When Kick-Ass came out earlier this year, people thought it was THE cool movie of 2010, but then Scott Pilgrim vs. the World came along and gave Kick-Ass a run for its cool-cred money. The box office might not have been too kind to Mr. Pilgrim (it didn't even make its money back) but both fans and critics were.
Scott Pilgrim is surely one film that will be watched over and over by fans at home and by the looks of what's on the DVD and Blu-ray, the movie itself is not the only thing worth laying down your hard-earned cash for, come its release date of November 9th.
By way of the official press release, we learn that both the Scott Pilgrim DVD and Blu-ray release have a wealth of special features for fans to sink their teeth into, including deleted scenes, bloopers and all manner of featurettes looking at the visual, music and sound effects. You're certainly getting a lot of bang for your buck.
Without further ado here's the official details on what the Scott Pilgrim DVD and Blu-ray have to offer:
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK
INSIDER DOCUMENTARIES: Making of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Music Featurette, You Too Can Be Sex Bob-Omb
ALTERNATE FOOTAGE: A special look at alternative edits to the film.
PRE-PRODUCTION: A look inside the film’s pre-production process including storyboards, pre-visualizations, animatics, motion capture tests, rehearsal footage, casting tapes, hair/make-up tests and more!
THE MUSIC OF SCOTT PILGIRM VS. THE WORLD: This feature includes four complete music videos and video remixes from legendary DJ Osymyso.
VISUAL EFFECTS: This feature takes a second look at the movie’s inventive visual effects.
SOUND WORK: A mini documentary about the creation of the film’s super-powered sonic landscape.
TRAILERS & TV SPOTS from the theatrical release of the film
ADULT SWIM™: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE CENSORS: TV safe version
BEHIND-THE-SCENES PRODUCTION BLOGS from the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by director /producer/ co-writer Edgar Wright.
FREE BONUS MOVIE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: Blu-ray Combo Pack consumers will have instant access to stream action hits Tremors or Pitch Black via BD-Live, Smartphone or computer.
U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie — STORYBOARD PICTURE-IN-PICTURE
POCKET BLU™ APP: USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad™, Blackberry®, Nokia® Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Virtual Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard that will facilitate such Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.
DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM: Blu-ray™ consumers can download a digital version of the movie to their Mac® and or Windows® PC for a limited time only.
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
AND LOTS MORE!
BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD
DELETED AND ALTERNATE SCENES with commentary from director/producer/ co-writer Edgar Wright
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE BLOOPERS
FEATURE COMMENTARIES: Feature Commentary with director/producer/co-writer Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and Author Bryan Lee O’Malley; Technical Commentary with director/producer/co-writer Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope; Cast commentary with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong and Brandon Routh; Cast commentary with Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin and Mark Webber
BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTO GALLERIES including Edgar Wright’s photo blog
GALLERIES: Production photos, art galleries and marketing concepts.
I usually just buy the DVD of a movie rather than the Blu-ray, unless the movie itself is going to benefit from the improved picture and sound quality, or if it has more special features to offer. Scott Pilgrim certainly falls into that category, so I will definitely be getting the combo-pack. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing behind-the-scenes featurettes of the visual effects work, as it was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the movie.
While I certainly wish Scott Pilgrim had performed a lot better at the box office, I can completely understand why it didn't.
The studio really went all out with the marketing for the movie, releasing promo after promo for it online, in particular. However, as films like Grindhouse and Snakes on a Plane have previously shown us, there is a larger audience out there who don't check up on daily movie news via the Web. From the start this graphic novel wasn't a known property like Spider-Man or Batman, so name recognition (on a wide scale) wasn't really there.
Above all Scott Pilgrim by nature (the quirky reference-heavy dialogue, the odd visuals, the outlandish characters) only appeal to a select audience (however passionate they are) and the promos evidently didn't help to persuade many newcomers.
Hopefully Scott Pilgrim finds its true home on DVD/Blu-ray - most of those who saw it (myself included) were and still are singing its praises.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 9th, 2010.