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Box office history was made when Marvel Studios? Avengers: Infinity War shattered all opening records, surpassed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in just 48 days, and remains the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Now, the cinematic event ten-years in the making comes home Digitally on?July 31st and Blu-ray on?August 14th with over two hours of never-before-revealed details of its unprecedented, ten-year cinematic journey which includes an epic filmmaker roundtable, an inside look at the surprising Super Hero pair-ups, deleted scenes and more!
In ?Avengers: Infinity War,? members from every MCU franchise must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T?Challa/Black Panther, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Peter Dinklage as Eitri, Benedict Wong as Wong, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, with Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, with Josh Brolin as Thanos, and Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord.
Marvel Studios? ?Avengers: Infinity War? is directed by Emmy? Award?winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from an original screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige produced the film, with Louis D?Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo's creative team includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (?Captain America: Civil War,? Elysium), production designer Charles Wood (?Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,? ?The Matrix?), editors Jeffrey Ford, ACE (?Captain America: Civil War,? ?Avengers: Age of Ultron?), and Matthew Schmidt (?Avengers: Age of Ultron,? ?Iron Man 3?), three-time Oscar?-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (?Captain America: Civil War,? ?Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?), visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw (?Captain America: The Winter Soldier,? ?Captain America: Civil War?), six-time Oscar??nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (?Captain America: Civil War,? ?Black Panther?), and stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave (?Captain America: Civil War,? ?Atomic Blonde?).
Based on the Marvel comic franchise first published in 1963, ?Avengers: Infinity War? continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in? ?Iron Man,? ?The Incredible Hulk,? ?Iron Man 2,? ?Thor,? ?Captain America: The First Avenger,? ?Marvel's The Avengers,? ?Iron Man 3,? ?Thor: The Dark World,? ?Captain America: The Winter Soldier,? ?Guardians of the Galaxy,?? ?Avengers: Age of Ultron,? ?Ant-Man,? ?Captain America: Civil War,? ?Doctor Strange,? ?Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,? ?Spider-Man: Homecoming,? ?Thor: Ragnarok,? and ?Black Panther.?
Check out this preview of the gag reel.
Experience the full gag reel along with additional featurettes, commentaries tracks, deleted scenes and more?when Avengers: Infinity War releases on?Blu-ray? this Tuesday, August 14!
BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Strange Alchemy (5:08)? Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time?and discover why some were teamed up together.
- The Mad Titan (6:34) ? Explore the MCU's biggest, baddest villain, his trail of influence through the stories, and the existential threat he represents.
- Beyond the Battle: Titan (9:36) ? Dive into the climactic struggle on Thanos? ruined world, including the epic stunts and VFX, to uncover the source of its power.
- Beyond the Battle: Wakanda (10:58) ? Go behind the scenes to find out how the filmmakers pulled off the most massive and challenging battle Marvel had ever attempted.
- Deleted and Extended Scenes (10:07)
- Happy Knows Best (1:23) ? Tony and Pepper spar over the details of their upcoming wedding?until a hassled Happy Hogan pulls up with an urgent request.
- Hunt for the Mind Stone (1:24) ? On a darkened street, Wanda Maximoff and the wounded Vision attempt to hide from Thanos? brutal allies.
- The Guardians Get Their Groove Back (3:20) ? As Peter Quill and Drax quarrel over their failed mission to Knowhere, Mantis interrupts with news.
- A Father's Choice (4:00) ? Thanos confronts Gamora with a vision from her past?and with lying to him about the Soul Stone.
- Gag Reel (2:05)? Watch your favorite Super Heroes make super gaffes in this lighthearted collection of on-set antics.
- Audio Commentary (approx. 149 min.) by Anthony and Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
- A Directors? Roundtable (approx. 32 min.) ? Eight amazing directors reflect on how their movies contribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's larger storytelling adventure.
Feature Run Time:Approximately 149 minutes
Here is Big Sis soaking up some sun on a Captain America float. My family LOVES all things Marvel.
Here is a picture of me grilling with my Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War apron. Girls can grill too!
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is the ULTIMATE Marvel movie bringing all the characters together for a movie FULL of action! My husband can be very critical of the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe but he was blown away with how amazing this movie is. The Multi-Screen Edition includes a Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of the film, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition, which includes a 4K Ultra HD disc, a Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy. And for those who wish to catch up on their MCU history, select retailers are also offering bundled packaging as well as individual Digital and Physical releases of ?Marvel's The Avengers? and ?Avengers: Age of Ultron.? I recommend all the bonus features included in the Blu-ray copy for added fun, especially the beyond the battle clips as it is amazing to see everything that it takes to put an epic battle scene together.