Dark Knight returns… to DVD
With Christopher Nolan’s Batman series wrapped up, I thought that I had my Batman movie fix for at least another year. But the recent release of DC’s “The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1” on DVD and Bluray has shown me how wrong I was.
This adaption of Frank Millers work leaves me waiting semi patiently for part two.
“The Dark Knight Returns” takes place in a Gotham City with crime rates out of control since Batman disappeared 10 years ago. In that time a gang calling themselves The Mutants has taken over the streets.
Through all of this, Batman is nowhere to be seen until the escape of a “rehabilitated” Harvey “Twoface” Dent, which prompts the pushing fifty Bruce Wayne to dawn the mantle of Batman to clean up the streets.
Helping Batman on his war on crime is a young girl named Carrie Kelley, who aspires to take up the mantel of Robin. She is excited for Batman’s return, but not everyone in the city shares her enthusiasm.
TV personalities and public opinion are shifting away from favoring Gotham’s silent protector.
Usually the direct to DVD market is a desolate waste land of ill conceived projects and sequels that haven’t seen the original cat for several iterations. This however is not one of those movies.
With the voice work of Pieter Weller, aka Robocop, taking up the cowl for Batman, and Michal Emerson of “Lost” voicing the Joker in the upcoming part two. This is a can’t miss.
It needs to be pointed out that this movie is not for young kids, but the fact it’s a Frank Miller story should tell you all you need to know about that. The “Dark Knight Returns: Part One,” is available on DVD, Bluray, and On Demand right now.