Full Official Details for THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray Set Revealed; Available September 24th [UPDATED]

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Details for one of the must-haves of this coming holiday season, The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set, started trickling out last week as we got a peek at the potential cover art for the set, and now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the full official details for the home video release, which will hit stores on September 24th.  The six-disc collection includes all three films with their existing extras, two new featurettes, and new collectible memorabilia including Hot Wheels vehicles for each film (Tumbler, Batpod, and The Bat), new art cards by Mondo that highlight the main villains, and a 48-page hardcover book.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: We've been provided with a high-resolution image of the official artwork for the set. Take a look after the jump.]

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The set will run you $99.97 at MSRP, but the most exciting addition to the Dark Knight Trilogy is the pair of featurettes.  One is a conversation between Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner about the trials and tribulations involved with bringing Batman and Superman to the screen, and another is a comprehensive look at the creation and impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy including interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Damon Lindelof, and Zack Snyder.

We don’t yet have runtimes for the two new featurettes, but I’m hoping they’re quite lengthy to make the prospect of purchasing the set well worth it, given that most Bat-fans probably already own all three films on Blu-ray.  The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be on sale September 24th.

the-dark-knight-rises-final-posterRead the full press release below, which includes an extensive look at the set’s features:

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY:

ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

BLU-RAY™ DEBUT SEPTEMBER 24

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

All Three Films, New Special Features, and Memorabilia

Burbank, Calif. July 2, 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 KnightTrilogy) 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 BeginsThe 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.

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (BD)

Street Date: September 24, 2013

Order Due Date: August 20, 2013

Catalog/UPC #: 1000372133 / 883929308002

Pricing: $99.97 SRP

Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

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® & © 2009 IMAX Corporation. All rights reserved.

Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs™ offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.




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  • sense11

    I MUST HAVE IT

  • Reijanrobo

    Not buying until I hear it has deleted scenes.

  • Ridge

    only if includes deleted scenes…. you will have my permition to buy it

  • George Shapiro

    Hopefully there’s a new A/V transfer on Batman Begins. The original is “Okay”, but compared to the other two films it’s pretty lackluster.

    • still a fan

      Amen to that, was just going to post the same thing, the old transfer was dated back when HDDVD had a place in the home video market… a lot has changed! Time for a picture upgrade to say the least

    • Matt

      Same goes for The Dark Knight. The non-IMAX portions do not look too hot on the current release.

  • Obi

    Dammit, still no commentary from Nolan. I hoped he would eventually change his stamce on it but ah well.

    • I Love Lamp

      There’s always his commentary on Following, Memento and Insomnia…

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Kind of pricey for three movies (considering the other box set can be had for about $35), but if Amazon offers a decent discount and the new features are an hour or more each, it could be worth it.

  • sis

    SO STILL NO behind the scenes of the Joker???? Then I don’t care. There has been almost ZERO insight on the making of the character or some interesting behind the scenes footage (not photos) of him and Nolan working out a scene…that would be great but ok I aint buying it otherhwise.

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  • Dooby

    Blah, blah, blah, I hate DKR, blah blah, directors cut, blah, blah deleted scenes, blah blah, it’s cool to hate Nolan now, bitch bitch whine whine.

    • Sit There and Bleed

      Ditto, the people who bag on Nolan have become worse than the people who do nothing but idolize him.

    • Alan Burnett

      Blah blah blah, let a mediocre filmmaker and his insane scientology-esque cult of personality try to pass himself as an artist while producing sub-transformers levels of entertainment, blah blah blah. If Nolan hadn’t produced the most epic pants-shatting failure of a third film since Superman III than I’m sure the hate wouldn’t be so severe.Seriously, the should have titled it : The Dark Knight Franchise Shats The Bed. Tagline: The epic bed-shatting of the Dark Knight saga.Blah blah blah

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  • Nolanisn’tgodbutilikehim

    Gee, cool! Same Blu-Rays repackaged plus toys and some throwaway coffee table book. Its like a Big Kids Happy Meal!

  • WAldenIV

    Not going to lie… I don’t like the artwork and those toys look like crap.

  • nom79

    Why have The Joker’s face in the headline if there is no news about additional scenes or other exclusive audio/video of him. Don’t lure us in that way. Not cool Collider!

  • Brian Larson

    First of all, I DESPISE Ultraviolet. Just had to get that off my chest. Second … I thought all of Batman’s vehicles were completely black. What’s with the copper colorations on the Tumbler and the gold/gray on the Batpod? Did I miss something?

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  • Nunegro

    IN this age of blu-ray Warner Bros. Couldn’t be bothered to incorporate the IMAX scenes into the film? That is what I was hoping for such a set. Nolan still won’t be doing commentary as usual with his later film and nothing that hit the cutting room floor will be added?I dunno, not for 100 bucks.

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