The Dark Knight
Warner Home Video will unleash The Dark Knight on Blu-ray and DVD on December 8th, just in time for Christmas, with a host of juicy extras

Batman fans prepare – The Dark Knight is out on Blu-ray on December 8th. The single Blu-ray disc will cost £26.99, but Warner Home Video will also release a Blu-ray double pack with Batman Begins for £39.99, and a four-disc DVD set for £29.99. The two-disc special edition DVD will cost £22.99.

The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime.

With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organised crime in Gotham for good. But their plans are thwarted by The Joker, superbly played by the late Heath Ledger.

The film was shot in part using IMAX cameras, and the Blu-ray disc takes advantage of the use of IMAX and 35mm formats by using the hybrid master to replicate thecinema experience at home. The IMAX scenes are also included on the two-disc special edition as bonus material.

More after the break

Other extras on the discs are as follows:

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD:

  • Gotham Uncovered – How Christopher Nolan and his team developed the new Bat-suit and Bat-pod and composer Hans Zimmer musically characterised The Joker's reign of chaos.
  • The Dark Knight IMAX Scenes – view these six action-packed sequences, shot on the largest format possible, in their original IMAX framing, just as they were intended.
  • Gotham Tonight – six episodes of Gotham Cable's premier news programme.  
  • The Galleries: poster art and production stills.
  • Digital copy of the feature film   

Blu-ray Disc:

Disc 1 – Movie with Focus Points

  • 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.

Disc 2 - Special Features

  • Batman Tech  - The incredible gadgets and tools (in HD)
  • 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 HD)   
  • Gotham Tonight – six episodes of Gotham Cable's premier news program  
  • The Galleries – The Joker cards, concept art, poster art, production stills, trailers and TV spots
  • Digital copy of the feature film