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    @ Rachael - I wish I knew, I'm afraid that's above my pay grade. sorry. I hope you like the movie though. :)

    also, the DVD has a sneak of part 2 and you hear a little of Michael Emerson as the Joker and of Mark Valley as Superman. there are also a bunch of my color scripts that I did for the film in the background.
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    It's out today.
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    I saw it, and it was really really good. It was a lot better than I thought it'd be, quite honestly. And I got to see ANDREA ROMANO! wHooooooohooo!
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    @Rachæl Tyrell - so you got in the screening then? good! Andrea is a sweetheart. one of the nicest people you will meet in animation.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2012
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    Started watching it today and am really enjoying it. The television montage works, the art is wonderful and the voice acting, while a tad jarring for some reason at first, is pretty natural. Digging the colours and shades too.
    • CommentAuthorCrusherJoe
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2012
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    Looking forward to this, and the casting is some of my favorites. So I'm sharing the Nowhere Man love with Cat Vincent, above.
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      CommentAuthorHayama
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2012
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    Trailer for part 2:

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    Free tickets for NYC and L.A. screenings for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2:


    On Wednesday, January 23, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will screen at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) with media interviews starting at 5:15 p.m. and screening commencing at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, cast and filmmakers – led by eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano – will take part in a panel discussion of the film. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.

    On Monday, January 28, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring cast and filmmakers including executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants will be announced as confirmed.

    A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public.

    Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on January 23 must RSVP via email to DKReturns2NY@gmail.com.

    Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 28 must RSVP via email to DKReturns2LA@gmail.com.

    The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the following:
    Name of the entrant
    A valid email address
    The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening

    Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.
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    Whooo hooooo! I'm so excited!!! I hope I get tickets! Oh, Andrea Romano, you fabulous woman!
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    DKR part 2 is out today on iTunes.
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    Part 2 is pretty good - Emerson's Joker is very camp, the Bat/Supes showdown is splendid - but some of the cuts (the gun scene actually cut part of the key line) and the lack of voice over still irk.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2013
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    I got abotu halfway though this last night and was enjoying it, but still missed the lack of most of the best lines. A real pity that people who've not read it won't get them but DKR nerd karoke is fun.
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    i enjoyed both parts, felt the joker's voice was weak, but maybe i'm spoiled by being very use to Hamill's joker.
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    To be fair, Miller's Joker in the source material was flat and colorless.
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    Just a reminder that the NYC screening is tonight.
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    Wheeeee! And it was awesome! I totally got my days mixed up and thought I had a doctor appointment, realized my mistake too late to go back home, and ended up not dressing up in the full Batman regalia that I'd planned on. I bet if I had, they'd have called on me to ask a question (and I'd have gotten a signed poster)! Sadly, they did not. :(

    But it was AWESOME!!!

    Thank you thank you! YAY! How fabulous!
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    @ Rachæl Tyrell - I'm glad you had a good time Wednesday!


    For those of you who couldn't make the screening last night in NYC:


















    FYI, Kevin Smith has signed on to be the moderator for the L.A. screening of DKR part 2 which is this Monday, January 28th.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2013
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    So I read that Kevin Smith has wept every time he's seen the film and I can see why. The Dark Knight Returns is a religious experience. Not a spiritual experience, really, but a religious experience in that it allows you to experience a religion, in this case the religion of Millerite Batmanism.

    I don't really know the tenets of Millerite Batmanism, though I assume that they're sort of cryptofascist libertarian, much like Miller himself seems to be, but that's a little irrelevant. The movie isn't so much adapted from the books as translated from it. There is no attempt to update, clarify or alter anything from the graphic novel. Moreover, there is no attempt to make the movie at all newbie-friendly. You either know who Selina, Dick, Jason, Oliver, etc., are or you just don't. This is not a film for new believers. This is a film for those already well initiated into the Batmanism doctrines. It is indifferent if not hostile to those less initiated.

    Make no mistake, this is a faithfully rendered, brilliantly executed film version of Frank Miller's masterpiece. And it was a masterpiece, a work that reinvented the Batman - along with much of comics as it was known and spoke about and to the hopes, dreams and fears of that generation.

    However, this is no longer that generation. The Soviet Union no longer exists. Our foreign challenges consist of nasty places where nasty people to nasty things to themselves and us because we happen to be there, no Superman required. We don't fear nihilist punk gangs as criminals. We fear white collar businesspeople tapping keys that bankrupt us and madpeople coming into our schools and businesses with guns to kill us. Our president is not a amiable, addled old white guy risking nuclear war, but a ruthlessly cool-headed black guy waging war by remote control because we want him to do so.

    Still, as far as Batman goes for the 80s, this one was awesome.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2013
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    Just sat through both parts and, as JohnJones said, frikkin awesome. Loved how they didn't shy away from the original material - Reagan, Soviets, and youz gotsta lubz Bruno, swastika pasties/tats and all.

    Not 100% sure about Weller as Bats and wished it could've been as darkly-hued as the comic but they're just quibbles. Still grinning like a goon, flashing back to how it felt after reading it way back when and being blown away that they were making comics like that.