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The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray Combo Pack) - Blu-ray Sizzle Reel

The Dark Knight Rises (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
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Synopsis

Release Date:

December 4,2012

The stunning conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is the must have blu-ray experience of the year. Like The Dark Knight before it, it uses both the 35mm Master and Imax master to replicate the amazing theatrical experience of the film (while we may never be able to fully replicate IMAX in our homes - the use of the the duo masters does give you the visual feeling of the larger screen format and allows you to examine nicely why the director chose to use it the way he did).

As a series capper, The Dark Knight Rises is an emotional and satisfying conclusion to what has become the greatest series of superhero movies in existence (it sort of cheapens Nolan's trilogy to merely refer to them as superhero films, as they really fit more into the crime genre and are more similar to films like The Godfather and Heat than they are to The Avengers or the earlier Superman films). The performances are across the board top-notch and the additions of Anne Hathaway and especially Joseph Gordon Levitt add even more intrigue as the Nolan tells his largest scale tale yet.

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.

"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 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.*
 
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.

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.

Speacial Features

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. (01:00)
·        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
o       The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
o       Return to the Batcave
o       Beneath Gotham
o       The Bat
o       Batman vs Bane
o       Armory Accepted
o       Gameday Destruction
o       Demolishing a City Street
o       The Pit
o       The Chant
o       The War on Wall Street
o       Race to the Reactor
Characters
o       The Journey of Bruce Wayne
o       Gotham's Reckoning
o       A Girls Gotta Eat
Reflections
o       Shadows & Light in Large Format
o       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

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