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'The Dark Knight Rises': The Blu-ray/iPad app is a deep dive into the film for action movie fans

The day The Dark Knight Rises gets its DVD and Blu-ray release — that’s today — is also a day worthy of a trip to iTunes’ app store.

Warner Bros. Home Video is bringing the behind-the-scenes exploration most of us are used to experiencing solely on our TVs further into the 21st century with its iPad/iPhone app that syncs to Dark Knight Rises’ Blu-ray disc. The app’s dual screen features spotlight aspects of the film like the characters, the sets, vehicles and gadgets and the making of ambitious action scenes including the football stadium disaster and Bane’s brutal fight with Batman.

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DVD viewing for the multitasking movie junkie: 'Sherlock Holmes 2' app syncs to Blu-ray disc

It’s becoming the norm to use two devices at once while consuming entertainment. We watch TV with our phones in hand, ready to tweet our minute-to-minute reactions. Along with the newest Netflix delivery, we keep our laptop handy, set to check IMDb to instantly relieve any nagging feelings of “I know I’ve seen that actress in something before.”

The entertainment industry has taken note: The most buzz-worthy tech to come out of this year’s E3 convention was the Wii U, a videogame console that includes a touchscreen embedded on the controller. There’s even talk of allowing cell phone use in movie theaters. And now, Warner Bros. is inviting viewers at home to use their tablets while watching the DVD for the latest Sherlock Holmes movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

WB’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadowsmovie app syncs with the Blu-ray disc for the film. The Blu-ray/DVD pack hits stores tomorrow, but if you’re eager to watch one of its features before then, you can check out this EW exclusive video, a featurette on Holmes-o-vision with interviews from producers Lionel Wigram and Susan Downey and director Guy Richie.

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