Following up with yesterday's announcement, the Facebook and Twitter pages for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters has officially revealed the release dates for the digital movie and the Blu-Ray/DVD versions. The digital version is due for release on August 6th and the Blu-Ray/DVD versions are released on August 27th. We have already took a look at the box covers for the Blu-Rays and DVDs revealed by Target. However, we were still waiting for that reveal of Best Buy's exclusive steelbook version. Well, just recently those pictures have been confirmed on Best Buy's website, but we will go over that later. On top of that, we also have the special features that was revealed on Amazon's page.
These special features include:
Commentary by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, and O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Monsters 101: Godzilla: Nature's Fearsome Guardian
Monsters 101: Mothra: Queen Of The Monsters
Monsters 101: King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
Monsters 101: Rodan Airborne God of Fire
Evolution of the Titans: Godzilla 2.0
Evolution of the Titans: Making Mothra
Evolution of the Titans: Creating Ghidorah
Evolution of the Titans: Reimagining Rodan
Monarch in Action: The Yunnan Temple
Monarch in Action: Castle Bravo
Monarch in Action: The Antarctic Base
Monarch in Action: The Isla De Mara Volcano
Monarch in Action: The Undersea Lair
Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
Monster Tech: Monarch Joins The Fight
Monsters Are Real
Welcome To The Monsterverse
Theatrical Trailers: Life
Theatrical Trailers: Supremacy
Theatrical Trailers: Over The Rainbow
Theatrical Trailers: Wonder Rumble
There are a couple features that are exclusive to another 4K Blu-Ray that has yet to be revealed. The features in this version have:
Dolby Vision HDR and HDR 10+
Dolby Atmos Track
The Dolby Vision HDR expands the color palette and contrast range. Basically meaning the movie will optimize to have brighter colors for easier viewing. The HDR10+ is a new HDR technology that optimizes brightness levels and contrast for each scene. What the Dolby Atmos Tracking does is that it remixes the movie's soundtrack based on your home theater environment. It then places and moves audio anywhere in the room including overhead. So imagine watching a scene where jets fly over and the audio moves above your head or if a car is speeding across the screen then the audio will follow from one side to the next. It is a new home theater experience that is more atmospheric.
One thing I noticed on Amazon is that the special features list under the DVD section has a missing special feature. This special feature is the commentary by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. I am not sure if this was a mistake on Amazon's end (seeing they only listed the commentary under the 4K version) or if this special feature is really not there on this release. If it is missing from the DVD and this was something you interested in then I would say go for the Blu-Ray release since those have the commentary listed.
Lastly, here is the cover of the Best Buy exclusive steelbook version. I don't hate it, but I am still kind of disappointed. It is still the same cover as the DVD cover that I ranted about in one of my previous posts except it is xeroxed with a blue background. To sum it up for you, I thought the design of the cover for the DVD was lazy and looks like it was plagiarized fan art. Before Godzilla: King Of The Monsters had its theatrical release, Warner Bros. released Walmart exclusive DVDs that had that same faded look to them. They did it with Rampage, The Meg, Pacific Rim, and so on. To continue that design would make sense if it was a Walmart exclusive and on DVD. But this isn't a Walmart exclusive. This is a Best Buy exclusive. It's not even on DVD. For a steelbook, this could have looked so much better using any design from the movie posters and WB went with the one that came from Total Film magazine, which I think is a mistake.
Overall, I think this is a pretty hefty list of special features. I can't wait to get my hands on it and watch them. I am not too thrilled about the design of the covers for the DVD and Blu-Ray, but I can always redesign it myself.
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