Fantastic Four – Extended Edition (2005/DVD-Video)
B- Sound: B Extras: C+ Film: C
strange to be covering the first 2005 Fantastic
Four feature film after covering the digital High Definition Blu-ray
version, but in order to promote the sequel, Fox has issued an new Extended Edition with some more extras,
more footage and pieces on the new film.
For more about the film, here is the link to our Blu-ray coverage:
extra footage, the film seems less rushed but is not extremely improved and the
additions offer no new revelations.
However, though not perfect, the cast is more likable and deserves even
more credit than anyone was likely to give them and this is without seeing the
new film. They are clearly enjoying
working together and that does translate nicely on the screen. When I have seen them outside of this film,
they have been a highlight. Fox and
Marvel lucked out.
not as good as the Blu-ray by any means, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1
image is good for DVD, but the digital is just too much, though Johnny becoming
The Human Torch is stylized enough not to be as much of a problem as other CG
work. The DTS 5.1 is not as refined as
the DTS-MA on the Blu-ray, but this mix never reached its true potential as
undermined by small, annoying flaws.
the audio commentary from the previous DVD and Blu-ray releases, DVD 1 has a
trailer for the new film, extended/deleted scenes and a featurette on The
Silver Surfer that is short but good.
DVD 2 adds stills, multi-angel scene studies, From Comic Book To Film featurette, Baxter Building: Declassified featurette, Visiting The Stately Ross Museum featurette, Heroes Are Born making of documentary, The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine documentary and Jack Kirby: Storyteller documentary.
- Nicholas Sheffo