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.