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The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises“Taking responsibility for the murder
  of a so-called hero, The Batman has
  vanished and the philanthropic head
  of Wayne Enterprises has become
  a recluse; but pressure is on the Caped
  Crusader to save Gotham City from
  a ruthless masked terrorist bringing
  death and destruction in The Dark
  Knight Rises

HOLY SHENANIGANS! IS BATMAN BONKERS? Has Gotham City's top crime-buster really gone into hibernation after taking the blame for the murder of District Attorney Harvey Dent?

And why has wealthy industrialist Bruce Wayne (Oscar-winner Christian Bale playing the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Batman: The Fighter) abandoned his alter-ego Batman to spend his time languishing in a self-imposed seclusion, only seeing his faithful manservant Alfred (Michael Caine: The Cider House Rules)?

Kapow! Wham! Holy
The Dark Knight Rises
is a masterpiece of
intrigue and fast-paced
action — a fantastic
story with spectacular
The crime-free period attributed to the anti-crime Dent Act in Gotham City is about to come to an abrupt and deadly end.

Skulduggery is afoot and when a seemingly-unrelated incident of the CIA working to free nuclear physicist Dr Leonid Pavel (Alom Moni About Boul) goes terrifyingly wrong and Pavel finds himself in the hands of cold-blooded terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy), the mercenary's evil plans could have a devastating effect on both Gotham city and Wayne Enterprises.

Eight years after taking responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent and vanishing into the night as a fugitive rather than a superhero, the Dark Knight has sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) hoped would be for the greater good. It worked for a while as criminal activity in Gotham City was halted by the anti-crime Dent Act.

The now very reclusive Bruce Wayne, still grieving over the loss of Rachel, the woman he loved, abandoned Wayne Enterprises when he realised that a special fusion project backed by Miranda Tate (Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard: La Vie En Rose) and intended to be the world's best chance of a sustainable future could also be used as a powerful bomb.

Cleverly tricking her way into Bruce Wayne's sanctuary in the East Wing of Wayne Manor, beautiful and cunning jewel thief Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) intrigues him; but will their meeting be Cathartic or Catastrophic for him and how are the scheming Stryver (Burn Gorman), John Daggett (Ben Medelsohn) who has already approached Miranda offering to get her money back and the mercenary Bane, who was behind a coup in West Africa that secured a mining operation for John Daggett, linked to her?

Bruce is dismayed to be told by young police officer Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who still believes in The Batman that as a result of abandoning Wayne Enterprises he has also affected the ability of The Wayne Foundation to fund Gotham's orphanages.

The dangerous and totally ruthless Bane takes over Gotham, working from a network of tunnels below the city and claiming to liberate the citizens of the metropolis, while planning an unspeakable future for the city.

Batman is the only one who can fight the evil, but is the Caped Crusader willing to face the masked terrorist and will he, even with the help of the Batman Armoury and the loyal Lucius Fox (Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman: Million Dollar Baby), be able to outwit Bane?

Batman will be tested to the limits of his endurance in a dark hell where only his belief in himself will save him. And only then can it be possible that the Dark Knight Rises. Kapow! Wham! Holy treachery! The Dark Knight Rises is a masterpiece of intrigue and fast-paced action a fantastic story with spectacular stunts that explodes in a collision of reality and legend with Christian Bale, bringing the Caped Crusader to life, leading a star-studded international cast.

Filmed on location in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York, London, Scotland and India, The Dark Knight Rises also features: Daniel Sunjata as Captain Jones; Chris Ellis as Father Reilly; Tom Conti as Prisoner; Liam Neeson as Ra's Al Ghul; Tyler Dean Flores as Mark; Josh Pence as Young Ra's Al Ghul; Matthew Modine as Foley; Juno Temple as Jen; and Nestor Carbonell as The Mayor.

Music is by Hans Zimmer; Director of Photography is Wally Pfister, ASC; Created by Bob Kane, Batman is Based on Characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics; Produced by Emma Thomas and Charles Roven; Story by Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer; Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; Directed by Christopher Nolan.

* Gotham City's criminals should quake in their boots when The Dark Knight Rises, released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 3 December 2012.

"Kapow! Wham! Holy treachery! The Dark Knight Rises is a masterpiece of intrigue and fast-paced action" Maggie Woods, MotorBar

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