THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Blu-Ray/DVD Back Covers; Full Press Release Now Online

After yesterday's confirmation that The Dark Knight Rises will hit Blu-ray and DVD December 4th in the US, we now have WB's full press release, plus a new look at both the back and front covers for the DVD and Blu-ray. Check it out!

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By NerdyGeek - 9/29/2012


Yesterday, we got the details on The Dark Knight Rises US home video release, this included the Blu-ray cover and details on the special features, but that's about it. Now, we have even more including the DVD back and front cover, the Blu-ray back cover, a new look at the Limited Edition Broken Cowl set (where only 30,000 will be available), the US cover art for the The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset and Warner Home Entertainment's full press release about the Blu-ray and DVD launch, check out all down below!














"Burbank, CA – “The Dark Knight Rises” arrives this holiday season onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on December 4 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. In the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Gotham City is threatened by the masked terrorist Bane, forcing Batman to return from an eight-year absence and fight for his city one more time.

Also available will be the 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). Building upon the already available “TDKR: Gotham City’s Most Wanted” app, “The Dark Knight Rises” app will be updated in two phases. 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 Dark Knight Rises” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. 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 IMAX® 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.*

Also available December 4, just in time for holiday gift-giving, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset,” featuring “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” all in one collection. 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. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also plans to release “The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition” in 2013.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. “The Dark Knight Rises” also stars Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker; Michael E. Uslan; Kevin De La Noy; Thomas Tull; with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.

SYNOPSIS


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.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS


BLU-RAY COMBO PACK:

  • “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

  • Trailers

  • Art Galleries

  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices

    DVD:

  • The Journey of Bruce Wayne

  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices

    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS


    On December 4, “The Dark Knight Rises” will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

    The film is also available digitally starting December 4 in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

    ULTRAVIOLET


    *UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices.

    BASICS


    PRODUCT SRP

    Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99

    Single disc Amaray $28.98

    Bat Cowl package Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99

    The Dark Knight Trilogy – Blu-ray $52.99

    The Dark Knight Trilogy DVD $38.99

    Street Date: December 4, 2012

    DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

    BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

    DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    BD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

    Running Time: 165 minutes

    Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language

    Blu-ray – 5.1 DLBY/SURR DTS-HDMA 2.0 DLBY/DGTL

    DVD – 5.1 DLBY/SURR 2.0 DLBY/ DGTL
    "



    Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

    The Dark Knight Rises hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 4th. The film stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Colltiard.


  • Source: Warner Home Entertainment
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    DioFoRio - 9/29/2012, 9:15 AM
    that first cover is pretty sweet
    DioFoRio - 9/29/2012, 9:16 AM
    hope for the next batman they give him a cloth like suit and just make up some science to explain a light fabric armor underneath. Not a big fan of the robo bats look.
    dezdigi - 9/29/2012, 9:28 AM
    Collectors Edition? 2013? Damn, take all my money!
    marvel72 - 9/29/2012, 9:30 AM
    why can't the dvd cover be the cover for the blu-ray,its miles better.
    DioFoRio - 9/29/2012, 9:30 AM
    is the cowl scale?
    DioFoRio - 9/29/2012, 9:31 AM
    ditto Marvel
    NerdyGeek - 9/29/2012, 9:36 AM
    I promise, this is my last article about TDKR on Blu-ray/DVD :)
    TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/29/2012, 10:07 AM
    The first cover, the picture that was in all the banners, I [frick]ing love. The redesign lazy POS poster they stole from TDK looks God-Awful. I'll be getting the Trilogy Set, cause I have none of the Nolan films on Blu-Ray, and I could stand to get a laugh or two from watching TDKR again.
    TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/29/2012, 10:10 AM
    [frick]in' A @Tea, [frick]in' A.


