BLU-RAY NEWS: Daredevil Director’s Cut comes to Blu

Daredevil Director's Cut on Blu-ray

I never understood the vitriolic hatred fanboys had for the Daredevil movie and the irrational loathing of Ben "Mumbles" Affleck. Yes, they took a lot of liberties with the material. Colin Farrell and Jennifer Gardner were terrible. But then I never liked Colin or Jennifer. But I thought the film maintained the basic tone of the books, Ben was almost perfect casting for DD, he fit the part and the story was a good one. Again, except for the whole blind man fighting a female Ninja in broad daylight in a Playground, no less.  The funny thing about the Disc cover is they are hyping Iron Man director Jon Favreau.  This release is feature packed, but I’m really starting to get annoyed that these companies are still ignoring the Picture in Picture spec and the BD Live stuff. It’s one of the reasons I liked the HD-DVD format that was a uniformity of features. And a release like this should have some cool BD-Live and PnP. Check out the full press release below.

The battle of Good vs. Evil rages on as the relentless avenger of injustice, Daredevil, prowls the rooftops and alleyways of New York City and onto Blu-ray Disc for the first time September 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Superhero fans and action-adventure enthusiasts can experience this audacious comic book hero like never before in vivid high-definition.  Adapted from the pages of the classic Marvel Comics, Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Armageddon) stars as the masked vigilante, Daredevil; patrolling the rough streets of New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom.  Along with best friend Foggy Nelson (John Favreau, Iron Man, The Break-Up) and love interest, Elektra (Jennifer Garner, Juno, Elektra), Daredevil must combat vile villain, Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan, Sin City, Planet of the Apes) and ruthless assassin, Bullseye (Colin Farrell, Alexander, Phone Booth). 

The DAREDEVIL DIRECTOR’S CUT Blu-Ray Disc transforms the theatrical experience, including an extra 30 minutes of footage, director commentaries, theatrical trailers, a making-of, music videos, still galleries and much more.  The DAREDEVIL DIRECTOR’S CUT Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.  Prebook is September 3, 2008.  

DVD Special Features:

The Daredevil Director’s Cut Blu-Ray Disc is presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS Master Audio, English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Surround and includes English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Bonus features include:

· Commentaries by Mark Steve Johnson and Gary Foster

· Commentaries by Mark Steve Johnson and Avi Arad

· Text Commentary

· Beyond Hell’s Kitchen: Making Daredevil

· Daredevil/Kingpin 6 Takes

· Elektra/Bullseye 16 Takes

· Theatrical Farm Trailers

· Daredevil Theatrical Teasers and Trailers

· 28 Days Later Theatrical Trailer

· League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Theatrical Trailer

· Fuel: “Won’t Back Down” Music Video

· The Calling: “For You” Music Video

· Evanescence: “Bring Me To Life” Music Video

· Music Promotion Spot

· Still Gallery

· Storyboards

· Costumes

· Set Design

· Production Stills

· Props

· The Comic Book

· Men Without Fear: Creating Daredevil

· Shadow World Tour

· Modeling Sheets

Synopsis

For Daredevil, justice is blind, and for the guilty, there’s hell to pay! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ignite dangerous sparks and nonstop thrills in this “dazzling action-adventure” (The Film Journal) about the newest breed of superhero. By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock (Affleck) toils for justice in Hell’s Kitchen. By night, he’s Daredevil, The Man Without Fear – a powerful, masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny “radar sense” that allows him to “see” with superhuman capabilities. But when the love of his life, fiery Elektra Natchios (Garner), is targeted by New York City’s ruthless Kingpin of crime (Michael Clarke Duncan) and his deadly assassin Bullseye (Colin Farrell), Daredevil may be about to meet his match.

2 thoughts on “BLU-RAY NEWS: Daredevil Director’s Cut comes to Blu”

  1. The big problems I had with this film is Daredevil kills “Jose (Paul Ben-Victor) Quesada”, the rapist after first beating up everyone in Josie’s bar for no reason. He could have waited till the guy left the bar, instead he goes in an beats up everyone. Stupid. And Daredevil isn’t a killer. So right off the bat, they make him out to be dumb and a killer. Bad movie. He becomes unsympathetic.

    Then you have Bullseye and this cartoon bad guy who goes around killing people left and right. Someone like that would not last very long. He kills people in airports and pubs. I mean, come on. I know this is a comic book movie but it strains credulity.

    Elektra was an assassin in the comics, which is why she’s a great martial artist with Sais. There is no reason for her to have a costume in this movie and Sais, she’s just some rich guy’s daughter. No explanation why she’s a bad ass.

    And how is the Kingpin going to make her father look like the Kingpin to the cops if he has him assassinated? Huh? That never gets explained either.

    The movie is full of stupidity like this and bad acting and dialog. It’s the Simple Jack of Marvel movies.

    And no, the director’s cut doesn’t make it much better. It just ads more stupidity like Coolio as another dumb crook.

  2. jeez, when you put it that way I hate it too. 🙂 All your arguments are valid, but I just took it for a popcorn flick. I’ll have to watch it again when the Blu-ray comes out. I’m not saying it was good, but I remember liking it well enough.

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