Marvel Studios will be releasing ‘Thor’ on September 13, 2011 on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.
Created by Jack ‘The King’ Kirby, Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, The Mighty Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics’ ‘Journey Into Mystery’ #83 in August of 1962 and has been a staple of the Marvel Universe ever since. The film, released on May 6, 2011, grossed $440 million at the worldwide box office prompting a sequel, ‘Thor 2’, to be set for release on May 3, 2013. Acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh who directed the first film will not be returning for the sequel. You can see our own Dave Taylor’s review here.
‘Thor’ Blu-ray and DVD specs:
The ‘Thor’ three-disc set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and on high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets come fully loaded with 80 minutes of bonus materials including an exclusive sneak peek into Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’.
The ‘Thor’ Blu-ray Discs™ are presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented with an English Audio track. ‘Thor’ will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
‘Thor’s epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. The film stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s evil brother Loki, with Rene Russo as Frigga, the wife of Odin, mother to Thor and Loki, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor’s father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in the Iron Man movies, foreshadowing the coming of Marvel’s The Avengers!
Fans will be excited to get a sneak peek at director Joss Whedon’s (‘Firefly’, ‘Dollhouse’) upcoming ‘The Avengers’. ‘The Avengers’ is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.