By far the biggest mixed bag of all the Bryan Singer directed X-Men films, X-Men: Apocalypse was still a pretty good mutant adventure with enough awesome scenes and characters worth revisiting. It's a bit of a good news/bad news scenario for fans, however, as the film's home release will be platformed with a much greater distance between the release of the film on Digital HD and the DVD and Blu-ray release date.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the film will be released on Digital HD on September 9, with the DVD/Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray/4K Blu-ray releases to follow nearly a month later on October 4. Normally the Digital HD window of exclusivity is around two weeks, so it's a bit surprising to see that Fox is expanding that window as much as they are. Unfortunately, I'm not a big "buying movies digitally" guy because—believe it or not—I prefer physical media. If you're like me and willing to wait the extra month, here's what the special features on the Blu-ray release will include:
Special features on the home video release include deleted and extended scenes (with optional introductions by Singer), a gag reel, a wrap party video, audio commentary by Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and a photo gallery.
To get you ready for the release, EW also provided us with some new promotional stills from the film, including a better look at that Dazzler album cover that ended up on the cutting room floor. Fans who preorder the Blu-ray at SDCC will receive a special edition of the film featuring that artwork on the cover. Check out the pictures below and let us know if you'll be getting this on Digital HD on September 9, or if you're more than willing to wait the extra month for the DVD & Blu-ray release on October 4 in the comments section!