While Christian Bale won’t be coming back as Batman anytime soon (if at all), DC and Warner Bros. have a special little sump’m sump’m to make sure his legacy as The Dark Knight won’t be forgotten any time soon (as if that would happen in the first place). This fall, the “The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition” blu-ray boxset will be released, collecting the entire Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale Batman trilogy on blu-ray. The collection will also include two exclusive featurettes, “The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy” and Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation, as an incentive for those who may already own the films on blu-ray. Also included are a 48-page hardcover book featuring art from the films, collectable Hot Wheels toys of the vehicles seen in each film, and art cards created by Mondo. The full list of features is included at the botom of this post. The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition will retail for $100.
Are any of you interested in buying the set, or are the added features and memorabilia not enough to supplant the copies you may already own?
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