Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Goes “Beyond The Battle” With In-Depth Extras

Avengers: Infinity War is a title many Blu-ray, DVD, and digital enthusiasts will scoop up. Aside from the title being one of Marvel’s best features, the disc is worth picking up on Blu-ray thanks to its in-depth look at the storyline’s epic battles on Wakanda and Titan.

“Beyond The Battle: Wakanda” and “Beyond The Battle Titan” offer up different looks at how the cast, filmmakers and special effects team worked in different environments to pull off these visually arresting sequences. The Titan confrontation between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Thanos (Josh Brolin) is the centerpiece of the impressive Titan feature, as witness how the actors collaborate on their collaboration.

There are ten minutes worth of deleted scenes, one of which has Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) attempting to keep paparazzi way from Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). There’s also a bit more banter among the Guardians as they try to find Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and it’s a sequence set to Ace Frehley’s “New York Groove.”

The commentary track, which features filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo and the screenwriters (Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley), features a deeper look into the story. One interesting fact discussed during the talk centered on Iron Man’s pivotal moment with Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Without giving away any spoilers, that moment was actually going to be much shorter, but the Russos decided to elongate the exchange for dramatic effect.

Avengers: Infinity War is an excellent movie and worth picking up just for the overall quality, but thankfully the Blu-ray has enough special features to make this a much more value added purchase.

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Record Setting ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Hits Blu-Ray In August

Avengers: Infinity War is the fourth highest grossing film of all time and made over $2 billion in just 48 days, so it’s safe to say that the Blu-ray demand will be at an all time high when it comes out August 14. The picture also comes out digitally on July 31.

The digital version includes a a 30-minute roundtable with Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo (the Infinity War directors), Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed, and Taika Waititi. The Blu-ray version’s top extras include over 10 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, with a four-minute chunk devoted to a scene between Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). An audio commentary with the Russos and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, as well as several featurettes (“Strange Alchemy,” “Mad Titan,” “Beyond the Battle: Wakanda,” “Beyond the Battle: Titan”) and a gag reel round out the extras.

Were you a fan of Avengers: Infinity War and are you excited for its Blu-ray and digital release? Feel free to comment below! 

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Is Top of Box Office Food Chain With $150 Million

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s box office weekend was a successful one as it was #1 with a $150 million domestic take. Though this figure falls short of Jurassic World’s $208 million opening three years ago, Fallen Kingdom has amassed $711 million. Incredibles 2 was #2 with $80.9 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Jurassic Park: Fallen KingdomChris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reunite with a bunch of dinosaurs and make $150 million in the process.
  2. Incredibles 2 – Critically acclaimed animated flick takes in $80,9 million.
  3. Ocean’s 8 – Ensemble comedy makes $11.6 million.
  4. Tag – Comedy based on a true story collects $8.2 million in its second weekend
  5. Deadpool 2 – Film makes $5.2 million and it’s collected over $304 million domestically.
  6. Solo: A Star Wars StoryStar Wars installment makes $4 million. Even though it’s collected $204 million domestically, it’s considered a box office disappointment.
  7. Hereditary – Horror-thriller collects $3.8 million.
  8. Superfly – Remake amasses $3.3 million.
  9. Avengers: Infinity War – Marvel flick makes $2.4 million.
  10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor Fred Rogers documentary takes in $1.87 million.

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‘Incredibles 2’ Has Record Breaking Box Office Weekend With $180 Million

Incredibles 2 achieved a record breaking feat over the weekend with its $180 million debut. The film is now the top opening weekend grosser for an animated feature, a record previously held by Finding Dory. Coming in second was Ocean’s 8 with $19.5 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Incredibles 2 – $180 million
  2. Ocean’s 8 – Flick has a solid second weekend with $19.5 million.
  3. Tag – Comedy has subpar opening with just $14.6 million.
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – Checks in with $9 million.
  5. Deadpool 2 – Comic book flick continues to rake it in with $8.8 million.
  6. Hereditary – Horror film takes in $8.8 million.
  7. Superfly – Remake does poorly at the box office with a meager $6.3 million debut.
  8. Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has made over $664 million domestically, and this weekend it collects $5.2 million.
  9. Adrift Shailene Woodley drama makes $2.1 million.
  10. Book ClubJane Fonda comedy collects $1.8 million.

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‘Ocean’s 8’ Dominates Box Office With $41 Million Weekend

Powered by an all-star cast, Ocean’s 8 captured the top spot at the box office with $41.8 million. Trailing a distant second was Solo: A Star Wars Story ($15.1 million). Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:

  1. Ocean’s 8Sandra Bullock and company have a solid weekend with a $41.8 million debut.
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story – To date it’s made over $176 million domestically. It collects $15.1 million over the weekend.
  3. Deadpool 2 – It’s another strong outing for Deadpool 2 with a $13.6 million take.
  4. Hereditary – Great debut for horror flick as it amasses $13 million in revenue.
  5. Avengers: Infinity War – This Marvel flick continues to keep ticking with $6.8 million.
  6. Adrift Shailene Woodley flick collects $5 million.
  7. Book Club – Comedy takes in $4.2 million.
  8. Hotel Artemis – Action film misfires with $3.1 million debut.
  9. Upgrade – Good reviews can’t save this movie from a poor box office showing ($2.2 million).
  10. Life of the Party Melissa McCarthy comedy rakes in $2.1 million.

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