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The Dark Knight New Trailer

Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 10:10am

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New Trailer posted on YouTube

[link] (yes, it's bad quality, not my fault)


This is one movie that I'm definately going to see!!


EDIT: Full version!! OUT NOW!! http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

MOD EDIT: Official high quality version now online: http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

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Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 10:17am

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Ooh, that looks pretty awesome. Seems to be considerably larger in scope than the first film.

The action also looks much better - and, let's face it, it couldn't really be worse. While I'm a big fan of Batman Begins, the action really did suck. But, then, none of the Batman films have ever had particularly good action. Maybe this will be the one to nail it?

Good to see them treating the Joker as a proper maniac, and as someone to genuinely fear. Less of the pantomime and more of the horror!
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 12:59pm

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Great trailer, Heath Ledger created a great voice for the Joker.
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 1:45pm

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Looks great, can't wait until Apple and/or Yahoo gets it up in HD though. Like Tarn said, looks like the action will be a lot better in this one as well! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 1:56pm

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Also, that last scene with the Joker holding his position while Batman goes at him with a motorcycle seems somewhat similar to the equally aweseome scene in the original Batman where the Jokers stands still as Batman attacks him with his batplane.
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 2:36pm

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I started watching it but then decided I'd wait for an official high quality version to come out so I could enjoy more in it's full quality for the first time I see it.
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 7:43pm

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Tarn wrote:

and, let's face it, it couldn't really be worse. While I'm a big fan of Batman Begins, the action really did suck.
I recall a conversation when 'Begins' came out on here about how Nolan knew everything but how to shoot a fight scene. Then I saw it and said "Of course, Tarn's right again".

The reason I liked 'Begins' was because I thought it was on an even mix with the action/detective-story as a proper Batman film should be; the action itself was just kind of lackluster. Not 'grand' enough. Still, I won't forget to mention it had some of the tightest, cleanest, and all-around best editing of a movie I've seen recently. (Seconded by 'The Prestige'. Go figure.)

I'm at school and the proxy to checkout YouTube I'm on won't load it. Says it's "Personal Message Only" and that I have to have received it on YouTube. Will wait till I get home. Looks promising, what I've seen of the Joker. I was admittedly wrong about the first 'Begins' crew, which I thought was terribly miscast when looking at who filled what roles.

Heath seems the same way, but knowing Nolan he'll pull it off in some odd way. The voice sounds entirely awesome.
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 8:35pm

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This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Dam !!!!
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 10:26pm

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clarky104 wrote:

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Dam !!!!
http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/12/14/the-dark-knight-trailer-leaked-online/
Posted: Fri, 14th Dec 2007, 10:38pm

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The quality is a tad better here.

I got goosebumps, even with the obscureness from the quality. I could not believe that was Heath Ledger. Honestly, even after his Oscar nod for Brokeback I didn't take him very seriously as he's always seemed (like Tom Cruise or the like) to pull the same voice and acting in everything. (except maybe Lords of Dogtown)

This blew it out of the water. Seriously, I watched it 3 times and still can't see a regular-faced Heath reading/acting those lines like that. He sounds oddly comical, and it's absolutely chilling. I kind of regular, nasally voice- but on his face- which is bizarre.

I couldn't put a finger on it until just now: He sounds and inflects like a raspy-voiced Chris Farley. On-the-nose, and it's perfect.

"Now come on, HIT ME!"
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 12:29am

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Hmm.. It is a very very good trailer. I think I'll regret not working on this now... unsure

But hey, at least the magic of the movie will be less ruined! Cannot wait to see the film biggrin biggrin
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 2:44am

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http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

Official HD Trailer comes out Sunday.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 7:09pm

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I'm really excited to see it.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 12:33am

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(Insert extremely caustic text-based disappoinment that the trailer got taken down)



Someone, anyone. If you come across a functioning version of this trailer online, tell me immediately. Everywhere I've looked it's been taken down.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 1:51am

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Ssshh....

http://batturd.com/files/tdk/

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Don't say I don't do anything for you... Hopefully I won't be asked to take it down though....
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 2:10am

