Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, hit theatres on November 4th of 2016 — just a couple months ago. To date, it’s made approximately $658 million at the worldwide box office, debuted as Marvel Studio’s 14th consecutive #1 film at the box office and was a critically-acclaimed film scoring 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
All that being said, it was a great film by most standards and challenged the audience’s perceptions of reality in a lot of different ways. Despite the character’s relative obscurity to the greater public, the film was very well received by the general audiences.
And now, Marvel.com has announced the official release dates, features and retailer exclusives. The film will be released on Digital HD/3D on February 14th. So if you have an online digital retailer, like iTunes, you can get the film then. Otherwise, if you want a hard copy DVD or Blu-Ray, you’ll have to wait until February 28th for the film.
Both Blu-Ray and Digital releases come with:
“A Strange Transformation”
— showing how the filmmakers adapted the trippy comic visuals of Steve Ditko and other artists who have tackled the various realities of the Sorcerer Supreme.
— a description of the unique filmmaking process behind this challenging film.
“Fabric of Reality”
— a behind-the-scenes look at all of the sets, costumes, and production design.
“Across Space and Time”
— a look at all the hours the cast put into fight and dance training
“The Score-cerer Supreme”
— a behind-the-scenes look at the live orchestral recording sessions with Marvel’s number one composer, Michael Giacchino.
“Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look”
— Previews of upcoming MCU entries, including
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Avengers: Infinity War
There are also, of course, some deleted scenes. In those scenes, we’ll see
- “Strange Meets Daniel Drumm”
- “Kaecilius Searches for Answers”
- “The Kamar-Taj Courtyard”
- “Making Contact”
- “Lost in Kathmandu”
And, if you need some more comedy with your sorcerer supreme, there’s also a gag reel as well as a part two to Taika Waititi’s mockumentary Team Thor. The first one aired at SDCC and showed what Thor was up to during the conflict from Captain America: Civil War. Mainly, he was living with some random office drone in Australia named Darryl Jacobson. If you didn’t see it, it was later released on youtube. We’ve embedded it for you to watch below.
Best buy also has an exclusive Steel Book which can pre-order HERE.
There’s also a Target exclusive featuring a featurette called, Defying Reality: The Art and Visual Effects of Doctor Strange. We’re not sure if you can pre-order it just yet as the link we found on their site does not list any of the special features, but you can pre-order the DVD/Blu-Ray HERE.
We had some help filling out some of the pieces from Comicbookmovie.com, so thanks to those guys.