September 12, 2008

The Dark Knight Re-Release Plans

Even with the film still in the top ten at the box office, there are talks inside Warner Brothers that the film will be re-released to theaters come January. This is being reported at

Normally I would not find this to be all that odd, it is not unheard of for films to be re-released shortly after its primary release, or even years later. What I cannot recall is a time when re-release talks were known prior to the movie being out of the theater for the first time.

Perhaps this new release will push the film towards the magical total that Titanic achieved, although I doubt it. It seems unlikely, especially with the DVD and Blu-ray releases slated for sometime in December, most likely to cash in on the holiday shopping season (well, duh). I suspect this will be a big seller and will encourage many to make the jump to Blu-ray.

Anyway, this re-release is slated to coincide with the Oscar season. Hopefully this will get consideration in a number of categories, as it is easily one of, id not the best film of the year. I could see potential nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Score, Best Supporting Actor, among others. Can't you?


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