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#1 of 55 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 05 2009 - 04:55 AM

THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES IN HIGH - DEF

X-MEN TRILOGY
BLU-RAY COLLECTION

For The First Time All Three Action-Packed, Super-Powered Adventures
Available On Blu-ray Disc April 21st
>From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

BD-Live Offers Exclusive Preview To Highly Anticipated Film X-Men Origins: Wolverine

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – One of the most critically-acclaimed comic book franchises of all time claws its way onto Blu-ray Disc (BD) when the X-Men Trilogy arrives April 21st in North America from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon), the X-Men saga – X-Men, X2: X-Men United and X3: The Last Stand – chronicles the ongoing battle between humans and mutants and their attempt to coexist, from their humble beginnings at Xavier’s School For The Gifted to the ultimate showdown against those that wish to “cure” them. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart; “American Dad,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) must lead the well-known mutant heroes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman; Australia), Storm (Halle Berry; Monster’s Ball) Cyclops (James Marsden; 27 Dresses) and Rogue (Anna Paquin; The Piano) to fight against evil villains and use their powers for the good of mankind.

In a studio first, the discs include a BD Live feature that will allow fans to purchase advance tickets and gain access to exciting never-before-scene footage to the highly anticipated upcoming film X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuting in theatres May 1st. Boasting superior picture and sound quality for the ultimate viewing experience, the X-Men Trilogy set is loaded with deleted and extended scenes, cast and crew commentary, making-of featurettes and much more. The set also includes movie cash towards the new theatrical release as well as the studio’s upcoming blockbusters Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Night at the Museum: Escape from the Smithsonian.

The X-Men Trilogy – X-Men, X2: X-Men United and X3: The Last Stand will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada. Additionally each will be available individually for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99. Prebook is March 25.


Synopses and Blu-ray Disc Special Features

X-Men Blu-ray Disc
Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops (Marsden) unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm (Berry), can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue (Paquin) absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future!

X-Men Disc One
· Commentary by Bryan Singer and Brian Peck
· Behind-the-Scenes Footage
o Poland Prison Camp
o Senate Chamber
o Cage Fight
o Battle in the Snow
o Xavier’s Office
o Logan, Jean & Scott/ Classroom (Extended Scene) with Optional Commentary
o Mystique/Senator Kelly
o Magneto’s Lair
o Bedroom
o Senator Kelly Dangles
o Cerebro
o Train Attack
o Magneto vs. Cops
o Map of New York
o X-Jet
o Storm Vs. Toad / Wolverine Battles Mystique
o Statue of Liberty
o Sabretooth vs. Wolverine
o Plastic Prison
· Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by Bryan Singer and Brian Peck
o Storm Teaching Class
o Logan Notices Jean and Scott/Rogue, Scott and Storm in Classroom
o Extended Bedroom Scene with Logan, Jean and Scott
o Bobby Walks Rogue to Dorm/Xavier and Jean in Cerebro
o Xavier and Jean in Office
o Ready Room
· Easter Egg: Blooper
· Fox Special: “The Mutant Watch”
· Bryan Singer Interview
o Why He Made X-Men
o Bringing X-Men From Comic Book to the Big Screen
o Directing Actors
o Learning From Actors
o The Challenges of Making a Studio Film
· Animatics
o “Liberty Head”
o “Train Station”
· Art Gallery
o Character Design
o Production Design
· Three TV Spots
· Music Promo
· Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems
· BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive
· HD Marvel Universe Trailers

X-Men Disc Two
· Disc Intro by Bryan Singer
· The Uncanny Suspects
o Hugh Jackman’s First Reading
o Hugh Jackman’s Screen Test
o Character Still Gallery
· X-Factor: The Look of the X-Men
o Cyclops Costume Test and Visor
o Storm Costume Test
o Toad Makeup Test
· Image Gallery
o Hardware
o Locations
o Magneto
o Xavier’s School
· Production Documentary Scrapbook
o Multi-Angle Train Splitting
o Multi-Angle Fight Rehearsal
o The Prime Minister of Canada
· The Special Effects of the X-Men
o Senator Kelly Effects Breakdown
o Liberty Head (animatic/film)
o Toad vs. Jean Grey (animatic/film)
o Wolverine vs. Mystique (animatic/film)
o Wolverine vs. Sabretooth (animatic/film)
· Reflection of the X-Men
o Ellis Island Premiere
o Premieres Around the World
· Marketing the X-Men
o Three trailers in HD
· TV Spots
o “Those We Fear”
o “Those Among Us”
o “Changing”
o “Powerful”
o “Human Evolution”
o “Event”
o “Skills Nick”
o “Event Review”
o “Future Rock”
· Internet Interstitials
o “Generic”
o “Director”
o “Professor X”
o “Magneto”
o “Wolverine”
o “Storm”
o “Rogue”
o “Cyclops”
o “Jean Grey”
o “Sabretooth”
o “Mystique”
o “Toad”

