The Dark Knight Rises Detailed (Pre-order Available)
Posted October 1, 2012 12:09 PM by Webmaster
Warner Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming combo pack edition of director Christopher Nolan's global blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises (2012), starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway. The release will be available for purchase on December 4th.
The Blu-ray combo pack features the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray and in standard definition on DVD. The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray disc takes advantage of the marriage of IMAXÒ and 35mm formats by using the hybrid master to replicate the unique theatrical experience of integrated film formats.
On December 4th, Warner Home Entertainment will also release The Dark Knight Trilogy, which will include Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Home Entertainment also plans to release The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition in 2013.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The Batmobile Documentary
Ending The Knight
The Prologue: High Altitude Hijacking
Return to the Batcave
Batman vs Bane
Demolishing a City Street
The War on Wall Street
Race to the Reactor
The Journey of Bruce Wayne
A Girl's Gotta Eat
Shadows & Light in Large Format
The End of A Legend
US ONLY: Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. Must enter redemption code by 12/04/2014 to redeem UltraViolet offer. Does not include iTUNES file.
If Warner Bros wasn't greedy like most movie studios they would give a percentage of the profits to those victims...go ahead and vote me down and say the studio releasing movies with so much violence has no effect on some crazy people that already should be locked up because their parents are idiots when they raised a killer on drugs...RANT RANT....Pika Pika
This is an obvious must buy for anyone who has a home theater set up. Nolan's use of Imax is just flat out amazing. I just pray that one day we get an audio commentaries of the all the batman films by him.
Do that many people watch movies on their phones or tablets?
I'd much rather watch a movie on a bigger screen with a surround system instead of a smaller screen and a crummy speaker.
I just don't get the appeal of digital copies.
I'm not really sure why there are no details in this article, whereas the UK article mentions all the other stuff in the press release that applies to the US versions: IMAX footage, collector's cowl edition, and a couple trilogy sets this year and next.
The extras for the entire series have been pretty soft. I can't imagine all of the mini-featurettes will run more than about 30 minutes total. Perhaps Warner will treat us to a nice deluxe trilogy box in a year or so...
I'm confused, why are people assuming this isn't the IMAX version? None of the specs have been released. There's no reason to assume that the blu-ray wont expand like The Dark Knight. In fact, the only major motion picture with IMAX footage that didn't do the expanding aspect ratio was Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and that's from a completely different studio and different director.
The Batmobile documentary is over an hour long. The rest that is listed, I promise you, are focus points. That's how every WB BD is done. You can either watch them with the film or as a long form documentary. This set will be the same way.
Has anyone even read the full article? It says plainly that the Imax footage will be included.
"The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray disc takes advantage of the marriage of IMAX and 35mm formats by using the hybrid master to replicate the unique theatrical experience of integrated film formats." There it is so buy with confidence. No more whining.
I am not by any means a packaging snob but I do hope Best Buy has the SteelBook for this so that it doesn't look weird next to my other Batman blus. By the way, due to my hectic work schedule and home life, I never saw this one but I am looking forward to the blind buy.
I'll be buying this bad boy day one period, no complaints. Ray O Blu@, i agree with you 100 percent...And for the record, WB did give some money to the Aurora shooting victims. And for the people complaining about WB not giving no money to the shooting victims, How much money have you given?.. If you haven't given any, then shut the hell up....People always crying about what someone else should be doing when they themselves ain't doing it. Amazing... My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this rampage.
As long as it doesn't undergo the same (mis)treatment tat The Dark Knight BD got, with it's overdone contrast, edge enhancement, digital noise reduction, and crushed blacks, this should be a stellar release.
Can't wait to see this for the first time. Looking forward to it and the IMAX scenes.
To respond to another members above post, I use to think the same thing about digital copies and the practicality of them. Until I got a tablet and my laptop. Very convenient to have with you when your on the road a lot,IMO. I have quite a few HD movies (via iTunes) stored on my tablet, laptop, iPod, and my external hdd. In the car, at work, on the road, or while waiting for my 2 ladies in my life to leave a particular store in the local mall (happens quite a bit,lol)...a digital copy of a favorite movie can be very handy and useful.
