The King has come to dominate your home theater setups.
To say that Marvel’s Black Panther was a hit is a severe understatement. Between its financial success to great word of mouth, the film became a massive phenomena over the past couple of months, even going so far as to beat Titanic in terms of how much money earned domestically. And in just a flash, Marvel is already looking to put the film out on video with a release date for the 15th of May on both regular Blu-Ray formats and 4K. First up, the cover art which will both be the same for both editions:
Meanwhile, Target and Best Buy will be getting their own editions: The former will come with a 43 page BTS book while the latter will sport Steelbooks in both formats with matching cover art:
Next up technical specs: The standard Blu will use a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track while the 4K disc will utlize Dolby Atmos, as what has become the norm for Disney releases. On top of that, the 4K version will use Dolby Vision in addition to a standard HDR grade, so expect it to look even nicer than it usually does.
And finally, extras. Marvel releases go by the “less is more rule” but by the looks of it, this one is going to be stacked. Check it out:
- Director’s Intro
- From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
- Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
- The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
- The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
- Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
- Deleted Scenes
- U.N. Meet and Greet
- Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
- T’Challa Remembers His Father
- Voices from the Past
- Gag Reel
- Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
- Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
- Director’s Commentary
Though perhaps a bit on the overpraised side and suffering from a cluttered third act, Black Panther succeeds thanks to its rich world building, wonderful cast, distinct production values and surprisingly nuanced themes about legacy and owning up to it. I may not get a copy myself but for those who (somehow) missed out on the film, definitely check it out. It’s a damn good movie and easily one of the company’s best.