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Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 February 2003 (USA)
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

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Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

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When the streets have gone to Hell - have faith in the Devil. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action/violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Daredevil: A Daring New Vision  »

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Budget:

$78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,953,136 (UK) (14 February 2003)

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$431,881 (USA) (18 March 2011)
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Trivia

Stan Lee: An elderly man that a young Matt Murdock stops from walking in the streets by holding out his walking stick in front of him. Lee's character is based around the elderly blind man from the comics which Matt saved, but also resulted in the accident that gave him his powers. See more »

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In the church fight between Daredevil and Bullseye, Daredevil throws his cane/stick at Bullseye, the camera then cuts back to Daredevil who is running towards Bullseye and his cane is back in his hand (the one he threw), then he picks his cane up from the floor, yet is seen only carrying the one he just picked up. See more »

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Ben Urich: Cool color.
Matt Murdock: I wouldn't know.
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The opening credits are seen in a sequence of dark skyscrapers. There are lit windows in the skyscrapers, which turn into Braille letters which then become English letters spelling out the main cast - later on, the supporting cast and production crew are directly formed in English from the window. See more »

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Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002) See more »

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Release the Dogs
Written by Nathan Gray, Chad Istvan, Josh Latshow, Matt Krupanski, Rob Avery
Performed by BOYSETSFIRE
Courtesy of Wind-Up Entertainment, Inc.
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It's True About The 'Director's Cut'
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, this was a more complete version of the DVD which came out earlier. In this edition, about a half-hour of new material was added to the disc (and what was shown at the theaters.) All reviews I read said it elevated this film from "fair at best" to "good." I agree. It made the movie much, much better.

Yeah, it's more far-fetched than the other superhero movies because here, the hero is a blind guy who, because of his blindness, has extraordinary hearing powers along with the rest of the usual Batman/Spiderman-type athletic skills.

As in most of the Batman films, this is a dark film. I think it would have been better had it lightened up a bit with a few jokes and a more wholesome female lead. Jennifer Garner is another one of these latter-day skinny chicks who is made to be tough-looking, tough-talking and tough-fighting. In other words: ridiculous. However, I will say she comes across a little more likable on the extended version. One more negative: the fight scenes go on a tad too long and are outlandish.

On the positive side, this may be the best-sounding DVD I own, at least up to ones I had heard up until this came out in January of 2005. Since the hero (Ben Affleck) has super hearing, this is emphasized in this movie and so you, if you have a 5.1 surround system, hear sounds from all speakers at almost times. It's awesome!

Affleck, meanwhile, is likable as the superhero and I liked the message he gives at the end about shunning revenge. Wow, you don't hear that much in movies. Kudos, too, to villains' Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan. They are fun to watch, especially Farrell.

So, if this superhero film interests you, make sure you get the "Director's Cut" edition. It's far better than the original, and, I believe, the same price.


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Saw the Director's Cut, no where near as bad as its made out to be... sanddragon939
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