Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has apparently decided that a Friday in early October is the best time to street stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray editions, plus a double-disc Blu-ray SKU — with both 2D and 3D viewing options — of director Joss Whedon’s mega-Marvel hit, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
With $456 million in domestic ticket sales, Disney can pretty much pick any street date it desires, with the sole exception of any release window that Universal Studios Home Entertainment selects for the even bigger monster, Jurassic World ($611.2 million and counting).
With that Friday release date for Avengers: Age of Ultron now on the calendar, the ARR — the number of days between a film’s theatrical debut and subsequent release to the home entertainment market place — can now be calculated. It works out to a leisurely 154days.
As to bonus features, there is a making-of featurette common to all SKUs. The two Blu-ray editions include additional extras — unspecified commentary (participants not available at press time), a gag reel (seems appropriate), “Making-of Featurettes” (again, details not available) and “Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes” (that makes sense, especially if you saw the film theatrically, deleted scenes wouldn’t be there).