Without a doubt, The Dark Knight Rises was one of the most anticipated films last year, and while the finished product may have its critics, the film marked the culmination of Christopher Nolan's remarkably successful (and critically acclaimed) take on the legend of Batman.
The series is one of the most celebrated film trilogies of all time and has already had tremendous influence of modern blockbusters (as most directly evident in the newly-launched DC Cinematic Universe i.e. Man of Steel), and so it was no surprise when Warner Bros. announced its plans to release an Ultimate Collector's Edition box set of the trilogy in fall 2013.
Details have thus far been scarce regarding exactly what the set will include, but now TheBatcave.PL (a Polish Batman site) has posted what may be our very first look at what fans can expect from The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition.
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According to the site (via Google Translate), 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). The Ultimate Collector's Edition will reportedly be released on October 2nd.
All of this information is certainly plausible, as the existing Blu-ray trilogy set includes a coupon offering a discount on "new collectible memorabilia" to be included with the Ultimate Collector's Edition. This would account for the toy vehicles, posters, etc. that the set will include. But what about the special features on the Blu-ray discs themselves?
The existing Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises releases relied largely on studio-produced marketing materials, and this release would essentially give Warner Bros. a chance to include more substantial features. However, Nolan is notorious for not releasing alternate cuts of his films, meaning that it's unlikely that Bat-fans will see any deleted scenes from the trilogy. Commentary tracks may be a possibility, but until Warner Bros. makes an official announcement about the upcoming Dark Knight Trilogy box set, take all details about this set with the customary grain of salt.
Assuming the above information about the Ultimate Collector's Edition is accurate, would you be willing to pick this version of The Dark Knight Trilogy? What special features do you hope will be included? Sound off in the comments section below.
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