» Warner Bros Entertainment
» 2 Discs
» Cardboard Sleeve
» 4 Cards
» 2 Keys
» Aluminum Attaché Case (w. lock)
» 93 copies (see sidenotes)
» The Dark Knight (movie) (Pt. 1) (01h 26m 26s)
» DVD, R0, NTSC
» 2.40:1 Anamorphic
» The Dark Knight (movie) (Pt. 2) (01h 06m 28s)
» DVD, R0, NTSC
» 2.40:1 Anamorphic
» The Dark Knight
» Batman: The Dark Knight
» Christopher Nolan
» Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy, Chin Han, Nestor Carbonell, Eric Roberts, Ritchie Coster, Anthony Michael Hall
This is an FYC (For Your Consideration) screening copy only sent out to specific media affiliates and so it's not an item you can find in any kind of shop. It's quite a rare piece and a pretty well made set overall. The metal-bat on the front is quite stunning but the attaché case still feels a bit so and so.
I mean there's nothing wrong with it, but there's like some remnants of glue and such here and there which bugs me a little bit. I don't know, maybe this is pretty common on briefcases in general but it does add a very slight sense of cheapness to the overall production.
Still, it's definitely right up there with the best for the sake of rarity and overall design... It's just not a perfect ten. But on the other hand...
Oh who am I kidding! I fucking love this set! :D
The film is spread over 2 discs and is presented in 2.40:1. Unlike the "regular" DVD-releases of the film this version does not change the aspect ratio for the IMAX sequences but stays the same through out the film.
Being a screener there are no subtitles, menus or extras. The first disc starts with a disclaimer stating that you shouldn't distribute the disc, copy it, duplicate it and yada yada yada. It also states that the disc is traceable to the reciever (these screeners are only sent out to selected media affiliates so it's a pretty select crowd and each disc is branded digitally so it can be traced back to the person who it was originally sent to).
On the initial disclaimer screen there is ONE menu selection, simply manifested as an "Accept" button, stating that you agree to the disclaimer terms. After pressing accept another short disclaimer rolls on screen and then the movie starts to play.
The film has chapter stops but there's no chapter selection menu. A disclaimer watermark is branded into the bottom of the screen every once in a while through out the two discs.
The case is branded with "TZ" on the lock, which would make it an attaché manufactured by T.Z. Case International. I've checked with TZ and from the looks of it they (TZ) did not produce the case as a "custom case" so they way it probably worked is that Warner bought blank cases by TZ and branded them with their own metal bat logo.
This is a Golden Globe Awards screener set and by that standard a pretty limited release. At this point I'm only aware of 93 copies being manufactured. They were sent out exclusively to members of the HFPA (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association - who judge the Golden Globes) prior to the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. So it's actually one of those "For Your Concideration" sets (which is also printed on the cardboard sleeve) similar to what judges of the Emmy awards will get before making THEIR judgements (NOT that these cases were also sent to judges of the Emmy Awards, I'm just mentioning the Emmy Awards as an example).
It's possible that more sets were made and sent out elsewhere but so far I've not been able to recover any info on this. A special thanks goes out to my man bodosisk who helped out with a lot of background info on this bad boy.
Last but not least, image 18 (purple cardboard sleeve) was not photographed by me personally as I am yet to accuire this (IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THE SLEEVE PLEASE CONTACT ME!).
Last but not least, in order to protect the identity of the person who sold me the discs, the barcode on them have been digitally blurred.