Black Panther Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (2018), starring Chadwick Boseman, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. The two releases will be available for purchase on May 15.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of Black Panther, fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium. Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Special Features:

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
    • U.N. Meet and Greet
    • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
    • T’Challa Remembers His Father
    • Voices from the Past
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary

Black Panther Blu Ray

 

My Favorite Scene: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) “Bridge Battle”

Before Crystal Skull, if there was a weak link in the Indy series, it was 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (now it looks like a masterpiece).  Set before Raiders, because Lucas convinced Spielberg that Jones should be like Bond with a different girl in every film.  The original second movie was going to revolve around Karen Allen’s father, Indiana’s mentor, but Lucas wanted to do something darker.  George was going through a divorce and one of the darkest periods of his life, so instead of meeting Marian’s family, we got a Kali death cult in India that kidnapped children and performed human sacrifices.  Dark times for George.

Dark enough that the violence in Temple of Doom upset so many parents that the MPAA created the PG-13 rating directly as a result of this film (which is pretty tame compared to most PG-13 films now, but good luck getting the MPAA to do anything about revising the ratings system).  I can’t stand Kate Capshaw’s incessant screaming, and the opening club/musical number kind of makes me wince, but you can’t deny the awesomeness of Short Round and a number of the action pieces, especially the iconic mine car sequence, but the best piece in the film is Indy’s stand on the bridge.  It’s one of the best moments in the series, hands down.

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The Meg Trailer #1 (2018) “Pleased to Eat You”

Jason Statham has transported and been fast and furious….but has he ever taken on a prehistoric shark?  Hmm?  Well, then clearly The Meg is a movie that was begging to be made, and released in the dead of August (where all Oscar caliber films go).  I’m hoping this will be a companion piece to one of my favorite recent unintentional comedies 47 Meters Down, but Statham versus a huge shark seems a fairer fight than Mandy Moore versus any sharks whatsoever.  The Meg will open August 10, 2018, and Coming Soon has more detailed rundown of the film below. Continue reading The Meg Trailer #1 (2018) “Pleased to Eat You”