The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Is Here (For A Limited Time)

An unlisted video with its embedding disabled titled “Turtles, Ducks, Kangaroos, Roosters” was loaded on YouTube earlier tonight, and wouldn’t you know it’s a bootleg of the Dark Knight Rises prologue containing the first six minutes of the movie. If you aren’t reading this at 3 AM, it’s probably gone by now, so I’ll try to summarize. The bootleg (video below, for now) cuts off the bottom third of the screen and, just as Vince already mentioned, I can’t understand a damn thing Bane is saying. Did they record his dialogue with a tin can and a string? I’ll fall back on io9’s description:

The prologue involves Bane on a plane. In particular, there’s a trio of masked hostages that some apparent terrorists are trading to the CIA for cash. The CIA guys start interrogating the three captives, trying to pressure them into giving up Bane’s location, and it’s clear that Bane is a big fish to these guys. And then — surprise! — one of the hostages turns out to be Bane himself, who’s almost impossible to understand due to his Darth Vader-y breathing apparatus and weird accent. The CIA guy asks Bane if it was his plan to get caught — and Bane responds that it was his plan to crash this plane. Which he does, using a bigger plane that swoops down with metal cables and a squad of commandos. [io9]

In addition to that, I thought it was pretty cool that they appeared to be transfusing blood from Dr. Pavel into a dead body to plant on the plane when it crashes. Unfortunately, between Bane’s mush mouth and the bottom third of the screen missing, it was damn near impossible for me to tell what’s going on.  I watched this with the same confusion I feel whenever I accidentally flip to one of TLC’s ridiculous programs.  Hopefully, Warner will release an official version with a good audio mix, or at least let slip a viral “bootleg” version they pretend isn’t official, as they did with the first six minutes of The Dark Knight.

NOTE: WWTDD may still have a video that works.

In all likelihood this bootleg [via CBM] is already gone. Please accept this gift of kittens and boobs in its stead: