Following ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director Bryan Singer brings us X-Men: Apocalypse, in which an ancient and powerful mutant recruits disturbed mutants who plan to extinguish the human race and take over the world.
As a desperate measure, Professor X (James McAvoy) and his young team of X-Men will do the seemingly impossible to stop the end of the world (see our review of the film here).
X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on September 28th, and the Digital HD copy is already available.
Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment we had the chance to see the Blu-ray before its release. It includes hours of extras including a behind the scenes feature starring the cast and crew.
The extras of the Blu-ray include:
- Twelve deleted/extended scenes included, with an optional introduction by director Bryan Singer explaining why the scenes were cut from the final version and their meanings.
- Gag reel: a short clip with scene production, mistakes and pranks played by the cast.
- Wrap-up party video: here we can see the cast bonding, sharing photos and signing autographs with the crew, the use of special effects and even an amazing moment with Patrick Stewart.
- X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed Documentary that features:
- · En Sabah Nur: setting the stage for Apocalypse – director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg discuss the challenge of using thousands of years of storytelling to describe Apocalypse and how the they tried to ensure that the characters remained true to the comic while also bringing something big and fresh.
- · Clan of Akkaba: Apocalypse and his horsemen – the creation of the four horsemen over time and their meaning in history.
- · Answering the call: Assembling the new X-Men team – A clip showing the complex training routines undertaken by the actors, as well as the hours of make-up and prosthetics involved in creating each character.
- · The end of times: creating a new age of Apocalypse
- · Unlimited powers: VFX, stunts and set pieces – short description by the cast and crew of the characters, real-times What do you mean here, Sandra? regarding the filming and the after effects used for some of the movie’s key scenes.
- · What’s next – how the Marvel universe and the multiple versions of the comics allow the filmmakers to be more creative and create many options for future films.
- Audio commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
- Image gallery: Unit photography, concept art, locations and characters (Apocalypse, the four horsemen 3600 BC and the four horsemen in 1983, The new X-Men).
- Easter eggs
If you haven’t seen the latest film in the X-Men saga, make sure you grab your copy from next week (September 28th). You won’t be disappointed!