If you are ready to go back to Wakanda, now is the time! Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of king and superhero, is available for home viewing. It can be seen digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD and On-Demand.
In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.
The PG-13 film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it. The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors, such as Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.
The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by composer Ludwig GÃ¶ransson and soundtrack curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
Bonus material features commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Here’s a breakdown of the content, which may vary by retailer:
** Director’s Intro
** From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion — Delve into the film’s making
** Crowning of a New King — Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
** The Warriors Within — Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
** The Hidden Kingdom Revealed — Wakanda’s diverse people
** Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
** Deleted Scenes:
U.N. Meet and Greet
Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
T’Challa Remembers His Father
Voices from the Past
Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
** In World Wakanda Tourism Ads
** Come to Wakanda “Before”
** Come to Wakanda “After”
Black Panther is packaged several ways. The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray and a digital copy. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will fully experience the sights and sounds of Wakanda.