Avengers Getting Extended Scenes, Intriguing New Ending, Mystery Short Film And More For Blu-Ray This September

Posted by May 18, 2012 Comment

Details of The Avengers Blu-ray and DVD sets have been supplied to retailers and, of course made their way swiftly online – thanks to Blu-ray.com via Joblo. Here’s the full skinny, before we break it down a little.

4-Disc BD Combo Pack, 2-Disc BD Combo Pack and 2-Disc DVD Combo Pack
1. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR JOSS WHEDON
2. MARVEL ONE-SHOT: ITEM 47
3. SECOND SCREEN
4. GAG REEL
4. DELETED SCENES
– Alternate Opening – Maria Hill Interrogation
– Extended Scene – Loki & Barton Strategize
– Steve Rogers – Man Out of Time
– Nick Fury & World Security Council
– Extended Viaduct Fight – Raw Footage
– Fury & Hill Discuss the World Security Council
– Extended Scene – Banner and Security Guard
– Alternate Ending – Maria Hill Interrogation
5. FEATURETTES – A Visual Journey; Assembling the Ultimate Team
6. SOUNDGARDEN MUSIC VIDEO – Live to Rise

DVD
1. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR JOSS WHEDON
2. FEATURETTE – Assembling the Ultimate Team

Any or all of this might change. Or be wrong. We’ll see. But let’s take it on face value for now. I trust it, anyway.

No surprise that DVD is getting short shrift with the special features – there’s more money to be made from encouraging people to get Blu-ray players. I don’t know why any film lover wouldn’t want to upgrade to HD, but holding supplements to ransom like this seems a little tough.

I’m surprised that the commentary is Joss and only Joss. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for a group track – ideally, as well as Joss’ standalone recording. Perhaps they were all too busy stuffing their faces with Shawarma to get one done.

The One Shot is another short film. The previous two were both Coulson-centric. Hard to know if this one will be, but if you recall, Edgar Wright has been making some odd comments about Ant Man recently. Could… he… really? Explains both “I shot something recently, can’t tell you what” and “Maybe I’ll shoot some Ant Man this year,”  to paraphrase. Though perhaps it doesn’t explain both at once.

The title Item 47 probably means a lot more to you than it does to me. Does it shed any light, do you think?

You’ll see that there’s a “second screen” function listed too. I’ve talked extensively about this idea earlier in the week. We can expect to see an iPad app made available just ahead of release, I guess, but will this be the second screen I’m waiting for?

It’s interesting to see what deleted and extended scenes we’ll be seeing. Most intriguing is the info given on the alternative ending – Maria Hill Interrogation. Interrogated by who? When? To what end? I’ve got a hunch that this scene might make her complicit in the whole Coulson’s-cards manipulation, but we’ll see.

As for when we’ll see, it looks like the US release is set for Tuesday 25th September. Many more details between now and then, I’m sure.

(Last Updated May 18, 2012 6:20 pm )