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This review is from: The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Christopher Nolan, while a brilliant film maker, isn't the most gracious when it comes to home releases. What I mean by this is that he has historically never really included deleted scenes or Director's Cuts of his movies. I would likely either wait for the deluxe edition or buy it also if we were getting extended directors cuts, but Nolan has pretty much squashed that by saying he doesn't do that; the film that hits theaters is the one he wants everyone to see.
There have been rumors of deleted scenes with Ledger's Joker for TDK and there are confirmed cut scenes/story lines that tell much more of Bane's back story and evolution into the villain we see in TDKR. According to the woman who worked on the costumes and make up, we would see Bane's scared body after surgeries, early versions of the mask, the importance of a belt that he wears, and his LOS training. Before the film was screened, she confirmed that this was filmed and thought she was teasing parts of the movie. If I remember correctly, she said something along the lines of "I'd imagine it would be in the movie and not cut. They filmed it." Based on Nolan's comments and rumors of a director's extended cut being debunked by WB, I don't see what more a deluxe edition could really offer besides little collector's items (that I personally don't really care about anyway). Commentary would be nice, but I doubt Nolan would go back and do that.
So with virtually no chance of getting extended cuts or deleted scenes, why not just pick up the trilogy now for a great price? TDKR is $24.99. For $5 more you can get the other two films as well! I already own BB and TDK, but as a blu ray collector, I will welcome saving a little bit of space having all three in one neat package. Not to mention we get the little book to flip through if you aren't able to pop in the movie right away when it arrives.
Obviously I haven't seen the film on blu ray yet, but I'm sure it will be spectacular. I'm buying these now at a great price because I don't think we will ever get extended editions in a deluxe package. Hope I'm wrong though!