For many, Man of Steel really kicked up this summer’s blockbuster lineup a notch. The film took a hunky actor and put him into the body of a staunch American/Krypton hero who must fight against the angry Zod in order to save the Earth from getting terraformed and taken over by the bad guy and his henchmen. Whether or not you are a huge fan of Superman as a hero, Man of Steel was a nice entry into DC’s superhero canon and if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a copy, you won’t have to wait too much longer; the summer blockbuster will hit Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on November 12.
Man of Steel was a long time coming. Development on the project began all the way back in 2008, but around that time Warner Bros. lost a key court case regarding the rights to the Superman property. The project eventually moved forward, with Zack Snyder attached to direct and General Zod announced as the villain in the reboot of the franchise. Several years later, the film hit theaters to box office success with Henry Cavill starring as the hero himself.
If you are a fan of the property, none of this should be new news. What should be new and exciting is the information that the film will come in a variety of sets for fans. Of these, buyers can nab the basic 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD sets, or they can shell out a little extra and nab a limited collector’s edition of the set which will include a metal “S” glyph with a Lucite glass stand and more. The sets all come in combo packs that include an Ultraviolet copy, but you have to shell out a little extra for that metal “S.” Cost of copies is as follows; the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack will run for $45.99, the Blu-ray combo pack will cost $35.00, the 2-disc Amaray copy will cost $38.98 and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition set will run for $59.99, although we all know Amazon will likely be all over sale prices for the copies.
Man of Steel doesn’t look like it will come with a ton of bonus features, but the included extras should be somewhat lengthy, totaling over four hours in all. The first big Blu-ray extra, “Journey to Discovery” is being touted as an immersive, feature-length experience featuring Snyder, Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and more, which basically reads to me like audio commentary, but if they want to give it a fancy name, there’s not much we can do about it. Other featurettes promise to look at Superman mythology, the training stars Michael Shannon and Cavill had to go through, a segment on Krypton technology, and an explorative segment looking at the world of Krypton, which features in the film.
Different extras do come with different sets, so make sure you take a look at the extras, below, before you decide which one suits your taste the most.
Man of Steel Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition Extras
- ”Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel”
- “Strong Characters, Legendary Roles
- “All-Out Action
- “Krypton Decoded”
- “Planet Krypton”
Man of Steel DVD
- Strong Characters, Legendary Roles
- All-Out Action
- Krypton Decoded
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