'Man of Steel' Blu-ray Offers Nearly Four Hours of Extras

Man of Steel

Man of Steel had a bit of a bumpy ride with critics, but it encountered far less resistance with audiences -- and the home video release, due November 12, sounds like it will be suitably super.

Arriving in the requisite array of formats, including DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download, Man of Steel will also offer a variety of packages for different levels of Superman fans, from the standard combo pack to a limited Collector's Edition that comes packed in a metal "S" with a lucite stand.

Buyers can expect a plethora of extras -- nearly four hours in all -- including a feature-length documentary (Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel) featuring behind-the-scenes commentary from cast and crew, a series of featurettes, and more. Interestingly, it looks like director Zack Snyder has opted not to include any deleted scenes from the movie. From Warner Bros.' press release:

Man of Steel will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on DVD 2-disc Special Edition for $28.98, and as a 3D Limited Collector’s Edition for $59.99. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version in standard definition; and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition, and also includes a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition include UltraViolet* which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

“Man of Steel” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition contain the following special features:

· Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.

· Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.

· All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.

· Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”

· Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.

“Man of Steel” DVD 2-disc Special Edition contains the following special features:

· Strong Characters, Legendary Roles

· All-Out Action

· Krypton Decoded

Can't wait to buy it? You can pre-order your copy of Man of Steel here.

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