‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Blu-ray Release Details

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Fans of G.I. Joe may have had to face a longer than expected wait for the big screen sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, to blast its way into theaters, but it looks like the film’s home video release is moving along right on schedule.

A mere four months after the film’s theatrical debut, Paramount has announced that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 30, following its digital release on July 16.

Here’s the full list of special features that will be included with the Blu-ray combo pack:

  • Commentary by director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  • Mission Briefing—A look at pre-production, previsualization, storyboards and more.
  • Deployment— As filming begins we take a closer look at the stunts, costumes and more.
  • Two Ninjas—Focus on two G.I. JOE favorites, SNAKE EYES and JINX, and the filming of the Dojo sequence.
  • The Desert Attack—An in-depth look at the filming of this pivotal action sequence.
  • COBRA Strikes—Highlights of the villains featured in the film.
  • The Lone Soldiers—Behind-the-scenes as ROADBLOCK, FLINT and LADY JAYE go on the run.
  • The Monastery—An examination of the Himalayan escape sequence.
  • Fort Sumter—An all-access view of the epic climax.
  • Deleted Scenes

The most glaring omission from the above is a feature highlighting the 3D post-conversion process that delayed Retaliation‘s theatrical release by a full nine months. Initial rumors centered on potential expansion of returning star Channing Tatum’s role in the film – following his success with Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street – but the finished film bore no hint that Tatum’s role was affected.

However, the inclusion of a commentary track by director Jon M. Chu (who’s also set to reboot Masters of the Universe) may provide some background information regarding the film’s development and the decision to distance Retaliation from its 2009 predecessor, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation may not have been much of a marked improvement over the first film in terms of little things like plot or character development (read our review), but then again, this is G.I. Joe we’re talking about here. The action sequences are what audiences come to see, and the special features for the Blu-ray release wisely focus on the technical aspect of the film. Notably, the Himalayan escape sequence – which many felt to be a highlight of the film – is the subject of its very own featurette.

Are you picking up a copy of G.I. Joe: Retaliation when it hits Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments.


G.I. Joe: Retaliation is out on Blu-ray and DVD on July 30th, 2013.

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  1. this was a very lackluster action movie, all the cool stuff was shown off in trailers, previews and behind the scenes clips on the net which in turn ruined what could have been an average action movie.

    this is why i don’t watch trailers besides the initial announcement trailer anymore, they just give away too much. it’s why i’ve stopped watching all man of steel videos b/c i’m concerned they might ruin things…

  2. was better than the first, i would watch it again most likely. But i would never buy it. I hope they make another though, i know it sounds crazy since the first two have been bad to lackluster, but i feel like the characters are there, they just need a good script and its golden

  3. I got the feeling that Channing Tatum’s role was expanded in the beginning of the film. All the super best friends stuff with the Rock seemed like it was tacked on to me.

    The action pieces were disappointing. They weren’t realistic, but they also weren’t so over the top that they could blow you away. The action just felt very bland to me.

    I would still like to see a G.I. Joe movie where Cobra Commander really does his thing. I liked the actors in this movie, I would give the next movie a chance.

    • If memory serves Tatum’s character was killed very early in the original cut. When that cut did horribly with test audiences it was decided that the movie would go back into production to redo some scenes.

  4. Pass

  5. That deleted scene segment is probably gonna be HUGE!

  6. I’m holding off on a version which actually puts all the scenes which were cut, (some of which made it into various trailers), are inserted back into the movie.

  7. *sigh*

  8. That film almost put me to sleep! Not bad for an over the top action film to have me sleep!

  9. Am I one of the few who thinks the first one was better than this one?

    Really underwhelmed by Retaliation.

  10. I liked the film just wish the scenes wouldn’t have been cut-out of the final film- Because the movie felt to short to me! But I though it was 100x better than the first film. Just wish that Scarlett, The Baroness and Destro would have been in this film. Loved the look of Cobra Commander! Felt like I was watching one of the comics that I read.

  11. Great movie! Even better than the first.
    I was dreading that the characters would look nothing like the cartoon like the crappy job Mike Bay did on Transformers. I was glad to be wrong.
    Cobra Commander looked awesome!

  12. This movie is so stupid channing tatum shouldnt have been killed that early in the movie because even if he aint that great of an actor why would the even havw a part for him in the movie if he dies within ten minutes. And then its stupid that they are going to remake this movie and redo the scenes that they cut out. This is stupid and im not surpised if this movie doesnt do so good

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