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Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

‘Thor Ragnarok’ Blu-Ray extras highlight the talented Taika Waititi

Marvel hit gold with their third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, and the new Blu-Ray, 4K release includes a ton of behind-the-scenes looks to please fans and highlight the talented director Taika Waititi.

It’s Waititi who is credited with the bright colors, high octane music and energy of Ragnarok.

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor and battles a demon named Surtur to end the prophesy of Ragnarok, which predicts the destruction of his home, Asgard. Thor slays the beast and returns home to find his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) missing and his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) disguised and in Odin’s place.

Loki and Thor meet Doctor Strange as their return to Earth, find Odin dying and then their long-imprisoned sister Hela (Cate Blanchett). Hela wastes no time dispatching the pair and attacking Asgard. Thor lands on Sakaar, planet run by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who selects Thor to battle his arena champion, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Thor partners with Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Hulk and Loki to get back to Asgard and battle Hela.

The visuals and audio on the Blu-ray bring the theatrical experience to life. The Hulk vs Thor arena scene is just tremendous. A full list of the extras is at the bottom and this is where Waititi gains a more significant credit for the film’s success.

Taika is praised by the cast, jokes and cuts up on these extras, pulling in outtakes/bloopers from the production.

Thor: Ragnarok is just a great, fun film and the fans should flock to get a copy and then binge on those extras. Since Avengers: Infinity War picks right up with Ragnarok ends, it seems important to the MCU fans to get plugged in.

Full review of the film HERE

Extras:

    • Director Intro (1080p, 1:44): Director Taika Waititi humorously discusses why he got into moviemaking and the film’s cinematic “influences.” It’s easy to see where the film got its sense of humor. Available under the “Play” menu option.
    • Getting In Touch With Your Inner Thor (1080p, 6:39): A discussion of the character’s history in recent film, this film’s tone, the character’s evolution, and Hemsworth’s performance.
    • Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie (1080p, 5:58): A closer look at two of the film’s lead female characters, portrayed by Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson.
    • Finding Korg (1080p, 7:34): Another humorous piece that looks at Waititi’s work as director and digital-physical-voice actor for the film.
    • Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown (1080p, 8:24): Cast and crew discuss the film’s newly introduced, colorful, and very unique fringe world.
    • Journey Into Mystery (1080p, 5:47): A discussion of the film’s place in the MCU timeframe, the film’s Marvel comic book story influences, making the film a tribute to Jack Kirby’s artwork, and more.
    • Gag Reel (1080p, 2:18).
    • Team Darryl (1080p, 6:08): The Grandmaster steps in as Darryl’s new housemate.
    • Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – The Evolution of Heroes (1080p, 5:23): A quick discussion of several key MCU characters — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America — as well as their work together in the Avengers films, other recent MCU entries, and the upcoming Infinity War.
    • Deleted Scenes (1080p, 5:43 total runtime): Extended Scene: Thor Meets The GrandmasterExtended Scene: Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny AvengerExtended Scene: Grandmaster and TopazSkurge Finds Heimdall, and Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar.
    • 8-Bit Sequences (1080p): Crude computer animated storyboards for a pair of scenes but certainly more crisp, clean, and detailed than classic 8-bit graphics. Included are Sakaar Spaceship Battle (0:58) and Final Bridge Battle (2:17).
  • Audio Commentary: Director Taika Waititi, true to the form seen throughout the extras, delivers one of the most humorously inclined commentary tracks ever recorded that blends general commentary insight with witty play-by-play.

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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