An open letter to Disney and Marvel Studios.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Monday September 14th.
I went to see it at the cinema on the midnight screening at the Odeon Trafford Centre on the day of release, and I saw it in 2D because it’s one of a number of films which was made in 2D, so the 3D conversion is faked in post-production. If you were there, or saw it in the subsequent couple of months, you also contributed to the squillions of pounds it took at the box office.
I would’ve liked to review the Blu-ray but for no apparent reason, Disney/Marvel have decided they are NOT issuing any review discs, and instead are holding a screening to show the extras on a date I obviously cannot reveal here, but for me, any date is no good because the screening (like a lot of film screenings) is in a place that I’m too far away from.
What’s their reason? Piracy? Sadly, that’s something that’s going to happen anyway, and more so for the best-known films. However, in the past few years, legal downloads have become a thing and are permanently on the rise, so that is a battle the studios are winning. And of course, Fox have ensured there will be zero piracy for their Fantastic Four reboot by simply making a film that nobody wants to see.
Besides, when I review discs I don’t only just look at the extras, but also at the quality of the print and the audio.
For some inexplicable reason, back in the day, Warner never released any review copies of the Harry Potter films either.
So, should you buy it? I really couldn’t care less either way until Disney/Marvel get their act together.
You can read the Avengers: Age Of Ultron cinema review here.