The Dark Knight Rises DVD Will Not Have An Extended Director's Cut
Those hoping for extended Batman goodness when The Dark Knight Rises eventually reaches DVD and Blu-ray should brace for disappointment. The cut you saw in theaters reportedly will be the cut of the film that you get on the disc.
Responding to recent online rumors regarding 30 minutes of additional Dark Knight footage, including scenes tied to Bane’s origins, reps for Nolan told The Playlist that the reports are false and no such plans for a Director’s Cut DVD exist. And yet, if you know Nolan, that should come as no surprise. As the director admitted to MTV shortly before his sequel’s release, “I tend to try and weed things out on paper because it's crazy expensive to shoot things that aren't going to be in the film. It also takes up a lot of time and energy. Pretty much with all my films, there are very few deleted scenes, which always disappoints the DVD crowd.”
That’s how intelligent Nolan is. He pre-anticipates your disappointment. Then again, fans are extremely happy with the cut of The Dark Knight Rises that reached theaters. The conclusion to Nolan’s Batman trilogy earned more than $1 billion worldwide, and brought a satisfying close for the majority of Bat fans. (Granted, the ending didn’t work for me, but let’s not go there again.) And really, what more did you need to se? There are gaps in the storyline, particularly pertaining to Bruce Wayne’s journey back to Gotham after escaping Bane’s prison hole. And Rises fans wanted to learn more about Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman, promoting chatter about a possible spinoff film. But it sounds like Nolan didn’t film any of that stuff, so don’t expect it on the DVD. Will that affect your opinion about possibly buying the Blu-ray when it comes out? Let us know below.
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