THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Features 72 Minutes Of IMAX Footage; New Batman Still Released

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Features 72 Minutes Of IMAX Footage; New Batman Still Released

Christopher Nolan once again discusses the benefits of shooting a film like The Dark Knight Rises, while a film cell which shows the difference between 30mm theatres and IMAX screens offers up a very cool new look at Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.

"The sharpness and the depth of the image, projected onto those enormous screens, is simply the best quality image that has ever been invented," Christopher Nolan told The New York Times in a recent interview. As you can see from the stills below, he most certainly isn't wrong. The first represents what The Dark Knight Rises will look like in IMAX, while the second much smaller image is a representation of what moviegoers will see if they decide to view the film in the regular 35MM format. IMAX has 10x the resolution and a greater amount of detail (Batman's hand and the fog surrounding him for example). Although things get a bit technical at this point, all you really need to know is that the format is a considerably superior way of viewing the movie.

The report also confirms that the film will feature exactly 72 minutes of IMAX footage. Not surprising considering it was such a priority for the filmmaker. "We always carried at least one Imax camera through the run of the show," reveals Nolan, "so then wherever we felt a scene would lend itself to Imax, we could decide on the day to go and put that camera in. And we wound up using it more and more. When you’re talking about this large-scale studio filmmaking, the size of the camera is pretty irrelevant compared to the massive difficulties and the massive resources you’re wrangling on a daily basis. And so having this extra image quality, giving the audience the best possible technical look at what you’ve shot, is the obvious thing to do." For all the technical details and more comments from the director, read the report in full by clicking on the link below.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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antonio - 7/13/2012, 10:38 AM
Fantastic still. And I think it'll be a great injustice for anyone NOT to see this in IMAX.Obviously, things like a long drive and expensive prices will prevent them, but it would be great if everyone did see it in IMAX.
antonio - 7/13/2012, 10:39 AM
And yeah, I'll be getting TDKR at midnight on Blu-Ray. That will be my Christmas present. Just like Avengers will be my birthday present. :D
antonio - 7/13/2012, 10:41 AM
@BlackandYellow Bane brings the fire and Batman brings the fog machine and snow. :P
valeriesghost - 7/13/2012, 10:42 AM
what a mouth breather....
AsianVersionOfET - 7/13/2012, 10:43 AM
Supes17 - 7/13/2012, 10:45 AM
there are no holes in the cowl for his nostrils
abudabi8310 - 7/13/2012, 10:46 AM
This film is begining to send blood to my groin area!!!!!
Supes17 - 7/13/2012, 10:46 AM
GuardianAngel - 7/13/2012, 10:46 AM
Let the haters begin!
antonio - 7/13/2012, 10:47 AM
And something interesting Redfirebird2008 from SHH commented on. "When you take out the end credits, it is around 46% of the film's footage. TDK was only around 19%." That's pretty insane. TDKR is guaranteed to be a powerful cinematic experience.
whoelsebutkevin - 7/13/2012, 10:47 AM
Nolan truly is a smart filmmaker. Perhaps not everyone can agree he is the best (I think he is one of them) but he is one hell of a Smart Filmmaker.
GuardianAngel - 7/13/2012, 10:48 AM
@Supes thats awesome
AsianVersionOfET - 7/13/2012, 10:48 AM
That's probably my favorite image from this movie so far. Not that often that I get goosebumps from a picture.
Equivocal - 7/13/2012, 10:50 AM
are the guys behind batman, making out ????

thebamf - 7/13/2012, 10:51 AM
Batman is hot boxing it!
KillerSE7EN - 7/13/2012, 10:56 AM
anyone that does not see this movie imax for i feel bad for them.. this movie was born for this theater, between nolan at helm, wally p on cinematography, the characters at hand, the epicness of closing a trilogy, and hans zimmers score.. i hope this movie experience is so good that i cry
marvel72 - 7/13/2012, 11:02 AM
standard widescreen is good enough for me,i ain't traveling 38 miles to watch a film in imax that i'm not that excited about seeing.
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:03 AM
Where I live we have a big d and it's better than IMAX it has 7.1 sound leather seats and a screen slightly bigger than a IMAX
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:04 AM
@ClarkKent what is that?? Cause whatever it is. it can't be better than a Real IMAX screen.
Supes17 - 7/13/2012, 11:06 AM
Damn 38 miles is far as [frick]:P
Supes17 - 7/13/2012, 11:07 AM
Yay I have a 15/70 ginourmous IMAX screen about an hour from where I live :D
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:08 AM
@antonio there's only like two in states one is Georgia and mine is n tn it's super cool carmike makes them
thebamf - 7/13/2012, 11:08 AM
It is for me. The nearest IMAX theatre is 2 hours away. :(
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:10 AM
@Clarkdent is it digital? Cause that won't be even close to Real IMAX.
Ha1frican - 7/13/2012, 11:10 AM
I bet Nolan's next feature will be all IMAX.
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:12 AM
@antino google IMAX vs big d it's like the third article down
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:12 AM
I remember reading Empire's latest Batman countdown thing on their website and I wouldn't be surprised to the Nolan's Christmas videos are filmed in IMAX. Hehe.
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:14 AM
@Clarkkent yeah, I'm not seeing anything.
Fracture - 7/13/2012, 11:14 AM
Is that why in the Dark Knight some scenes are widescreen and then some are full? I was watching it one day and was like, what the hell.
valeriesghost - 7/13/2012, 11:15 AM
@supe17, I know ;) they really should poke holes in it and just paint his nostrils black. Poor fella.
danetooeasy - 7/13/2012, 11:16 AM
Wow, 75mm is huge in comparison to 30mm
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:18 AM
@antonio it is digital but I still prefer it I'm not sure how to post links to show u
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:18 AM
@Worldbreaker it was never 100 minutes. It was a misquote.
Fogs - 7/13/2012, 11:19 AM
Awesome pic! Batman seems so [frick]in pissed!
danetooeasy - 7/13/2012, 11:19 AM
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:19 AM
@Clark if it's digital, it can't be big.

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clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:21 AM
@antonio it's 78 foot wide floor to ceiling
antonio - 7/13/2012, 11:25 AM
@ClarkKent if that's the case, it's weird that it's Digital, yet has the size of a real, 70MM IMAX screen.
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:26 AM
clarkkent182 - 7/13/2012, 11:29 AM
@antonio that should be the link but like I said there's like two in the states but it's a really nice place IMAX has seats up front that are crappy if ur to late but the big d doesn't have real close seats do anywhere is good
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