Director Christopher Nolan’s finale to his epic Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises is slated to hit retail shelves just in time for the holiday season. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film — which stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — is sure to top shopping lists when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4.
In true Hollywood fashion, you can own The Dark Knight Rises in a number of different formats. A limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be made available to Batman-savvy consumers, though it will certainly put a considerable dent in your holiday budget. In an effort to sway you towards the higher-end offering, this set comes packaged with a pretty nifty Batman cowl, which is sure to impress anyone with an affinity for the Caped Crusader. In other words, it’s probably well worth the money.
Additionally, the Blu-ray version of The Dark Knight Rises sports an impressive number of special features and behind-the-scenes documentaries. Unfortunately for those who were hoping that Christopher Nolan would sneak a few deleted scenes onto the disc, Worst Previews points out that there is currently no excised footage to be found anywhere on the home video release.
Since some folks have yet to make the jump from standard definition to high definition, The Dark Knight Rises will also hit DVD on December 4. Additionally, a digital version of film will be made available for download to those who feel that physical media is an antiquated concept.
Although the Batman fan in me is eager to drop some serious cash on the limited edition version of Christopher Nolan’s highly enjoyable feature, I know that, somewhere down the line, Warner Bros. is going to offer up a substantial Dark Knight Trilogy box set. I can live without the cowl if the studio releases all three films in some sort of cool, limited edition packaging.
To see exclusive pictures of the combo package and cowl, be sure to stop by Entertainment Weekly. Are you excited for The Dark Knight Rises to hit DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download this December?