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If there’s only one movie you watched in the last year that involved superpowered gods fighting an ancient race, there is a good chance that movie was Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, a Second Phase film that felt like a Second Phase film, but was still humorous and exciting enough to make audiences want more. Fans won’t have to wait too much longer to watch the hammer-wielding superhero in the comfort of their own home, as the film will hit Digital 3D and Digital HD on February 4, with the Blu-rays and DVDs hitting stores on February 25. It might not be right on time to serve as a Valentine’s Day present, but the Thor fan in your life will love you all the same.
In his first attempt at crafting a blockbuster, frequent TV director Alan Taylor made the most of what was given to him and gave many fans exactly what they wanted with this sequel: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) side by side as well as face to face, and a good long look at a bigger and better Asgard. Odin (Anthony Hopkins) has indefinitely imprisoned son Loki, but before Thor can take his rightful place at the head of Asgard, he must first bring safety to Earth and the Nine Realms, taking on the heinous Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) and his equally rotten underlings. And before you can say, "Hey, didn’t Hopkins star in a film like this before?" Thor and Loki must join forces to save the universe. And somewhere along the lines, Thor’s love Jane (Natalie Portman) finds some stuff called Aether.
The film did good business domestically, and doubled those earnings around the globe, taking in $629 million in the end. For those of us who thought Iron Man 3 was little more than an explosion-filled farce, The Dark World was the better Marvel film of 2013, and this home release is packed to the gills with features that will take you deeper into the film and the lives of its characters.
You can get either the standard Blu-ray/DVD, or you can get the combo pack that includes the 3D Blu-ray, the 2D Blu-ray and a digital copy. Thor and Loki have their own extended feature, where the stars and filmmakers talk about the characters and why their relationship has become such a fan favorite. Beyond that, we get a feature commentary, a handful of deleted scenes with optional commentary, a feature that takes audiences behind the scenes of Brian Tyler’s engaging score, and a gag reel. And if that isn’t enough, it also includes an exclusive first look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the recently revealed Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, and more!
Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray Bonus Features