Marvel Studios’ new premium Blu-ray & DVD set for The Avengers not only gets a cool ‘One Shot’ short film included but to celebrate the six movies to date, or indeed ‘Phase One’ of the series, we’re also getting treated to a simply gorgeous collectors edition boxset.
Now, wipe the drool off of your chin and read on. Disney have let us know exactly what’s inside the box. It’s not all pretty packaging and retro designed sleeves y’know.
From the press release;
Immerse yourself in every aspect of Marvel’s elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection. Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exclusive replica of Nick Fury’s iconic briefcase includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of The Avengers; Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray™ versions of Iron Man; Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging. Plus, now that you possess the highest level of security clearance, you have been granted access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most confidential files, including a top-secret bonus disc filled never before seen, classified information. Also featuring exquisitely detailed art, prop reproductions and artifacts from the motion pictures, the must-own Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection will verify your status as the world’s greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!
The boxset hits on September 25th and features:
• Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
• The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
• Iron Man (Blu-ray)
• Bonus Disc – “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
• Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
No confirmations on what territories this specific boxset will hit in outside of the US. The UK does have a boxset containing the entire film collection on the pre-order sites but it certainly ain’t this one.
As for the short film “Item 47′… this will feature on The Avengers Blu-ray/DVD. The short will be screened at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday and welcomes Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford to the Marvel universe.
Entertainment Weekly have released a teaser shot…
The synopsis is as follows;
Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.
Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire.)
Also a teaser poster has been released for the short film…
So The Avengers train shows no signs of stopping. Stuff like this makes it almost possible to forget a new Batman movie is about to land on our screens next week. Okay, maybe not but lets give the ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ another few days to bath in their glory before the cape and cowl steals back the limelight shall we?