A few years ago, I bought a collector’s edition of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It came in a little plastic suitcase, which opened to reveal a replica tesseract which glowed when you shook it, an assortment of documents and news clippings and files from the film universe, and of course, the films themselves.
As you might have guessed from the above, I’m one for slightly extravagant collector’s editions of movies and TV. I feel like that unless I get something cool and collectible out of something, it’s not really worth paying for, especially since I can stream pretty much anything that I really want to watch (legally, of course).
But occasionally, a regular Bluray, one that doesn’t come in a boxset or with a shiny collector’s item or anything else, manages to catch my eye. Captain America: Civil War does that, mostly because there’s a choice of either a Captain America or Iron Man cover. Obviously, I went with Cap. #CapforPresident.
We’ve reviewed this film before, and for the record, I enjoyed it, despite the fact that the conflict had to be scaled way down, from the hundreds of superheroes in the comic books to just a handful in the film. It really isn’t so much a civil war as a schoolyard spat, in my opinion. That’s not to say it isn’t a good movie, but it’s hard to compare to the sheer scale of the comic book conflict.
Apart from that admittedly pedantic issue, Captain America: Civil War is one of my favourite films in the MCU oeuvre. The Bluray only serves to solidify that opinion, with featurettes following Captain America’s and Iron Man’s journeys to the civil war, as well as the obligatory commentaries, bloopers and making ofs. If you were a fan of the film, the DVD/Bluray is well worth a look – perhaps even twice, once for each cover.