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The Wait Is Over When Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ Lands Early on Digital Aug. 10
and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD Sept. 14



Includes Nine Deleted Scenes, Bloopers and More …





LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2021) – Marvel Studios’ Black Widow arrives early on all major digital platforms on August 10and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 14.
Black Widow fans can enjoy the film in stunning Ultra HD quality and immersive Dolby Atmos audio along with never-before-seen bonus footage, including nine deleted scenes,bloopers and featurettes.

Film Synopsis
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff — aka Black Widow — confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Black Widow — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Bonus Features*
• Bloopers – Take a look at some of the fun mishaps on set with the cast and crew of Black Widow.
• Deleted Scenes
o Grocery Shopping – Natasha heads into a grocery store to prepare for her journey through Norway. After a long drive, she arrives at her destination: a mysterious trailer in the middle of nowhere.
o Bike Chase – Tailed by assailants, Natasha and Yelena speed through the city in order to escape their nemeses.
o Gulag Fight – Alexei squares up against several enemies and is quickly overpowered. When all hope seems lost, Natasha leaps in to lend a hand in the fight.
o Smile – The Taskmaster protocol is activated in a tense moment, and an iconic helmet is unveiled.
o Come After Me – Secretary Ross and Mason discover an important message Natasha left behind.
o Walk and Talk – Alexei and Melina have a playful exchange. The Taskmaster arrives and faces off with Alexei.
o Widows in Training – Yelena and Alexei awaken in captivity. Melina hands the Taskmaster vials while the Widows train.
o Kiss – Alexei and Melina reunite after the action. Natasha grieves over an untimely demise in the brutal aftermath.
o Ohio – Natasha witnesses the carefree nature of the Ohio suburbs through the neighborhood children.
• Filmmaker Introduction Featurette – Director Cate Shortland introduces the film and her vision for it.
• Sisters Gonna Work It Out Featurette – Watch Scarlett and Florence as they train, fight, and bond to become the sister duo in Black Widow. Listen as the cast and crew discuss the characters, rigorous training, and building the dynamic between the two fearsome siblings.
• Go Big If You’re Going Home Featurette – Step back to appreciate the size and scale of Black Widow’s solo film. Shot around the world, the film balances family and drama with mind-blowing action. The cast and crew reveal the intricacies of stunts that made the film so action-packed.

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

Cast:Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
Rachel Weisz as Melina
David Harbour as Alexei/Red Guardian
Ray Winstone as Dreykov
O-T Fagbenle as Mason
William Hurt as Secretary Ross

Directed by:Cate Shortland

Produced by:Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

Executive Producers:Louis D’Esposito
Victoria Alonso
Brad Winderbaum
Nigel Gostelow
Scarlett Johansson

Co-Producer:Mitch Bell

Screenplay by:Eric Pearson

Story by:Jac Schaeffer
Ned Benson

Music by: Lorne Balfe

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Product Specifications
Street Date:Digital: August 10
Physical: September 14
Product SKUs:Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time:Approx. 133 minutes
Rating:U.S. Rated PG-13
Bonus material not rated
Aspect Ratio:Digital: 2.39:1
Physical: 2.39:1
U.S. Audio:4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby
Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital,Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.S. Subtitles:4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French, Japanese
Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)


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Aspect Ratio: Digital: 1.85:1
Physical: 1.85:1
I'm not quoting Ron as if it is his mistake because I understand that the press releases are posted as received from the studio. But this is incorrect. Black Widow is scope film. If it appears on Blu-ray in 1.85:1, that would be pan & scan.

Also, I find it interesting that the Blu-ray is listed as a Combo Pack with a DVD. The last time Disney included a DVD alongside a Marvel Blu-ray was Thor Ragnarok back in March 2018. Since then, all subsequent Blu-ray releases have had a single Blu-ray Disc only.
 

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I'm not quoting Ron as if it is his mistake because I understand that the press releases are posted as received from the studio. But this is incorrect. Black Widow is scope film. If it appears on Blu-ray in 1.85:1, that would be pan & scan.

Also, I find it interesting that the Blu-ray is listed as a Combo Pack with a DVD. The last time Disney included a DVD alongside a Marvel Blu-ray was Thor Ragnarok back in March 2018. Since then, all subsequent Blu-ray releases have had a single Blu-ray Disc only.
Thanks for pointing that out, but the list of incorrect information being in studio press releases is endless.:)
 

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Is it normal for Marvel films to not have a director’s commentary track?
 

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Is it normal for Marvel films to not have a director’s commentary track?
Many do but some don't. Off the top of my head, Jon Watts hasn't done one for either Homecoming or Far From Home. Jon Favreau didn't do one for the original Iron Man either. I think it's up to the director whether they want to do it or not. I guess Shortland didn't want to do it. I would have listened to one if she did it.
 
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Also, I find it interesting that the Blu-ray is listed as a Combo Pack with a DVD. The last time Disney included a DVD alongside a Marvel Blu-ray was Thor Ragnarok back in March 2018. Since then, all subsequent Blu-ray releases have had a single Blu-ray Disc only.
Do you think they might have prepared this blu ray release last year before the pandemic postponed everything? So it was mastered and replicated back before the change in policy to not include the DVD? But more likely, maybe they just decided this release might appeal to an audience who would want a DVD copy.
 

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What will the digital 4K cost?
I can't say for certain, but I think that on August 10 when it goes up for purchase, all of the digital versions will be $30. This is the same pricing structure as if you paid for the film on Disney+.

