December 16, 2013

New on DVD & Blu Ray this Week: Elysium & Kick Ass 2

Elysium is one of the best action pictures of the year and I personally can’t wait to own the Blu Ray; it has plenty of special features which you can check out below:

The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium – Meet the dynamic cast and get insight into how they prepared for their roles; and Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky – A look at designing and creating the utopian space station.

Blu-ray exclusives include: Deleted Scene; Visions of 2154 – An interactive exploration of the art and design of Elysium; The Journey to Elysium; In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium – An in-depth look at the process of shooting visual effects scenes and incorporating CGI environments and vehicles into those scenes in post-production; The Technology of 2154 – From independently functioning Droids to next-generation military tech that gives humans machine-enhanced power, get insight from the filmmakers on the technology of Eysium.



As much as I enjoyed Kick Ass 2, I can’t really remember all that much about it; it was forgettable fluff but I do remember having a blast with it.

Bonus Features Available Exclusively on Blu-ray

• Alternate Opening with commentary by writer and director Jeff Wadlo
• Big Daddy Returns: The Unshot Scene with commentary by writer and director Jeff Wadlow
• An Ass-Kicking Cast: In this featurette, we’ll go behind the scenes with returning stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, as well as new cast members Jim Carrey and Olga Kurkulina to talk about the camaraderie during shooting as Jeff Wadlow guided his actors through outrageous action set-pieces.
• Street Rules: Showdown At The Evil Lair—In a scene that took over two grueling weeks to shoot, Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, and their legion of home-grown heroes square off against the Toxic Mega C***s in a no-holds-barred war that is as action-packed as it is hilarious. This featurette will explore the intricate fight choreography required for this searing death match from multiple viewpoints such as storyboards, stunt pre-viz and behind-the-scenes footage.
• Hit Girl Attacks: Creating the Van Sequence

Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD

• EXTENDED SCENES with commentary by Jeff Wadlow
• UPPING THE GAME: In this revealing featurette, we will delve into the creative story process leading up to production and discover the origins of this latest incarnation of Kick-Ass.
• Going Ballistic: Weapons & Stunts—Discover how the actors and stunt performers crafted the on-screen carnage as Armorer Damian Mitchell showcases the film’s vast arsenal of weapons, from firearms to the Colonel’s custom-made axe handle and the pink nunchucks wielded by Hit-Girl. Special-effects supervisor Sam Conway explains how the maelstrom of mayhem was created under the watchful eye of director Jeff Wadlow, second unit director Dave Reid and stunt supervisor James O’Donnell.
• Creating A Badass World: Production designer Russell De Rozario, costume designer Sammy Sheldon and hair and makeup designer Fae Hammond collaborated very closely with Jeff Wadlow to creating the heightened reality of Kick-Ass 2. Journey through the jaw-dropping sets created for the Justice Forever Headquarters and the incredibly elaborate man cave known as The Evil Lair. Also learn how the multitude of unique and badass costumes were created and inspired the cast.
• Feature Commentary with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jeff Wadlow.


SOURCE: Comicbookmovie

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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