When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, I said it was a fantastic journey with a compelling story-line, jaw-dropping effects, and a hero you can (eventually) root for. Doctor Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and the journey is even better. The Blu-Ray includes many special features including deleted scenes, the gag reel, and an exclusive look at upcoming Marvel films such as Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
I originally watched Doctor Strange in IMAX 3D and it was very impressive and visually stunning. The Blu-Ray does a great job of translating those effects into a format that will wow you in your living room. The movie tells the story of Doctor Strange, an arrogant doctor with a God-complex and 100% faith in himself. He only believes what he can see and that makes it exceptionally difficult for him to deal with a tragedy that befalls him and sets him on a journey which stretches him and takes him to places he never imagined.
I believe that Doctor Strange is a must-have for your family’s library. The movie is exceptional and the Blu-Ray bonus extras are a must-see for any Marvel fan. Here is a list of those bonus features:
A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.
Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
Deleted Scenes: Strange Meets Daniel Drumm; Kaecilius Searches for Answers; The Kamar-Taj Courtyard; Making Contact; Lost in Kathmandu
Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson
The Blu-Ray is available in stores and online now. For my prevision review, go here.
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.
Scene after the credits? Yes, there are two. Watch them both.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the Blu-Ray to facilitate my review. I was not paid and all opinions are mine.