DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Batman Begins - Two Disc Deluxe Edition (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

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  1. Rick Lyon

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    Wow, what does it take to get a 5 star for video? Doesn't sound like this transfer deserved anything less then a perfect 5. Where does it lose the 1/2??
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I just exchanged my single disk for the 2 disk once I saw the extras for this teriffic film. Thanks for the review and it is always nice to see screen images.
     
  3. Herb Kane

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    Perfection.

    While the transfer is excellent, I don't believe it is among the top 2 or 3 in my collection. Same with the audio portion. A terrific track, but it's not the first disc I'd run to in an attempt to show off my system.

    That said, it is in fact, near perfect.
     
  4. Jim Harvey

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    Any news on whether or not Canadians will have to suffer through more bilingual packaging for this DVD? I really hope I can avoid seeing Batman: Le Commencement on the cover art with a poor french translation of Roger Ebert's english review.
     
  5. Mike_Richardson

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    I'm picking this one up regardless, but this one has Double Dip written all over it (if not Triple Dip). The Special Features seem pretty weak, IMHO -- no deleted scenes or commentary of any kind, and just a group of short featurettes like some of Warner's recent DVDs.
     
  6. Carlo Medina

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    The only way I'll double dip on this title on DVD is if they release a "director's cut". I won't upgrade just for more extras, since the picture and sound are quite highly rated. Barring a different cut of the film, the next time I upgrade Batman Begins will be on Blu-Ray [​IMG]
     
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    Heads up for those content with the single disc addition. It comes with two episodes of "The Batman" at Wal-Mart (in Canada at least). The bonus disc as its own DVD case and artwork.
     
  8. William DAnnucci

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    Agreed with Steve... great DVD, but would it have killed them to add a DTS track? The Burton Batman Box (say that 5 times fast) has DTS, but Warner keeps it off BB? I am assuming that they needed the movie disc to be the same on the single disc edition offered to rental stores, making room for Quebec dubbing and the oh-so-hilarious Tankman bit? I am loving this disc, but I'm so hungry for the expanded sound of DTS, especially during the bat swarm scenes. Maybe I'm spoiled. LAND OF THE DEAD has a terrific and intense DTS track along with many other recent Universal DVDs. DTS would have made BATMAN BEGINS a definitive demo disc.
     
  9. Jim Harvey

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    Is that the regular edition or the deluxe edition? And which episodes?
     
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    That is the regular edition, the one with only one disc. Not sure which episodes they are.
     
  11. Jim Harvey

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    It's a neat tie-in for the new cartoon, I suppose. I'll try and find out on Tuesday. I'd be great if it was newer episodes, and not ones already released to disc.
     
  12. RogerH

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    Lately I usually wait until Blockbuster has it used but with special movies like these (and SW: Ep III) I'll be picking it up right away (2 disc version of course).

    I haven't even seen this movie yet so I can't wait til Tuesday. I'm hearing nothing but great things about this movie.
     
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    Quick question, are the special features 4:3 or anamorphic? Not that it's a deal breaker, but I prefer them to be anamorphic, but I haven't seen any mention of this in any reviews I've read yet.

    Thanks
     
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    From what I've heard, they're 4:3.
     
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    Unfortunately, yes.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I picked up the single disc version on Saturday, and watched it last night. Absolutely beautiful presentation. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Damn. I'm a French Canadian, and I HATE the billingal covers... They are so horrible, indeed.

    And must of the french collector prefer have only englsi cover too... I really dont know why they put the two langages at the same times... [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm - never bothered me.
     
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    I just got back from Future Shop and the special cover for the 2 disc is in English only [​IMG]
     

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