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Initial post: Sep 29, 2012 5:25:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2012 8:10:32 PM PDT
jud says:
the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition coming out in 2013 will it be the same bonus content as other the dark knight trilogy coming out December 4 or different bonus content will be it in the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 2:31:58 PM PDT
Miami Nights says:
I can only imagine that it would have different special features. I have a feeling that the trilogy set coming out this December will have recycled special features for Batman Begins and Dark Knight.

If they're going to stick with calling the triple dip (or is it quadruple?) the Ultimate Collector's Edition, there better be a new set of features. Otherwise, what would be so ultimate about it? It would be very deceptive and low of Warner Bros. to do such a thing.

I think, for now, if you and others already have the other Nolan Batman movies on DVD or Blu-ray, just buy the Dark Knight Rises DVD or Blu-ray this year and hopefully the Ultimate set will truly be ultimate.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 11:29:17 AM PDT
Emo_kakyo says:
it better be like the superman anthology

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 8:38:53 PM PDT
Miami Nights says:
It would really be great if it's like the Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition. That set was full of discs and special features. But, so far, Nolan and WB have really been light on the special features with these Batman movies. Begins wasn't bad, but I thought Dark Knight was really lacking. It does seem like the upcoming Rises Blu-ray has more special features than Dark Knight, but I really want anything called the Ultimate Collector's Edition to pull out all the stops.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 9:04:41 PM PDT
Don't worry. Warner is going to milk this for all it's worth over the years. You're going to be quin-dipping into this series before they're through. I would estimate that in 2022, you'll have a third entry into an entirely new set of DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY holo-discs or whatever will follow Blu-Ray. Each film will have a 10 year anniversary set with a retrospective on casting, music, director options, behind-the-scenes footage, psychology of the characters, new interviews, deleted or extended scenes, music-only tracks (which would be awesome), maybe a commentary track (but it looks like Nolan wants to dodge that as much as Spielberg does), and of course, a re-release on Imax every four or five years.

But at least it'll never be post-converted into 3D. Thankfully Nolan shut the door on that option.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 1:10:35 PM PDT
Nolan Bat flicks have very little regarding deleted scenes (at least on the actual releases), so I wouldn't hold my breath for seeing anything like that. Even though there are obvious moments in trailers that aren't in the theatrical versions (for starters)...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 12:14:08 AM PDT
The original Dark Knight Rises cut that got screened to WB was 4 hours. This one has a lot of deleted stuff. One of the executive producers believe it was Nolan's wife hinted at a background scene to Bane ifirc and was really surprised it was cut. I'm hoping next year they will do an extended edition ala Lord of the Rings.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 3:54:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 18, 2012 3:55:09 AM PDT
Considering that Nolan doesn't really do Director's Cuts (and every movie is initially longer in early cuts), and there haven't been any longer cuts of his Batflicks so far, it's pretty unlikely there will be any in the near future. UNLESS Warner Bros. is able to put out unofficial "Extended Cuts", which don't necessarily involve the participation of the director. It would be cool to see deleted material and extended versions, but at this point, I'd be surprised if we did.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 1:33:39 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:46:28 PM PST
Chris says:
Not sure what they will add to the ultimate collection package but the dark knight trilogy pack includes a little pamphlet that says you can get a discount on the items that will be on ultimate collection. So basically it's like you can get all the other stuff later on while you just get the movies.

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 4:30:36 PM PDT
Dear Fellow Dark Knight Fans and Amazon Customers,

Based upon WB's product details, this box set would likely be worth a 5ive-star rating, that is, if you do not already own The Dark Knight movies. But if you do own them, then this item deserves only a one-star rating, especially without a current rebate offer for it. And yet, there is a way to resolve the problem of us having to engage in a rather costly double-dip if we are to ever see the coveted new exclusive The Fire Rises Bonus Extras 6th Blu-ray Disc from The Dark Knight Trilogy--Ultimate Collector's Edition.

This would be the second time that this method of resolution has worked, following my review of U2 360*: Live at the Rose Bowl--Super Deluxe Limited Edition, which asked key people at Universal/Interscope Records to include a Blu-ray Disc. This Box Set had only been planned to contain 2-DVDs and other memorabilia, but no Blu-ray. Sure enough, after a month, and thanks to all of you who participated in a simple petition, the U2360 product content was upgraded to include Blu-ray.

