X-Men 1.5 - The X-Treme Edition of the Original Film R2 Details
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 2 DVD release of their new X-Men DVD, imaginatively titled X-Men 1.5 - The X-Treme Edition of the Original Film. Available to own from April 7th 2003 this 2-disc set will retail at £19.99 and boasts the following features...
- 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
- English DD5.1 and DTS5.1 Audio Tracks
- Hard of Hearing English, Swedish, and Dutch subtitles
- Movie with Audio Commentary from Director Bryan Singer
- Movie including 6 Extended Scenes with optional commentary
- Movie with 6 Extended Scenes with 17 Behind the Scenes segments
- X-Men 2 Sneak Peak
- X-Men 2 Trailer
- Daredevil Trailer
- Activision Wolverine’s Revenge trailer
Bringing the X-Men to Life: Hugh Jackman’s First Reading, Hugh Jackman’s Screen test, Character Stills Gallery
X Factor: The Look of the X-Men: Cyclops Costume Test, Storm Costume Test, Toad Make-up Test, 4 Image Galleries
Producing the X-Men: 2 Multi-angle segments
Special Effects of the X-Men: Senator Kelly effects Breakdown, 4 multi-angle segments
Reflections of the X-Men: Ellis Island Premiere, Premieres Around the World
From the Press Release...
Based on Stan Lee’s classic Marvel comic book series, X-MEN introduces us to the children born in a time when race and religion don't separate people, but extra super-powers and mutated characteristics do. Born into a world filled with prejudice, they possess extraordinary and dangerous powers – the result of unique genetic mutations.
Storm (Academy Award® winner Halle Berry, Die Another Day) can manipulate the weather at will, the academy’s star pupil, Cyclops (James Marsden, Disturbing Behaviour) unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes, and Dr Jean Grey (Famke Janssen, Goldeneye, Don’t Say a Word) has incredible telepathic abilities.
Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart, Star Trek), the world’s most powerful telepath, the mutants have learned to control and direct their special powers for the greater good of mankind. Danger beckons when Xavier welcomes two newcomers: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, Swordfish) a solitary fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, and Rogue (Anna Paquin, The Piano, Almost Famous), an alienated teenage girl who can absorb the life force of anyone she touches.
Openly opposed to non-mutant society is Xavier’s former partner, Erik Lehnsherr, ‘The Master of Magnetism’ known as Magneto (Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings). Backed by his brotherhood of evil mutants, Toad (Ray Park, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace), Sabretooth (ex-WCW wrestler Tyler Mane) and the blue-skinned shape-shifter Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Femme Fatale). Magneto believes humans and mutants can never co-exist and unveils his sinister plot for the future.
Directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects), X-MEN explores the collision between mutant minority and human majority, the result of which is a sleek, fast-moving sci-fi adventure that offers the ultimate in stand-out futuristic action.
Bursting with state-of-the-art visual effects and a range of super cool superheroes, X-MEN 1.5 on DVD is packed with hours of X-tras accessed via Concept X all-new viewing mode menus. Go behind the scenes and find out more about the production development of bringing the comic book to DVD. Explore this technologically advanced 2-Disc DVD to find interviews with cast and crew, production stills, multi-angle segments, screen-tests, and to be the first to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming X-Men 2 with an introduction to the film and new mutants from Bryan Singer.