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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Tempting but wish it was a like a normal bluray sized case (albeit a bit bigger perhaps..) cases like these look so out of place with other sets..
I've double dipped these films enough thou (6x) and sure the doc will end up on YouTube, can't justify the cost for one disc, especially if they are existing transfers (looks like it) :(

I'd buy it if they remade TDKR so it actually makes sense.

Do they fix Bane's voice in this edition?

6 disks is pretty disappointing. Heard it was going to have 9. Not sure about this now as I own them all on blu anyway.

Having bought all the individual "special edition" boxsets, I see no reason to buy this. Gone are the days of me buying a box set because of useless booklets or disks full of interviews I wont watch more than once (if at all).

I long for the days when directors and actors used to include commentaries during the movie where they talked about particular scenes and funny stories during production. Now if they only did that I would buy every special edition going. Funniest ever commentary was the Spaced TV show with Wright/Pegg/Frost - hilarious and worth buying a special edition for!

Happy enough with my current trilogy boxset to be honest. Doesn't look to be anything that interesting in this set that would make me double dip.

Which film did you watch?!?!!

Might go for the cheaper option instead...

The Donner thing is cool, but I think Warners is just trying to suck more money out of this franchise. Shame.

Why the fascination of making these boxsets into these daft cardboard books that are reliant on slip-cases? They require much more care than regular plastic cases.

I'm happy with my regular blu ray boxset. I don't particularly want to spend another £70 for an extra disc and a couple of collectibles

I'm with Batfunk. Loads of plot holes in TDKR for me.

I thought my Blu-ray version of TDK did feature the IMAX shots in their proper ratio (as in, the picture changes to more of a square)...Or am I misunderstanding?

I was wondering the same thing

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