It comes as no surprise that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has selected a post-Labor Day window for the release of a three-SKU helping of the directing team of Anthony and Joe Russo’s smash hit, Captain America: Civil War.
The Sept. 13 street date fits perfectly for a film of this caliber — no reason to waste a retail opportunity by dumping it during the doldrums of late summer. Wait until after Labor Day.
The ARR works out 130 days and domestic ticket sales sparkled with $403.9 million generated thus far.
What does come as something of a surprise — just a mild surprise, since nothing at Disney these days arrives with much in the way of shock and awe value — is that the studio is steadfastly holding to no 4K Ultra HD product offerings.
As to what consumers will be able to sort through on Sept. 13, there will be a stand-alone DVD edition, a Blu-ray SKU (Disney has quietly lowered the price from $39.98 to $32.98 for new Blu-ray releases) and a “Collector’s Edition,” which features both 3D and 2D viewing options (the price premium is seven bucks).
As to bonus features, the DVD contains none, while the Blu-ray SKUs have commentary from the Russos (they teamed for Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014), who are joined by scripters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes and a trio of featurettes — “United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War” (a two-part presentation), “Iron Man: The Road to Civil War” and “Captain America: The Road to Civil War.”