Batman v Superman just landed in theaters, but already, it's time to think about the upcoming home release of the DC and Warner Bros. superhero epic.
As listed on Amazon, there are a number of different versions of the film currently available for preorder. For starters, there is the usual Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which will also include the R-rated cut of the film. That version retails for $35.99. So far, no bonus or behind-the-scenes features have been announced.
If, however, you find yourself a big fan of the Dark Knight, the Man of Steel or both, there are two exclusive Amazon collector's editions worth considering. These collector's editions come with either a statue of Ben Affleck's Batman or one of Henry Cavill's Superman and look impressive. The collector's editions are listed at $129.99 on the site.
As for when the home version of the film will actually release, Comicbookmovie reports that Amazon initially listed a July 16 release date for the film, though that appears to have been removed from current product listing pages. A July release sounds about right, being close to four months after the film's theatrical release. It was much the same with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that released in December and which will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD in April.
Batman v Superman is receiving a lashing from critics (it currently holds an average score of 30 on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes), but that doesn't seem to have affected the enthusiasm of fans who've taken to the Batman v Superman Blu-ray/DVD product page to write glowing reviews. Nearly every review so far for the product is positive, with headlines like this is "the Batman movie you've been waiting for" and "the critics are wrong again."
Certainly, it seems there are more than a few fans who are enjoying the film, as evidenced by the fact that the movie has already surpassed the Thursday night screening record previously set by Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Batman v Superman brought in $27.7 million at early screenings and is currently on track for a $150 million-plus weekend at the box office.