The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition coming to Blu-ray in September
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, which will include all three films (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) as well as new special features and memorabilia, will be available on Blu-ray September 24th, 2013.
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION will include a six-disc set which will include all three films with their existing content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. The set will retail for $99.97.
BATMAN BEGINS explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
The follow-up to BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from BATMAN BEGINS are Oldman, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: 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. Christian Bale stars, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
• New special features include: The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy – The inside perspective on the fascinating story behind the creation of one of the most celebrated franchises and how it changed the scope of movie making….forever. Full of never-before-seen footage, rare moments, and exclusive interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper, Zack Snyder and others.
• Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation – For the first time, Directors Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Donner (SUPERMAN) sit down to discuss the trials and triumphs involved in bringing the two most iconic superheroes of all time to the big screen, and how SUPERMAN influenced Nolan when developing BATMAN BEGINS.