'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) DVD review - Film holds up as it did in theatres, DVD Special Features lacking

There isn't much left to say about The Dark Knight Rises that hasn't already been said. You've all heard what people think, speculating whether Bruce actually survived or not, whether the next franchise (Not helmed by Nolan, according to what we know) will continue from this, or if we'll see a spin-off based on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character.


If you're planning on buying the DVD, I would opt for the Blu-ray. Don't have a Blu-ray player? I would invest in one. The DVD Special Features are somewhat lacking - well, it has one feature - the Blu-ray, however, has a whopping NINETEEN special features. Definitely a number worthy of the 'Special Features' title.

Nevertheless, the feature included with the DVD copy, "The Journey of The Dark Knight Character" is still an interesting watch, chronicling the epic journey of Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins right up until The Dark Knight Rises.

Showing us how the character has evolved over the three films, and how Bale developed Wayne over the years was just one of the ways this featurette explored the film, I only wish there would have been more featurettes on the DVD, like this one, from the Blu-ray, exploring Anne Hathaway's character, Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

Again, the film held up well as it did when it first released (check out Movieville's review HERE), but if you're waiting for the DVD, I'd say don't. Fork out a little extra and buy the Blu-ray.

Film: 8/10

DVD features: 4/10, not enough.

The Dark Knight Rises is released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 3rd December


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