Warner Bros. has probably already been considering offering a rebate for The Ultimate Dark Knight. Just look at their $5 Upgrade from DVD 2 Blu-ray trade-in program and the fact the studio with the most Blu-ray hit movies that retail for $10 or under is Warner Bros. A few years ago, even Paramount was offering $10 rebate checks by mail for current owners of Braveheart and/or Gladiator DVDs, who had bought the Sapphire Series Blu-ray 2-Disc Sets of those titles.

The following are the 6ix filmmakers whose names appear the most in the end credits of the various Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray & DVD Special Features, and who also happen to be members on Facebook, listed in order of credit prominence:

JORDAN GOLDBERG in Los Angeles, Trilogy producer
WILL HYDE in San Francisco, Batman Begins/Dark Knight associate producer
JOHN LIMPERT, in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Entertainment Vice-President
MICHAEL FALLAVOLLITA in CA, The Dark Knight & Rises editor
RICK HULL in Los Angeles, Technology & Psychology of The Dark Knight Unmasked producer at Prometheus Entertainment
ROKO BELIC, Happy director & Batmobile director/writer/cameraman

I strongly implore you to please take just a few minutes copy and paste the following message and send it via Facebook too as many of these creative individuals as possible. You may also choose to print it out out and mail it to them:

c/o Warner Bros. Home Video Entertainment Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522.

Feel free to write your own message on this matter. With enough of you participating in this petition, we WILL achieve the results that we deserve! Thank You!

Dear FILL IN FILMMAKER's NAME HERE,

You have done a magnificent job on The Dark Knight Trilogy Special Features from previous DVD and Blu-ray Editions. My name is TYPE IN YOUR NAME HERE. I am an avid cinema aficiando and collector of BDs and DVDs. Warner Bros. is my favourite studio. I regard The Dark Knight franchise to be the greatest comic book superhero movies ever made.

I am writing to you concerning the forthcoming Dark Knight Trilogy--Blu-ray 6ix-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition Box Set to respectfully request that some sort of rebate be offered to current owners of any or all of these three movies on DVD and/or Blu-ray. The refund would allow for your consumers to save money if they choose to purchase The DK Trilogy--Ultimate Collector's Edition.

Most folks who would be interested in buying the Ultimate Collector's Edition already own previous editions of these three movies. The majority of Dark Knight fans have loved these films so much that they have already sought out to be able to watch them whenever they pleased and were likely not patient enough to endure the long wait for this Trilogy--Ultimate Collector's Edition, especially considering that Christopher Nolan and his filmmaking team initially had no plans for any further sequels when they first made and released Batman Begins in 2005 or The Dark Knight in 2008.

Most enthusiasts would undoubtedly much appreciate having the new content and memorabilia of the Ultimate Trilogy: 3 Mattel Hot Wheels Bat-vehicle toys, a 48-page hardcover book, several premium art cards, and especially the 6th Bonus Special Features Blu-ray Disc. However, most of us fans simply cannot justify paying for this new box set, due to its current retail price of $80 being a bit too high combined with the matter that its exclusive new items, while enticing, are not necessarily compelling enough of a a need-to-own vibe amongst collectors at the cost of an unfortunate double-dip. If you do not believe me, please check out the advance customer reviews at Amazon and other websites.

Without any rebate, it really seems that pretty much the only people who would succumb to dishing out their hard-earned money for this box set are financially well-off, Bat-fan uber-nerds who have the compulsive need to possess it. While such individuals may be fascinating, evaluate just how very small their demographic percentage of the population must actually be.

It is quite clear that Warner Bros. Home Video would sell vastly more copies of the Ultimate Edition IF only a fair rebate was offered to current DVD and/or Blu-ray owners of the 3 Dark Knight movies. Such generosity would allow Warner Bros. to earn more profits and would also best serve the mania and middle-class or lower stature of the majority of fans. Such kindness would further instill our trust and faith in the greatest movie studio in the world.

Here is our proposal for an ideal rebate offer:
Customers are sent a refund check after they mail out proof-of-purchase ISBN-UPC barcodes and/or their actual video discs of any or all of the three movies. A rebate form sheet has designated sectors for taping or gluing ISBN-UPC barcodes. The sales receipt for new box set would also be required.

