While The Dark Knight Rises DVD and Blu-ray were officially announced for a December 4 release date a couple days ago, some additional details are just now making their way online. According to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, there will be a lot of different options and extras available for Batman fans.
There will be a free The Dark Knight Rises app for IOS 5.0 or higher compatible devices including iPhone and iPad, and Samsung Galaxy devices including S2, S3, Note, Nexus and Tab (operating system requirements vary by device). The Dark Knight Rises app will build upon the already available TDKR: Gotham City's Most Wanted app.
There will be two update phases to The Dark Knight Rises app. According to Warner Bros, “The first update, which will be available in late October, will include several interactive activities such as a photo application that will allow users to put themselves into a Tumbler, a video application that will allow users to insert a Tumbler into their personal videos, and more. The second update, which will be available on December 4, will integrate second screen functionality into the app. It will allow users to sync compatible mobile devices with the Blu-ray disc via BD-Live enabled Blu-ray players connected to the same Local Area Network to access exclusive bonus content. The bonus content will include film location information, Gotham City maps, film trivia, photo galleries and "making of" featurettes. In addition, the second screen app controls playback of the film on your TV via Blu-ray player. The Dark Knight Rises app will be available through the iTunes store and Google Play.”
The different Dark Knight Rises movie options include a Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, a Single disc Amaray for $28.98, a Bat Cowl package Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99, The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray for $52.99, and The Dark Knight Trilogy DVD for $38.99.
According to Warner Bros, “The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray and in standard definition on DVD. The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray disc takes advantage of the marriage of IMAXÒ and 35mm formats by using the hybrid master to replicate the unique theatrical experience of integrated film formats. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.”
The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset features Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises all in one collection. It will be available on Blu-ray or standard definition DVD. The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset will also include a premium book exclusive to the collection, which takes fans deeper into the epic franchise, as well as existing special features. Also, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment plans to release The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition in 2013.
The Dark Knight Rises DVD will include a featurette called The Journey Of Bruce Wayne, where filmmakers will reveal the bold creative choices that led to the stunning conclusion of Bruce Wayne’s story.
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray will include “THE BATMOBILE DOCUMENTARY: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.”
The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray will also include “ENDING THE KNIGHT: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.” The seventeen featurettes in this section include: The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking, Return to the Batcave, Beneath Gotham, The Bat, Batman vs Bane, 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 Girls Gotta Eat, Shadows & Light in Large Format, and The End of A Legend.