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DVD / Blu-ray release date and covers September 27th, 2008

Warner Bros has finally offi­cially announced that the release date for the Dark Knight on DVD and Blu-ray will be Decem­ber 9th.  Check out the cov­ers for these and the spe­cial 2-Disc Lim­ited Edi­tion set.

Comments 23 Responses to “DVD / Blu-ray release date and covers”

Ahmed September 27th, 2008

Were can we be able tgo pre-order this?

Tim September 27th, 2008

You can pre-order it any­where. The Bat­pod case could be a WB exclu­sive though. I’m not both­er­ing with the pre-order. I’m going to wait until I see which retail store has the best exclusives.

Tim September 27th, 2008

Hope­fully that first disc spe­cial fea­ture is like 3 hours long. I’m shocked at the lack of fea­tures. I’ve already got the Tech of Bat­man and the Psy­chol­ogy of the Dark Knight on DVD. They should put all of the viral mar­ket­ing videos on the 2nd disc. Hope­fully, some retailer will have an exclu­sive bonus disc or something.

isi123 September 27th, 2008

I’m really annoyed about the fea­tures. I expected so much more! Grrrrrrr.

Jesse September 27th, 2008

Who cares, I just want my hands on that DVD. As long, as I get to see Heath as the Joker over and over again. Noth­ing else mat­ters :)

OYD September 29th, 2008

phh! I hate blue-ray! more money for just a SLIGHTLY bet­ter pic­ture! tell me when the DVD comes out!

MST September 29th, 2008

Where did you find these? They look kinda fake to me.

BatGirl567 September 30th, 2008

THese are amaz­ing!! Where did you get them? I really hope they cram it full of viral mar­ket­ing and extra fea­tures. I am SOO get­ting my hands on the spe­cial edi­tion. And maybe the reg­u­lar as well. Just to look at. Will they have a Über-Special edi­tion two pack with bat­man begins? Or are they really going to make a third?

Jake N October 2nd, 2008

I agree. I hate blueray. I will never buy the blueray player b/c it is deli­brately made to make dvds look bad.
I hope the dvds have the same joker cov­ers.
I really wanted direc­tor commentary.

The Joker October 3rd, 2008

Well. The dark knight was the best movie ever made. I just hope that in the future when they make a bat­man movie with the joker in it agin, that he does look like he did in this one. The joker lives on!!!!!!

Glenn October 4th, 2008

these have been float­ing around for a while. don’t have a Blu Ray player, and don’t know if i want one. maybe i could splurge and get one for Christ­mas. but if i don’t, i hope the Bat­pod replica comes with both the DVD and Blu Ray ver­sions. and yeah, i wish they would add all the killer viral stuff to the sec­ond disk. like the I Believe in Har­vey Dent stuff. i was lucky to be involved in a few of the viral stuff, and there were cam­era­men with professional-grade equip­ment film­ing the events. why can’t that video be put on this DVD?

Chico October 6th, 2008

Peo­ple are com­plain­ing about the specail fea­tures but guys stop look­ing at Disc 2 read the Disc 1 sec­tion thats were the never before shown specail fea­tures are and Disc 2 is all the other doc­u­men­tarys and viral stuff.

tyler October 6th, 2008

yeah and I’ve already pre ordered but just be glad that it was a great movie.

Tim October 7th, 2008


Blu Ray has slightly bet­ter pic­ture?? More like amaz­ing pic­ture qual­ity that’s 5x bet­ter than stan­dard DVD.

Frank October 9th, 2008

I absolutely agree with you about the blu-ray being 5x bet­ter then DVD. Espe­cially for movies just like this one. The pic­ture qual­ity is so much bet­ter and the sur­round sound will sound so good. Any­one that says blu-ray is just alit­tle bet­ter has either never seen blu-ray or has watched it on the wrong T.V.

OYD October 25th, 2008

Shut up, Tim

Déjà October 28th, 2008

To all the lit­tle kid­dies say­ing they will never buy Blu Ray, stop act­ing like you can even afford it, and buy afford­ing it I mean hav­ing to save mul­ti­ple checks to do so. Its bet­ter qual­ity hands down, maybe you were unable to see it to the fullest with­out an HDTV I can see how you were fooled. I myself can­not wait to see Heathes Joker in high Def, I was dis­ap­pointed that there arent any fea­tures that delve deeper into the Jok­ers Psy­chi. Would be very much inter­est­ing to see but oh well CANT WAIT!

LAMAR November 7th, 2008

The Dark Knight Sound­track “Pre-order online Now”

The pack­age is crazy, with a stu­pid price! “only $39.99” I had to put my order in.

The new pack­age con­tains 50 addi­tional min­utes of unre­leased music from the movie, and 4 unre­leased remixes by The Crys­tal Method, Paul Van Dyk, and oth­ers, as well as a 40 page book of stills from the motion pic­ture! Lim­ited quan­ti­ties are being made (I think about 9,000 worldwide)

Check­out this site:

Kohler November 13th, 2008

Any­one who says blu ray is only *slightly bet­ter* hasn’t seen good blu ray. If you don’t have an HDTV with the blu ray player then it isn’t doing any­thing at all (lit­er­ally). Also, you need an HDMI cord to get the full effect, but the full effect is def­i­nitely bet­ter. No doubt that the sound and pic­ture is bet­ter, even on your stan­dard dvd. And to Jake, the fact that blu ray was made “to pur­posely make dvd’s look bad”? That would mean that blu rays were made ‘to look bet­ter than dvd’s.’ well I cer­tainly hope so.

ross December 7th, 2008

Agreed. Any­one who says blu-ray is “only slightly bet­ter” has never seen a good blu-ray trans­fer on a good HDTV or is just still mad that HD-DVD lost the for­mat war. By the way, it’s not 5 times bet­ter than stan­dard DVD. It’s 6.75 times better.

blu-ray (1080p): 1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pix­els
DVD (480i): 640 x 480 = 307,200 pixels

Slight dif­fer­ence. Say­ing that it’s only “slightly bet­ter” is roughly equiv­a­lent to say­ing a mod­ern WUXGA mon­i­tor (widescreen, 1920x1200) is only “sligtly bet­ter” than a VGA mon­i­tor (4:3, 640x480.)

Also, blu-ray play­ers aren’t THAT expen­sive any­more. I got mine for $4.50 (yes, four dol­lars and fifty cents) with the pur­chase of my TV. Even with­out a combo deal, you can still get them south of $200. DVD play­ers were more expen­sive than that for quite a while.

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frank December 12th, 2009

I hate buyray..The rep at Beat Buy put on James Bond in Blue RAY on the best big screen..the back­ground was so clear and crisp and arti­fi­cial look­ing it was dis­tract­ing from the main action..Best Buy rep. said peo­ple either like or hate Blue Ray. I’m in the hate category

topdvd­movie August 4th, 2010

It’s an amaz­ing movie :)