We’ve been waiting to get our hands on the “Man of Steel” Blu-ray for a long time.
So I was really excited when Warner Bros. sent over a review copy earlier this week.
The film won’t be out on Blu-ray and DVD until next Tuesday, November 12, so here’s a sneak peak at what to expect.
First, the cover featuring Superman's logo front and center.
And the back!
Something you should know right away is that all of the special features are spread across all three discs.*
When you pop in the special features disc, here's what you see:
Behind the Scenes: Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel — You can watch the entire film but with added commentary from director Zack Snyder, cast, and crew to point out items you may not have noticed the first time around.
Planet Krypton — a mock documentary on Superman's home planet, himself, and his people.
Special features found on the Blu-Ray disc include:
Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) discusses the Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”
You can also catch the 75th anniversary animation short that debut at New York Comic Con (below).
For fans eagerly awaiting news on the impending Batman / Superman film, sorry, but there are no immediate hints dropped anywhere on the disc. Again, it seems this could have been a great opportunity to tease what's next for Superman provided he'll be teaming up with the Caped Crusader in 2015.
I’ll take a closer look at what's on the discs over the weekend.
Warner Bros. also put out a cool infographic with more on Krypton which you can find below. It contains info comparing Superman's planet to our own, detailed info on Kryptonian weaponry, and more.
As a companion, Warner Bros. has set up a website LearnaboutKrypton.com to delve deeper into learning about Superman's home.
*In an earlier version of this post, it was unclear that special features for the film were located on every disc of the Blu-ray Combo pack. I regret that error.