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Guardians Of The Galaxy (Blu-Ray): Review

The Film

Guardians of the Galaxy, the story of Peter Quill (or as he likes to be known, Star Lord). Another mega-epic from Marvel. Peter is chased by a bounty hunter after he finds an orb with the power to destroy the entire universe. Along the way he meets up with Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax.

In this band of misfits, each has their own personal interests, but, can they work together for the great good?

Read the full Guardians of the Galaxy review.

For those who saw this in the cinema, many returned time and again to see it on the big screen, so the rewatchability of this on Blu-Ray is very high, and is sure to keep younger viewers occupied for many hours, and older view spotting new bits of detail they missed before.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, and boasts a 7.1 surround soundtrack, giving any theatre system a full workout.

Bonus features include:

  • Guide To The Galaxy With James Gunn – taking us on set (through the magic of an old arcade game intro, in line with the 80s nostalgia of the films music. This featurette details the attention to detail, and the amount of planning, and hard work that went into creating the look and feel of the film, from the colour palette of each planet, to the looks of the various characters. A great insight.
  • The Intergalactic Visual Effects For Guardians Of The Galaxy – Rocket and Groot, characters create by the magic of visual effects. We are shown how these two integral characters became such a seamless part of the group of five guardians. How the characters were represented on set, how do the actors interact with them when they are not there? For the more technically minded viewer, but of great interest to all.
  • Exclusive Look At Avengers: Age Of Ultron – The next chapter in this epic series, shot in part here in South Africa, including local cast and crew. Something to keep fans excited until the eventual release of the film.
  • Gag Reel – Want to see the bloopers? Have a laugh? See some of the more fun aspect of life, and hard work, on set.
  • Audio Commentary With Director James Gunn – One for budding filmmakers and fans alike. A great insight into the various aspects of the film. Learn how various scenes were imagined, created, gain insight into the thought and creative process.
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes – Some scenes that, for various reasons, pacing, or relevance, were shortened, or cut from the final film. See why these were changed.

Guardians of the Galaxy is available to buy now in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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