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post #21 of 33 Old 12-25-08, 05:20 PM
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Re: Dark Knight Blu-ray Review

Just scanned the replies and didn't see a mention of how the variable aspect ratio affects anamorphic CIH setups (if this isn't the case in the US, the Australian Blu-Ray changes aspect between letterbox and fullscreen). I'm really hoping this doesn't set a precendence -- aspect ratios are a nightmare already!

As for the movie, to me it felt like an extended episode of "Law and Order". I'm a superhero fan from way back, having collected comics for 30 years. Batman is "the world's greatest detective"... not some thug in a costume. ANYONE with money and fighting style could play Nolan's Batman. They've missed the whole point of the character.

If interested, track down the graphic novel "JLA: Identity Crisis". This highlights the way Batman thinks, and why he is an integral part of the Justice League. He's there because he's one of the most intelligent men alive: not because he can punch.
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...he's one of the most intelligent men alive: not because he can punch.
Just to add an addendum, Burton's Batman did indeed show intelligence and scientific intuition when he cracked the Joker's Smilex formula in the 1989 original. And Nolan's Batman did create the cell-phone sonar net over Gotham (using Fox's design as a starting point) to find the Joker... What I don't want to see is Batman become Sherlock Holmes wearing a cape. The physicality is just as much a part of the character as the "detective" part, IMO (but I agree that the intellectual part has played second fiddle in both Burton's and Nolan's interpretation).

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I finally got around to watching this movie last week. I watched it on Thursday and again on Friday. Overall I was very impressed, it is so nice to actually see original thought in current movies! Hopefully the next will live up to the new franchise name.

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Re: Dark Knight Blu-ray Review

I got the movie today. I am quite surprised nobody mentioned the shift between 16:9 and 2.4:1 aspect ratios during the movie.

Was that necessary? I don't know...

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That's been beaten to death, it's a non issue for most users, CIH usersmay have to get creative, though. What do you think of the image quality?
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Well, PQ and SQ are great!

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I am quite surprised nobody mentioned the shift between 16:9 and 2.4:1 aspect ratios during the movie.
Nobody mentioned it where? It's been mentioned in this very thread.

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Re: Dark Knight Blu-ray Review

Do you mean this?

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It is the first time I know about dual aspect ratios. I was under the impression the movie was released twice....in 2 aspect ratios (2 movies I mean).

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Re: Dark Knight Blu-ray Review

From John Simpson on Page One: "Just scanned the replies and didn't see a mention of how the variable aspect ratio affects anamorphic CIH setups"

I didn't pay much attention because I really didn't notice it. If you get the disc and watch the special features there is a bit about using a different aspect ratio for certain special effects scenes. I'm not really sure why they needed to do it that way.

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Wasn't there some scenes shot using IMAX cameras causing the aspect ratio changes?

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