The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, and VOD Details

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 10:30 am

Warner Bros. today announced detailed plans for the release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, and Video-On-Demand on December 4. The Blu-ray will take advantage of the IMAX format filling the screen during those scenes completely, a companion app is coming to iOS and certain Android devices, and a special giftset featuring the entire trilogy will be available as well.

•Pre-order now at Amazon: Blu-ray/DVD Combo — DVD — Limited Edition Cowl (Combo)


  • “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.
  • Production
    • 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
  • Characters
    • The Journey of Bruce Wayne
    • Gotham’s Reckoning
    • A Girls Gotta Eat
  • Reflections
    • Shadows & Light in Large Format
    • The End of A Legend
  • Trailers
  • Art Galleries 
  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices 


  • The Journey of Bruce Wayne 
  • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices 

On December 4, “The Dark Knight Rises” will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

The film is also available digitally starting December 4 in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Mobile App
Also available will be the free “The Dark Knight Rises app for IOS 5.0 or higher compatible devices including iPhone and iPad, and Samsung Galaxy devices including S2, S3, Note, Nexus and Tab (operating system requirements vary by device).   Building upon the already available “TDKR: Gotham City’s Most Wanted” app, “The Dark Knight Rises app will be updated in two phases.  The first update, which will be available in late October, will include several interactive activities such as a photo application that will allow users to put themselves into a Tumbler, a video application that will allow users to insert a Tumbler into their personal videos, and more.  The second update, which will be available on December 4, will integrate second screen functionality into the app.  It will allow users to sync compatible mobile devices with the Blu-ray disc via BD-Live enabled Blu-ray players connected to the same Local Area Network to access exclusive bonus content.  The bonus content will include film location information, Gotham City maps, film trivia, photo galleries and “making of” featurettes.  In addition, the second screen app controls playback of the film on your TV via Blu-ray player.  “The Dark Knight Rises app will be available through the iTunes store and Google Play.

Limited Edition Giftset:
Also available December 4, just in time for holiday gift-giving, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset,” featuring “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” all in one collection. Available on Blu-ray or standard definition DVD, “The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset” will also include a premium book exclusive to the collection, which takes fans deeper into the epic franchise, as well as existing special features. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also plans to release “The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition” in 2013.