X-Men Disc Three
· Digital Copy

X2: X-Men United Blu-ray Disc
In the wake of a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever. They must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet. But could this new alliance backfire and annihilate the human race?

X2: X-Men United Disc One
· Commentary by Bryan Singer and Tom Sigel
· Commentary by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and David Hayter
· Generation X: Comic Book History
· Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems
· BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive
· HD Marvel Universe Trailers

X2: X-Men United Disc Two
· History of the X-Men
o The Secret Origin of X-Men
o Nightcrawler Reborn
· Pre-Production
o Nightcrawler Attack – Multi-Angle Study
o Evolution in the Details – Designing X2
o United Colors of X
· Production
o Wolverine/Deathstrike Fight Rehearsal
o The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men – Making X2
o Introducing the Incredible Nightcrawler!
o Nightcrawler Stunt Rehearsal
o Nightcrawler Time-lapse
o FX2 – Visual Effects
· Post-Production
o Requiem For Mutants – The Score of X2
o X2 Global Webcast Highlights
· Deleted Scenes
o Extended Wolverine/Deathstrike Fight
o Wolverine Kills the Intruder
o Mystique in Stryker’s Files
o Nightcrawler BAMF to Save the Students
o Jean and Storm in the X-Jet
o Jubilee at the Museum
o Pyro Starts the Campfire
o One of the Children is Sick After BAMFing
o Rogue Helps the Children Escape
o Professor X and Cyclops Escape
o Arriving to an Empty School
· Galleries
o Characters
· Locations and Sets
o Alkali Lake Dam
o Cerebro
o Dark Cerebro
o Deathstrike’s Office
o Drake Residence
o Museum
o Mystique & Laurio
o Plastic Prison
o Stryker’s Base
o White House
o X-Jet
o X-Mansion
o Mutant X-Rays
o Nightcrawler Circus Posters
· On-Camera Graphics
o Museum
o Plastic Prison
o Ronny’s Room Posters
o Stryker’s Base
o X-Jet
o X-Mansion
· The Unseen X2
o Angel (Archangel)
o Danger Room Set Construction
o Danger Room Set Design
o Danger Room Storyboards
o Sentinels
· Three HD Trailers

X2: X-Men United Disc Three
· Digital Copy

X3: The Last Stand Blu-ray Disc
In the X-Men’s epic, final battle, the well-known mutant heroes and villains meet a cadre of all-new warriors - including Angel (Ben Foster), Beast (Kelsey Grammer), Juggernaut (Vinnie Jones) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) - in a thrilling, explosive adventure! After a controversial “cure” is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become “normal.” When the peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto, the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars.

X3: The Last Stand Disc One
· Director and Writer Commentary by Brett Ratner, Zack Penn and Simon Kinberg
· Producer Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter
· HD Deleted Scenes (Optional Director and Writer Commentary by Brett Ratner, Zack Penn and Simon Kinberg)
o Xavier Voice-Over for Main Titles
o Jimmy in Laboratory
o Alternate Version: Beast Meets Logan
o Pyro Tells Magneto About the Cure Announcement – Clean Shaven Version
o Pyro Tells Magneto About the Cure Announcement – Bearded Version
o Alternate Version: Guard Yells at the President
o Extended Fight Sequence at Jean Grey’s House
o “Psychic Battle” Voices
o Alternate Version: Bobby & Kitty Skate
o Original Version: Jean Displays Her Power at the Encampment
o Plastic Weapons Manufacturing
o Hank Warns Trask of Magneto’s Plan
o Original Version: X-Men Board the Jet
o Jean Senses a Scared Little Girl
o Magneto Asks Jean To Help in the Battle
o Storm Creates a Wave
o Beast Breaks A Neck
o Bobby Freezes Phat
o Alternate Version: Here’s Juggy
o Magneto Tortures Logan
o Extended Dark Phoenix Destruction
o Alternate Ending: New School Year Begins
o Alternate Ending: Rogue Returns
o Alternate Ending: Logan Returns to Alberta, Canada
· Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems
· HD Easter Eggs:
o Beast Recites Shakespeare
o X-Jet Lands in D.C.
· BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive
· HD Marvel Universe Trailers

