Doctor Strange, Blu-ray & 3D (2017)

by | Mar 3, 2017 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Dr. Strange is the latest in Marvel Studios’ characters, who becomes a powerful sorcerer.

Doctor Strange, Blu-ray & 3D (2017)

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Director: Scott Derrickson
Studio: Marvel Studios/ Buena Vista Home Ent. 1433039 (2/28/17)
Video: 2.39:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color 3D
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, French & Spanish DD 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Extras: Audio commentary track with director, Deleted scenes, Gag reel, “A Strange Transformation,” “Strange Company,” “The Fabric of Reality,” “Across Time and Space,” “The Score-cerer Supreme,” “Marvel Studio Phase 3 Exclusive Look,” “Team Thor Part 2”
Length: 115 min.
Rating: *****

Wow! This is one of the most imaginative films ever, as Cumberbatch and Director Scott Derrickson bring one of comics’ greatest characters to life. The costumes are amazingly detailed and the sets are extraordinary. The roles of the various actors are fairly demanding and the extras show some of the many hours of dance and fight choreography they must go thru. In the extra on the soundtrack, composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra record some of the mind-bending music for the film. There is also a short on the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl, promoting that upcoming Marvel film.

The world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Strange’s rather self-centered life changes completely when a terrible auto accident renders his hands useless. He travel to Katmandu to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, and discovers mystical arts and how to become a powerful sorcerer who battles dark forcesWow bent on destroying our reality. Tilda Swinton makes a wonderful Old One who teaches Dr. Strange the new fabric of reality. The story is quite unusual and should be seen in 3D (even though that element is on its way out) in order to fully appreciate this psychedelic stunner. The Old One’s sidekick, played by Ejiofor, turns into an enemy toward the end, laying out the basic plot for the next Marvel film.

—John Sunier

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