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Old December 15 2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I picked this set up from Amazon. It comes with a nice little booklet as well as the three films nicely transferred onto BluRay. I haven't watched the films yet, but I have watched some of the special features. I particularly liked the feature on the Batmoblie in many of its incarnations.

I am looking forward to watching the films in succession again. I've really enjoyed Nolan's trilogy overall and if nothing else I like the generally coherent and comprehensive world he created for Batman. Sure it isn't real and still takes liberties, but it often seems like it could be real. Nolan straddled that line nicely enough.

It will be interesting to see the next direction taken with Batman and his world.
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Old December 15 2012, 05:13 AM   #2
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I love the films, but I own them individually, not the set.
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Old December 15 2012, 05:35 AM   #3
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I owned the first two films on DVD, but since then I'd purchased a BluRay player, so I opted to pick up the trilogy set with all three films on BluRay.
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Old December 15 2012, 06:11 AM   #4
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

On black Friday i found Batman begins on Blu-ray for three bucks at Walmart. A couple more Thanksgiving holidays and I'll have the entire set for nine bucks.
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Old December 15 2012, 06:35 AM   #5
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I got the trilogy as well and put in The Dark Knight Rises just to sample the quality. I don't like that the aspect ratio keeps changing. Sometimes the movie fills the whole screen and sometimes you see the black bars. I didn't notice in the theatre, but it's a little distracting when you see it on TV. Maybe I'll get used to it when I actually sit down to watch the whole movie, I don't know, but I wish they would have kept the picture consistent. I heard that the DVD version isn't like this.
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Old December 15 2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

07 Geese a Laying wrote: View Post
I didn't notice in the theatre, but it's a little distracting when you see it on TV.
It didn't switch ratios in the cinema if you didn't see it in IMAX.

I'm not a huge fan of it on a home format either, but you get used to it eventually.
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Old December 15 2012, 07:31 AM   #7
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^ I saw The Dark Knight in IMAX and the switch wasn't distracting. Saw Rises in IMAX too and I didn't even notice if there was a switch. TV is a different story though.
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Old December 15 2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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Warped9 wrote: View Post
I owned the first two films on DVD, but since then I'd purchased a BluRay player, so I opted to pick up the trilogy set with all three films on BluRay.
Same for me here.
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Old December 15 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I find the BB DVD to be fine as it is; I don't think there's much, if any, need for improvement there.

For some reason I don't find the aspect ratio change of TDKR to be distracting on home video, but that may have something to do with the shape of my current TV. ( It is admittedly a little weird to have been a widescreen-only diehard for so long, only to end up watching a film that often fills the whole screen. )
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Old December 15 2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

Never compare the TDK blu ray to the TDK DVD like I did, otherwise your view on the world will be crushed.
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Old December 15 2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

How did that turn out? I wasn't really all that impressed with the TDK Blu-ray myself. Though I'm thinking part of the problem had to be my nonexistent tricked-out audio system. Dialogue and some other things were just not loud enough even with the TV at max volume. The same goes for one of the theaters I saw it in: Alfred's "you didn't make it loud enough" gag completely fizzles if the scene isn't REALLY LOUD in the first place.

I tried experimenting with different audio settings but wasn't successful in fixing the situation. One of the audio tracks, the third English one, was actually at the right volume, but comes equipped with... wait for it... a voiceover explaining what's happening for blind people. "HARVEY LOOKS AROUND NERVOUSLY." Yes, I can see that! Thank you very much!!!
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Old December 15 2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

In my opinion, the blu ray is much better than the dvd in all regards. But I never had an issue with the audio on blu ray (especially not in the scene with the gatling gun).
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Old December 15 2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

Are you using just regular TV speakers or do you have a better audio setup?
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Old December 16 2012, 04:47 PM   #14
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Re: The Dark Knight Trilogy...

I have a 7.1 audio setup, but I did try it today with regular TV speakers since you asked. Doesn't sound that great there (voices are too quiet, sound effects and music are too loud). It's kinda funny, because it makes that gatling gun scene even louder.
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Old December 16 2012, 06:59 PM   #15
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
voices are too quiet
That's what I'm talking about. TDKR was better in that respect.
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