Avengers Assemble 2012

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Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.

Starring:
Don Cheadle, Chris Hemsworth
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Avengers Assemble

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Don Cheadle, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders
Director Joss Whedon
Genres Fantasy, Thriller
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 17 September 2012
Main languages English
Original title The Avengers
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Don Cheadle, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders
Director Joss Whedon
Genres Fantasy, Thriller
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 17 September 2012
Main languages English
Original title The Avengers

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690 of 758 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. H. Redmond on 14 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
When we the public were being primed for the introduction of Blu-Ray, one of the primary benefits of the greater capacity in relation to DVD was that there would be access to far more features and extras such as directors commentarys; yes they were going to be considerably more expensive than DVD but you got so much more for your money, it wasn't just better sound and audio.

However, here we see despite the significantly higher premium over DVD, this Blu-Ray offers zero extras, not because they're not available or won't fit on the disc, but because Disney know many individuals will have been waiting for this disc and will pre-order, unaware of the omissions, and of course Disney will then release a 'Special Edition' including everything they should include now.

The sad fact is that many enthusiasts will end up buying both Blu-Rays, and it's this disgraceful attitude towards the UK and all markets except the US which means I never buy new Blu-Rays anymore, preferring to buy them used on Amazon.

And the studios wonder why there's such a massive market for pirated films? It's because you're a bunch of greedy, self-serving entities that's why.
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281 of 310 people found the following review helpful By S. Roadley on 19 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Scenes edited, extras missing all because they rushed the UK release. Other European countries get this unedited.

Please please buy the US version which will work on your UK PS3 or Bluray player. Unedited & all the extras.
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255 of 284 people found the following review helpful By Tenderheart Bear on 14 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Not only have Disney treated their UK buyers appallingly by leaving off special features (they've already dropped the DVDs from their animated classics unlike the US versions) it now seems as if we get the edited version that (some) other European countries are getting. How can Disney even release a version here that wasn't the one classified by the BBFC?

This is completely unacceptable and shows nothing more than contempt for UK customers, especially considering the movie in question.

I can understand retailer exclusives with bonus discs and steelbook packaging, but no matter where you buy it you'll not be getting the complete movie.
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90 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 15 Oct 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I ordered the US 4 disc combo set through Amazon UK as I was disappointed with the UK release.

Wanted to confirm for anyone who's concerned that the US version is definitely multi region, plays fine on UK players.

Cost a little more, just over £27 including shipping but you get a much better set - 3D BD, 2D BD, DVD, digital copy, and soundtrack download - fantastic! ... and the Coulson "scene" isn't tampered with, as in the UK version!

Buy it.
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242 of 271 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Leatherbarrow on 9 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Was fully intending to get this until I noticed that all the special features have been cut out. Way to go Marvel/Disney. Why release something like this - a disk that was going to sell insane numbers - and waste the opportunity by gutting it? All you're doing is pissing people off. No way I'll be buying this, might try and import the US release.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Charlie-B on 19 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Others have already expressed my frustration, so I'll keep it short. This is a great movie, it a shame that after pulling in over a billion dollars at the cinema, Disney/Marvel felt the need to screw their fans, and from now on I will not pay to see their movies. They would not do this in the States as they know people there would show their contempt for such a low move with their wallets, I would surgest we in the UK stop bending over and taking this bull.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Alex Day on 21 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
You can't put such a crucial special feature (director's commentary) in some regions and not others. Stop looking at the world as a bunch of territories. Or if you do, treat 'the internet' as a territory in its own right - because that's where I'll be listening to Joss talk about the film, instead of buying this disc.
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111 of 125 people found the following review helpful By russiancatgirl on 19 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I'm really glad I didn't pre-order this as when I initially looked there didn't seem to be many bonus features. There does seem to have been a massive error of judgement by Disney over this. A key scene has been edited and the US version of the blue-ray has the additional features that we all expect now. I'd advise anyone wanting to buy this to wait until nearer Christmas - I bet a revised version will be issued. I'm not sure if this has been a cynical marketing ploy to make more money in the expectation that fans will buy both or a genuine slip-up. Either way Disney has scored a major own goal here. I think there have been a large number of complaints to Disney and this is being taken up by Watchdog on the BBC. This is not a criticism of the film which I loved but a review of the blueray release, and I'm really disappointed as I was really looking forward to watching this.
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