by Brett White
While "The Wolverine" was just a modest success at the box office here in the States, the film pulled in an impressive $372M worldwide and, must like Logan's healing factor, repaired a lot of the damage inflicted upon the character by "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." With everyone's favorite Canadian mutant back in fighting shape, the well-received film properly prepped Wolverine for his starring role in next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Now fans can check out the action they may have missed on Blu-ray and DVD when "The Wolverine" is released on December 3rd. A ton of special features play the Yukio to the Blu-ray's Wolverine, but fans will have to choose their release wisely. While both the Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray will include an alternate ending, a set tour of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," trailers, a featurette called "The Path of the Ronin," and a partner app for a second screen experience, only the 3D Blu-ray will included the "Unleashed Extended Edition" and director James Magnold's commentary.
If you're on the fence about shelling out more dough for that 3D Blu-ray package, which also includes a Blu-ray and DVD disc, the "Unleashed" edition may just be worth it. Mangold previously told MTV News about an earlier cut of the film, one that included a lot more ninja fighting.
"There's a larger fight in the ice village when he meets with Harada's men, that you will see parts of," revealed the director. "That actually wasn't about ratings. It was just about — I thought that except for the most die-hard lover of fights, [the movie] flows better emotionally the way it works [without the scenes]."
I'm not sure that that's the specific cut on the 3D Blu-ray release, but I think it's quite likely. People wishing to purchase the DVDs are increasingly out of luck as Blu-rays continue their dominance; you're only going to get "The Wolverine" and the one tiny featurette.
Check out the different covers below and start deciding which one you want to add to your library now.
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