If you wait until the film is in its "normal" home entertainment window (when the physical disc is also available), the purchase price for the digital copy should decline. Raya and the Last Dragon (which also started as a premium-priced title while it was on Disney+ for the surcharge) is now $19.99 on Vudu for any resolution (SD, HDX, or UHD.)

Do you think they might have prepared this blu ray release last year before the pandemic postponed everything? So it was mastered and replicated back before the change in policy to not include the DVD?
That's an interesting theory. But Disney has gone back and forth on this policy with Marvel films in particular for a long time. Disney began distributing Marvel films with The Avengers in 2012, which was a combo pack. Iron Man 3 in 2013 was also a combo pack. Beginning with Thor: The Dark World which came out on disc in 2014, the initial Blu-ray editions of Marvel films were single-disc only with no DVD for a couple of years. In 2017, the initial Blu-ray releases of Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added the DVDs again. Then beginning with Black Panther in 2018, they went back to Blu-ray singles, and several of the older titles that were combo packs were reissued as Blu-ray singles. So they keep changing strategy.

I have no idea who makes these decisions or why, but my Blu-ray shelf reflects their continuing change of attitude through the years. I guess for whatever reason they decided to throw the DVD in again They could very well decide to take it out again at any point down the line. We'll see what they do with Shang-Chi (which is due to open theatrically in September and will probably be on disc by the end of the year) and Eternals (opening in November, likely on disc in early 2022.)
 

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You folks should be patting yourself on the back…

Apparently, Disney is reading your comments.

They issued an updated press release (which I have reposted in the original thread) and this short blurb…


Small correction on the 4K details that were included in the Black Widow press release yesterday. The correct aspect ratio is 2.39:1. Additionally, the 4K Blu-ray will be released in high dynamic range on the HDR10 format.
 

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It's interesting that Disney has not yet displayed cover art for this release. The image in the first post is the poster, which is clear because it says "July 9" on it. With only 48 days to go until the physical disc street date, it would seem like the should know what the artwork is going to be.
 

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i assume it’s hdr10 again. how i long for premium focus on physical media releases vs streaming.
 

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Do you think they might have prepared this blu ray release last year before the pandemic postponed everything? So it was mastered and replicated back before the change in policy to not include the DVD?
That theory doesn't cover the releases of the last two Avengers movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp, or Captain Marvel.
 

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Word on the street, or should I say rumor has it that an overseas 3D release for this is not gonna happen.

Well Disney, you have been more than fair, ripping the band aid off very slowly!
 

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The Blu-ray.com database is showing cover art for the discs.

It's interesting to note that the Blu-ray just says "Blu-ray + Digital Code" and does not mention a DVD being included. This would be analogous to all of the Marvel Blu-ray releases since Black Panther in not having a DVD. So maybe the press release is just wrong. I certainly don't need a DVD so it doesn't matter to me.

I really like the idea of using red for the actual case for this title, which seems very appropriate considering the movie is literally about the Red Room and the red in Natasha's ledger. I never understood why they used a red case for the initial pressing of Age of Ultron but here it seems to fit with the theme, and the cover art that they've chosen. Even though I'm not really a fan of the big head approach usually, for me, the 4K art is a lot plainer and less interesting. I don't need a 4K disc and I'll be happy to end up with the artwork I like better.

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I look forward to owning the disc in 41 days.

Is it normal for Marvel films to not have a director’s commentary track?
I just had a thought cross my mind. I know that Pixar and Marvel are separate entities within the larger Disney company, but Luca released this week is the first Pixar Blu-ray that doesn't have a director's commentary. And Black Widow doesn't have one either. I do hope Disney as a company is not moving away from those. Hopefully these are unrelated and Cate Shortland just didn't want to do one. Destin Daniel Cretton (director of Shang-Chi) has never done commentary for his previous films either so I wouldn't expect one on the eventual disc for that either.
 
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Hopefully we’ll get a look at the steel book artwork soon too.
I suspect that will happen whenever pre-orders go up.

Next Tuesday is the non-Disney+ digital purchase release date. Maybe pre-orders for the physical discs will begin then as well?
 

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I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, but the Japanese pre-orders went up today for Black Widow and the 4K UHD editions are 4K/3D/2D combo packs. So far, it looks like Japan will be the only country to get a Blu-ray 3D disc:

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The same three discs will also be available in a SteelBook edition, which has the same art as everywhere else and is limited to Amazon Japan:



https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09C21VT4D/?language=en_US

There are other Amazon Japan exclusives as well, namely a keychain or a mug, with or without the SteelBook:

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Prices start at ¥8,800 and up (¥9,900 and up for the SteelBook), but the standard 4K/3D/2D edition should drop in price soon, since it is offered everywhere in Japan. The exclusives, including the SteelBook, may not drop in price and may also sell out.

The standard editions are out on September 15th, while the SteelBook editions will be out on October 20th. I imagine this is production-related, since the same thing is also happening with the Japanese SteelBook of Cruella.

Be careful if you order the Black Widow SteelBook edition that there is a cancellation cutoff date of September 14th, which is probably in Japan, so that would be September 13th in the West. After that date, you lose the ability to cancel your pre-order. Strangely, it looks as though this only applies to the SteelBook only edition and not the SteelBook + keychain or SteelBook + mug editions.
 
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