Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director James Mangold's blockbuster The Wolverine (2013), starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The release will be available for purchase on December 3rd.
Directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk The Line), The Wolverine
inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc and featuring Hugh Jackman, in the title
role takes the hero to a Japan hr hasn't seen since World War II - and into a shadowy realm
of ninjas, mutants, and brand new class of villains. To date the film has topped over $371
million in the worldwide box office becoming the highest grossing film in the franchise
Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action-packed, life-
or-death battle that takes him to modern-day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and
pushed to his limits, Wolverine confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner
struggle against his own immortality; an epic fight that will leave him forever changed.
i wish they would include the X-Men: Days of Future Past comic con trailer, that thing was awesome. I like how at least one of The Wolverine trailers is an extra. but second screen always has and always will suck. just like BD-Live.
Yeah how awful that I need to buy the 3D version to witness the unrated cut, totally ridiculous!
Will wait for a dramatic price-drop, and then will toss the 3D blu ray out, and enjoy the unrated cut on 2D blu ray; the way I like it!
"The Extended, Unrated Cut - the first for the X-Men franchise" Reading that last part just sounds so badass. Too bad they didn't officially give the extended cut an R-rating similar to the director's cut of Daredevil, but "unrated" still works for me! Going on the Christmas list ;-)
I'm digging the 3D edition rundown, but do agree that the 2D release should include some of what is offered in the other set. As for the 'Unleashed Extended' cut of the film and the theatrical cut, I'd be surprised if the 3D edition does not include the theatrical. I suppose it is a given that it would be but the fact that it is not specified has my eyebrow raised. Already have it pre-ordered though as of a few months now though lol.
The 3D disc IS the theatrical version.
Then there is a 2D Blu-ray with the 'extended/unrated' cut.
The 2D Blu-ray set sells a different Blu-ray disc that is also the theatrical version.
If you remember with Avatar (also Fox) They released only the original 3D version in extended format not the other two longer versions, (even though the shorter of those two versions was shown in 3D in theaters.
I simply think they don't want to shell out to convert the additional 12 minutes into 3D. Also Green Lantern did the same thing--extended version NOT in 3D.
wow, way to go Fox, forcing people to buy a 3D release when they don't want it. that's ridiculous.. don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy it because I won't get a non-extended version when there's one out there, but now it'll be after, if ever, the price has gone down to close to the original 2D price. 3D is way too expensive for day one.
Target's got exclusive bonus downloadable content, but maybe Walmart or Best Buy will come to the rescue and have the extended as a 2D retail exclusive.
I'm sure this has been answered before but I never had a reason to pay attention... considering the 3D disc might be the one with extended, if you get the 3D version and watch that disc on a 2D player, will it still play? just will be 2D instead?
Wait, wait ...can we get a (double) confirmation on this: Will the Extended Cut be available on 2D?
Even if I have to by the 3D set, in order to watch the 2D Extended Cut, fine. Just as long as said cut is available in 2D. By the way, this really was the underdog of Summer 2013 and one of the better superhero films of all time, in my opinion. A solid genre mix -- Tokyo crime underworld meets Marvel universe -- with genuine, measured storytelling.
Such B.S. that you have to buy the 3D version to get the extras and Unrated cut. This Is why I am done with big studios not all of us have or want 3D so why shove it down are throats. I will continue to support Scream / Shout Factory as they seem to be the only ones who actually do Blurays Justice at this point..
According to James Mangold's Twitter account, the extended cut will be on the 2-D Blu-ray only. The 3-D on this film was an afterthought (and it looks that way; unimpressive conversion) and, I believe, is not Mangold's preferred way to watch the movie.
Here are some quotes from Twitter:
"The extended version will not be in 3D. It will be a regular blu ray."
Looking forward to seeing this, I actually liked Wolverine Origins and First Class way better than the original X-Men "trilogy", thought they were more bad-ass.
I am equally pissed off as the others about having to buy the 3D set just to get the extended cut, especially when it costs a lot more (thinking of the very pricey new Wizard of Oz 3D set to get deleted scenes). Will also have to wait longer for the price to go down because of this.
Edit: I see at the moment on Amazon it is only $5 more than the 2D, so that's no SO bad, still, I doubt I will have the option of first renting the extended cut, so this is gonna set me back. Glad to hear all the good word of mouth on the film, so this shouldn't be a total loss after all.
Did Mangold delete tweets? I am not seeing those. That makes me think the studio made him take them down and that might not be true information anymore. Like, he WANTED it to be that way but the studio didn't do it that way. But his way makes more sense financially since they'd have to post convert extra footage to 3D.
I'm worried now.
Weird for me because I love 3D and have 3DTV but this didn't seem like a great movie for 3D. I would hate to see that brilliant train sequence in 3D. That would ruin it. I read the 3D sucked too. Was planning on only getting 2D. Still, the extended cut sounds awesome, the cover is sweet, and I can at least take a look at how the 3D was. If I don't like it, I'll sell to one of you fine people.
It is funny though that the extended cut is only available with 3D when it isn't actually available AS 3D
No, they're still there. They were @ replies to various people, so you'll have to go into his profile to view them (you also have to have "All" tweets clicked, not "No replies"). He even posted a new one (@ reply):
If I had to hazard a guess, it's probably similar to the "The Green Lantern" 3-D blu-ray release where the 3D disc was the theatrical version only and both the extended cut, as well as theatrical, were on the 2D blu-ray. However, they are using the same marketing tactic to get people buying the 3D version just like with "Prometheus", which had a killer making of doc available only in that package. EBay can always help in these situations.
I don't own any other Marvel or DC live action Blu's but Wolverine was IMO FANTASTIC in the theater! Can't wait to add it to my Blu's in general, plus it includes both theatrical & director's cut? HELL YEAH!
I had to see the 3D version of this when it was in theaters up here in the Toronto area.. Now it was in a smaller older theater and maybe this contributed to how the 3D came off, but it was really hard to watch.. I was on the fence as to whether or not I'd buy the 3D version because of it not being the greatest experience, but if it was just the theater that screwed it up (again fairly old theater by today standards) then I'll be picking it up.. Would like to see how much longer this extended cut is (would put this 3rd in my view on the X-Men films)
Regarding the 3D combo pack, is it certain that the theatrical version will only be on the 3D disc? The bottom of the front cover says that it includes both the theatrical and extended editions. I think a lot of people will be mad if they can't want both versions in 2D at least.
I personally don't care about 3D. I want the extended edition, but I also want the option to watch the theatrical version.
Digitalbits says that the unrated, extended edition is 40 minutes longer!! I wonder if there was an entire story arc that was skipped or if all the deleted scenes are just being reintroduced into the movie if that's truly the case.
@Dynamo of Eternia: Most likely. When looking at Green Lantern for example, only the theatrical cut was in 3D. The news of the extended cut being 40 minutes longer also means it would cost an arm and a leg to convert it, making it unlikely. So, theatrical cut comes in 2D and 3D, and extended in 2D only.