“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Friday, October 2.
Tech Insider received a copy of the Blu-ray Thursday.
I’m going through everything included inside the special features.
It’s not as much as you may be hoping to find.
If you’re thinking about picking up the movie, here’s a quick rundown of everything inside.
From the Inside Out – “Making Avengers: Age of Ultron”: A 20-minute video going back 18 months showing what it was like on set of the film in Italy and Seoul, Sourth Korea; a look at the Avengers Tower; some of the behind-the-scenes early visual effects of Ultron; early concept work for Quicksilver, the Hulk, and Vision; and more. Marvel has released many of the snippets from this footage online on its YouTube page.
“The Infinite Six”: The seven-and-a-half minute feature plays as a giant trailer to explain the six infinity stones that are at the heart of the Marvel cinematic universe. This is the feature fans will want to tune in and watch. “Age of Ultron” executive producer Jeremy Latcham talks about how the stones were adapted from the comics to film.
Here are the stones which have been revealed so far:
The space stone: The tesseract (“The Avengers”)
The reality stone: The aether (“Thor: The Dark World”)
The power stone: The orb (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)
The mind stone: The stone from Loki’s sceptre, currently in Vision’s head
We have yet to see the soul stone and time stone.
“Global Adventure”: A three-minute look at the effect the Avengers have, not just on US audiences, but on a global scale with an overview of some of the locations in which the movie was made. It’s mostly a summation of the earlier 20-minute feature.
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Four scenes are included along with optional commentary from director Joss Whedon. These are worth watching just for Whedon’s fun commentary.
“The Man in the Church”: A 1:11 scene leading up to Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch’s meetup with Ultron. A little boy comes up to them saying he’s seen Iron Man, but if you’ve seen the film, you know he actually saw Spader’s Ultron. In commentary, Whedon says the scene was meant to show that the two are good-natured and to establish their characters. The scene was also supposed to introduce the fictional Sokovia.
“Watch Your Six”: The 2:48 scene is a reshoot Whedon says he asked for, which shows all of the Avengers and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) hanging at the Avengers’ tower and trying to track down Ultron. “I felt that Banner had fallen out of the scientific aspect of the story,” said Whedon. “I also felt that every question about Ultron needed to be answered with one answer, which was, maybe he’s not insane. I think it ultimately fell out partially because of Mark’s not-ideal reshoot wig, since he was filming, I think, ‘Now You See Me Again.'”
The scene also shows another appearance by Rhodey (Don Cheadle). The phrase “watch your six,” or watch for danger, is uttered by Rhodes to Black Widow. There’s also a Banksy joke made by Tony Stark.
“Bruce and Natasha Talk”: This 4:20 scene is an extended scene of Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson’s bedroom scene at the farmhouse. The scene ultimately ends on a different note than in the original film’s cut.
“The Norm Cave”: The 3:20 scene gives an extended look at the scene in which Thor and Dr. Erik Selvig head to the Norn Cave to find out Ultron’s plan and learn about the Infinity Stones. Marvel released the scene over the weekend before pulling it from YouTube. We’ve broken this scene down a bit more here.
Marvel has released two snippets of its blooper reel, and the entire 3:37-minute reel doesn’t add much more that you haven’t already seen. Honestly, it’s not that funny either, which is kind of a bummer. The one takeaway from the reel, which will probably make its way to Reddit, are three short sequences between cast members pretending to kiss (Captain America/Iron Man, Thor/Vision, and Black Widow/Ultron). Apparently, fake makeout sessions between cast members were a big thing on set.
Audio Commentary with director Joss Whedon
I haven’t listened to this yet, but I’m sure it’s worth a listen. All of his commentary on the deleted scenes gave great insight into the making of the film.
For whatever reason, there’s one more section labelled “Info” just to tell you that the remarks made in the commentary do “not necessarily represent the views and opinions” of Marvel and Disney. I found it strange because you usually don’t have a separate section on a DVD just to tell you that. It usually just flashes at the end of a feature.
And that’s it! I thought there would be a bit more on the Blu-ray, but I still have the commentary to go through.
You can check out the Blu-ray and DVD here.
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