Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Marvel are after your money, but I highly doubt that surprises you. At least they are coming up with some interesting ways to make you spend it on them and not the other guys.
Now that Ant-Man has been released there probably won’t be another MCU installment until Captain America:Civil War arrives next May. Shortly after Ant-Man has hit video and you’ve rushed out to buy your copy, Marvel and Disney will be releasing a whole new MCU collection.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection will be hitting stores just in time for the holiday rush, which means that after Christmas you will have two or maybe even three different versions of the MCU movies.
The Phase Two collection is a limited edition 13-disc set that will be in an Infinity Stone container, similar to the one used on Guardians of the Galaxy. It will contain:
- Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- PLUS – a Top-Secret bonus Disc and more!
Call me a cynic but I am not so sure that the $250 price tag on the Amazon Pre-Order is worth it. That is two discs for each movie because it has the 3D version and a Blu-Ray on separate discs. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know a lot of people who have a 3D TV and 3D Blu-Ray; it’s cool, but not that feasible for an average family. The set also doesn’t come with a standard DVD which means you probably can’t play it in the portable player your kids use or on the older unit you have upstairs in your bedroom.
If I look at Amazon I can pick up a Blu-Ray and DVD of each of theses movies for about $25 each (excluding Ant-Man). So if you go for this set you will be paying $125 for Ant-Man, a Top-Secret bonus Disc, a fancy Infinity Stone Container and whatever ‘more’ is (which usually turns out to be a booklet)
I don’t think this is going to be on my Christmas list.