FINALLY! Good lord, in a year when Prometheus and The Avengers were both announced on Blu-Ray before they were even in theaters, it sure felt like an eternity for Warner Bros to announce The Dark Knight Rises‘ Blu-Ray release. Seems to be a worthy release, though. It packs about as much special features as you’d expect for a Chris Nolan release (not too awful much), and is surely dwarfed by Prometheus‘ insane amount of special features, but hey what can you do? I think I’m honestly most excited to just be able to watch the 70mm IMAX footage at home in 1080p.
Oh, and for anyone thinking about buying that Trilogy Set. I’d hold off if I were you. I guarantee that it’s a bare-bones repackaging the 3 previous releases. Warner Bros have mentioned that there will be an “Ultimate Collector’s Edition Trilogy Set” due out next year, which will hopefully contain tons of new cool features and ::fingers crossed:: maybe actually a deleted scene or two, including those now infamous Bane Origin scenes. Who am I kidding, though. That will never ever happen.
BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:
- The Batmobile Documentary
- Ending The Knight
- The Prologue: High Altitude Hijacking
- Beneath Gotham
- Return to the Batcave
- Batman vs Bane
- The Bat
- Armory Accepted
- Gameday Destruction
- Demolishing a City Street
- The Pit
- The Chant
- The War on Wall Street
- Race to the Reactor
- The Journey of Bruce Wayne
- Gotham’s Reckoning
- A Girl’s Gotta Eat
- Shadows & Light in Large Format
- The End of A Legend
- Art Gallery
- 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.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On December 4, “The Dark Knight Rises” will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.
The film is also available digitally starting December 4 in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
*UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices.
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
Single disc Amaray $28.98
Bat Cowl package Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99
The Dark Knight Trilogy – Blu-ray $52.99
The Dark Knight Trilogy DVD $38.99
Street Date: December 4, 2012
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 165 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language
Blu-ray – 5.1 DLBY/SURR DTS-HDMA 2.0 DLBY/DGTL
By Richard Pepper