Christopher Nolan’s epic conclusion to his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, became one of 2012’s biggest and best films. Now the amazing feature is about to rule the Christmas sales as it finds its way onto DVD & Blu-ray on 3rd December. I have included a list of bonus features you will be able to enjoy courtesy of Amazon, but to gain interest two of those bonus features have been released on-line.
The first behind the scenes clip shows how the special effects were used to create the massive explosion of Gotham’s football stadium. It shows just how much attention to detail was needed, and how much work was involved in creating one of the years finest scenes. It is also actually quite comical watching stuntmen running and falling into holes in the ground over and over.
The second clip features Tom Hardy and Christian Bale discussing how they prepared for the ultimate face off. The first fight scene between Batman and Bane is covered here in an exclusive look at the featurette by The Sun, and the actors and others involved talk about how Hardy had to bulk up to get the incredible physique he shows off in the film.
Extra Content on the Blu-ray:
- The Batmobile- Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring pinnacle of technology as the most awe-inspiring weapon in Birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.
- The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking- Production – Ending the Knight- See how Christopher Nolan and his filmmaking team staged the film’s high-flying opening sequence
- Return to the Batcave- Production – Witness the reconstruction of the Batcave with time-lapse photography
- Beneath Gotham- Director Christopher Nolan and the production designers discuss the design and build of Bane’s lair.
- The Bat Pod – Director Christopher Nolan gives Batman a new mode of transportation in The Dark Knight Rises.
- Batman vs Bane- The filmmakers and actors reveal how they planned and shot the epic fight sequence between Batman and Bane.
- Armory Accepted- See how special effects and a miniature unit were used to simulate the demolition drop of the Tumbler through the ceiling
- Gameday Destruction -The filmmakers describe the production plan that went into executing the jaw-dropping demolition sequence at Gotham Stadium
- Demolishing a City Street- Learn how a series of practical special effects were used to simulate the complete destruction of a city street
- The Pit -The filmmakers explain the design and construction of two giant, vertical sets: the underground prison and the well
- The Chant- Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer discuss the creation of the chant that formed the basis of the score’s
- The War on Wall Street- Get a glimpse behind the coordination and production of the epic battle for Gotham City
- Race to the Reactor – Watch how the filmmakers orchestrated the film’s climactic chase sequence with multiple Tumblers and the Batpod
- The Journey of The Dark Knight- Get insight into story and thematic choices that structured the final chapter of Bruce Wayne’s journey as Batman. Supported by interviews with CN, Jonah Nolan, David Goyer
- Gotham’s Reckoning- The filmmakers reflect on their reinvention of Bane and all the elements that went into making him Batman’s most lethal and his wardrobe.
- A Girls Gotta Eat- The filmmakers discuss the challenge of bringing an iconic character to life, detailing the acting choices, fashion, training and her tactical-ego of Catwoman.
- Shadows & Light in Large Format- Discover the philosophy and methodology of capturing The Dark Knight Rises on the grand canvas of ImaxTM film.
- The End of A Legend- The filmmakers give their final thoughts on working on The Dark Knight Rises and what it was like to be a part of.
- Trailer Archive
Extra Content on the DVD:
The Journey of The Dark Knight Character – Ending the Knight. Get insight into story and thematic choices that structured the final chapter of Bruce Wayne’s journey as Batman. Supported by interviews with Christopher Nolan, Jonah Nolan and David Goyer.
(Source: Amazon, The Sun)