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THE DARK KNIGHT

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THE DARK KNIGHT

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 145m 48s

BBFCInsight Contains strong fantasy violence and sustained threat

Director(s) Christopher Nolan

Cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts, Cillian Murphy, Anthony Michael Hall, Monique Curnen

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/10/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DARK KNIGHT is a superhero film based on the DC comic character Batman as he continues his war on crime in the city of Gotham.

Violence

Batman is seen repeatedly beating the Joker during an interrogation, but this is without both impact and injury detail. In another scene, a character pushes a man's head down onto a pencil, killing him; again, there is no impact or injury detail. During gun fights, people are shot down and killed but this is without sight of blood and injury.

Threat

There is a sustained sense of threat throughout. The Joker is shown continually threatening both individuals and large groups of people in various situations; in one scene, there is moderate knife threat as he plays a knife over both a man and woman

A character suffers injury to their face and parts of their skin have been totally burned away.

Details

Title
THE DARK KNIGHT
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
22/10/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
145m 48s
BBFC reference
AVF244306
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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