Dark Knight coming to home video December 9, 2008

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gamertell dark knight movie posterWhile I’m in a BatMood, Waner Home Video today (September 26, 2008) announced that Dark Knight will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 9, 2008.

The movie was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale as Batman and Bruce Wayne and Heath Ledger as The Joker. Also in the movie are Morgan Freeman,, Michael Cane, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Since Dark Knight was partially shot using IMAX cameras, the Blu-Ray release will include IMAX and regular ol’ HD footage. Warner is going whole hog with the Blu-Ray and including BD-Live features which, according to the press release, “allows users with web-enabled Blu-ray players to access exciting additional content and connect and share with other BD-Live users.”

The single-disc DVD version of Dark Knight will be available for US$28.98 in widescreen and full-screen. The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD (widescreen) will be $34.99 and the Blu-ray will for $35.99. The film is rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and some menace) and runs 153 minutes (2 hours and 33 minutes).

Here are all the promised features and extras:

2-Disc Special Edition:

  • Gotham Uncovered – How Christopher Nolan and his team developed the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod and composer Hans Zimmer musically characterized The Joker’s reign of chaos.
  • The Dark Knight IMAX Scenes – View these 6 action-packed sequences – shot on the largest format possible – in their original IMAX framing, just as they were intended
  • Gotham Tonight – 6 episodes of Gotham Cable’s premier news program
  • The Galleries: Poster art and production stills
  • Digital Copy of the Feature Film

Blu-ray Disc:
Disc 1 – Movie with Focus Points

  • Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene – Director Christopher Nolan and creative collaborators unmask the incredible detail and planning behind the film, including stunt staging, filming in IMAX®, and the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod.

Disc 2 – Special Features

  • Batman Tech – The incredible gadgets and tools (in HD)
  • Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight – Delve into the psyche of Bruce Wayne and the world of Batman through real-world psychotherapy (in HD)
  • Gotham Tonight – 6 episodes of Gotham Cable’s premier news program
  • The Galleries – The Joker cards, concept art, poster art, production stills, trailers and TV spots
  • Digital Copy of the Feature Film
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