The Dark Knight: Because You Need a DVD Shopping Guide

Since all of the cool kids are doing it I feel it necessary to blatantly plagiarize Pete at /Film's hard work and copy the details of all the exclusives that can be found at various retail outlets.

It is ridiculous for me to even be writing a ‘Guide to Buying The Dark Knight‘ in anticipation of tomorrow’s release — or if you’re a real die hard, this evening’s release. But since all of the cool kids are doing it I feel it necessary to blatantly plagiarize Pete at /Film’s hard work and copy the details of all the exclusives that can be found at various retail outlets. Check out the count below, with some additional information dug up by yours truly:

Amazon.com (My preferred DVD retailer)

  • Single DVD: $14.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $20.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $23.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $47.86
  • Purchase the The Dark Knight on DVD or Blu-ray from Amazon.com and watch it for free on Amazon Video On Demand.

Best Buy

  • Single DVD: $14.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $22.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $24.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $49.99
  • Free Joker playing card (which features an image of Batman in the advertisements) with purchase of any of the editions.
  • Free Batman or Joker replica mask with purchase of the 2-disc DVD or the Blu-ray Batpod gift set.
  • Free $20 Best Buy gift card with purchase of the Blu-ray edition and a Samsung Blu-ray player.

Circuit City

  • Single DVD: $14.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $22.49
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $26.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $59.99
  • Exclusive “Why So Serious” slipcover for 2-disc DVD
  • Free limited edition Batman logo journal with purchase of 2-disc DVD

Sears

  • Single DVD: $18.89
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $22.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $26.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $59.99
  • Free Dark Knight calendar with purchase of 2-disc DVD or the Blu-ray edition

Target

  • Single DVD: $14.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $20.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $23.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $46.99
  • Collectible Batman mask packaging for 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray editions.

Toys ‘R’ Us

  • Single DVD: $25.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $29.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $32.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: n/a
  • Free Batman projector flashlight with purchase of any edition of The Dark Knight

FYE

  • Single DVD: $17.99
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $25.99 (Steel book)
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $24.99
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $47.99
  • Exclusive steel book packaging on 2-disc DVD edition.

Wal-Mart

  • Single DVD: $14.86
  • 2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $20.86
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition: $23.86
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set with Batpod: $47.86
  • Exclusive comic book and Two-Face replica coin with purchase of single-disc DVD.

Note to those who prefer visual stimuli — the /Film report has all sorts of pictures for these exclusives. I am way too lazy for all of that junk.

Where will you be buying The Dark Knight?

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