THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Blu-ray Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of Batman’s Fight with Bane

     December 3, 2012

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We previously brought you 45 images of the epic fight scene between Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy) in The Dark Knight Rises, but now you can see them in action in this new behind-the-scenes Blu-ray extra. Featuring commentary from director Christopher Nolan and editor Lee Smith as well as Bale and Hardy themselves, the clip shows just how much physicality went into making the fight look realistic and an explanation behind the decision not to use stunt doubles.

The Dark Knight Risesalso starring Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard, is available on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD starting December 4th. Hit the jump to watch the clip. 

Check out the behind-the-scenes clip from The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray below (via Yahoo!):

Here’s the synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray:

The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. 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.

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  • Nolanites must be stopped

    Lamest fights I’ve ever seen put to film. Basically slap fights with nonsensical twirls added in. Derp Batman gets his ass handed to then fights Bane again but is magically stronger then the pre-back breaking. And why is his knee healed? Major plothole. Try and explain that one away jackasses.
    Even Nolan’s delusional nuthuggers gotta admit that Batman screaming “WHERE’S THE TRIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” in his voice was comical as shit. If you don’t, you’re delusional.

  • Tim

    Anyone who liked this film should feel bad about themselves and seriously rethink the choices they’ve made in their life.

    • harry hartounian

      Recommend me something with your infinite taste then, o’ holy Tim.

  • ERIC

    Far and away worst movie of the decade so far. OF THE DECADE!

    • Anonymous

      dumbass momma basement dweller

  • Film Fan

    Can’t believe Nolan became such a hack so quickly. It’s depressing.

  • Worse than the Phantom Menace?

    Whose with me in thinking this is significantly worse than the Phantom Menace? At least Menace ain’t 3 hours long. Dialogues equally as good. Menace had a better plot. Let’s say Rises is worse by a hair.

    • chanandeler bong

      go back to your galaxy jar-jar!

  • Jose

    You guys smell that?? Smells like troll

    • Worse than the Phantom Menace?

      Smells like people know what good movies are and think this one stank.

  • Kurt

    No, smells like the same person posting the same crap. If you didn’t like it, that’s perfectly fine, if you did then that’s fine as well. Not every movie is for everyone, but do not even attempted to compare this to the monstrosity that is Episode One.

    • harry hartounian

      Spot on. Definitely some trolls in here. If you got nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. Or better yet, cancel your internet and stay home and write and direct a movie that’s better. These people disgust me, and not just because I loved the entire trilogy, but because negative, pointless criticism does nothing except show me that you have the tiniest penis on the planet.

  • Bruce Banner

    If you notice the first four comments its 7:40, 7:41, 7:42, 7:43, 7:46. So pathetic that someone went to the trouble of making false names just to a ass. Someone does not have a life. BEST TRILOGY EVER.

    • Shaun

      Two parts of a great trilogy, yes. Part three… Well, let’s just say that Godfather III didn’t ruin my enjoyment of the first two, nor did Spidey 3 or X3 ruin my enjoyment of the first two in either of those series. Mostly because I try to forget those third ones ever happened.

      I have nothing against people liking TDKR. It has certainly its moments. Just not enough of them, and far too many plot holes or bad ideas IMO. After the promise of Batman Begins and the epic scope of TDK, TDKR just comes off as a big disappointment to me.

      But, hey, I’ve got high hopes for Man of Steel, and I look forward to whatever Nolan decides to do next.

  • Bob

    Reading the comments on here are hilarious. So many trolls its so funny. So many haters. I’m not saying TDKR is the best movie ever or anything like that but the trolls on here saying its the worst movie of the decade, and how The Phantom Menace is better is just too funny. Just to funny. You can not like a movie, but to claim a movie is the worst of the decade, when its obviously far from it(you want numbers on this than just go look at rating cites like RT,MC,and IMDB), just makes you look like an idiotic trollish moron. And saying Nolan is a hack when he’s directed films like Memento, Inception, Batman Begins, and TDK is just foolish. These movies are liked/loved by the majority of people by far(once again want numbers on this go to rating cites like RT,MC,and IMDB).

  • Zack

    Can i like this? Fuck it ill like it anyway. I dont understand how a human being can call another human being a moron and say all these hateful things BECAUSE THEY LIKE/DISLIKE A MOVIE. Jackasses

  • TotesMcGotes

    Wow,the guy doesn’t even try to hide that’s him posting all those comments.

  • suchandso

    while bashing something just to bash it is stupid I am sick of the insipid fan worship of these movies. I like them but DO KNOW that a lot of the success if attributed to the hype and spectacle created by heath ledgers joker and dying before films release. then people just jump on board for anything after that….it is a good examination of human psychology.

