The available packages include a two disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, a four disc 3D Blu-ray combo pack (also includes the 2D Blu-ray version, as well as a DVD version and Digital Copy and Music download disc), a single disc DVD version, and even special Blu-ray packages from Best Buy, Target, and Walmart that contain extra bonuses.
The Blu-ray 2D and 3D discs feature the MPEG-4 MVC video codec and are presented in full 1080p resolution at a 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio, with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (English). DTS-HD HR 7.1 (French), and Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish). Also, English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing) are provided, along with standard French and Spanish subtitles.
While the DVD versions only provide limited bonus bonus features: Joss Whedon audio commentary, Assembling the Ultimate Team featurette, bonus features on the 2D Blu-ray discs (no special features on the 3D Blu-ray disc) include the above-mentioned commentary and featurettes, as well as the following additions:
- A Visual Journey
- Deleted/Extended Scenes: Includes a look at both an alternate opening and ending, as well as extended footage cut from existing scenes.
- Gag Reel
- Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 (short film with new characters that have a tie-in with the Marvel Avengers Universe - Watch preview clip).
- Second Screen: Via a downloadable app, you use a compatible iPhone, iPod, iPad to access the Shield Database and enable additional features that you can view in standalone form, or as companion features while your are watching the movie.
- Soundgarden Music Video: Live to Rise (Watch Preview)
In addition, if you purchase the Target 2D or 3D Blu-ray/DVD package, you will receive an exclusive extra 90-minute bonus disc showing how the each of the individual films featuring Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America were designed to culminate in the The Avengers.
If you opt for the Walmart 2D Blu-ray/DVD package, you will also receive a Graphic Novel version of the film.
However, if you decide to go for the Best Buy Exclusive Avengers Gift Pack, you will get not only the full 4-disc Blu-ray 3D/2D/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, but it will come in a limited edition lithograph case, and inside you will also get a Sideshow Collectibles gift card, Avengers Guide Book, and a lithograph card.
The choice is yours. If anyone forks out the bucks for all of the available versions, share the news with us!
Vendor's Site - Target Exclusive: Extra 90-minute Bonus Disc available for both the Blu-ray 3D/2D/DVD combo pack.
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