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This looks better then expected. DEFINITELY my most anticipated film. (And I'm not even a huge batman fan)
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 12:42am

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Pooky wrote:

http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

Official HD Trailer comes out Sunday.
It's Sunday...still don't see it.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 12:48am

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mVPstar wrote:

Pooky wrote:

http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

Official HD Trailer comes out Sunday.
It's Sunday...still don't see it.
It's already Monday here... Be patient razz
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 1:44am

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Digerati Media wrote:

mVPstar wrote:

Pooky wrote:

http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

Official HD Trailer comes out Sunday.
It's Sunday...still don't see it.
It's already Monday here... Be patient razz
It's online NOW!!!! Sweet!
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 1:45am

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Mantra wrote:

Digerati Media wrote:

mVPstar wrote:

Pooky wrote:

http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/

Official HD Trailer comes out Sunday.
It's Sunday...still don't see it.
It's already Monday here... Be patient razz
It's online NOW!!!! Sweet!
Yup.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 4:02am

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This movie looks amazing. Can't wait.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 4:19am

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"Let's put a smile on that face!"
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 4:28am

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Why so serious?

I've found some posters:

http://batturd.com/files/tdk/joker.jpg
http://batturd.com/files/tdk/darkknightposter2.jpg
http://batturd.com/files/tdk/whysoserious.jpg

<3

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Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 6:04am

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Amazing stuff, obviously looks even better in high quality! Those posters are indeed extremely cool....might have to order one of those wink
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 6:16am

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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

Amazing stuff, obviously looks even better in high quality! Those posters are indeed extremely cool....might have to order one of those wink
Why stop at one? I'm probably going to buy them all (considering my online handle half uses "Batman" in it)
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 9:23am

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Superb. Looks much larger in scale and ambition than the first. Judging from Nolan's foreward in The Long Halloween 'Absolute' edition, that particular comic story was a big influence on Batman Begins and even more so on this story. Given the involvement of Harvey Dent, I have high hopes. We may even see Batman doing some detective work, which hasn't really happened on screen since the frickin' 60s series!

Can't wait.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 7:27pm

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Supposedly the last words of 'The Dark Knight' are between a barkeep and Harvey Dent in which the barkeep says

"I thought you were dead." And hands Dent a beer, who puts a quarter down on the bar and replies "Half." But so far I think that specific scenario is just a rumor. Still I've heard Nolan and Goyer say it was intended to be a 3-part thing, like Spiderman.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 11:11pm

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That was a fantastic way to spend 3 minutes.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 12:55am

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Atom wrote:

I couldn't put a finger on it until just now: He sounds and inflects like a raspy-voiced Chris Farley. On-the-nose, and it's perfect.
From the first time I heard the Joker's voice, I immediately thought of Jim Jones. His eerily calm demeanor, raspy voice, and elongation of vowels reminded me of audio tape I've heard of Jones when he's in one of moon especially creepy moods.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 2:16am

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Looks good, and 6 months from now I'll go see it.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 4:56am

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Who wants to bet on an R rating?

And I don't think he sounds like Jim Jones. Jones, to me at least, just sounds like proverbial country sap. There's something just as sadistic but more unique and genuine about Ledger's Joker. It wasn't until a few hours later I could place Chris Farley, but that's what I think. Both the 'HIT ME!' and 'going according to plan...' are the two markedly-distinct tones of the late Farley.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 5:41am

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I love how they did the friggin' Joker! He's actually scary. I love it! Can't wait to see it.

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Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 5:43am

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Mequellios wrote:

Here, theres an HD one on youtube silly.
Haha! That made me laugh! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 5:49am

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Mequellios wrote:

Here, theres an HD one on youtube silly.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WaIR9dAZRR0

I love how they did the friggin' Joker! He's actually scary. I love it! Can't wait to see it.
http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/ > YouTube

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Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 5:51am

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Digerati Media wrote:

Mequellios wrote:

Here, theres an HD one on youtube silly.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WaIR9dAZRR0

I love how they did the friggin' Joker! He's actually scary. I love it! Can't wait to see it.
[url]
http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/[/url] > YouTube
Oh, haha. I saw you post that one that looked like it was pirated from a movie theatre, I assumed you didn't know that it was released. Heh, I'm a dork.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 8:07pm

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Haha, I thought you were kidding from the beginning, Mequellios.

