The Martian – Extended Edition Brings New Footage and Special Features to Blu-Ray in June

When I reviewed The Martian last year when it hit theaters, I gave it a perfect score.  My opinion on it didn’t change with the blu-ray release and still remains one of my favorites.  As such, I’m incredibly excited to report on the EXTENDED EDITION!  Sure, it’s only bringing in an extra 10 minutes to the film, but I bet they’re gonna be awesome.  Not to mention some new bonus features that actually take you behind the scenes and making of the film (which the initial blu-ray was lacking).  The Martian Extended Edition will hit on June 7th

The Martian Extended Edition

The film that blew audiences away is back and bigger than ever with more than two hours special feature material that will give viewers even more reasons to “Bring Him Home.” Audience everywhere can journey back to Mars with the all-new extended cut of the 7-time Academy Award nominated space film The Martian coming to Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on June 7, 2016.

The extended edition includes an extended cut featuring 10 minutes of brand new footage not shown in theaters as well as more than two hours of behind-the-scenes content. Included in the new material is audio commentary by renowned director Ridley Scott, writer/executive producer Drew Goddard and author of the novel Andy Weir. There is also a documentary of the science behind recreating Mars for the film; interviews with NASA specialists and engineers; and a Q&A panel discussion about the planned journey to mars featuring commentary from NASA experts.

The Martian is one of the most talked about films of the year and has been named one of the best movies of the year by groups such as National Board of Review, which also awarded top honors to Ridley Scott for Best Director, Matt Damon for Best Actor and Drew Goddard for Best Adapted Screenplay.

NEW Special Features Content Includes:

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Director), Drew Goddard (Writer, Exec Producer)  and Andy Weir (Author of The Martian)

Deleted Scenes

The Long Way Home: Making the Martian

Dare Mighty Things: NASA’s Journey to Mars

Journey to Mars 101 Q&A

I’ll be picking this one up for sure, what about you guys? 

-Jordan