The Dark Knight Rises is a fairly long film. According to recent reports circulating online, however, it could just be even longer when it hits stands on Blu-Ray and DVD.
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Nuke The Fridge claims that the home release of The Dark Knight Rises will contain a director’s cut, which will feature an additional 30 minutes of footage which didn’t make the theatrical cut.
Christopher Nolan’s films are known for their somewhat economical shooting, with little usually cut out which serves the story’s purpose, but with Lindy Hemming, the film’s costume designer earlier noting that Bane’s origin, detailing why he wears the mask was cut out, there could just be something to this rumour.
Indeed, apparently there are more scenes of Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul which didn’t make the final cut, with the majority of cut footage being dropped not due to run-time concerns, but instead because of the IMAX reel only being able to hold so much film, according to Collider.
It would be awesome if this does happen, since The Dark Knight Rises was an ambitious film which did seem to try and cram a lot into the final third. Maybe these additional scenes could address some fan complaints?