Dark Knight Rises special features clips pack on the pounds

  • Warner Bros. has posted a pair of clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight Rises.

    The first was sent to MSN, and offers up some insight into the production of one of the most well-known CGI scenes in the film, namely the 'football stadium falling apart' clip. 

    Sent first to The Sun, the second is a bit less dynamic, but still revealing. Tom Hardy is usually a slim fellow, and so had to bulk up for the part of Bane. Here the stunt coordinator talks about what Hardy had to change about his physique, and a bit of the opinions of Hardy himself followed by the thoughts of Christian Bale, who played Batman opposite Hardy's role.

    In addition, the press material for the Blu-ray release contains a comprehensive list of all the features, including:

    • The Batmobile Documentary: Witness all five Batmobiles together for the first time in history. Dive deep into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal as you journey through the birth and evolution of this technological marvel and cultural icon.
    • Ending the Knight: A comprehensive look into how Director Christopher Nolan and his production team made “The Dark Knight Rises” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
    • Production
    • The Prologue: High-Altitude Hijacking
    • Return to the Batcave
    • Beneath Gotham
    • The Bat
    • Batman vs Bane
    • Armory Accepted
    • Gameday Destruction
    • Demolishing a City Street
    • The Pit
    • The Chant
    • The War on Wall Street
    • Race to the Reactor
    • Characters
    • The Journey of Bruce Wayne
    • Gotham’s Reckoning
    • A Girls Gotta Eat
    • Reflections
    • Shadows & Light in Large Format
    • The End of A Legend
    • Trailers
    • Art Galleries
    • UltraViolet: Instantly stream and download films to compatible devices  

    Note that only a few of these features will be on the DVD.

    The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray combo pack hits shelves on December 4, 2012. A collector's box, containing all three films on Blu-ray, is due out sometime in 2013.