Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment made its first product announcement for the New Year and it follows pretty much in the footsteps of those from 2016 … there is still no 4K Ultra HD commitment for the release to the home entertainment market of its recent theatrical blockbusters.
The latest example is writer/director Scott Derrickson’s latest addition to the Marvel Studios pantheon of “super heroes,” Doctor Strange. This film seemed like a natural for 4K Ultra HD, but consumer choices on Feb. 28 will be limited to a stand-alone DVD and a pair of Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKUs (one with and one without a 3D viewing option).
The ARR works out to 116 days and domestic ticket sales from the film’s pre-Thanksgiving launch currently stand at a robust $230.3 million.
The Blu-ray editions feature commentary from filmmaker Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil, Sinister, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc.), plus a gag reel, deleted scenes, a short film titled “Team Thor: Part 2” and five featurettes — “A Strange Transformation,” “Strange Company,” “The Fabric of Reality,” “Across Time and Space” and “The Score-cerer Supreme.”