Today, Marvel Studios announced the home release of "Doctor Strange," declaring that the film will first come to Digital HD on February 14th, followed by the Blu-ray/DVD release on February 28th.
The film received a fair amount of positive reviews, but there were many that noted that its strongest element was its special effects, while the story itself was not particularly strong or memorable. Its other other main plus was its outstanding cast, featuring Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen (who unfortunately played a quickly forgettable, stand-in villain). While the film didn't particularly stand up to the high expectations of the MCU, at the very least, it set up the character well, leaving us to anticipate his involvement in more films down the road.
The following special features have been announced for the Blu-ray release (the DVD will not include any extras):
A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.
Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
Kaecilius Searches for Answers
The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
Lost in Kathmandu
Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson
As usual, it looks like Marvel is going all-out with the extras, providing plenty of behind the scenes material, several deleted scenes, and even a commentary from director Scott Derrickson, so comic book fans take note, those dates again are February 14th for Digital HD and February 28th for Blu-ray/DVD.