A week from today — on Aug. 22 — fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be able to get their hands on a copy of the movie and its unique bonus features when it is released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is Marvel Studios’ first in-home title to be released in 4K Ultra HD format, which has next-generation visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. 4K Ultra HD provides four times sharper resolution of HD with exceptional HDR which produces brighter brights, deeper blacks and richer colors than ever before, according to the press release.
Marvel describes the popular sequel this way: “Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.” (Read our review here.)
Both the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last; 4K Ultra HD version of the film, a Blu-ray, and a digital copy) and the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy) will have the same bonus features. The DVD-only package does not include bonus features.
** The Making of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — A four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes.
** Visionary Intro — Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines of these beloved characters in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
** Guardians Inferno Music Video — Join David Hasselhoff and special guests for a galactic retro dance party.
** Gag Reel — Laugh out loud at all the hilarious off-script shenanigans and bloopers that took place on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” featuring all your favorite Guardians.
** Four Deleted Scenes — Check out four specific scenes that had to be cut from the film, including two extended scenes and two deleted scenes.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was released digitally on HD, 4K Ultra HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8. Those versions have the same bonus features, plus additional exclusive items:
** Three Scene Breakdowns — The anatomy of a few key scenes from the film is revealed. Discover the process in bringing these scenes to life. It starts with a doodle and the rest is film history. Audiences will be given the option to view 5-6 layers of specific scenes in the film. Scenes include “Eclector Escape,” “Gamora and Nebula,” and “Rocket and Ravagers.”
** Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! (Digital Exclusive) — Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the most anticipated ride at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!. Hear about the concepts and inspiration and see what it took to bring the epic ride at Disneyland to life.