As previously reported, Eternals is finally arriving to homes everywhere this January! And they’re bringing a whole slew of awesome special features and deleted scenes! Now, folks who weren’t able to make it to the theaters will finally get to see the ambitious and bold work of director Chloé Zhao, and her intergalactic, epic impact on the MCU!
I really like Eternals. I think I’ve made that apparent in my review. So much so, that it really upset me that it was getting somewhat unfairly panned for committing the same exact sins other films like Dune honestly commit — Namely the abundance of characters and exposition crammed into a lengthy film. It feels like a double standard to read reviews saying “amazing visuals and themes, but lack of character development” on both, when Dune ended up being heralded as one of the year’s best, while Eternals is the MCU’s first officially rotten film. I have to wonder if there’s just a bias towards White dudes directing a sci-fi epic versus women of color, or perhaps, genre bias against a film that challenges the norm of an established 13-year franchise?
Whatever the case, I really hope and encourage folks to seek out and revisit this film, because Zhao arguably actually manages to narratively accomplish so much more in the 2.5 hour runtime here than Villaneuve does in the entirety of Dune. Think about it and tell me I’m wrong there! Is it a perfect movie? No! But I think it deserves more credit than it’s being given. And hoping folks out there will agree in time.
Here is the official press release announcing the film’s debut on Digital and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD!
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 16, 2021) – Marvel Studios’ Eternals debuts on all major digital platforms January 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 15. Marvel fans can enjoy never-before-seen bonus material including four deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of ancient heroes from beyond the stars who had protected Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.
Audio Commentary – View the film with audio commentary by Chloé Zhao, Stephane Ceretti, Mårten Larsson
Immortalized – Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe launches into the cosmos with the Eternals. In this behind-the-scenes documentary, dive deep into the reasons why Marvel wanted to immortalize these superheroes for the MCU.
Walks of Life – Eternals unveils Marvel’s biggest and most diverse lineup of Super Heroes in one film. Hear reactions from the cast on being involved in the film and the instant sense of camaraderie that was felt on the day they all joined each other in their costumes.
Gag Reel – Watch some of the hilarious mishaps of the charming cast and crew.
Gravity – Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.
Nostalgia – Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.
Movies – Gligamesh and Kingo connect over movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.
Small Talk – Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi,
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
Once more, Eternals hits Digital January 12 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 15! This one is definitely worth another shot!