With next Tuesday’s release of The Dark Knight Rises quickly approaching, many reviewers are now sizing up Christopher Nolan’s final installment in the Batman trilogy for the second time. How does the film fare on the small screen? Are the IMAX scenes glorious in high def? Is Bane’s voice easier to understand/enjoy? These questions and more are being answered by home theater experts, and we’re condensing them for you right here.
In terms of the all-important audio/visual categories, fret not: the disc is a winner. Blu-ray.com gives The Dark Knight Rises a 4.5 out of 5 for video, and a perfect 5 out of 5 for its audio presentation. HighDefDigest.com also raves about the film’s transfer, saying “Despite a few minor flaws, the film looks fantastic on Blu-ray,” and the “IMAX footage is reference quality.” It’s a mixed bag when it comes Bane’s voice though, at least according to Movies.com, for which Peter Hall writes “sounds curiously more distinct at home– but only in his early scenes.” The special features tally 3+ hours, and include 58-minutes (HD) on the evolution of the Batmobile, a Second Screen app, trailers, and more. The Dark Knight Rises can be pre-ordered on Amazon.