and the dvd was out in time for Christmas so Dark Knight shouldn't be any different.

Its such a big market for all the summer movies, a chance to either recoup some cash or make a ton more.

2nd August 2008 2:28  #7

jbrain95 Member Join Date: August 2008 Location: United States Posts: 52
I heard it was coming out Dec 9th. But I may be wrong.

2nd August 2008 9:03  #8

7958NHZY Member Join Date: June 2007 Location: United States Posts: 240
I wonder what free promotions they will offer with the movie

If the 300 Best Buy Comic Con Gift set was selling like hotcakes I can't imagine the demand for a Dark Knight exclusive DVD set would be.

2nd August 2008 14:55  #9

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Looks like Jbrain95 heard correct. Here is the rumor.....

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/santa-brings-t...

Quote:
Santa Brings The Dark Knight For X-Mas

By George 'El Guapo' Roush on April 17, 2008

A mystery informant located deep within the bowels of Hollywood has given us information on the release date of The Dark Knight DVD and it looks likes it's coming just in time for Christmas.

On December 9th, 2008 expect The Dark Knight to hit store shelves and be a huge seller this holiday season..............

5th August 2008 17:22  #10

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,643 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
I think Warner should try releasing the DVD before Thanksgiving so they can have the DVD selling for the whole of the holiday shopping season.   Then again Harry Potter 5 was released in December last year on DVD.

6th August 2008 22:54  #11

knight d Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 221
I don't want to think about watching the movie on dvd for a very long time. Let it stay in IMAX theaters for all time! I've only seen it 3 times and it's already August. Hopefully during the holiday season, I'll still be able to see it on the big screen.

6th August 2008 23:06  #12

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
I don't understand why IMAX is so amazing, dont you lose half the image?

7th August 2008 15:23  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
I think in this instance, from what I've read, the main body of the film is presented 2.40:1 or as close as possible, kind of letter boxed, and when the big action set pieces kick in, the bank job, the aerial stuff in China etc, the image opens out and fills the whole IMAX screen.

I've read that the BD is suppose to emulate this effect as well. If true, (and this could be complete BS that I've read) the film would be 2.40 and the action bits would open up to 1.78 (16:9) like the 'bank job' Imax bit they put on the BD.

Can anyone confirm how the Imax version plays. Does the screen size and ratio change throughout the film?

7th August 2008 22:04  #14

jbrain95 Member Join Date: August 2008 Location: United States Posts: 52
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Can anyone confirm how the Imax version plays. Does the screen size and ratio change throughout the film?

Yes, Parts filmed in Imax cameras you get the whole screen, and parts filmed with normal cameras you get a widescreen view.

8th August 2008 1:12  #15

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: I think in this instance, from what I've read, the main body of the film is presented 2.40:1 or as close as possible, kind of letter boxed, and when the big action set pieces kick in, the bank job, the aerial stuff in China etc, the image opens out and fills the whole IMAX screen.

All that I know is when I was watching the beginning span on Gotham, I actually got alittle vertigo, THAT was something I never expected in a movie! wow!

I've read that the BD is suppose to emulate this effect as well. If true, (and this could be complete BS that I've read) the film would be 2.40 and the action bits would open up to 1.78 (16:9) like the 'bank job' Imax bit they put on the BD.

Can anyone confirm how the Imax version plays. Does the screen size and ratio change throughout the film?

8th August 2008 16:30  #16

Simon Waine Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 37

I wonder if Heath Ledger's screen test will be an extra

8th August 2008 17:46  #17

kinglasgow Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 187
Simon Waine wrote:
I wonder if Heath Ledger's screen test will be an extra


I hope so.

9th August 2008 16:53  #18

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Check this out if you want a general time when it's coming out. I know it sounds vague, but it's official. I do have the exact date, but I can't say yet ;-)

As for Nic's question about IMAX, no you don't lose half the picture. The technique that Nolan chose was like Super 35, where in you actually gain MORE picture with the IMAX 70mm shots. Either way, see the movie in IMAX. I've seen it both ways now and when you see it in letter box, the dimensions are so big they are life-sized, but when it opens up and you see it with the clarity and depth of IMAX you truly feel like you're there, being dangled by a helicopter or standing on a rooftop. It's very spectacular. I would assume the whole of the next movie will be shot that way.

10th August 2008 2:17  #19

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't IMAX film limited to only 2 hours due to the size of the film or something? I remember that being the case with Apollo 13 that they had to cut it down to 2 hours otherwise it wouldn't have worked or something like that.

10th August 2008 3:51  #20

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Not anymore, they solved that problem. I'm not sure how, but I would guess that either they use digital projection or bigger platters.

10th August 2008 14:41  #21

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
They could run with an intermission.

10th August 2008 22:09  #22

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
8th of December in the UK.

11th August 2008 17:17  #23

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I figured they would've, but I thought it's best not to assume...

Intermissions wouldn't work though, at least not on idiots (and let's be honest, what's the one thing this world has in excess?). At Grindhouse, as soon as Planet Terror finished, half the audience got up and never came back.

11th August 2008 23:19  #24

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Domestic Box Office all time ranking list (as of August 10, 2008):

Titanic ($600.788 million US)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ($460.998 million)
The Dark Knight ($441.5 million)

12th August 2008 9:35  #25

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Tigerclaw wrote: Domestic Box Office all time ranking list (as of August 10, 2008):

Titanic ($600.788 million US)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ($460.998 million)
The Dark Knight ($441.5 million)
EPIC!

12th August 2008 11:48  #26

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
If they build it we will come. With Box Office like that, give ourselves a huge pat on the back people. As far as Christopher Nolan and crew goes, money well spent and earned.

Just have to hope Nolan isn't too busy in about 2 years to continue this. If he is, then pray Brett Ratner is otherwise engaged as well.

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