The biggest live-action X-Men team-up is finally here and just in time to save the world from the first ever mutant known as En Sabah Nur. The 1980s set X-Men: Apocalypse opened in theaters in May and arrives on Digital HD on Sept. 9, 2016 followed by its debut on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD Oct. 4, 2016.
At San Diego Comic-Con two weeks ago – alongside this year’s fellow X-film Deadpool which had exclusive signed-by-Ryan Reynolds copies of its Blu-ray – was director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse with a “challenge”room on display (a first for SDCC) dubbed the X-Men: The Tomb of Apocalypse X-perience. Fans were able to exclusively pre-order a limited edition Dazzler vinyl cover of the DVD/Blu-ray while costumes from the film were on display. But there’s more coming for home video aficionados, including a cool exclusive from Best Buy.
Best Buy has their own exclusive SteelBook packaging for the release of X-Men: Apocalypse which depicts the titular antagonist with Egyptian hieroglyphs artwork reminiscent one of the film’s best posters (pictured at bottom of post):
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Synopsis
OSCAR Winner Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy lead a powerhouse cast in director Bryan Singer’s extraordinary follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. After thousands of years, Apocalypse – the world’s first and most powerful mutant – has awakened to find a world led by humans. Intent on cleansing the Earth of mankind, he recruits a group of mutants to create a new world order. In a desperate race to save humanity, Professor X (McAvoy) leads the young X-Men in an epic showdown – against an unstoppable enemy – that will determine the fate of the world.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Blu-ray Special Features Include:
- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer
- Gag Reel
- Wrap Party Video
- Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
- Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
- Concept Art and Photo Gallery
For comparison, here’s the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 one-sheet poster art for X-Men: Apocalypse.
X-Men: Apocalypse releases on Digital HD on Sept. 9, 2016 and debuts on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD & DVD Oct. 4, 2016.
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
Wolverine 3 opens on March 3rd, 2017, followed by unannounced X-Men films on October 6th, 2017 (possibly Gambit), March 2nd, 2018 (possibly Deadpool 2), and June 29th, 2018 (possibly New Mutants). X-Force is also in development.