Scott Pilgrim on DVD/Blu-ray Before End of Year
Highly anticipated by its devoted fans, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 9, three months after its theater debut.
The Blu-ray (list price $40) is jam-packed with special features. (If I hadn’t already upgraded my system, this would be my excuse.) It’s also a combo pack, coming with a DVD version and a digital copy. Both the Blu-ray and the DVD ($30) offer bloopers, deleted and alternate scenes (with commentary from director/co-writer Edgar Wright), a trivia track, galleries of production photos and marketing concepts, and four different commentaries:
- Feature Commentary with Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and author Bryan Lee O’Malley
- Technical Commentary with Wright and director of photography Bill Pope
- Cast commentary with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, and Brandon Routh
- Cast commentary with Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, and Mark Webber
The Blu-ray, in addition, has all kinds of featurettes, including a making of, one on the music, and “You Too Can Be Sex Bob-Omb”. There’s additional alternate footage, “a look inside the film’s pre-production process including storyboards, pre-visualizations, animatics, motion capture tests, rehearsal footage, casting tapes, and hair/make-up tests”, and a music feature that includes four complete music videos and video remixes. Additional bonuses look at the visual effects and sound work, plus the animated Scott Pilgrim that aired on Adult Swim and the movie’s trailers and TV commercials. For a limited time, you can even get a free bonus streaming movie, but you have to pick from Tremors or Pitch Black, which seems to be something of an audience mismatch.