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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.
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!
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)
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.
8th of December in the UK.
They could run with an intermission.
Not anymore, they solved that problem. I'm not sure how, but I would guess that either they use digital projection or bigger platters.
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.
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.
Simon Waine wrote:
I wonder if Heath Ledger's screen test will be an extra


I hope so.

I wonder if Heath Ledger's screen test will be an extra
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?
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.
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?
I don't understand why IMAX is so amazing, dont you lose half the image?
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.
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.
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..............
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.
I heard it was coming out Dec 9th. But I may be wrong.
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.
I agree, holiday season = big $$$
January of Febuary at the latest or earlier the better.
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...
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.
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.