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on October 8, 2012
■■ Just a Heads-Up, Amazon has merged reviews for The Dark Knight Trilogy, and the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition (UCE). This is a review for just the Dark Knight Trilogy. I also have a review for the UCE which can also be found here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3SINGTZGPMNK1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DUCXFUC&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=
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Disregard all the naysayers claiming this is a money grab. No, it's called having a choice. Not everyone wants the Super Duper Ultra Rare Limited Collector's Edition, that's often filled with a bunch of useless physical items. Some people just want to have the trilogy and nothing more. For $30 (currently), you get just that, and even a little bit more.

You get the following in the Blu-ray edition:

Disc 1: Batman Begins Feature Film
Disc 2: The Dark Knight Feature Film
Disc 3: The Dark Knight Special Features
Disc 4: The Dark Knight Rises Feature Film
Disc 5: The Dark Knight Rises Special Features

PLUS you get a 64 Page excerpted (i.e. shortened) version of the wonderful book: "The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy"

That is tremendous bang for your buck! Not only with the movies, but there are hours and hours of special features included too, including a documentary about the Batmobile. The Ultimate Collector's Edition, which won't be released for another year will no doubt cost at least twice as much. The only thing I have a problem with here is the cover art. It just doesn't look anything like Nolan's Batman.

The DVD version of the Trilogy is a 3-disc set and lacks many of the extras found in the Blu-ray set, but it does look nicer. It has a lenticular cover featuring the Batman sign from all 3 movies. It looks really cool compared to the cover used for the Blu-ray edition.

All in all, this is a wonderful set to get if you don't own any of the movies yet. Heck, even if you do, it's still a great value if you just want The Dark Knight Rises. Consider TDKR sells for around $20-25, for just a few bucks more you get the 2 preceding films, and a book. You really can't go wrong here!

Here is a list of the Special Features that included. The list may not be all-inclusive. The set has no exclusive features, but rather, the same ones that come with the individual releases

BATMAN BEGINS SPECIAL FEATURES

■ In-Movie Experience: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and others reveal the movie's backstory as you watch
■ The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue (in high definition)
■ Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof
■ Batman: The Journey Begins: Concept, design, and development of the film as well as the casting of Batman himself
■ Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman
■ Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City the Batcave, Wayne Manor, and more
■ Cape and Cowl: The development of the new Batsuit
■ Batman: The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile
■ Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations
■ Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI, and effects for the Monorail chase scene
■ Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film
■ Reflections on Writing Batman Begins: with David S. Goyer
■ Digital Batman: The effects you might have missed
■ Batman Begins Stunts: Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the film
■ Stills gallery
■ Theatrical trailer

THE DARK KNIGHT SPECIAL FEATURES

■ Movie with Focus Points (picture in picture)
■ Explore your favorite movies through BD-Live(tm), an interactive gateway to exclusive content-
■ 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
■ Batman Tech: The incredible gadgets and tools (in high-def)
■ 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 high-def)-
■ 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

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES SPECIAL FEATURES

■ THE BATMOBILE" DOCUMENTARY: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon. (01:00)

■ ENDING THE KNIGHT: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made "The Dark Knight Rises" the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
- The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
- Return to the Batcave
- Beneath Gotham
- The Bat
- Batman vs Bane
- Armory Accepted
- Gameday Destruction
- Demolishing a City Street
- The Pit
- The Chant
- The War on Wall Street
- Race to the Reactor
- The Journey of Bruce Wayne
- Gotham's Reckoning
- A Girls Gotta Eat
- Shadows & Light in Large Format
- The End of A Legend
■ Trailers
■ Art Galleries
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on January 29, 2013
So glad that I got a PS3 so that I could play Blu-rays, like these movies!
-There's no reason to actually go into reviewing the movies themselves, because that's what iMDB is for (but I will say they are FREAKING AMAZING!), but they all work perfectly, and look/sound beautifully.
-The packaging looks/is awesome.
-It comes with a little book, which is a selection of imagery from "The Art And Making Of The Dark Knight Trilogy," which has a little over 60 pages of random pictures, concept art, and behind the scenes pictures of the 3 films (very cool to look through).
-Comes with Ultraviolet copies (which I've actually never bothered with before, but figured I could make these movies my first). If you haven't used this before, then it'll explain how to get everything. But it doesn't explain that you're actually going to be using a program called "Flixster" which is where all the magic happens. I'm pretty sure you stream your movies with Flixster, but since I don't rely on streaming, I downloaded the movies to my computer so I could watch them whenever (not to mention they look pretty damn good in Standard Definition!). If you want to take your movies with you on the go, then you'll need to get the "Movies by Flixster" App on your mobile device (iOS, or Android. I don't have any other type, so I don't know about them). Then you can sign in, and download the movies onto that. Sadly it isn't going to look perfect, but that's because the downloads aren't in Blu-ray ;)
-Comes with a bonus discs for each movie (though I haven't watched any, I'm sure they're cool to watch as well).

