Best Blu-ray Deals

Black Friday Week is Live, $3.99 Blu-ray Movies »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Rain Man (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
$14.99
 
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Lone Survivor (Blu-ray)
$7.99
 
X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Son of Batman (Blu-ray)
$8.00
7 hrs ago
The Avengers (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
You Only Live Twice (Blu-ray)
$3.99
6 hrs ago
The Princess Bride (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3 (Blu-ray)
$29.96
10 min ago
A Good Day to Die Hard (Blu-ray)
$3.99
 


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (37403)
 Adventure (28595)
 Animation (8590)
 Anime (4730)
 Biography (3909)
 Comedy (27889)
 Comic book (5281)
 Coming of age (1827)
 Crime (19491)
 Dark humor (3920)
 Documentary (5060)
 Drama (44905)
 Epic (5319)
 Erotic (1140)
 Family (11988)
 Fantasy (16393)
 Film-Noir (1217)
 Foreign (6356)
 Heist (1689)
 History (5840)
 Holiday (1259)
 Horror (14148)
 Imaginary (932)
 Martial arts (3372)
 Melodrama (2369)
 Music (8762)
 Musical (3900)
 Mystery (11359)
 Nature (1836)
 Other (703)
 Period (7028)
 Psychological thriller (3228)
 Romance (16297)
 Sci-Fi (18447)
 Short (405)
 Sport (2861)
 Supernatural (4467)
 Surreal (1490)
 Teen (3283)
 Thriller (32909)
 War (5848)
 Western (2432)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray

United States
841
1
20
Blu-ray + DVD Warner Bros. | 2012 | 76 min | Rated PG-13 | Sep 25, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, German SDH

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
UV digital copy (expired)
Digital copy (expired)
DVD copy

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $24.98, Price history

Amazon: $18.49 (Save 26%)
New from: $8.91 (Save 64%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.2
144
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
Based on 1 user review

Movie appeal

 
Action100%
Comic book99%
Sci-Fi89%
Adventure82%
Animation57%
Film-Noir13%
Crime11%
81%
popularity
1547
collections
58
fans




Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

 (2012)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this overall recommended Blu-ray release

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing fifty-five-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl, but does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

For more about Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray release, see Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, Ariel Winter, Michael McKean, Wade Williams, Gary Anthony Williams
Director: Jay Oliva

» See full cast & crew


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Typical of a DCU animated feature high definition presentation, The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is striking but flawed. Its flaws, though -- faint artifacting, slight to moderate banding, and hints of aliasing -- seem to trace back to the original animation, not Warner's 1080p/AVC-encoded efforts. Thankfully, the artifacting is only noticeable on occasion (and even then, only if you're scrutinizing the picture); the banding isn't all that distracting, and when it is (during the first fight between Batman and the Mutant leader) it tends to involve static horizontal lines inherent to the background image; and what little aliasing there is only makes a nuisance of itself here and there (the worst of which appears in a pan of the red-visored mutants). Otherwise, there isn't much to complain about. Colors are as bleak, grim or vivid as needed, primaries pop, black levels are inky and contrast, while oppressively dark by design, is satisfying and consistent, even as night falls or shadows close in. Detail is terrific too, with every nuance of the movie's hand-drawn animation and CG elements reproduced to perfection. As far as the encode is concerned, there isn't much to worry over either. Fans of Warner's DCU Blu-ray releases won't be surprised by anything here. The good, the bad or the ugly. Fortunately, the good is pretty great, the bad isn't all that bad, and the ugly is tough to spot.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Warner's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is true to Part 1's sound design. That sound design just isn't the all-out sonic assault it could -- I'd argue should -- be. Rear speaker activity is my biggest qualm. Even when Batman is rolling into the Mutant basecamp in a souped up Batmo... tank, firing to his heart's content, there isn't much in the way of rear speaker aggression, directional depth or soundfield immersion. It isn't underwhelming per se (it's still reasonably loud and rowdy), but it doesn't match the intensity of the events unfolding on screen or the prowess that might come with a live-action adaptation. Nor is it the only scene that sounds a bit too front-heavy. That said, everything else comes through nicely. The LFE channel hits hard and doesn't let up, throwing its weight behind every meaty punch, cannon blast, explosion and general unruliness the movie has to offer. Dynamics are decidedly effective too, as are channel pans, the integration and prioritization of Christopher Drake's music, and other elements that up Part 1's cinematic quotient. Dialogue is clean, clear and exacting as well, rounding out a solid but not entirely enveloping lossless audio experience.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1: Other Editions




2-disc set
Best Buy

1-disc


2-disc set
Wal-Mart


Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members




   



Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray, News and Updates



This Week on Blu-ray: September 25-October 2 - September 23, 2012

This Tuesday sees the Blu-ray release of box-office smash The Avengers, the adaptation of the beloved Marvel Comics property. The Avengers faced an uphill battle in the eyes of many comic-book fans; it had to satisfy the aims and objectives established in Thor, ...

The Dark Knight Returns: Part One Blu-ray (Updated) - August 2, 2012

Next month, Warner Home Entertainment will bring The Dark Knight Returns: Part One to Blu-ray. This animated adaptation of Frank Miller's landmark graphic novel finds Batman (Peter Weller, RoboCop) trying to cope with a dystopian future where Gotham City has become ...


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
The Dark Knight Returns Part I & Part II De... (

Official Thread

)
840 Oct 21, 2014
The Dark Knight Mega Thread 7882 4 days ago

» Show more forum discussions for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray



Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray


$24.98 $18.49


Buy Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 on Blu-ray Movie


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. How to Train Your Dragon 2
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. The Expendables 3
4. Rain Man
5. Lone Survivor
6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D
7. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D
8. The Avengers
9. 22 Jump Street
10. Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
11. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
12. 22 Jump Street
13. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
14. It Happened One Night
15. Chef

Trending in Theaters
1. Interstellar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
3. Dumb and Dumber To
4. Big Hero 6
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
7. John Wick
8. Gone Girl
9. Whiplash
10. Fury
11. Autómata
12. The Guest
13. The Theory of Everything
14. A Walk Among the Tombstones
15. Horrible Bosses 2
16. The Drop
17. Rosewater
18. The Maze Runner
19. The Equalizer
20. Foxcatcher

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  The Princess Bride
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
6.  Lone Survivor
7.  Maleficent
8.  Fight Club
9.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
10.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D
3.  Big Hero 6
4.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
6.  The Maze Runner
7.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
8.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9.  Dolphin Tale 2
10.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion P...
$54.99, Save 54%
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$9.99, Save 75%
4.  The Princess Bride
$3.99, Save 80%
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$17.99, Save 54%
6.  Lone Survivor
$7.99, Save 77%
7.  Fight Club
$3.99, Save 84%
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$13.00, Save 67%
9.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$13.00, Save 65%
10.  X-Men: First Class
$3.99, Save 84%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Rain Man

 United States


$19.99 $3.99





Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season

 United States


$69.97 $14.99





X-Men: Days of Future Past

 United States


$39.99 $9.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices