DC is set to introduce the full version of the Batman V Superman film in its DVD Blu-Ray Ultimate Edition. In this version, fans will see cut scenes and special appearances, but film cinematographer Larry Fong advises everyone that this versions was not created to change their minds.
After Batman V Superman was released in theaters, the ticket sales dropped. Thanks to the long-running buzz over the film, it withstood weeks before they dropped it out of the theaters.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice did not do so bad since it was able to top the worldwide box office with $57.4 million by April 10, according to ComScore. The weekend release cumulative sales reached about $783.5 million worldwide. However, the domestic sales dropped. Nonetheless, the movie was still able to top its weekend competition, the beloved animated film, Zootopia.
By Batman V Superman’s second week, the sales had already dropped by 68 percent. It was reported that the movie expense reached about $250 million to produce and about $150 million to market.
What might be worse for the franchise was the harsh criticism it received from the public. However, many fans defended the DC brand and noted that it was never meant to be like the humorous Marvel universe.
Still, Batman V Superman was the entry point for DC and Warner Bros. to introduce other superheroes in the DC universe including Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. There are also two Justice League films set to launch in the next few years.
“Sometimes the bigger they are the harder they fall,” said Paul Dergarabedian, comScore’s senior media analyst. “This is often what happens when you have films that rank in the top 10 debuts of all time.”
This was a similar fate for the solo Superman: Man of Steel and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises solo films, which both dropped at 64.6 percent and 61.4 percent respectively during the second week.
Because of the big disarray of the sales, the critical reviews and the fans, Batman V Superman has been one of the most diversely welcomed movies of 2016.
With that big of a disparity, film cinematographer Larry Fong is telling everyone to not expect anything new in the Blu-Ray edition of Batman V Superman. He specifically wrote that if fans have loved it when they saw the original movie, they are still going to love the Blu-Ray version. On the other hand, if the audience did not grow fond of the theater version, there will be no way they could have a change of heart with the DVD version.
Fong has worked with Zack Snyder in most of his films including Sucker Punch, Watchmen and 300. Snyder has a signature on most of his films and it is all about the classic gruesomeness of the movie. Particularly with Batman V Superman, which was already a very serious story mode in the comics version, Snyder did not hold back.
One of those big reveals include the cut role of Hunger Games star Jena Malone who was introduced as a science nerd in the film.
Warner Bros. is set to release the Digital HD version on June 28 and the movie is going to be 182 minutes long.
Here’s the complete feature of all the Blu-ray versions:
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Standard Definition 2-Disc DVD contain the following special features:
- Uniting the World’s Finest
- Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants
- The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder
- Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile
- Superman: Complexity & Truth
- Batman: Austerity & Rage
- Wonder Woman: Grace & Power
- Batcave: Legacy of the Lair
- The Might and the Power of a Punch
- The Empire of Luthor
- Save the Bats
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