NEWS: Release Date Announced for X-Men: First Class

Take home some first class entertainment as critically acclaimed, box office smash X-Men: First Class; an origins film about the world’s favourite mutants, flies onto Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 31 October 2011.

 The British dream team behind Kick Ass – director Matthew Vaughn  and writer Jane Goldman – are joined by a stellar cast including James McAvoy (Wanted), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) and Jason Flemying  (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.

Charles Xavier, (McAvoy) a gifted Oxford University graduate with the power to read minds has been under CIA surveillance for some time when agent Moira MacTaggart (Rose Byrne: Bridesmaids,) tracks him down to help her recruit a team of mutants. Their mission is to take on Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon: Mystic River, Apollo 13), a megalomaniac supremacist plotting nuclear Armageddon between America and Russia.

Meanwhile Erik Lensherr (Fassbender) is on a mission to avenge the brutal murder of his mother whilst they were in a German concentration camp during World War II. Having mastered control of his incredible magnetic powers, he unleashes hell on all who stand in his way in his search for his arch nemesis, the same Sebastian Shaw.

Xavier and Erik’s paths soon cross and the two grow to be close friends, combining their powers to form a brotherhood of mutants …until the day comes where both are forced to make a decision that will change their lives forever.

X-Men: First Class introduces fan-favourite characters including Emma Frost (January Jones: Mad Men), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence: Winter’s Bone), Azazel (Flemyng), Riptide (Alex Gonzales), Banshee (Caleb Jones) and Havok (Lucas Till). The Blu-ray release includes over 4 hours of special features material including ‘Cerebro’ an interactive mutant database, a multi-part making-of documentary and thirteen deleted scenes.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most talked about films of the year when X-Men: First Class comes to Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 31 October 2011, and we’ll have a full review up closer to the time.

Special Features – DVD 

  • Five Deleted scenes
  • Digital Copy

Special Features – Blu-ray Triple Play

  • Cerebro: The Ultimate Mutant Database; replicates what happens when Charles locates mutants through Cerebro and allows you to learn more about various mutants, connect them to key events, decipher connections between them and much more (additional mutants can be unlocked through BD Live)
    • Children of the Atom – Multi-Part Documentary on the X-Men including the following elements: ‘Second Genesis’, ‘Band of Brothers’, ‘Transformation’, ‘Suiting Up’, ‘New Frontier: a Dose of Style’, ‘Pulling Off the Impossible’, ‘Sound & Fury’ and ‘Untitled Closing’
    • 13 Deleted Scenes

o    Erik in Argentinean Airport

o    Shaw with Cuban Generals

o    Charles & Moira’s Tryst, Part 1

o    Charles & Erik Recruit Angel (extended)

o    The Russian Truck (extended)

o    Erik vs Russian Guards (extended)

o    Shaw’s Plan (extended)

o    Havok Training, Part 1 (extended)

o    Banshee Training, Part 1 (extended)

o    Havok Training, Part 2 (extended)

o    Banshee Training, Part 2 (extended)

o    Hank & Raven in the Lab (extended)

o    Charles & Moira’s Tryst, Part 2

 

·         Digital Copy

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