Blu-ray Release: The Christopher Nolan Blu-ray Collection

Blu-ray Release Date: June 26, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: Warner Home Video


The Christopher Nolan Blu-ray boxTimed to the theatrical release of The Dark Knight Rises, The Christopher Nolan Blu-ray Collection is basically a repackaged version of some of the director’s already available films. But it does have a nice extra, and if these movies aren’t already in your library, this set is a good way to get them for a collectively lower price.

The box includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, Insomnia and Memento, as well as a book featuring production stills and notes on the making of each film. Each box also contains Movie Cash good for up to $8 off one admission to see The Dark Knight Rises at participating theaters through Aug. 5, 2012.

Here’s the list of special features that come with each film, all of which were on earlier discs:

Batman Begins (2005)

  • 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
  • Shaping Mind and Body showing Christian Bale’s transformation into Batman
  • Gotham City Rises with the creation of Gotham City, the Batcave, Wayne Manor and more
  • Cape and Cowl about the development of the new Batsuit
  • Batman – The Tumbler about the reinvention of the Batmobile
  • Path to Discovery, a look at the first week of filming on rugged and remote Iceland locations
  • Saving Gotham City, about 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 (TV’s FlashForward)
  • Digital Batman, about the effects
  • “Batman Begins Stunts – Confidential Files” with facts and story points not in the film
  • stills gallery
  • theatrical trailer
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene featuring director Christopher Nolan, along with special effects, stunts and visual effects staffers showing the detail and planning that went into creating the real time, live “in camera” stunts and effects
  • “Behind the Story”
    • Batman Tech about the  gadgets and tools used by Batman that were inspired by state-of-the-art advances in military technology
    • Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight about 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)

  • Extraction Mode in-movie experience showing 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 about research on lucid dreaming, with top scientists making the case that the dream world is not an altered state of consciousness, but a fully functional parallel reality.
  • Inception: The Cobol Job the comic prologue in full animation and motion, showing how Cobb, Arthur and Nash came to be enlisted by Cobol Engineering and perform an extraction on Saito.
  • 5.1 Inception Soundtrack with composer Hans Zimmer 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)

  • additional scene
  • two commentaries:
    • 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:
    • Day for Night: Making the Movie
    • 180°: A Conversation with Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino
    • In the Fog: Cinematography and Production Design
    • Eyes Wide Open: The Insomniac’s World
  • stills gallery
  • theatrical trailer

Memento (2000)

This is the 10th Anniversary Blu-ray disc, which was released in 2011.

  • Remembering Memento – a 10-year anniversary look back on the making of the film
  • Anatomy of a Scene
  • IFC interview with Nolan
  • audio commentary with Nolan
  • Memento Mori – short story by Jonathan Nolan
  • feature script
  • Tattoo Gallery
  • Leonard’s Journal

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.