If you love, or even just like the movies, and you have a Blu-ray player, I'd say this collection is a must buy!
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on December 20, 2016
Great flawless trilogy. Love it!!!
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on March 10, 2017
I bought this at one time when there was deal of day on here I had few years now I can see it was worth it didn't have chase down the movies I wanted they came in one box set everything was good the picture and audio sounded and looked good it also came with small comic booklet ive gotten a lot plays out this box set
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on December 8, 2012
It seems Warner Brothers likes to milk BD sets for every penny they can. Take this fine example - The new Batman Trilogy. It is billed with '2 discs of Special Features'. No, on a BD, a full disc could hold HOURS of material. There's no new features for Batman Begins. The Special Features for the Dark Knight are about 30 minutes total, though the Dark Knight Rises almost makes up for it with a fairly hefty delivery of extra stuff. I just expected more stuff.

As far as the films? Why parrot what everyone else has already said? These BD are absolutely beautiful in HD and a powerful soundtrack (only 5.1 DTS, but still)It looks better than it did in IMAX. And that's why most folk bought this trilogy set. So while I have a few issues with it, I can't rate it lower, especially for the price that Amazon is currently offering.

I have no doubt there will be a 'bigger' BD collection for these films somewhere down the road. But for now, I can manage with this set. And if you are on the fence about making the change to Blu-Ray in regards to these films, do it. Do it now. This collection is worth it.
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on April 22, 2017
Best Batman movies, period. One of the truly great film trilogies, since rarely do all three turn out great, and a high watermark for all comic films.
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on May 22, 2017
Great trilogy. This box set is great because it has all the movies on blu-ray, as well as other extra features and information included. Would definitely recommend for any Batman enthusiast.
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on March 6, 2013
First and foremost, this is not for children who are under the age of 13. This trilogy is dark violet and explores what man will do man as well as the response when one is pushed to their limits.
The movie explores the line between good and evil and sometimes it is not that easy to discern.
Christian Bale comes across as the Dark Knight. One one has to watch all three movies to see how his character grows into this "dark and ominous character "The Dark Knight who is also battling his own demons.
It is a shame about Heath Ledger. I'm sure if he was alive, he would have played in the last installment and that would have bought a different perspective to the film.
Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman gave the movie its good characters; the ones that see clarity. But again, pushed to their limits.
Plenty of action, plenty of plots, good variation of the scenes and no predictabiliy. Must watch all three to understand the last one.
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on August 28, 2016
These movies are dark and twisty, and hold your attention the entire time. The cinematography is amazing, the actors are brilliant, and the story line is well done. Replacing Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal was an interesting choice, but a good one. I normally like Katie Holmes, but her acting is just too stiff for this franchise. Heath Ledger as the Joker is just breathtaking. He played that part to perfection. I can't say enough good things about this trilogy. I just love it!
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on December 5, 2012
Like others, i was originally going to just get TDKR on blu-ray but then noticed the complete set for only a few dollars more and pre-ordered this instead immediately. Now that i finally have it i am very satisfied with my purchase.

You get 5 discs:
1) Batman Begins (movies and special features)
2) The Dark Knight (just the movie)
3) The dark knight Special Features
4) The Dark knight Rises (just the movie)
5) The Dark Knight Rises Special features

You also get a booklet of the art and making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, which is a nice little bonus.

AND Ultraviolet digital downloads of ALL THREE MOVIES.

Honestly, i couldnt ask for anything more from this. i dont even need the special features but for the price and all you get it is a great deal. its even a couple dollars less now so id definitely grab it while you can for that price.
I had the first two movies on DVD so this was a great upgrade to Blu-ray.
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