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Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson

Captain Marvel
4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Writers: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Jac Schaeffer
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 124 Minutes
Release Date: June 11, 2019

Fans of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel will be excited to know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female standalone film is now available on 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital. Though it may not leave as much of an impression on fans as an Avengers ensemble film, as a standalone it is able to leave a lasting impact because of its themes and added layers, which makes it better than any traditional action flick.

Filled with some insightful and powerful thematic bonus features, Captain Marvel will surely be a great addition to the collection of any fan of Marvel Studios or superhero films in general. Check out the review below.

Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck give fans a character driven-story that sees Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) go on a journey of self-discovery, where she unlocks her inner strength after it was suppressed by male superiors and then forms new and renews relationships. As I said in my review of the film: “Not only does Carol persist to excel whenever she is put down, but she also finds herself to be a fierce supporter of those who faces the same obstacles. As much as Captain Marvel is about inspiring and empowering, it is also a celebration of sisterhood. And that is clearly on display when the film focuses on Carol’s friendship with Maria (Lashana Lynch), a fellow Air Force pilot who believed that her friend and staunch supporter was lost.”

As for the bonus features, it’s all pretty standard, especially for a superhero origins film, where you will get to see Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU and the training she underwent to become the titular hero in “Becoming A Superhero” and see what kind of impact the titular hero has made across the globe in “Big Hero Moment.”

This also isn’t just an origins story for Captain Marvel, but for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). In “The Origin of Nick Fury” fans will get to see the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.

“The Skrulls and the Kree” bonus feature explores the conflict that leaps off of the page and comes to life on screen. However, those who have seen the film may know that there were slight changes made about these two warring alien races. But for those who have not seen it, and are still unfamiliar with how these two have been locked in conflict, the film will change the way you see them.

And of course, there are some more hilarious features that you can look forward to. The cast and crew open about working with Goose the cat and what it took to make sure he did everything on cue in “Hiss-sterical Cat-titude.”

Digital exclusives include “Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso” which is a look at how Alonso went from a visual effects head to become one of the members of Marvel Studios’ brain trust. “And What Makes a Memory: Inside the ‘Mind Frack'” provides a look at how an action sequence in a Marvel Studios film is put together.

And as with almost all of these home video releases, there are also deleted scenes and commentary from the directors. Both of which expand on the original cut of the film and explore some character moments that didn’t make the film.

Here is the full list of bonus features you can expect to see:

Blu-ray & Digital:

– Alternate Movie Versions:

  • Movie with Intro
  • – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

  • Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

– Featurettes:

  • Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
  • Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
  • The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
  • The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
  • The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
  • Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.

– Deleted Scenes:

  • “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
  • Starforce Recruits – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
  • Heading to Torfa – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
  • “What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
  • Black Box – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
  • Rookie Mistake – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.

– Gag Reel: The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.

Digital Exclusives:

– Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso: Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.

– What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack”: What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!

– Concept Art: Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.

– On-Set Images: Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

Click right here for more on Captain Marvel, including trailers and interviews with the cast and crew.


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