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DOCTOR STRANGE Blu-ray Review

Doctor Strange arrives on Blu-ray next week and I had the chance to check out the disc prior to release. This is my second viewing of the film and I am proud to say that the film holds up with multiple viewings.

The character is not your traditional super hero, which is what makes this film special. I had my doubts initially that Doctor Strange would be a success. I am glad that I was proven wrong. This review is not going to go into much about the film, but instead the Blu-ray itself.

I was blown away by the picture and sound quality of the disc. I have a 4K TV and have to say that Doctor Strange was shot with both the big and small screen in mind. The colors of the scenes in the multiverse are beyond eye popping. The scene were Strange is first introduced to the vast expanse of the multiple dimensions was amazingly trippy.

The visual effects looked great on the big screen, but also played well on my TV. If you think that Inception was great, then you will be blown away by the visuals of this film. The twisting and turning of NYC is an amazing feat of wizardry.

In addition to the visuals, I found myself loving the sound quality of the disc. I could only put the sound up to 14 on my sound system and at times found myself having to turn it down. Unlike some films, the dialogue was not drowned out during the intense action sequences which is a plus.

The Doctor Strange disc comes with a great selection of special features. It was great to take a peak behind the scenes of the film, but there is not a major standout feature that is extremely special. Fans of the film and the Marvel Universe will enjoy what is there. My personal favorite aspect of the disc is that there is a digital copy. I have so many Blu-ray’s at home that I prefer to watch and buy my content digitally. Many people prefer physical copies and that is fine, but space for me is at a minimum and for that reason a digital copy is a must-have.

DIGITAL HD & BLU-RAY:
  • Featurettes
    • A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
    • Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
    • The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.
    • Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
    • The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
  • Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok,Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
    • Kaecilius Searches for Answers
    • The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
    • Making Contact
    • Lost in Kathmandu
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
  • Through the Keyhole: The Science of the MCU – Discover how Marvel grounds all its films in real science, and explore the connection between science, magic and imagination.

Doctor Strange is available now on Digital HD and arrives in physical form on February 28th. You can pick up a copy here.

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