In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world after his parent's murder, seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. Wayne returns to Gotham City and with the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, unleashes his alter ego, Batman.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.|||adult
Warner Bros. Pictures ; DC Comics ; directed by Christopher Nolan ; screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer ; story by David S. Goyer ; produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Larry Franco ; director of photography, Wally Pfister ; a Syncopy production ; [Legendary Pictures].
Based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.
Special features include: Disc 1: MTV's Tankman begins (a Batman begins spoof). Disc 2: Inner demons comic (leads to menu screen); Batman, the journey begins; Shaping mind and body; Gotham City rises; Cape and cowl; Batman, the tumbler; Path to discovery; Saving Gotham City; Genesis of the bat; Confidential files; art gallery; web links via DVD-ROM access.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache, Morgan Freeman.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby surround 5.1.
In English or dubbed French dialogue, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Production designer, Nathan Crowley ; edited by Lee Smith ; music by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard ; visual effects supervisors, Janek Sirrs, Dan Glass ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; executive producers, Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.