Man Of Steel Blu-Ray Gets Hours Of Special Features, DVD Gets… Minutes?

The supplements on the Blu-ray edition of Man of Steel will run to several hours. According to the Warner Bros. official announcement we can look forward to:

  • 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 amazingKrypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
  • Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.

Unfortunately for the non-Blu-ray friendly,* the DVD release only includes the shorter featurettes Strong Characters, Legendary Roles, All Out Action and Krypton Decoded.

Nobody gets a commentary track, or one of those “Maximum Movie Mode” picture-in-picture commentary-ish things that Zack Snyder hosted on the 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch Blu-rays.

Incidentally, I now understand that the discrepancy between the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Iron Man 3 is some supplements wide. I don’t like this trend.

The US release is set for November 12th, with the options including 2-disc DVD, Blu-ray plus DVD plus Ultraviolet combo pack, another combo pack also including Blu-ray 3D, and then a schmancy version of that fattest pack in an S-shield box with some extra bobbins.

That so-called 3D Limited Collector’s Edition will look like this:

man of steel 3d collector's edition

We’ll likely get the movie on the 11th in the UK, maybe or maybe not with this special edition option, maybe or maybe not with a special edition option of our own. I’ll let you know. Expect the US Blu-ray to be region free, though – Warner Bros. region code their American BD’s pretty rarely.

*I won’t go so far as to say Blu-ray unfriendly.
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