After years – years! – of breathless anticipation for the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, it's possible that Batfans are suffering from withdrawals since The Dark Knight Rises arrived in theaters worldwide two months ago. With that in mind, we've been keeping on eye on the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Dark Knight Rises, which is lucky, because Warner Bros. has revealed a release date, as well as collector's edition packaging and a partial listing of special features.
Universal Pictures has unveiled a TV spot for Les Misérables, this Christmas's crazily-anticipated screen adaptation of the enduringly popular stage musical, in turn based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel.
This TV spot is no mere thirty-second commercial, however. It is instead a jumbo-sized one-minute, thirty-second look at the film, which by now doesn't need to shout, "Come at me, bro" at Oscar season because the visuals, the cast, and the musical do the shouting for Les Misérables.
If you're looking to convey that your musical is a proper event of a movie, there are worse ways to do it than with a huge four-and-a-half minute trailer-thing combining new footage, behind the scenes material, and talking heads from a formidable cast. The new Les Miserables trailer fits that description, meaning that you can get a look at a pretty phenomenal cast singing live on set rather than to playback.
When The Dark Knight Rises is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download, you have Warner Bros.' permission to watch it legally. Right now, Christopher Nolan's conclusion to the bat-trilogy kicked off with Batman Begins is still playing in more than 1,500 theaters, but we nonetheless know just when The Dark Knight Rises will arrive in a variety of home entertainment formats.
December 3rd of this year, meaning you'll have just about three weeks of shopping time to get it for the rabid Bat-fan in your family.
It's the rumor Gotham City deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Or something like that. Occasionally, a rumor manages to gain traction online despite the evidence against it, and last week's word that we'd be seeing a director's cut of The Dark Knight Rises is just one such rumor. Now, however, it has been thoroughly debunked, with word that no director's cut currently exists or is planned for the future.
Sometimes it's hard to let go, to say goodbye. Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is all wrapped up now, with The Dark Knight Rises closing out what was explicitly meant to be one story told over a trilogy of films. It's tremendously unlikely that we'll see a Catwoman movie springing out of the Nolan-verse, but the lack of a dismissal from the director or Anne Hathaway is feeding the denial of those folks who can't let go of this particular Gotham.
The Dark Knight Rises arrives on conventional and IMAX screens tonight at midnight. Fans who haven't spent the last few days in paroxysms of untenable excitement, foaming at the mouth over reviews, or predicting opening weekend box office have doubtless been preparing themselves by re-watching Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. For anyone who just doesn't have a spare five hours to get that done by midnight, there's now a super-trailer for all three entries in Christopher Nolan's soon-to-be-complete Dark Knight Trilogy.
With Comic-Con over and done with, Warner Bros. is ensuring that this will be the Week of Batman. The studio lifted its embargo on reviews for The Dark Knight Rises at midnight, so those critics who've seen the sequel are free to publish those reviews, many of which are swimming in hyperbole. While we have to wait to Thursday night or Friday to see if the big talk is justified, two new TV spots have put the critical praise front and center, promising an epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy.
In one week, years worth of hype, speculation, and general fretting will have come to an end, probably replaced by both bitter lamentations and ecstatic hyperbole. In one week, The Dark Knight Rises will be playing nationwide on conventional and IMAX screens, ending the trilogy that started with Batman Begins and continued through The Dark Knight. How best to prepare for the cinematic nerdgasm? Watching the fourth official clip promoting the movie probably won't hurt.
Excited for The Dark Knight Rises? Not yet burned out on new promotional material? Then you're in for a treat, as today we have no less than two new official clips from Christopher Nolan's last outing with the Caped Crusader.