Fox Mutates ‘X-Men’ for Blu-ray5 Feb, 2009 By: John Latchem
In anticipation of the May 1 theatrical release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment April 21 (prebook March 25) will release special-edition Blu-ray versions of the three previous “X-Men” films.
X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) will be offered as three-disc BD versions at $34.99 each or as a boxed set for $79.99. Last Stand is already available on Blu-ray as a single-disc edition.
The films, based on the popular Marvel Comics franchise, tell the story of good and evil forces of superpowered mutant humans fighting to control the future of mankind. The three films generated more than $1.16 billion at the worldwide box office, with the original film often credited for sparking the current trend of superhero films.
Among the bonus material, the discs will include BD Live access to exclusive footage from Wolverine and offer fans the ability to purchase tickets.
Other extras include commentaries, deleted scenes, trailers, Easter eggs and a slew of behind-the-scenes material. Only select extras are offered in high-def, however, and the Blu-ray trilogy offers 5.1 DTS master audio. The third disc for each film includes a digital copy.
The boxed set also will include movie cash coupons for upcoming Fox films Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Night at the Museum: Escape From the Smithsonian.