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#1 of 8 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 21 2012 - 11:14 AM

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#2 of 8 JakeLip

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Posted May 21 2012 - 06:20 PM

Doesn't Lionsgate hold the rights to Memento? How is WB able to include that in the box set? It's strange to me that they appear to have been able to work out a deal to include that, and yet no deal to include The Prestige, which Disney distributes domestically but was actually a WB co-production, with WB distributing internationally, so you'd think they might be able to get that one easier than Memento. Anyway, the only one of these films I don't already own is Insomnia, so...great idea, Warner, but no sale here.
 

 


#3 of 8 Lord Dalek

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Posted May 22 2012 - 07:03 AM

Well The Prestige is not one of his more successful works so I can imagine they're looking at it from a business stand point.


Also Criterion has Following and was supposed to release it last year but didn't for some reason.



#4 of 8 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 22 2012 - 12:29 PM



Warner Home Video Celebrates the Visionary Director with…


THE CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

BLU-RAY™ COLLECTION


Includes Five of the Director’s Most Defining Films with a Premium Book

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June 26 From Warner Home Video

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Burbank, Calif., May 22, 2012 - The Christopher Nolan Blu-ray™ Collection makes its debut June 26th from Warner Home Video. The Collection includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, Insomnia, and Memento. Timed to the upcoming release of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the Collection includes all the films’ original special features (see below) as well as a premium book featuring production stills, notes and insights on the making of each film. Each Collection will also include Movie Cash good for up to $8 off one admission ticket to see The Dark Knight Rises at participating theaters between July 20, 2012 and August 5, 2012. Christopher Nolan Blu-ray™ Collection will be available for $49.99 SRP.


About the Films


BATMAN BEGINS

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham.  In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.  He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.


Special Features:

·  The Dark Knight IMAX Prologue (in High Definition)

·  Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins spoof

·  Batman - The Journey Begins: Concept, design and development of the film as well as

   the casting of Batman himself

·  Shaping Mind and Body: Observe Christian Bale's transformation into Batman

·  Gotham City Rises: Witness the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor

   and more

·  Cape and Cowl: The development of the new Batsuit

·  Batman - The Tumbler: The reinvention of the Batmobile

·  Path to Discovery: A look at the first week filming on rugged and remote Iceland

   locations

·  Saving Gotham City: The development of miniatures, CGI and effects for the Monorail

   Chase scene

·  Genesis of the Bat: A look at the Dark Knight's incarnation and influences on the film


·  Reflections on Writing Batman Begins with David S. Goyer

·  Digital Batman: The effects you may have missed

·  Batman Begins Stunts - Confidential Files: Discover facts and story points not in the

   film

·  Stills Gallery

·  Theatrical Trailer


THE DARK KNIGHT

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as arch-villain The Joker, Aaron Eckhart plays Dent, and Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.


Special Features:

·  Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene - Director Christopher Nolan, along with some of the best talents in special effects, stunts and visual effects, offer a rare
opportunity to witness the incredible detail and planning that went into creating the real time, live “in camera” stunts and effects


·  Behind the Story

o   Batman Tech - Delve deep inside the Batcave to examine the incredible gadgets and tools used by Batman that were inspired by state-of-the-art advances in military technology

o   Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight - Go inside the psyche of Bruce Wayne and the world of Batman, as well as many of his adversaries, through real world psychotherapy

·  Gotham Tonight

·  The Galleries

·  Trailers and More


INCEPTION (2010)

Cobb is a skilled thief and coveted player when it comes to extraction: the stealing of valuable secrets from deep within the mind during a subject’s dream state. His skill, though, has turned him into an international fugitive and he is now being offered a chance at redemption…one last job to give him his life back.  But that will happen only if he can pull off the impossible – inception -- not stealing an idea but planting one. If Cobb and his team succeed, it will be the perfect crime. However, no amount of meticulous planning can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.