    Ha1frican - 9/29/2012, 10:18 AM
    LMAO @Tea
    Ha1frican - 9/29/2012, 10:20 AM
    I wanted to get this bit the god awful cover is actually making me second guess that. As silly as i know it sounds i am very particular about my blu-ray collection and idk that i want that POS on my shelf. Hope there is a steelbook i can get my hands on. Why for the love of god did the not use the banner with his cape on fire? That shit was amazing
    Ha1frican - 9/29/2012, 10:22 AM
    This is a little random but why in the worlds darkest most vile prison are there flat screens and CNN?
    Ha1frican - 9/29/2012, 10:24 AM
    I might just go with the trilogy it seems pretty fairly priced
    NerdyGeek - 9/29/2012, 10:28 AM
    95 - 9/29/2012, 10:29 AM
    That cowl will be mine. I already got the C. Nolan Blu-ray collection, so I won't be needing that trilogy set.
    95 - 9/29/2012, 10:30 AM
    That DVD cover is stunning.
    CaptainObvious - 9/29/2012, 10:34 AM
    @teabag- Brilliant.
    marvel72 - 9/29/2012, 10:54 AM
    @ teabag

    i didn't notice what you did at first & then i looked very closely,i want thewonderer to see this.

    you sir are a genius a perverted genius but still a genius.

    its alright i'm a pervert as well.

    jessepostal - 9/29/2012, 11:16 AM
    What no HD DVD version:)
    jessepostal - 9/29/2012, 11:18 AM
    @tea hahaha you brilliant bastard
    jessepostal - 9/29/2012, 11:34 AM
    Haha easy bud, you know who is gonna want Nolan for the next Austin powers flick
    Originator2000 - 9/29/2012, 12:07 PM
    WHERE THE [frick] IS THE BEST BUY STEELBOOK?
    DioFoRio - 9/29/2012, 12:15 PM
    holy shit tea.LoL. You finally made it Wonderer.
    jessepostal - 9/29/2012, 12:40 PM
    Only 5.1?? No 7.1??
    Supes17 - 9/29/2012, 12:49 PM

    Bane2099 - 9/29/2012, 1:38 PM
    Is it true the trilogy set will come with the Making and Art of the TDK Trilogy book...cuz i just bought it a few weeks a ago and imma be pissed that i couldve just waited and gotten it with the trilogy set?
    batfan175 - 9/29/2012, 2:20 PM
    @grif: you're a shit parrot with shit quotes and you ain't got shit to say.
    SmellofDuty - 9/29/2012, 2:29 PM
    Lol @batfan175 for getting mad at grif
    TheBatman3000 - 9/29/2012, 3:35 PM
    ain't that some shit ^ lol
    TheBatman3000 - 9/29/2012, 3:38 PM
    btw am i the only one that liked his suit..i thought it was the shit....i don't really wanna see him in tights and just because it worked in Arkham City doesn't mean it will work in a movie
    QuanZen - 9/29/2012, 6:53 PM
    @TheBatman3000 don't worry I liked it too man.
    IIIAdamantiumIII - 9/29/2012, 6:59 PM
    meh big let down to be honest. Dredd was sooooooo much better
    graveyardtramp - 9/29/2012, 7:20 PM
    Will definately be ordering the cowl set - wonder if it will get a release in Australia?

    What a great film - not as strong as TDK but it was always gonna be tough to measure up to that one, but the first 10 mins of TDKR alone topped any other movie released this year IMO.

    A classic trilogy - started with a movie that successfully swept away the distaste of the two films that came before it, and followed up by two sequels that have joined the esteemed billion dollar club (not to mention Rises still has a little life left in it at the box-office - $1,067,505,000 worldwide and counting).
    NeoBaggins - 9/29/2012, 7:21 PM
    The $1BILLION DOLLAR CONCLUSIONS indeed. Can't argue with that. Make mine THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY box-set.

    Nectar.
    mbembet - 9/29/2012, 7:42 PM
    i only have Begins and TDK on DVD so yeah i'm definitely gonna buy TDK trilogy boxset
    Jollem - 9/29/2012, 7:55 PM
    [frick] yeah! that back cover summed it up pretty good

    @tea - yours was cheeky as well :)


    so, monetarily speaking-

    1 spider-man is worth 3 avengers

    1 batman is worth 4.5 avengers

    is my math right?






    GAC - 9/29/2012, 8:07 PM
    A shit parrot???

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's hilarious!!!!!
    marvel72 - 9/29/2012, 8:11 PM
    is this gonna be availble on vhs? no,shit maybe its time to upgrade to dvd.
    Maximus101 - 9/29/2012, 8:12 PM
    No deleted scenes :(
    Maximus101 - 9/29/2012, 8:23 PM
    @earzmundo can't do that cause for people who have not seen it that would ruin it for them.
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