(Rep the Joker Avatarz! Woot! smile)
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This just simply looks cool... very cool..!!!
And yes.. the Joker is gona kick ass!!
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 9:52pm

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Call me stupid, but...
Why does he appear to have scars on the sides of his mouth. I thought the chemical accident made him have a huge grin? Or is this something that is going to appear in the movie about how he tried to cover it up?
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 10:03pm

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Big Kahuna wrote:

Call me stupid, but...
Why does he appear to have scars on the sides of his mouth. I thought the chemical accident made him have a huge grin? Or is this something that is going to appear in the movie about how he tried to cover it up?
This is a new take on the Joker, in the same way Begins reinvented the franchise. The scars are his "smile", but in a much more sadistic way.

I would guess that it either self inflicted, or a wound from an attack that left him twisted...
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 10:54pm

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Sweet. Thanks.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 11:36pm

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Atom wrote:

Haha, I thought you were kidding from the beginning, Mequellios.

(Rep the Joker Avatarz! Woot! smile)
Maybe... I... was... redface
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Big Kahuna wrote:

Call me stupid, but...
Why does he appear to have scars on the sides of his mouth. I thought the chemical accident made him have a huge grin? Or is this something that is going to appear in the movie about how he tried to cover it up?
I think they're trying to get rid of the cartoony look of the joker. Cause in real life, no chemical would put a huge grin on someones face that fits so perfect that he looks like a clown(on the cartoons it look alright, but for a movie it would be retarded) So I get they don't want the joker to look like that funny dude who does funny things. They want him to look like a scary criminal.

Correct me if I'm wrong
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Either way, the Joker and the film looks cool cool

There is also a bootleg of the Bank Robbery, shown at the IMax, doing the rounds on the internet.

Looks sweat!!!
Posted: Fri, 21st Dec 2007, 9:44pm

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Looks great... I'm glad they replaced Katie Holmes, but not so thrilled with who replaced her.

Heath Ledger as The Joker is interesting though. Hopefully he can shed the Brokeback Mountain thing now!
Posted: Fri, 21st Dec 2007, 10:19pm

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Looks great... I'm glad they replaced Katie Holmes, but not so thrilled with who replaced her.
You've got to be kidding. If ever there was an actor/actress replacement in a sequel, Maggie G for Katie Holmes would be it. Though aside eachother they look different, they're likenesses in appearance and acting in movies can't be matched. At least, not for an actress. For having to recast, which always looks incredibly cheap to me in sequels, Warner Bros. pulled the right move.

I've been meaning to say this, so thanks for (sorta) bringing it up. I hope she works out. I don't much care for either actress, but I doubt this one will suck the movie's attention with her mega-marriage and strange religious activities. smile
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WHY SO SERIOUS?!
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I'm definitely looking foreword to this movie but, call me crazy, I'm not so sure I like the Joker, I'll have to see more of him.
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O G_D enough with the remakes. Jack Nicholson played the best joker hands down. Batman one and 2 were the best. This guy looks like some bum off the streets. When will movies become originals already. Its like seeing reruns on nick at night. RIP batman.
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Lior wrote:

O G_D enough with the remakes. Jack Nicholson played the best joker hands down. Batman one and 2 were the best. This guy looks like some bum off the streets. When will movies become originals already. Its like seeing reruns on nick at night. RIP batman.
When you say Jack Nicholson played the best Joker "hands down," it's kind of irrelevant, unless you've seen "The Dark Knight," which you clearly haven't because it isn't a remake, it's a sequel. I'm not saying he wasn't great, but you can't be comparing him to Ledger's Joker. No one has seen enough of him to compare.

