During the heyday of DVD during the 2000s, it was impossible to not be as excited about the special features as the movie they were about (Remember when a Kevin Smith commentary track was a big deal?) As I get older, I don't give a rat's ass about that stuff. Unless it's for an older film and the thought of uncovering long-lost deleted footage or screen-tests/auditions/test-footage has such an allure.
And it seems the age of the special features is a thing of the past, judging by the specs for the Man of Steel DVD/Blu-Ray. The only supplementary material I wanted was a Zack Snyder commentary and the Henry Cavill screen-tests for McG's Superman: Flyby and Man of Steel. None of that appears to be here. Sigh. Well at least, I still get the movie, which I quite liked as we discussed at great length on Movie Moan, and I'll finally be able to show this to be my nephew.
Oh and the art-work is God awful. The 3D Blu-Ray is the best of the worst, hence why it was the one I posted.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
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