In every rebate dollar-level, each movie would be of a different title. For example: within the $2-level, customers may receive a $4 rebate for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with either being in single or Two-DVDisc Editions, but sending 2 Dark Knight ISBN barcodes, one from the movie-only edition and the other from the 2-Disc Special Edition, will disqualify one of these submittals and they shall only receive a rebate of $2. This general rule applies for all subsequent dollar-levels, including for returning discs.
Rebates for Proof-of-Purchase barcodes are limited to no more than 7 items total.

$2 each for up to any 3 different movie title UPCs in 1-DVDisc or Two-DVD Special Editions.
$3 each for up to any 2 different titles of The Dark Knight and Batman Begins on HDDVD, or on Blu-ray in regular, Special Edition, Steelbook or in +DVD Combo Pack.
$4 each for up to any 2 different titles: any The Dark Knight Rises--Blu-ray Disc, The Trilogy--DVD Set and/or Begins in 2-DVD + Comic Book Deluxe Edition or Limited Edition 2-DVD Gift Set with Flash Drive.
$5 each for up to any 3 different titles: Begins--Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set with Flash Drive, Trilogy--Blu-ray Set and/or any 1 Dark Knight--Limited Edition: Bat-Pod Display Case, Target Exclusive Bat-Mask Case or Best Buy Exclusive Clown Mask or Bat-Cowl Bobble Heads.

The rebate form is affixed to a prepaid-postage return envelope that can hold up to 8 discs, which is the total limit for disc rebates.

$6 each for up to any 6 different DVDs including Bonus Extras 2nd Discs.
$7 each for up to any 5 different HDDVD and/or Blu-rays including Special Features 2nd Discs.

Customers would have the option of returning either the disc they already own, OR the corresponding disc found within the new box set. Current online product images do not let us see with clarity whether or not the label side of the discs from the new set have been printed with artwork that is cooler and more attractive than on previously released discs. Assuming that the actual video content on previous and new discs is the same, consumers should be able to keep the discs which bear the artwork that they prefer.

Furthermore, the Special Features Bonus 2nd Blu-ray Disc from The Dark Knight Rises--Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook 2-BD + DVD Combo Pack contained The Dark Knight Reborn 37-minute documentary, which was no included on any other edition. If the Ultimate Trilogy does not contain Dark Knight Reborn, customers should be able to return the DKR Special Features disc from the new set.

If it is simply too late in the manufacturing process to have this rebate form inserted within the box sets, then a small sticker may be posted outside the front of the box sets upon the factory-seal wrap, with basic directions for customers to go to a special website address, from which they may print out the rebate form and follow simple instructions on how to claim their refund by mail. They would, of course, also supply their own envelopes for returning discs.

Yet an even better method of appeasing collectors would be for Warner Bros. to sell the Ultimate Box Set directly from their official online shop site, with the options of ordering it in every possible combination of discs and other items not to be included, depending on the customer's needs and priced accordingly. We the fans will not mind if the factory-wrap is missing, if that makes it easier on the distribution end.

Some customers may not require the hardcover book, as they may already own The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy giant book. Some may not want the Mattel Hot Wheels, as they may already own them. Most, however, will probably want to order the box set with all items intact except for those five movie and bonus discs that have already been released. Most will covet the new memorabilia, especially the exclusive Special Features BD.

Assuming that the over-priced retail cost of $79.99 does not go down any lower by the time of the September 24th release date, here is a suggestion example of how the various items may be valued accordingly for these customized consumer orders:

$9 per Blu-ray Disc
$4 per 1 of the 3 Mattel Hot Wheels Bat-vehicles
$6 for the hardback book
$5 for the set of premium art cards
$3 for the box and packaging therein only

If the release date for the Ultimate Edition needs to be postponed in order to fulfill any of the aforementioned accommodations, so be it. We the fans would be happy to wait longer.

At the very least, that exclusive 6th bonus BDisc should be available for individual sale. It is the main reason that anyone would want the Ultimate Trilogy and the main reason that we have written this letter. We must believe that we are gifted with so many special features about the creation of great films because the powers-that-be at movie studios and home video distribution truly do care about inspiring and educating the future generations of filmmakers, and that we deserve to be able to acquire the art of cinema at a reasonable price.

Thank You So Much for Hearing Us!
Sincerely,

TYPE IN YOUR NAME HERE
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