The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
- The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy: The inside perspective on the fascinating story behind the creation of one of the most celebrated franchises and how it changed the scope of movie making… forever. Full of never-before-seen footage, rare moments, and exclusive interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Damon Lindelof, Michael Mann, Richard Roeper, Zack Snyder and others.
- Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation: For the first time, Directors Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Donner (Superman) sit down to discuss the trials and triumphs involved in bringing the two most iconic superheroes of all time to the big screen, and how Superman influenced Nolan when developing Batman Begins.
- IMAX Sequences: The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises: See your favorite scenes as they were intended in the original IMAX aspect ratio.
And as for that new exclusive memorobilia:
- Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and The Bat
- Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghul
- 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from all three movies
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition will retail for $99.97.
It would have been a lot more awesome if they actually included deleted scenes and directors commentary. But hey, it’s Nolan.
The Dark Knight inspired home movie theater
This theater is being built in California by Elite Home Theater Seating, and fuses elements of Wayne Manor with the Art Deco styling of Gotham City. The best part is the secret bookcase compartment that opens up revealing the Bat garage complete with a Tumbler replica. (via)
The book tells the complete behind the scenes story of all three of the blockbuster films, with in depth interviews of plenty of the cast members including Nolan himself. Pick your copy up today at Amazon for $24.
Fun fact: This was improvised. The building was meant to explode and come down in one go and the crew had one take to get it right. When the explosions malfunctioned, Ledger reacted in character, and Nolan urged his crew to keep filming. By pure chance, it resulted in one of the greatest moments in the movie, and a moment that perfectly showcased Joker’s anarchic nature and Ledger’s sheer talent.