Why does everyone want 7.1? Be glad that it's lossless to begin with! It doesn't matter if it's 5.1 or 7.1 (it was 5.1 for earlier films, so there's the consistency... except for the audio codecs, but they're all lossless, regardless), for this audio will definitely be reference audio.
@3Stooges Because who wants to buy the same movie twice within 5 years? 10 Years (which works as a good anniversary reason to double dip) wouldn't make me think, "ah, I just spent 20 bucks on that not too long ago!" Plus, by than, there could be some retrospective interviews, documentaries and etc.. Seeing how they're boldly announcing the ultimate collector's trilogy is to come next year, I'm going to wait for that and see what each disc has new to offer. If nothing substantial, at least I waited long enough for the disc for this movie to go down to around $10 bucks, like TDK did within the matter of months and has stayed at that amount ever since.
So....... a trilogy set this December ? And...... an Ultimate Collector's Trilogy set in 2013 ?! Does anyone have any idea why, or what we can expect on this UCT set ?? ..... or, does anyone know if there will be anything special in this trilogy set, versus the stand-alone blu ray of TDKR ?!
Anyone know what this UCE is suppost to contain?? I'm more interested in a proper mastering of Begins if its in the trilogy set.. Hopefully WB went back and re-incoded the first movie (reasoning why I didn't buy the first pressing of the HD-DVD to Blu)
HMV Steelbook for me all the way. The cowl will be cheap and another space hugger. Also the above is cobblers; all the UK versions DO include the ultra-violet not that anyone really wants the format included!
PLEASE include a 5.1 high resolution isolated audio track of the amazing score like Inception did, that feature I wish would become more commonplace. I love throwing in DISC 2 of Inception and listening to Time, amazing.
The Dark Knight score is even better, so I'd wet the bed if it includes the score as a bonus.
The deleted scenes are just rumors. Nolan doesn't do deleted scenes or extended cuts. We have no idea if the Ultimate Collector's Edition for next year will even have deleted scenes as well. I wouldn't expect it.
I'm not trying to up you, but, I got to see this 3 times in the theater, and the best part is; each time, I enjoyed it more than the previous. And Yes, it was a great ending to this series. I am so thankful Chris Nolan gave us this series.
"PLEASE include a 5.1 high resolution isolated audio track of the amazing score like Inception did, that feature I wish would become more commonplace. I love throwing in DISC 2 of Inception and listening to Time, amazing.
The Dark Knight score is even better, so I'd wet the bed if it includes the score as a bonus."
Distributors (and sometimes composers themselves, who may obtain certain music rights) apparently tend to be weary of this practice out of fear it can cut into separate soundtrack sales, as the same thing is essentially being offered for free on the BD/DVD. I'm amazed it was included on Inception, being a high profile new release.
Wait how come there is no mention of the regular non-Imax 65mm footage. I remember reading that Nolan and Pfister used panavision 65mm cameras for some of the dialogue scenes due to some of the noise that comes from using 65mm Imax cameras. I hope they transfer those along with the 35mm stuff with as much detail as possible.
I really hope this looks more like Transformers 2 and less like The Dark Knight. The IMAX footage on TDK was crystal clear, then you'd get to the 35mm footage and see halos everywhere and just overall a heavily processed look (due to IMAX's DMR technology I'm assuming... which is fine for their theaters, but it does't transfer well to blu-ray at all). So I'm hoping they don't just use the full IMAX print.
The fact that WB is telling us in advance that the UCE trilogy won't come out until 3-6 months after the regular TDKR/The Dark Knight Trilogy box set comes out is a very telling sign that we may have new transfers of BB and TDK coming up. Why else would they release one trilogy box set, and tell us in advance that UCE is right around the corner if there wasn't something big in the latter set?
UCE of Casablanca gave us 4K AVC encode, which was better than the previous VC-1 encode. I may just have to hold out for this set!