Director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, which includes 2005's Batman Begins, 2008's The Dark Knight and 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, is one of the most beloved superhero franchises to ever grace the big screen, and its hard core legion of fans claim it as one of the most prolific. The entire series is coming home in The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition, which Warner Bros. will introduce fall of 2013, just in time for the holidays.
The first photos of this anxiously awaited set have surfaced, offering the first details of any kind about what we can expect to find on store shelves. Featured are three Batman toy vehicles and our first look at the cover and packaging.
According to The Batcave, the set will include nine discs (2 Blu-rays and 1 DVD per film) as well as a book, three prints (each featuring one of the trilogy's central villains), a poster and three toy models of the Batman vehicles featured in the series (the Tumbler, the Batpod and The Bat). This gorgeous set will be released on October 2nd (though that date has not yet been confirmed by the studio).
While its being speculated that Christopher Nolan will include more personal special features not found on the initial home release of the three films, its unlikely that fans will finally get to see any deleted scenes from any of the movies. Nolan is notorious for refusing to release alternative cuts of his films, and it won't happen here. It is possible that he, or other cast and crew members, have recorded audio commentaries for the three films. Final details won't be known until Warner Bros. releases the official press release.
Are you excited for this ultimate fan experience? Or will you stand by the versions you already own? Let us know what you think!
The Dark Knight was released July 18th, 2008 and stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.