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Less for you money than the DVD.
on 27 August 2011
While I am not one to make a huge fuss over special features on movie discs, I do like some of the documentaries, music videos and outtakes etc that are often put on these things, so I was somewhat surprised to find that the Blu Ray version of the first FF film is missing nearly all the special features that were available on the DVD version.
Even the DVD version had a featurette, music videos and an inside look at X3 on the main disc, but the Blu Ray has none of these, and certainly none of the features that appeared on disc 2 of the DVD release.
For some reason, the first FF film on the Blu Ray release has been put onto a single layer BD25 disc, where as the Rise of the Silver Surfer is on a dual layer BD50 disc, meaning it has (what looks like) all the special features that appeared on the 2 disc DVD release.
I am upgrading a lot of my DVD collection, so it annoys me somewhat that if I want to keep any of these special features, I now have no choice but to keep the older DVD version as well.
The films themselves look great, which is no surprise being that its a modern special effects driven pair of films.
The FF films certainly werent the most outstanding examples of the superhero genre, but like the comic books, they have a lighter, more family friendly tone than most.
Chris Evans steals most of the scenes he is in, and was absolutely perfectly cast as Johnny Storm, which is what made it so surprising that not only was he cast as Captain America later on, but also that he managed to pull that off as well. He is obviously a lot more versatile than most people give him credit for (although he does seem to like being in comic book based movies as Cap marks his 3rd different comic book character)