The Dark Knight Returns. Part 1

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his tow greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman.

Publisher: Burbank, Calif. :, Warner Home Video,, [2012], ©2012
ISBN: 0780682831
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ba
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Dark Knight returns. Part 1


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Oct 27, 2014

I enjoyed this cartoon DVD. It is too violent for children to watch.

Apr 01, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Animation was not 100%, and they prolonged a few scenes-breaking down an otherwise excellent rhythm.
BUT for all that it is still very well done in most respects, and especially nailing the character and method of the still one and only Dark Knight.

Sep 24, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Having read the original graphic novel by Frank Miller a very long time ago, I cannot properly compare and contrast these two products side by side, all I CAN do is to judge each film on it's own, and honestly, I was blown away by the quality of the animation and the care that was put into the story. Of all the things I do remember from the graphic novel, was that I didn't really much care for the art style, it seemed way to chaotic and unruly, here, it is very clear and precise, the story flows very naturally and leads up to a gripping climax (still talking about part one). The only thing I agree with concerning Waldo32487's review was that Part One was much better than Part Two, it's pretty obvious Waldo has kids, otherwise he probably would not have brought up the violence and language. And as for THIS Batman being different from "our" beloved Batman, consider what Batman was like before Frank Miller fixed his character, campy and fun, diet Batman, fun for kids, but not nearly as stimulating for adults. Now thanks to Frank Miller, and other assorted, we have Batman fully realized, the Batman that fully embodies the ethics and moral responsibilities that were imbued in the character from the very beginning, the Batman that audiences deserve, but that's just my opinion. You are free to have your own opinion, but next time, don't speak for everyone else and say "our beloved Batman", it kind of makes you sound like an arrogant fool. Just sayin'.

Sep 11, 2013
  • 9saphire rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

First thing: This movie is not for children, this is a mature Batman well into his 50's and retired. Finally tired of his beloved Gotham City falling apart he takes matters into his own hands and takes the city back. Joker is completely off the rails in this story. But why is Lana Lang and Selina Kyle fat? Other than that I really enjoyed this story.

Aug 14, 2013

BEST MOVIE YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 06, 2013
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not bad, quite entertaining. I would have preferred a younger batman.

Jul 17, 2013
  • Waldo32487 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Nope, sucked....

part 1 was better than part 2

NOT for younger children, lots of blood, very dark, and quite a bit of language.

honestly, not a fan. makes our beloved Batman very different from everything Batman stands for....

Jun 22, 2013
  • BENTENUSON14 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

this movie is good for teens and above becuse of the blood in it

Jun 17, 2013
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!! This movie was amazing! Batman has never looked so dark, and hardcore at the same time. The adaptation from the book was very good, and I agree with 2295000635743, about the small detail. :) Other than that,it was very compelling, and I could definitely watch it again! ;) 5/5 Stars from me! :D

Jun 03, 2013
  • flash2121 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

batman and hes new bat gear so cool...

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Sep 30, 2013
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Aug 22, 2013
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Jul 06, 2013
  • chris1918 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this movie was better than the first batman.


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Jun 17, 2013
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