Posts Tagged ‘the dark knight rises’


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy has been one of the biggest, if not the biggest, superhero trilogy to date.  So it’s surprising that it’s taken them this long to put together a collection like this.

This release compiles all the existing special features and includes a whole disc full of new features.  The length of these features isn’t specified but judging by the descriptions, they look to be somewhat substantial.  The quality of these new features will probably be the deciding factor for many fans wondering if they should double dip.  The suggested retail price for this set is $99.97 but it will appear cheaper than that once it becomes available for pre-order.  The set will be available for purchase on September 24th.

At the moment the previous Dark Knight Trilogy set is $43.99 on and $34.46 on

This new Ultimate Collector’s Edition also comes with some collectables such as art cards by Mondo, a short behind the scenes book, and three Hot Wheels vehicles of the Tumbler, The Batpod, and The Bat.


Click to embiggen!


Check out the full press release which lists all the new special features after the jump!



TODAY’S LINKS: X-Men Days of Future Past, Dark Knight, Texas Chainsaw and More

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Today's LinksGot a link? Send it our way!

  • Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Join X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST [Singer's Twitter]
  • Hugh Jackman in talks for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. [THR]
  • New Trailer for KILLING THEM SOFTLY. [collider]
  • New 60-Second TV Spots for DJANGO UNCHAINED. [here and here]
  • Trailer for BLACK ROCK Starring Kate Bosworth. [yahoo!]
  • Christopher Nolan Talks about the Ending of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and More. [filmcomment]
  • Hailee Steinfeld joins Kevin Costner thriller written by Luc Besson. [comingsoon]
  • George Clooney and Paul Greengrass team for heist thriller. [variety]
  • The First Texas Chainsaw 3D TV Spot Hits. [shocktillyoudrop]

Here’s the new trailer for The Baytown Outlaws


Trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Blu-ray

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012


Here is what they call a 90-second sizzle trailer for The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray, highlighting scenes from the film and special features that you will find in the collection.  Features will include the documentary on the history of the Batmobile and a 17-featurette in-depth look at the making of the film called Ending the Knight.

Christopher Nolan’s final Batman story completed the trilogy this past summer and for what it’s worth now if you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a great one and shouldn’t be missed.

The Dark Knight Rises will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on December 4th.

FYI: TDKR reunites Inception stars Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, and Cillian Murphy.


TODAY’S LINKS: The Hobbit, Skyfall, Dark Knight Trilogy Set, Les Misérables and More

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Today's LinksGot a link? Send it our way!

  • Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank join The Homesman written and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. [thewrap]
  • A new dwarf poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [image]
  • First Poster for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. [image]
  • Skyfall TV Spot “Fear”. [YouTube]
  • Les Misérables TV Spot “Dream”. [YouTube]
  • James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing has a clip and two posters. [comingsoon]
  • Unseen trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man featuring webshooters. [slashfilm]
  • First look at The Dark Knight Rises box sets. [comicbookmovie]

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Comes to Blu-ray on December 3rd

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012


Warner Bros. has released a trailer for the Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rises, it’s the same trailer as the theatrical release but the end says to look for the movie on Blu-ray and download.  They put a lot of effort into it as you can see.  Thank Batman-News for the information.

December 3rd is the date, and as you might have heard on the Internet (typical), there actually WON’T be a director’s cut; people were saying there would be an extra 30 minutes of Bane backstory.  We don’t know what special features will be included on the Blu-ray so stay tuned.


Book Review: The Dark Knight Rises – The Official Novelization

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

tdkrI don’t read movie novelizations, period. At least that was my mindset a few days ago. I am not alone when I say, last weekend I went to my local cinema and witnessed one of the most epic motion pictures in recent memory. The Dark Knight Rises lived up to the hype at the box office, and for more information about the movie itself be sure to check out Graham’s review. The cynic in me knows that movie studios will license their rights to anything to make a quick buck, so why not a novelization right?

While The Dark Knight Rises novel is by no means a replacement for the movie, it is a fantastic companion. When sitting in a theater for close to three hours it is easy to miss key pieces of dialogue. For those familiar, this holds especially true in a Christopher Nolan directed film. From Memento to The Prestige, and now to The Dark Knight Rises –  the dialogue in his work provides  something worth taking a closer look at.

We all know the story, and while that holds up just fine in the novel version, it is not what stuck with me about this book. For me, the dialogue was the most important aspect of The Dark Knight Rises official novelization. As an example, some have complained about the sound of Bane – saying it sounds manufactured like it is coming out of a metal box. While I agree it is a different sound, I found the booming voice to be ominous and well suited. The one problem is that it can be difficult to understand everything being said. With the novelization you can read and interpret the dialogue at your own pace and catch every word of it.

While I have seen The Dark Knight Rises once, I feel as if I have lived it twice. Each experience was the same story, but a very different experience. Now more than ever I am looking forward to seeing The Dark Knight Rises again. A small part of that desire is thanks to The Dark Knight Rises novel.

Deh-Shay, Deh-Shay, Bah Sah Rah. Bah Sah Rah.


Author: Greg Cox
Paperback: 415 Pages
Publication: Titan Books; Mti edition (July 24, 2012)

More CoF Book Reviews:

What I’ve Been Watching: Bat Week

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

What I've Been Watching: Bat Week

We all enjoy movies and television on many mediums that extend beyond the theater – DVD, Blu Ray, streaming, and cable just to name a few. Here at the City of Films I would like to think we are honest, and that honesty could come back to embarrass us. Below is what i’ve been watching in the past seven days. In addition I provide my thoughts, recommendations, and general commentary on all of these titles. And here.. we.. go!


Cut To The Chase Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Saturday, July 21st, 2012


Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!


Christopher Nolan set a standard with Batman Begins in 2005. He set out to make a comic book movie (or superhero movie if you want) that could be taken seriously and for adults (finally).  It’s grounded in reality, and more of a crime drama than comic.  He went on to deliver one of the best sequels of all time with The Dark Knight and has now topped it off with his epic conclusion to one of the best trilogies of all time.

The question wasn’t if The Dark Knight Rises would be great or not, but just how great?



Friday, July 20th, 2012



All the hype and speculation gets put to the test as The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters. The final act in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy is the movie event of the year. His previous entries into the Batman universe, which many now consider masterpieces, join The Dark Knight Rises in completing one of the best trilogies of all time.

Christopher Nolan once said that he would only make a third and final Batman movie if the story was there. It had to be necessary and gripping to him as a director. And so here we are.

Eight years have passed in The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne is a broken man who lost his true love thanks to Joker and his Batman alter ego has been cast out, hated by the people of Gotham City. So here comes Bane to inflict some more chaos on everyone creating a dystopia that drives Batman out of exile. Can he overcome? Will he RISE?

You Want Chills? Watch the Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s Entire DARK KNIGHT Trilogy

Thursday, July 19th, 2012


The movie event of the year opens tonight at midnight, what a journey it has been.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is nothing short of amazing for what it has done for the superhero genre and movies in general.

The trailer below takes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises footage to create one amazing trailer that brings us to tonight’s premier of the final chapter.

FYI: Tickets for the film’s premiere midnight IMAX screenings in New York sold out six months in advance.