X3: The Last Stand Disc Two
· Brett Ratner’s Production Diary
· X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy
· X-Men Up Close – Interactive gallery with stills and video
· Generation X: Comic Book History
· Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School
· Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session
· X3: The Excitement Continues in HD
· Anatomy of a Scene: Golden Gate Bridge in HD
· HD Vignettes
o Prophecies
o X-Men Politics
o Clothing vs. Costume
o Make-up Chair Confessions
o Weapons of Choice
o On Set Effects
o Learning to Fly
· HD Blogs
o Production Teaser
o Live From the Danger Room
o MARVELous Cameos
o Editing Magic
· Previz Animatics
o Young Jean Grey
o The Danger Room
o Mystique’s Interrogation
o Jean Rises From the Lake
o Logan and Storm Look for Scott
o Jimmy Meets Mutant Playmate
o Angel Escapes
o Mystique’s Prison Break
o Jean Kills Xavier
o Angel Lands at School
o Magneto Talks to Jean in the Woods
o Logan Fights with Spike
o Multiple Man Decoy
o Magneto Moves Golden Gate Bridge
o Angel Joins the Battle
o Angel Saves His Dad
o Ash Burns Soldiers
o Omega Muties Break into Lab
o Juggernaut Chases Kitty
o Dark Phoenix Finale
· Galleries
o Character Stills
o Concept Art, Storyboards & Models
· Easter Egg
o Colossus Throws Logan Into the Camera
· Three HD Trailers

X3: The Last Stand Disc Three
· Digital Copy

X-Men Trilogy Blu-ray Disc
BD Trilogy Price: $79.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada
BD Singles Price: $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada
Order Due Date: March 25, 2009
Street Date: April 21, 2009
Catalog Number: 2258131
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio Features: 5.1 DTS Master Audio
Subtitles: Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Brazilian Portuguese
Closed Captioned: Yes

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#2 of 55 Chris S

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Posted February 05 2009 - 08:55 AM

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Additionally each will be available individually...

Good news as I'm really not interested in buying the entire set.
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#3 of 55 ATimson

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Posted February 05 2009 - 10:07 AM

How does this X-Men III release stack up against the first one? And is this the first double-dip?
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#4 of 55 George_W_K

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Posted February 05 2009 - 10:21 AM

X-Men 1 & 2 for me! Can't wait. 3 I'll buy used.

#5 of 55 SVTStingRay

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Posted February 05 2009 - 11:43 AM

im glad this is coming, finally get a real so called special edition for 3. the original release was very lacking of extras

#6 of 55 Ray H

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Posted February 05 2009 - 12:33 PM

The first thing I looked for was the price. And $80 MSRP sounds very reasonable, especially since something like the Bourne trilogy retailed at $120.

Extras sound loaded as well, though I'm rather disappointed they're not including an extended cut of X-Men: The Last Stand since the deleted/extended bits were pretty good and actually would've added something to the film.
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#7 of 55 Craig_Ehr

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Posted February 05 2009 - 03:30 PM

I really hope we aren't losing the rear surround channel on 'X3'...the original release had a DTS-HD MA 6.1 track.

