Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK electrified both audiences and critics alike and now you can enjoy the colorful cosmic adventure at home. Fans who bring home the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) of THOR: RAGNAROK will experience all the thunderous action and lightning-fast wit in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
Exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features include deleted scenes; hilarious outtakes; an exclusive short: part three of the mockumentary “Team Thor,” retitled “Team Darryl” and featuring an eccentric new roommate; the evolution of MCU’s heroes culminating in “Avengers: Infinity War;” numerous making-of featurettes which explore the unique vision of director Taika Waititi; the story’s unstoppable women; the effortlessly charismatic Korg; the tyrannical leader of Sakaar, the Grandmaster; and the film’s comic-book origins; audio commentary by Waititi; and more.
The action, humor, drama and fun is available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand now!
I walked the red carpet for THOR: RAGNAROK
Last October, I was blessed to be able to attend the THOR: RAGNAROK event in Los Angeles. I walked the red carpet, interviewed the stars and saw the world premiere. You can read my full review of the actual movie on my review post. It is definitely one of my favorite movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is so funny, and there is so much excitement. You feel like you truly are on Sakaar when you watch THOR: RAGNAROK.
About THOR: RAGNAROK and the Official Home Release Trailer
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
The bonus material is awesome! I only wish there were more of it! I laughed so hard during my interview with Taika Waititi that I could watch him talk for hours!
- Director’s Introduction
- Deleted/Extended Scenes – Deleted Scenes: The Sorcerer Supreme, Skurge Finds Heimdall & Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar and Extended Scenes: Thor Meets the Grandmaster, Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny Avenger & Grandmaster and Topaz
- Gag Reel – Watch a collection of goofs, gaffes and pratfalls starring the cast
- Exclusive Short/Team Darryl – It’s been over a year since Thor left Australia and Darryl has been struggling to pay his rent. Now Darryl needs a new roommate to help make the monthly payments. Unfortunately for Darryl, the Grandmaster was the only one who answered Darryl’s “Roommate Needed” ad and with no viable options, the Grandmaster moves in.
- Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – The Evolution of Heroes – Marvel’s universe is vast and transcends both time and space. We’ll examine the Cinematic Universe as a whole and revisit each of our heroes’ current location and their place in the current MCU timeline, as it all leads up to the one culminating event: “Avengers: Infinity War.”
If you’ve been following my Marvel Movies to Watch before Infinity War posts, you know some of this already!
- Getting in Touch with Your Inner Thor – “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has brought his unique sensibility and sense of humor to the film in a great many ways but it is the evolution of Thor’s own sense of humor, which stands out the most in the new film. This piece explores the impact Chris Hemsworth has made on the development of his widely-loved character and celebrates the mighty cast and crew who reveal the fun and hard work that went into assembling Thor’s eccentric counterparts.
This is a cute clip of the actors talking about Chris Hemsworth:
- Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie – This piece explores the strong female characters in “Thor: Ragnarok,” their importance in the MCU, their incredible casting and their epic comic origins.
- Finding Korg – A tongue-in-cheek interview with Taika on casting Korg. He describes the difficult search for just the right evolution of the character design, and the nuances of this instantly classic character in the MCU. This conversation will also delve into all the extraordinary visual effects that brought Korg, Sakaar and the worlds of “Thor: Ragnarok” to life.
Here is a clip from the “Finding Korg” featurette:
- Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown – Sakaar is the collection point for all lost and unloved things. This documentary will answer all known and unknown questions. It also explains the hard work and creativity that went into creating the look and feel of Sakaar. From design inspired by Jack Kirby’s classic artwork to the dedication of the visual development team to the awe-inspiring physical and digital production, you will see this distant world come alive.
Here are a couple of clips talking about Jack Kirby’s artwork:
- Journey into Mystery – A deep dive story piece with the writers, director and producer Kevin Feige about the inspirations for “Thor: Ragnarok” within the comics. Most notably, the contest of champions limited series where the Grandmaster pitted our favorite heroes against one another as he does in the film. This piece also further explores Thor’s comic book origins and classic arcs through interviews with some of the most important comic creators, such as Walt Simonson and Jack Kirby.
- 8bit Scenes – Final Bridge Battle + Sakaar Spaceship Battle. Dive into these climactic sequences presented in retro video-game format.
- Directors Commentary
In this video, Taika Waititi talks about the Australia/New Zealand influence on the space ships in the film, along with a variety of additional AU/NZ fun facts!
- Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance – We’ll examine this Super Hero friendship, which has spanned through several Marvel films. From their original Helicarrier fight match to the now iconic Hulk punch from Avengers 1, see how Marvel’s most powerful Super Heroes become the most extraordinary Super Hero buddies.
- Additional Deleted Scenes – Travel to Asgard & Race To The Wormhole
7 Australia/New Zealand Easter Eggs from the Thor: Ragnarok Commentary Track with Taika Waititi
The horns on Surtur’s helmet were crafted out of an ancient Australian boomerang that the crew received as a gift while filming in Australia.
The Grandmaster’s henchwoman, Topaz, is played by Rachel House. She has starred in many of Taika Waititi’s projects, including Eagle vs. Shark, Boy, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Taika Waititi is a big fan of sketch comedy actor Steven Oliver from Australia’s “Black Comedy” television series. He contacted him to be “Cousin Carlo” in a scene with Jeff Goldblum.
The scene where Valkyrie opens a bottle with her blade is an homage to the Beth Heke character in “Once Were Warriors.”
Chris Hemsworth loved Taika Waititi so much he shaved an “N” and a “Z” in the sides of his head for “New Zealand.” (according to Taika, at least)
Interns from a local Aboriginal community created much of the Hulk parade masks & banner props on Sakaar. Several of the interns ended up getting jobs with the art department.
The famous New Zealand stuntwoman, Zoe Bell, performs during Hela’s fight sequence against the army of Asgard.
11 Comic Book Easter Eggs from the Thor: Ragnarok Commentary Track with Taika Waititi
The initial Hela costume is loosely based on the comic design. It transitions into the iconic version when she returns to Asgard. Her weapons were based on Gorr the God Butcher’s weapons from the “God of Thunder” comic storyline.
Sakaar’s design was taken from Jack Kirby’s artwork. Taika was a fan as a kid and incorporated many shapes and colors from classic comics.
The obedience discs are power inhibitors lifted from the “Planet Hulk” comic storyline.
The designs of many background characters in Sakaar were also lifted directly from Jack Kirby comics.
Traditionally, the Grandmaster in the comics is blue-skinned. They thought people might tie it back to Jeff Goldblum’s character from “Earth Girls Are Easy.”
The characters of Korg and Miek are from the “Planet Hulk” comic storyline. Taika based Korg’s voice on the Polynesian bouncers in New Zealand, many of whom are extremely polite and don’t want to hurt anyone.
The large wolf, Fenris, is a great ally of Hela’s in the comics.
The mural on the back wall of The Grandmaster’s suite is actual Jack Kirby artwork.
After years of fans asking for it, Thor finally got his helmet in the Sakaarian battle arena.
Odin’s spear, Gungnir, appears in the background of the throne room on Asgard.
Hulk’s Sakaarian wardrobe casual wear is lifted from various Hulk comics.
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