Special Features:

  • Extraction Mode - Infiltrate the dreamscape of Inception – with this in-movie experience - to learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast and crew designed and achieved the movie’s signature moments.
  • Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious - Taking some of the most fascinating and cutting-edge dream research to-date on lucid dreaming, top scientists make the case that the dream world is not an altered state of consciousness, but a fully functional parallel reality.
  • InceptionThe Cobol Job - Now in full animation and motion, check out this comic prologue to see how Cobb, Arthur, and Nash came to be enlisted by Cobol Engineering and perform an extraction on Saito.
  • 5.1 Inception Soundtrack - Composer Hans Zimmer teams up once again with Director Christopher Nolan to create the soundtrack for Inception. Enjoy this feature in full 5.1 surround.
  • Conceptual Art Gallery
  • Promotional Art Archive  
  • Inception Trailers
  • Inception TV Spots
  • Via BD-Live 
    • Project Somnacin: Confidential Files - Get access to the highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology.
    • Four Focus Points:
      • The Inception of Inception - Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for Inception
      • The Japanese Castle: The Dream is Collapsing - Creating and destroying the castle set
      • Constructing Paradoxical Architecture - Designing the staircase to nowhere
      • The Freight Train - Constructing the street-faring freight train

INSOMNIA (2002)

A thriller to keep you wide awake. Invited to Nightmute, Alaska, to head a murder case, a veteran LAPD detective finds his investigation disrupted -- by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on him – and by personal guilt over a second crime that may be real...or a figment of his increasingly unstable consciousness. Director Nolan crafts another jolting psychological thriller to remember, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. In the season of the midnight sun, no one – and no secret – can hide forever.


Special Features:

·       Additional Scene

·       Two Commentaries:

o   Commentary by director Christopher Nolan (commentary in order of shooting sequence)
Commentary by Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister and screenwriter Hillary Seitz


·       Four Featurettes:

o   Day for Night: Making the Movie

o   180°: A Conversation with Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino

o   In the Fog: Cinematography and Production Design

o   Eyes Wide Open: The Insomniac’s World

·       Stills Gallery

·       Theatrical Trailer


MEMENTO 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, this mind-bending film is available with a  director-approved High Definition transfer. Suspenseful and unique, Memento stars Guy Pearce  as Leonard, a man who suffers from a rare brain disorder on a mission for revenge. The 10th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc comes packed with special features including a a featurette with the director discussing the legacy of the film, plus the director’s script, audio commentary with Christopher Nolan, the original short story, Anatomy of a Scene and more.


Leonard’s life has been stolen from him. Unable to form new memories, but determined to track down the man who is the cause of his disorder and his wife’s murderer, he must piece together what he remembers from the past in order to determine what is real in the present. 

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Street Date: June 26, 2012

Order Due Date: May 22, 2012

$49.99 SRP

UPC 883929254286


Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.



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Warner Home Video Blu-ray™ Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.


About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.


About DC Comics

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#5 of 8 Colin Jacobson

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Posted May 22 2012 - 12:57 PM

Originally Posted by Lord Dalek 

Well The Prestige is not one of his more successful works so I can imagine they're looking at it from a business stand point.




I wouldn't assume that, as it doesn't make sense to me.  How would it be a negative in a business sense - because people would refuse to buy the package if "Prestige" is in there?


If you mean that the rights would've been so expensive it wouldn't have been worth, I could agree, but if you just think it's not there because it's not as successful as the others, I don't agree.


It wasn't that big a bomb anyway.  "Insomnia" made $67 million and "Prestige" took in $53 million.  "Memento" made by far the least of the whole bunch but compensated on home video, I suspect.


"Insomnia", "Prestige" and "Memento" are all box office nothings compared to the other three in the box anyway...


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#6 of 8 FoxyMulder

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Posted May 23 2012 - 06:38 AM

It would be worth a double dip for me if Batman Begins was a new high bitrate encode, bit mushy at times due to the extremely low and experimental ( for the time and of course used many times since ) bitrates that Warner used as they tried to see just how low they could go, i'd also love to see a new transfer for The Dark Knight, one which utilizes the 35mm film elements as the version they used seems to be the upscaled IMAX edition ( for the 35mm shot parts ) with some pretty bad edge enhancement in various scenes.


It does sound like this is just a re-hash of the old transfers and so i wouldn't be interested.


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Posted May 23 2012 - 07:28 AM

I'm sure that these are just the existing Blu-ray discs in a new package, but I, too, would like to see a new Blu-ray version of The Dark Knight that included the 2.39:1 version.
 

 


#8 of 8 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 25 2012 - 11:42 PM

Now available for preorder

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