The film, which will be available digitally via streaming services as well as on-demand cable and satellite services, will be released to Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and a 3D Limited Collector’s Edition and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
You’ll notice that in the official language contained below, there’s a lot of talk about the “theatrical version” of the film, but no talk here of an extended or director’s cut. Could it be that, like The Hobbit before it, Man of Steel will get a second home video release to accommodate an expanded version of the movie? ComicBook.com has reached out to Warner Bros. Home Video for comment and will update this story if we get a straight answer.
The film stars Henry Cavill as Superman alongside four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Oscar nominee Diane Lane, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers.
Man of Steel will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on DVD 2-disc Special Edition for $28.98, and as a 3D Limited Collector’s Edition for $59.99. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version in standard definition; and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition, and also includes a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition include an UltraViolet digital copy, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. The film will be available for download in HD or standard definition from online retailers including but not limited to iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow, with Vudu fulfilling Walmart-exclusive preorders two weeks prior to the official release. The film will also be available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles and broadband customers including Amazon, iTunes, etc.
·Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.
·Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
·All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
·Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
·Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.
Man of Steel DVD 2-disc Special Edition contains the following special features:
·Strong Characters, Legendary Roles