The Dark Knight Rises Trilogy special boxset confirmed

News Simon Brew
3 Jul 2013 - 06:27

Star feature: Christopher Nolan talking to Richard Donner about making Batman and Superman movies...

Warner Bros has confirmed and formally announced the Ultimate Collector's Edition boxset of The Dark Knight Trilogy, and has revealed the extra features that are coming as part and parcel of it.

It's going to be a six disc set, with the first five discs covering the films and special features that are already available for them (so, one disc for Batman Begins, two apiece for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). The undoubted highlight though is the new bonus disc, and one particular feature on it has caught our eye.

We don't know how long this is going to be, but there's a feature of director Christopher Nolan in conversation with Richard Donner. Donner is, of course, the man who directed the first big blockbuster superhero movie of them all, Superman. The thought of the two of them in a big, meaty conversation about the genre is a good one.

On top of that, the IMAX sequences of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises will be available on the new extras disc too, this time in their original IMAX aspect ration. And there's The Fire Rises, which tells the story of the "creation and impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy". It includes unseen footage, the story of how the films came to be, and new interviews with the likes of Michael Mann, Zack Snyder, Damon Lindelof and Guillermo del Toro.

The set will also include art cards, a 48-page hardback book, and some Mattel vehicles. It's set to sell for $99.97 in the US, UK price yet to be confirmed. The release date we have for it is 24th September. It's Blu-ray only as far as we can tell.

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