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post #31 of 410
Looks like Dec. 4th now:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/27/the-dark-knight-rises-blu-ray-exclusive/
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"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.
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.
Production
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
Characters
The Journey of Bruce Wayne
Gotham's Reckoning
A Girls Gotta Eat
Reflections
Shadows & Light in Large Format
The End of A Legend
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post #33 of 410
I loved this movie! I cant wait...
post #34 of 410
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(OP updated with official artwork and sepcial features).
post #35 of 410
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(OP updated with official artwork and sepcial features).

Any way to update the release date in the title or to have a correction posted in the OP?
post #36 of 410
FYI, WB is planning on releasing the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition sometime in 2013. They have a trilogy gift set that will be released on Dec. 4th with the individual release of the Dark Knight Rises. But, if you want the whole shebang, might want to wait until next year to see what the Ultimate Collector's Edition is all about.
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Any way to update the release date in the title or to have a correction posted in the OP?

done. I guess I was still stuck with the old format where we couldn't edit titles.... smile.gif
post #38 of 410
I absolutely loved "The Dark Knight" and liked this movie almost as much. I was skeptical about how they would pull off Bane in a believable way and was pleasantly surprised. I also love the shifting aspect ratio and can't wait to watch it on my 60" Sharp Elite!
post #39 of 410
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^^^^ Yes me too. I have the "Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy" book and it's amazing how they used so *little* cgi in these 3 films. Everything was done on set and on location. Dec. 4 can't come soon enough smile.gif
post #40 of 410
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Originally Posted by tripleM View Post

Looks like Dec. 4th now:
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/27/the-dark-knight-rises-blu-ray-exclusive/

We get it the 28th of Nov. Thought they will release it the same time.
post #41 of 410
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Chances are it will be variable aspect then, bummer. frown.gif Thanks Morpheo.

Doesn't phase me. I still enjoyed watching TDK in CIH didn't really notice the shift.
post #42 of 410
While this film's end has some pretty awesome IMAX sequences (and consistently in that ratio, to boot), there are a lot of times where it's just too jumpy from one to the other, especially in the same scene.

The worst example is of...
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Selina Kyle in the bar with Stryver. The conversation before is in 2.39:1, then when she starts fighting, it switches to IMAX. It's not just the aspect ratio that's the problem... the field of view, colors, black levels, and everything else just completely changes. The inconsistency is so vast, it doesn't mesh well at all feeling like it's a part of the same scene.

I've seen that scene twice in a regular theater since the IMAX midnight showing, and unless you know what to look for, it's not as noticeable. I think a consistent 2.40:1 version of this film would take away this issue.
post #43 of 410
It'll probably have the EE baked in like last time since it's just cheaper and faster to use the IMAX master rather than take cuts from separate IP sources.

Who cares about the film looking its absolute best. rolleyes.gif
post #44 of 410
Were the digital IMAX presentations EE'd? So far I've avoided paying IMAX prices for 2K digital projection so I don't know... I know the screens are smaller so maybe they don't feel they need to process it as much.
The IMAX footage in the 15/70 prints is analog, so if the sharpening is exclusive to the 70mm prints, I don't think it'd be any cheaper or faster for WB to use that master.
post #45 of 410
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Were the digital IMAX presentations EE'd? So far I've avoided paying IMAX prices for 2K digital projection so I don't know... I know the screens are smaller so maybe they don't feel they need to process it as much.
The IMAX footage in the 15/70 prints is analog, so if the sharpening is exclusive to the 70mm prints, I don't think it'd be any cheaper or faster for WB to use that master.

I saw it in 15/70, and I saw EE for 35mm shots there. The one that stuck out most to me was when...
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Batman and Selina had just finished beating up some baddies in the sewers, and were nearly arriving at Bane's location (when it switches to IMAX again). Their silhouettes were just a nice white glow... only not so nice haha.
post #46 of 410
Didn't get TDK Blu. Got the awesome double-DVD Steelbook, but didn't like finding out later that the Blu included IMAX ratio shifting, since I do own TRON: Legacy 3D Blu-ray and absolutely love this feature. Of course, I, for one, am in favor of 3D, and agree that 3D is greatly enhanced when filling a 16:9 panel, but I've also viewed Legacy in 2D and find the aspect ratio shifting effect equally pleasing. Maybe it's the fact that it takes me back to when I saw it in IMAX.

