RT on DVD: The Dark Knight Is Here!

Plus Horton Hears a Who, complete series sets of The Wire and Deadwood, and more.

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Welcome to The Dark Knight DVD week at Rotten Tomatoes! Warner Bros.' dark, masterful sequel arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday as one of the most anticipated home video releases of the year. (Stay tuned for RT's test drive of the Dark Knight BD-Live function, in which fans can record, upload and share their own commentary tracks set to scenes from the film.) Also see what else is new to DVD: The Wire The Complete Series, Deadwood The Complete Series, Horton Hears a Who, Man on Wire, and more!


1. The Dark Knight -- Two-Disc Special Edition and Blu-ray -- 94%



So last summer you might have heard of this little character-driven movie, in which a wealthy businessman-turned-crime fighter takes on a diabolical foe named the Joker whilst questioning the negative effects of his lifestyle choice on his fellow citizens. Doesn't ring a bell? Well, that's just fine, since this week The Dark Knight hits DVD and Blu-ray in a major way, giving you plenty of opportunity to watch and re-watch Christian Bale match wits with the late, great Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's artful comic book movie sequel.

The Dark Knight (Certified Fresh at 94% on the Tomatometer and one of the year's best-reviewed films) comes to DVD and Blu-ray with a host of special features designed to make you drool like a Pavlovian pup. Here you'll find galleries of concept art and stills, the Gotham Uncovered documentary, and six episodes of "Gotham Cable's Premier News Program;" featurettes on the Batpod, the Bat-suit and Hans Zimmer's score; and all six sequences shot in IMAX, presented as they were originally intended.

Of course, these features will look all the better in Blu-ray, which contains a total of three hours of bonus materials. The Dark Knight is also the very first Warner Bros. title to enjoy the BD-Live function, which you can use to create your own video commentary from select scenes from the film and share them with your friends. Below, watch our very own Editor in Chief, Matt Atchity, as he delivers a gripping commentary of his own using The Dark Knight's BD-Live function! (And yes, that's yours truly riding shotgun.)



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