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The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition coming to Blu-ray in September

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THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

BLU-RAY™ DEBUT is SEPTEMBER 24th FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

All Three Films, New Special Features, and Memorabilia



Burbank, Calif. July 1, 2013 – Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success. Now on September 24, Nolan’s three Batman films – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for $99.97 SRP.



About the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE):

*Disc 1 – Batman Begins Feature and Special Features

*Disc 2 – The Dark Knight Feature

*Disc 3 – The Dark Knight Special Features

*Disc 4 – The Dark Knight Rises Feature

*Disc 5 – The Dark Knight Rises Special Features

*Disc 6 – Bonus Disc of New Special Features (details follow)


NEW Special Features:

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.

· IMAX® Sequences: The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises - See your favorite scenes as they were intended in the original IMAX© aspect ratio


Exclusive NEW Memorabilia:

· Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler
· Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra's al Ghul
· 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies


About The Films


Batman Begins (2005)

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 Dark Knight (2008)

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.

Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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.
post #2 of 23
Thanks for the heads up Ralph. I bought these individually on BD, and other than missing out on the extras discs I hope there is no difference in the audio. They will all be in DTS won't they?
Edited by comfynumb - 7/11/13 at 8:58am
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What, you mean the trilogy boxset I got last Christmas wasn't the ultimate one?
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by CalgaryJames View Post

What, you mean the trilogy boxset I got last Christmas wasn't the ultimate one?
Guess not - we didn't get the "Exclusive NEW Memorabilia"

· Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler
· Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra's al Ghul
· 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies
post #5 of 23
Nope this is the "ultimate collectors edition" good grief would they make up my mind.
post #6 of 23
With all the versions of different movies floating around I think the Blu-ray industry has single-handedly ruined the word "ultimate".

If a movie contains anything more than the movie it should be called the The Ultimate 40 Year Old Virgin Edition.
post #7 of 23
The only extras worth seeing are the imax ratio scenes...I'm used to flat ratio as I've been to more digital imax releases than regular imax. Glad that wb decided to put them on an extra disc in hd with 5.1 hd audio. Wonder if the transfers for bb and tdk will be avchd...
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Thanks for the heads up Ralph. I bought these individually on BD, and other than missing out on the extras discs I hope there is no difference in the audio. They will all be in DTS won't they?
Only the newest movie, The Dark Knight Rises, had a dts-HD track. The first two movies had Dolby TrueHD tracks on the BD's
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by BNestico View Post

Only the newest movie, The Dark Knight Rises, had a dts-HD track. The first two movies had Dolby TrueHD tracks on the BD's



I know but watch the new ones will all be released in DTS.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Nope this is the "ultimate collectors edition" good grief would they make up my mind.

They announced this release maybe sometime last Fall.


EDIT: This is kind of embarrassing (in the BB synopsis):
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... seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.

They couldn't come up with something original, and had to take a direct quote from the film?
Edited by muffinmcfluffin - 7/11/13 at 6:19pm
post #11 of 23
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They announced this release maybe sometime last Fall.



I'm not one to buy movies more than once, as long as I have it on BD I'm good. I will buy box sets if it's something I don't have already. Music on the other hand I've purchased multiple times, because it's all about the pursuit of the perfect sound to me. What's 10 or 12 bucks with the money we all have invested in gear biggrin.gif
post #12 of 23
Ridiculous. I'll stick with my penultimate set.
post #13 of 23
I assume these all have the same transfers; any word yet?
post #14 of 23
I don't agree with you to say that if a movie contains anything more than the movie it should be called the The Ultimate 40 Year Old Virgin Edition.9cfbYmad.gif
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tom Riddle View Post

I assume these all have the same transfers; any word yet?

Greetings,

I think it would be safe to say that they will be the same transfers.


Regards,
post #16 of 23
Thanks Ralph.
post #17 of 23
Man I hate when they re-release the same thing and just add a couple more things. I have all of these flicks on BD already but my good friend had literally just bought the already available trilogy. Jeez
post #18 of 23
Do you guys re-watch these movies on a regular basis? Does anybody?

$100. lol
post #19 of 23
^^ Probably not but some just like to own the special box sets. This way they can always have it. Personally I won't pay $100 for this as I already have them all on BD, but I do understand if someone says I gotta have it wink.gif
It might look greedy on the part of the movie companies offering 3 different versions, but as a pro physical media person I see it as if they are making it there's a market for it. In other words don't take away my reference for watching movies in a HT environment until I can stream/download in the same or better quality.
Edited by comfynumb - 7/16/13 at 4:25am
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by breezy2012 View Post

Do you guys re-watch these movies on a regular basis? Does anybody?

Yep. Not so much Batman Begins, but I still love it.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by breezy2012 View Post

Do you guys re-watch these movies on a regular basis? Does anybody?

$100. lol

Yes all the time and Batman Begins more than the other 2 since it's my favorite of the 3.
post #22 of 23
Fair enough. I thought they were ok as Summer popcorn flicks, but I would never re-watch any of them.

The third one in particular sunk under the weight of it's pretensions.
post #23 of 23
I've watched all three multiple times and find them all enjoyable, however, I don't plan to pay this kind of money for a box-set of movies I already own. The only thing that would entice me to purchase these again would be updated transfers for BB and TDKR.
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