20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment was up bright and early Tuesday morning, Oct.1, with the release news for director James Mangold’s latest edition to the X-Men film franchise, The Wolverine.
We suspect that the first couple of weeks of October are to going to be exceptionally busy as the “Hollywood” studios stake out their calendar turf selections for the remaining big-budget summer theatrical releases that will be headed to the home entertainment market place during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Planned for Dec. 3 is a three-SKU product offering of The Wolverine from Fox — a DVD edition featuring the theatrical cut, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition (also the theatrical cut) and a 3 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack titled The Wolvervine: Unleashed Extended Edition (featuring a 3D version of the theatrical cut and a 2D presentation of an unrated cut of the film — clocking in at extra 13 minutes in running time).
The ARR is 130 days and the domestic box office tally currently stands at $131.3 million.
As to special features for this Hugh Jackman action thriller, the DVD has only one bonus goodie, a featurette titled “Inspiration: A Ronin’s Journey.”
The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack showcases an alternate ending, the “Second Screen” interactive production of “The Path of the Ronin” and the featurette titled “X-Men: Days of Future Past Set Tour.”
The “Unleashed Extended Edition” SKU includes all of the aforementioned bonuses, plus commentary from James Mangold.
Also heading to the Blu-ray arena on Dec. 3 are eight film vault treasures selected by consumers as part of 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment’s “Voice Your Choice” promotion.
The winners include two starring Tyrone Power, Jesse James and Black Swan; a pair of John Wayne films from the 1960s, North to Alaska and Undefeated; plus Call of the Wild, Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Carmen Jones and Desk Set.
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