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Based on the characters created by Bob Kane and DC Comics.
Special features: "Genesis of the Bat": Batman incarnations from the mid-1980s to the present; "The journey begins:" creative concepts, story development and casting; shaping mind and body: fighting style; Gotham City rises: production design; Cape and Cowl: the new batsuit; The Tumbler: the new Batmobile; "Path to discovery:" filming in Iceland; saving Gotham City: the monorail chase sequence; confidential files; character/weaponry gallery; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM features: 'Batman begins' mobile game demo and web links; Inner Demons comic: Explore the special features through an exclusive interactive comic book; Exclusive collectible 72-page comic book containing: Detective Comics #27 (the very first Batman story), 'Batman: The man who falls' (a classic story that inspired Batman Begins), 'Batman: The long Halloween' (a chilling excerpt that also inspired the film).
Director of photography, Wally Pfister ; editor, Lee Smith ; music, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; production designer, Nathan Crowley.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman.
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.