If you don't like series, stay away from them. There are plenty of original films out there. This is honestly like coming into a James Bond topic and complaining that they use the same character. Sequels and remakes seem to be big lately, but if you know where to look, there are plenty of great "new" films out there. Look beyond mainstream as well. It seems like you are looking for films in all the wrong places.

Personally, I love what they've done with Batman and I like the direction they are heading. You may disagree, but your reasoning for it is silly. Maybe you chose the wrong word and analogy for your feelings on the new films.
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Uh, Serpent, what do you mean it's a sequel? Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are reimaginings of Batman, so it is kind of a remake of the Joker story. Just more realistic and modern. I think I prefer Ledger's Joker since in addition to the loonyness he seems to have a dark creepy side as well, which Nicholson's Joker didn't really have.
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Pooky wrote:

Uh, Serpent, what do you mean it's a sequel? Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are reimaginings of Batman, so it is kind of a remake of the Joker story. Just more realistic and modern. I think I prefer Ledger's Joker since in addition to the loonyness he seems to have a dark creepy side as well, which Nicholson's Joker didn't really have.
It may retell the Joker story, but it isn't a remake of a film. It's a direct sequel to Batman Begins... That's why I used the word sequel. Both of these films are clearly new. When I think direct remake, I think same, but redone with modern tech. These have different stories, at least Batman Begins did. It's a complete "reimagining," as you put it.

Hypothetical: Pretend the made-for-TV Casino Royale never existed: it's like calling Casino Royale a remake. It's completely new. (Best example of the top of my head).
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Heath Ledger's Joker is perfect so far. Nicholson's was good, but was still stuck in that kooky campy style. Ledger's Joker is (so far at least) appropriately evil and downright frighteningly creepy. The scars on the face making the smile is simply inspired. It's the demention of the clown motif into something that is both terrifying and ultra realistic (like this guy could be a legitimate person in real life). That's why he's so scary and pulls it off so well.

Nicholson is crap compared to what I've seen of Ledger so far (though I was no fan of the Burton Batman's in the first place).
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The real joker in all the classics was not creepy though. He looks like a bum not a joker. I judge him on appearance which is way off. His character also gives me depression not psychotically funny as the joker should be and is. And call it what you will, it's a remake. Also what is up with taking movies and making stories of what happened before. Dam its like star wars. All of the Starwars were awesome the second they brought a phony to play as young Darth and all the story was plain crazy and messed up the other series.
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Lior wrote:

The real joker in all the classics was not creepy though.
If by "classics" you mean the TV show or the movies, then you're horribly, horribly wrong. The preferred version of Batman is more of a vigilante than a camp superhero. Concordantly, the Joker's new realistic and sadistic nature is perfectly fitting. The fact that he looks like a bum is intentional - it's to make him more dangerous, make him more of a realistic villain, living on the streets, rather than the rather stupid multimillionaire villains we sometimes get nowadays.

This is not "making up what happened before". The entire Begins series is a re-envisioning of the Batman universe, taking it in a much darker, realistic direction. It's a completely new origin story, not a prequel. Have you even seen Batman Begins? It's in no way connected with the Burton/Shumaker films.
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Evman wrote:

Lior wrote:

The real joker in all the classics was not creepy though.
If by "classics" you mean the TV show or the movies, then you're horribly, horribly wrong. The preferred version of Batman is more of a vigilante than a camp superhero. Concordantly, the Joker's new realistic and sadistic nature is perfectly fitting. The fact that he looks like a bum is intentional - it's to make him more dangerous, make him more of a realistic villain, living on the streets, rather than the rather stupid multimillionaire villains we sometimes get nowadays.

This is not "making up what happened before". The entire Begins series is a re-envisioning of the Batman universe, taking it in a much darker, realistic direction. It's a completely new origin story, not a prequel. Have you even seen Batman Begins? It's in no way connected with the Burton/Shumaker films.
Spot on. My friend is a batman nerd, and I've heard some pretty sadistic things about how the Joker was really portrayed. Somewhere in the comic books, he killed a mother infront of her daughter. He's not the comic relief type of a villain that most people see him as.