#8 of 55 Will_B

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Posted February 05 2009 - 03:50 PM

Cover art is up, and I find it strange that Anna Paquin's character isn't on the X-Men 1 cover, and yet Hally Berry -- who barely does anything in the film -- is right up front, just behind Hugh Jackman. Hally's hogging the cover of X-2 also (though she did some scenes with Kurt Wagner so I guess maybe she deserves to be on the cover). And she's there on X-3 again, and on the box that encases the 3 films too. She must have a good agent.
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#9 of 55 Jim_K

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Posted February 05 2009 - 10:42 PM

Pre-ordered the trilogy at Amazon for $55. Great price, especially since this is Fox.
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#10 of 55 RogerH

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Posted February 06 2009 - 12:13 AM

This is a must buy for me Posted Image

#11 of 55 Nicholas Martin

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Posted February 06 2009 - 04:19 AM

And I JUST bought the near-bare bones DVD trilogy for only $15. Damn!

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#12 of 55 ChadMcCallum

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Posted February 06 2009 - 05:33 AM

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Cover art is up, and I find it strange that Anna Paquin's character isn't on the X-Men 1 cover, and yet Hally Berry -- who barely does anything in the film -- is right up front, just behind Hugh Jackman. Hally's hogging the cover of X-2 also (though she did some scenes with Kurt Wagner so I guess maybe she deserves to be on the cover). And she's there on X-3 again, and on the box that encases the 3 films too. She must have a good agent.

Halle Berry is hot and no doubt the studio hopes to use that hotness to help sell dvds. She uses it to get roles after all.

Good price on this set. I was expecting it to be around $15-$20 more. Nice one Fox!

#13 of 55 Steven Good

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Posted February 07 2009 - 05:56 AM

Wal-Mart had an exclusive bonus disc with the DVD release of X-Men 3. It was labeled as having:

FOX MOVIE CHANNEL PRESENTS CASTING SESSION

FOX MOVIE CHANNEL PRESENTS LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL

However, nither of them was on the disc. The actual content of the disc was a single featurette about the history of the comic book's production, with interviews with many of the artists and writers of the comics. It was enjoyable, as I didn't know much about the X-Men comics...

I've skimmed the press release above and see the listing for the CASTING SESSION and LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL featurettes on disc 2 of X3. But I don't see the comic doc listed anywhere. Am I just over-looking it?

I just want to know if I should hold on to the Wal_Mart disc when I upgrade do the Blu-Ray boxset.
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#14 of 55 norrisMc

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Posted February 08 2009 - 10:46 AM

Do the new BD's have ALL the extras from the original DVD's on them?

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#15 of 55 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted February 09 2009 - 01:18 AM

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Do the new BD's have ALL the extras from the original DVD's on them?

Thanks!
Just going by DVD Empire's listings, they have all of the extras for all 3 movies and then some.
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#16 of 55 Dave Moritz

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Posted February 09 2009 - 11:00 AM

I so can not wait for the first two films to be release on Bluray. Posted Image Posted Image

These two movies will be among two of my favorite movies in my HD collection so I hope Fox does a great job on the transfer. And at least we know these films have lossless DTS Master Audio so I am actually jazzed about these releases. Posted Image
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#17 of 55 David Deeb

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Posted April 10 2009 - 04:18 AM

Anyone seen any reviews for this set yet?

Looks impressive & I might replace all 3 DVDs with this set.

I love the first 2. I like the action sequences in the 3rd, but the
death of Cyclops & the changing of Wolverine to deal w/ Jean instead of Cyclops at the end
was just wrong.

#18 of 55 Britton

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Posted April 10 2009 - 04:52 AM

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Anyone seen any reviews for this set yet?

Looks impressive & I might replace all 3 DVDs with this set.

I love the first 2. I like the action sequences in the 3rd, but the
death of Cyclops & the changing of Wolverine to deal w/ Jean instead of Cyclops at the end
was just wrong.

I'm not sure if spoilers are needed here, but that particular character was snubbed by all 3 movies IMO. He disappears for a huge chunk of X2 as well.

#19 of 55 David Deeb

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Posted April 10 2009 - 06:28 AM

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I'm not sure if spoilers are needed here,

I know, but I do it out of respect for people that haven't seen it yet. Just because a movies been out a while doesn't mean everyone's seen it. The notorious Planet of the Apes spoiler on the DVD cover is a prime example. A 20 year old obviously wasn't around when it came out, but why can't he still enjoy a classic without people ruining it for him.

You are right though - the character really should had a much meatier role in all 3.

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Posted April 10 2009 - 07:06 AM

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Anyone seen any reviews for this set yet?

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