My point: I watch everything IMAX whenever I can and did so with both TDK and TDKR, so I'm very much looking forward to that ratio shifting quality when I get my TDKR Blu-ray!

Re: Bane's voice, I saw TDKR both in IMAX and a regular theater and found the voice "problem" to be very similar, and, while I don't have major issues here, I am curious as to how they'll improve that for the BD (I do agree it was distracting at both theaters).

Re: an ultimate collector's trilogy in 2013, I honestly don't know if I could wait as long ("Dec 4 can't come soon enough"), and don't think I'd be getting it anyway. I'm happy with my BB Deluxe Edition 2-DVD Box Set (which includes an "exclusive" comic book -- way cool!), my above-mentioned TDK 2-DVD Steelbook (way cool as well!), and wants and gots to have TDKR in Steelbook Blu if possible... THIS DECEMBER!
post #47 of 410
Have you guys seen the trilogy pre-order on amazon? 29.96 for 5 discs all Blu-ray!!! The only difference, it seems, between the trilogy and the 3-disc TDKR edition is 5 bucks and a DVD, sounds sweeeeeet, don't it? cool.gif
post #48 of 410
I think it's a great deal if you don't already own the BB and TDK on BD, which I do. If I didn't I'd definitely jump on this deal!
post #49 of 410
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I think it's a great deal if you don't already own the BB and TDK on BD, which I do. If I didn't I'd definitely jump on this deal!

You also want to pray for new transfers, but I doubt that's the case.
post #50 of 410
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^^^ Yeah they're too recent and WB, I guess, would have advertised it by now. I know we're talking small little indie films here but still... wink.gif
post #51 of 410
I hope WB doesn't screw up the IMAX portions like they did with TDK.
post #52 of 410
What's wrong with IMAX scenes in TDK?
post #53 of 410
Criticisms seem to indicate that people saw visual anomalies in the handling of the IMAX footage that can be traced back to the editing/post-production processes or the creation of the digital master from the scanned film and there is the occasional complaint of "They cropped it to fill the TV!". TDK on Blu-Ray looked fine to me in the IMAX portions of the film, so I can't give any personal critique except that I did see serious banding in several shots that many have pointed out time and again.
post #54 of 410
It looks fine to me, slight EE aside. It's the non-IMAX stuff that got the **** end of the stick with the waaaay overdone EE. Hopefully they've learned from that and we'll get a better presentation this time around.
post #55 of 410
TDK

IMAX - no way close to the preview on Batman Begins. Best IMAX Blu is Transformers 2 followed by Tron Legacy. No contest.

Non-Imax - Over sharperning

Warner please don't screw up TDKR and also improve your bit rates as some recent titles have been encoded at a shockingly low bit rate.
post #56 of 410
Tron was not imax, just an open matte
post #57 of 410
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TDKIMAX - no way close to the preview on Batman Begins.
In terms of contrast and color timing, yes. But overall image quality was the same.
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Best IMAX Blu is Transformers 2 followed by Tron Legacy. No contest.
TRON Legacy was shot digitally at 1080p.
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Non-Imax - Over sharperning.
That was obvious problem of 35mm scenes. And I'm afraid the same will be with TDKR. I don't know how it looked at 70mm prints, cause I've seen it in digital IMAX, but non-IMAX scenes weren't too impressive. Better than those in TDK, but still worse than they should be.
post #58 of 410
It was the contrast boosting and EE that pretty much ruined the PQ of TDK. The IMAX shots looked pretty good but still the overall contrast boost done to it gave it a hard edged video look. Much worse in the non-IMAX shots but still some in the IMAX shots which looked damned good imo. Watch the teaser and theatrical trailers for TDK to see how good it could have looked. Or the IMAX preview some have.
post #59 of 410
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

About 50% of the movie was IMAX, I really don't see why they wouldn't give it the same treatment as The Dark Knight. We'll see when the specs come out...
This **** needs to stop. Either record a movie at Imax or dont at all. Avengers was full 1.78.1
post #60 of 410
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Originally Posted by Johnny Vertigo View Post

That was obvious problem of 35mm scenes. And I'm afraid the same will be with TDKR. I don't know how it looked at 70mm prints, cause I've seen it in digital IMAX, but non-IMAX scenes weren't too impressive. Better than those in TDK, but still worse than they should be.
The 35mm stuff looked like oversharpened crap in 70mm imax, but hopefully this isn't from the same master. I like to think WB learns from their mistakes.
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