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The Dark Knight Rises DVD Review

Just in time for Christmas (and what a movie to watch over the holidays) Christopher Nolan’s thrilli...

Just in time for Christmas (and what a movie to watch over the holidays) Christopher Nolan’s thrilling conclusion to his Dark Knight Trilogy finally arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray.

On the incredibly slim possibility that you haven’t seen the movie, I’ll stick with the official synopsis so we don’t land a major spoiler blow to your brain!

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.

Picture wise (and we had a DVD copy), you are in for a treat, as you’d expect from any movie involving Christopher Nolan and the immensely talented DP Wally Pfister. Even on DVD, in standard definition there is a solid level of detail throughout with little detail lost in the shadows. And while it seems a little bit more saturated than the cinematic release (at least to my eyes) this is something that will not only impress you, but your mates and the granny who’s had one bottle too many of the cherry come Christmas day. Same goes for the audio (and yes there is the directors commentary to boot) track as the epic Hans Zimmer movie scores fills your living room, and expect your surround speakers to get a serious workout as Gotham comes to life in 5.1

The only downside to the DVD is the extras. Basically, you get one extra, and that being an 8 minute featurette with a few brief interviews with the likes of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. However the extras list on the Blu-Ray is fantastic. Jam packed with features, the full list you can find below. Overall, The Dark Knight Rises is an essential purchase for Christmas!

EXTRAS LIST

BLU-RAY

“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

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

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DVD

The Journey of Bruce Wayne

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DVD 3D

The Dark Knight Rises is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 3rd December.

Irish and UK readers can purchase their DVD Copy here or on Blu-Ray here
American and Candian readers can purchase their DVD Copy here or on Blu-Ray here

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