The Dark Knight rises higher than ever before in This Week’s DVDs

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Have you held off on buying Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray? If so, your patience is about to pay off. Plus, Iron Man teams up with Peggy Carter, Doctor Who gets ready for the end, and meet a cross-dressing zombie, all in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases!


The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

All three of Chris Nolan’s Batman movies, complete with all the original special features, and with new features including the creation of Nolan’s Batman, a talk between Nolan and Superman director Richard Donner, the IMAX sequences, and a bunch of other stuff, like that clip of Christian Bale testing opposite Amy Adams. It also comes with three Hot Wheels of the Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler, special art cards from Mondo, and a 48-page book of production stills and behind-the-scenes photos. It’s the ultimate Dark Knight collection, at least until WB releases an even more ultimate edition for the 2014 holidays.

Iron Man 3

Agent Carter is finally released! Comes with a free copy of Iron Man 3 with purchase! Other extras include a bevy of deleted scenes, a Thor: The Dark World preview, a gag reel and more… assuming you buy the Blu-ray version, natch.

Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series


Out with the Ponds, in with the Clara! You know, it’s taken so long to complete season 7 that I have no recollection of what episodes are on here. This set does include two Christmas specials, including The Snowmen and The Doctor, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and a ton of extras.

Hannibal: The Complete First Season


Here’s how amazing Bryan Fuller is — he can make a crime procedural out of a Hannibal prequel, and not only is it not terrible, it’s genuinely compelling and frightening.

Prince of Darkness: Collector’s Edition


John Carpenter’s movie about a group of theoretical physics students accidentally freeing Satan from his anti-matter universe. Shout Factory gives it the usual treasure-trove of extras.

Is This a Zombie? Season 2


Here’s the official description for the show: “The world’s most eligible zombie is back for another round of cross-dressing, decomposing, undead adventures in the only show where corpses get all the chicks! Season Two gets off to a shocking start as Ayumu breaks Haruna’s magic chainsaw and accidentally exposes his fondness for pretty pink dresses to the entire school!” I’m just putting that out there.

Room 237


This documentary collects the most insane — but eerily reasonable — theories about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers


The 10-episode mini-season where the Rangers turned into kids and the Alien Rangers had to do all the work.



I still can't believe how nonsensical and just plain bad Dark Knight Rises was. Not even Hot Wheels can entice me to buy it on DVD.