    • Chris Nolan Hype Train Derailed

      I’m with you man. If someone posting stupid troll bait prevents a nolanite circle-jerk than mission accomplished. Fuck the fanboys who say this movie is good.

  • Chris Nolan Hype Train Derailed

    I hope this film becomes a cautionary tale to the youth of tomorrow not to allow WB’s hype machine to hornswoggle them into fellating an inferior film. I mean god! It’s awful. It’s in no way any better than any of the transformers films. Bad dialogue. Bad Editing. Bad acting. Bad story.
    Fans defense of it: rottentomatoes said it was good. So why is it good? You tell me your reasoning. Your personal reasoning. Give an argument besides “numbers speak for themselves”. Nazi’s had a high approval rating in Germany, does that mean their good too?

    • The Exploiter

      That awkward moment when someone compares critics approving a movie to Germans approving Nazis…

      • BATMAN


  • Chris Nolan Hype Train Derailed is stupid

    Chris Nolan Hype Train Derailed is stupid.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad that literally every single hater of this film came out today. We’ll see all 10 of you in a few days for the Blu-ray review.

  • Brett

    Trolls are pathetic. Who cares if fanboys have a “nolanite circle-jerk” as you so crudely put it? Why does that bother you? Get a life.

  • terry

    That movie was complete sh**!
    Nolan totally went hacksville on that mofo.I thought those Made for SYFY channel movies like zombie tacos attack southern California were bad but TDKR was a lecture on how to make things happen just to move the story foreword no matter how big the plot holes.
    WOW! CAT WOMAN KNOWS NOT ONLY HOW TO DRIVE THE BAT BIKE BUT SHE KNOWS HOW TO USE ITS ORDINATES. And the Bitch came to BM’s rescue just before Bane(LAME) could kill him. He really did take us for a ride. But that POS still made a billion or close to it. LOL!

  • Me

    So I was one of the millions who seen TDKR on its opening night in IMAX and have to say at the time I thought it was a great movie! But as I just watched it again at home I do find it to be a really overrated movie compared to the previous 2. There were just TOO MANY holes! I don’t mind the acting it wasn’t too bad, it’s just my opinion!!

  • Moe

    We all need to just realize that there is this one guy with pictures of Nolan plastered all around his room, and then when it gets dark he wanks off and cuts himself while thinking about the script he wrote that will someday make him famous, all the while watching Nolan’s smug face mock him.

    Then he cleans up, has a snack and comes here to see if there is new TDKR article to come troll.

    The move was great because the action scenes were excellent, the story kept you emotionally iinvolved, the occupation of Gotham was epic, Catwoman was actually believable and sexy at the same time, the Batwing was sweet, you talk about plot holes that are huge and TDK had the same critique, the plot holes did not slow down the film….I could go on, but please, sell that screenplay to WB and make your masterpiece, we all look forward to enjoying it.

  • Shaun

    Which fight scene? The first one, where Batman’s completely ineffectual and can’t even come up with good enough gadgets to take Bane off his feet? What about that magic knee brace that he could break a brick wall with? Why didn’t he try to use that on Bane? All he did was try to throw haymakers at him. What happened to Batman, the expert martial artist?

    Or was it the second fight, where Batman seems to pretty much fight in the exact same style that didn’t work the first time, but must’ve decided to punch him a bit harder because this time he had a bit more success?

    The second fight should’ve ended with him completely smashing Bane’s mask off his face (in a mirror image of the first fight, where Batman’s is broken) and completely incapacitating, or maybe killing, Bane. I really wanted Batman to take him down.

    Instead, we get minor damage to the mask, Bane turns into a whimpering fool, and then we get Talia (whom Bruce should’ve investigated long before any of this) punking Batman with a goddamned knife, Batman suddenly unable or unwilling to fight back (even though he’s endured such pain, or worse, before) and Bane gets back and nearly kills him. Catwoman has to save his sorry ass, and she’s the one who gets to take out Bane once and for all. Ugh.

    There were parts of the movie I liked, but this just wasn’t the Batman of the first two Nolan movies. The whole premise of him going into seclusion for eight years and being this hobbling “old man” with a cane, even though he’d only been Batman for about a year maybe(?), killed the movie for me. Oh well. Bring on the reboot!

  • Bob Smith

    I’m not all that into superhero movies, but a co-worker of mine from DISH said he happened to have liked The Dark Knight Rises, and the other 2 in the Nolan trilogy. So I put it in my Blockbuster@Home queue so I could rent it and make my own decision. If I don’t happen to like it, then at least I only paid a flat monthly fee renting, instead of wasting money buying it. I like Blockbuster because I can rent games and movies, access online content, and stream movies straight to my TV. Blockbuster saves a ton of money in the long run.