Batman begins [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures a Syncopy production, a film by Christopher Nolan
Blu-rays | Distributed by Warner Home Video | 2008 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY B SF/FANTASY)
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Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray ; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; 1080p High Definition ; requires Blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, dubbed Japanese, dubbed Portuguese, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.
Special features: In-movie experience with Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and others as they reveal the movie's backstories; the Dark Knight IMAX prologue; Tankman begins: a Batman spoof; Batman - the journey begins: concept, design and development; Shaping mind and body: observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman; Gotham City rises: witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor; Cape and cowl: the development of the Batsuit; Batman - the tumbler: the reinvention of the Batmobile; Path to discovery: a look at the first week filming; Saving Gotham City: the development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the Monorail Chase scene; Genesis of the bat: a look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences; Reflections on writing Batman begins with David S. Goyer; Digital Batman: the effects; Batman begins stunts; Confidential files: discover facts and story points not in the film; stills gallery; theatrical trailer.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman.
Producers, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, Larry Franco ; story, David S. Goyer ; screenplay, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer ; director, Christopher Nolan ; director of photography, Wally Pfister ; editor, Lee Smith ; music, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard.
MPAA rating: PG-13; intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.
After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, Bruce returns to Gotham City and unleashed his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and high-tech weaponry to fight evil.
MW, 7-12; 8-12(add)