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
· Set Design
· Production Stills
· The Comic Book
· Men Without Fear: Creating Daredevil
· Shadow World Tour
· Modeling Sheets
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.