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Logan Blu Ray Date and Details: B&W Edition Included!!!

Old Man Logan, Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray James Mangold’s blockbuster Logan (2017), starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, and Stephen Merchant. The two releases will be available for purchase on May 23.

Touting an R-rating, allowing fans to finally see Logan’s legendary berserk rage unleashed, Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to nearly 90 minutes of original content, including deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary, the Blu-ray will also include Logan Noir, a black and white version of the film that gives the acclaimed story an all-new look.

“During production of LOGAN I took many black and white photographs and noticed how striking and dramatic our gritty settings and characters appeared in monochrome,” said Mangold. “The western and noir vibes of the film seemed to shine in the format and there was not a trace of modern comic hero movie sheen. Then, while editing, Fox and I started posting some of the black and white stills online and fans also began to respond enthusiastically, many hoping that they would get a chance to see the finished film in carefully timed, high contrast black and white. Well. Sometimes hope becomes reality.”

Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman

To celebrate the release of Logan Noir, Alamo Drafthouse will be bringing the film to the big screen in all of its monochromatic glory for one night only starting at 8 PM EST on Tuesday, May 16th. The event screenings will also be accompanied by an exclusive, live streaming Q&A featuring director James Mangold. Attendees in every location of the screening will be able to participate in the live discussion with Mangold via Twitter using the hashtag #askalamo. Los Angeles fans will also get the chance to see Logan slash through the big screen as Alamo Drafthouse and Fox co-present LOGAN NOIR with American Cinematheque for a screening at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets for all screenings are available now at drafthouse.com/logannoir.

Special Features:

  • Logan Noir – black and white version of the film
  • Audio commentary by Director James Mangold
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (Blu-ray only)
  • Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary (Blu-ray only)

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Atmos
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles:
    • English SDH
    • Spanish
    • French

My Favorite Scene: Doctor Strange (2016) “The Ancient One vs. Kaecilius”

With issue #15 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) hitting theaters in 48 hours, last night I rewatched issue #14 to get back in the Marvel mood.  Doctor Strange is one of my favorite of the origin story movies.  It’s such a simple, linear tale, but it almost has to be with the trippiness of the MCU’s mystical universe finally unveiled.  The film wastes no time showing you how different magic is in the MCU than in other universes by opening the film with Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One fighting her rogue disciple Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) in a New York that’s shifting while they fight like it was being operated by a bemused entity with a really cool kaleidoscope handy.  This reality-shifting of Marvel’s capitol city was my favorite part of the film, taken to even greater heights later when Mordo and Strange are running from Kaecilius and his zealots.

Marvel has said that the MCU is going to be very different post-Avengers 4.  It may not work on the “phase” system.  It may be just an interconnected universe without a strict plot through line.  However it shakes out, Stephen Strange is going to be a big part of how it looks, and I can’t wait for the sequel now that we all know the players and the ground rules.  Since Strange 2 is at least three years away, remember you’ll be seeing him in November’s Thor: Ragnarok and in Avengers: Infinity War.  Seeing him interact with some of the established heroes is going to be a blast.  I especially want to see this moment recreated from the comics.
Doctor Strange, Stephen Strange, Tony Stark, Iron Man, Marvel Comics

 

 

In Theaters This Week (3/10/2017): Kong Skull Island

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  Week 2 of March Movie Madness only has one major release, but when you’re the size of Kong, one will do. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (3/10/2017): Kong Skull Island

In Theaters This Week (3/3/2017): Logan, The Shack, Before I Fall

The Shack, Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  March 3rd begins the biggest blockbuster loaded March in movie history with a huge film opening every week the next five weeks.  Three movies open wide, but Hugh Jackman’s final bow as Wolverine make Logan the first titan of March. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (3/3/2017): Logan, The Shack, Before I Fall

Doctor Strange Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features!!!

Doctor Strange, Stephen Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange was one of the roughly seventy blockbusters Disney released last year, continuing the most successful movie franchise of all-time with MCU installment #14, and introducing a very powerful new character into the mix.  Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising the good Doctor in November’s Thor: Ragnarok, but you can get your Strange fix in February when the Blu Ray releases with a mess o’ special features (The one I most want to see is the continuing adventures of Thor and Kevin in Australia).  Read below for Coming Soon’s detailing of what goodness awaits those who journey within the mystic blu ray box. Continue reading Doctor Strange Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features!!!