It feels like ages ago that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. rebooted the Superman franchise to bring us Man of Steel. And now they have officially announced the home video release date. With a good handful of goodies among the special features, DC fans who enjoyed Man of Steel will get their chance to relive the experience at home and see how the beginning of the new DC Cinematic Universe has begun. See the full list of extras after the break.
After letting it stew on the back burner for awhile – see my full review here – Man of Steel remains to be mostly positive in my mind, but still has its issues. I think the Blu-ray conversion to home video will look stunning. Anytime Zack Snyder’s is involved, you know the presentation will look fantastic. The substance, however, may fall a bit short. Regardless, the special features on the discs will make up for whatever you felt was lost in the movie.
What I’m hoping to get out of the commentary is to see if DC Entertainment has a plan to fight back against Marvel Studios. Will Zack Snyder discuss his game plan? Is he the Joss Whedon of DC? Only time will tell.
The Man of Steel 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition contain the following special features:
- Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.
- Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
- All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
- Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
- Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.
The Man of Steel DVD 2-disc Special Edition contains the following special features:
- Strong Characters, Legendary Roles
- All-Out Action
- Krypton Decoded
For those who are not familiar with the tale of Man of Steel here is a brief plot synopsis courtesy of Warner Bros.:
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Man of Steel releases on home video 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download next week on November 11.
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