Logan is easily the best movie I have seen this year -- even after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this morning -- ranking among my five favorite superhero films. The film's R rating not only delivered Wolverine violence the way it was meant to be seen, but also allowed for a more adult pace with longer breaks between action, full of great scenes of dialog and heavy themes you won't find in most superhero films. For me, Logan marks the moment that the genre fully matured and became adult.
In the US, Logan has a Digital HD release on May 16, with the Blu-ray following on May 23rd. In addition to some exciting special features, there are also several versions of the release, each with unique beautiful Logan artwork.
IGN revealed that Best Buy will have an exclusive Steelbook for the Blu-ray release (as they often do), featuring some wonderful artwork by Steve McNiven, an illustrator who has worked on both Old Man Logan and Secret Empire for Marvel Comics.
The Hollywood Reporter has details of Walmart's limited edition Blu-ray, featuring a nine-poster set commemorating Hugh Jackman's 17 years playing the beloved comic character. On one side, there is a classic image from each of his appearances as Wolverine, but when flipped over and combined, you get a cool, exclusive Logan poster.
Both Blurays include the same special features. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Blu-ray release will have over 90 minutes of special features including:
— Logan Noir: a black-and-white version of the film
— Audio commentary by director James Mangold.
—Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by Mangold (Blu-ray only)
— Making Logan — behind-the-scenes documentary (Blu-ray only)
That's right, in case you can't find a theater playing the black-and-white "Noir" version of Logan, you can enjoy it from home! And unlike Mad Max: Black and Chrome Edition, you won't need to wait or buy the film a second time to enjoy it in glorious black and white. I can't decide which version to buy myself!
Logan comes home on DVD and Blu-ray on May 23, 2017.