The Dark Knight Rises DVD/Blu-ray will be hitting stores on December 4 and now we have our first look at the trilogy box set which will coincide with the final film’s release.
Just a week ago it was confirmed (indirectly) by Warner Bros. that The Dark Knight Rises DVD/Blu-ray would be available for purchase on December 3 via a video description on their official Youtube channel. Reports were that this would be the global release date, but upon further investigation, it appears that this will be the U.K. release date and the U.S. release date will be the following Tuesday (December 4). Traditionally, DVD/Blu-ray releases take place in the U.K. on Mondays and in the U.S. on Tuesdays.
Update: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has now confirmed a December 4 release date.
Below we have our first look at The Dark Knight trilogy DVD/Blu-ray box set, which will include Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and includes a booklet with additional art and previously unknown information about director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. As of now the box set does not yet have an official price. The suggested retail for The Dark Knight trilogy Giftset including the broken cowl is $52.99.
Rumors began to swirl weeks back about an extended cut of the The Dark Knight Rises when a costume designer from the film leaked details which revealed that some additional scenes were shot for Bane’s past, but were cut from the theatrical release which hit theaters back in July. Most assumed (hoped) that these scenes would be included as a deleted scene or a behind-the-scenes feature, but so far it seems this is not the case.
In case you’re curious why an extended cut of the film won’t be released, the buck stops with director Chris Nolan. Now a household name, he has never been the kind that releases “director’s cuts” of his films – he insists that the final film is exactly what he intended his rabid fans to experience in theaters. We also know him to be an advocate of not moving to digital filming, and proved this by shooting 70 minutes of The Dark Knight Rises on 70mm IMAX film. A pioneer in the IMAX industry, Nolan continues to impress with an ingenious style and constant originality and we look forward to catching his latest masterpiece on DVD/Blu-ray this December.