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Marvel Heroes Collection (Daredevil, Elektra, X-Men, X2, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four & Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Review by Charles Mohapel
Date: 23 June 2008 List Price $69.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /

Since I already owned widescreen copies of X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X3: The Last Stand, I already knew that there are more bonuses and special features for those three movies, and it's not unreasonable to assume that is also the case for Elektra, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Daredevil: Director's Cut. As enjoyable as some of the discs were to watch, others were disappointing in their lack of interesting features.

That said, I think the idea of turning the Marvel Heroes Collection into the Marvel Heroes Collection, Platinum Edition by combining the double disc versions of each movie and adding Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Volume 1, as well as however many more volumes of the animated series are available would be a much better value for the fans and more profitable for Fox.

This collection includes 8 DVDs, 1 CD, a digest sized double comic book and a custom-designed lobby card.

    X-Men (Widescreen – 1 disc)
    X2: X-Men United (Widescreen – 1 disc)
    X3: The Last Stand (Widescreen – 1 disc)
    Elektra (Widescreen – 1 disc)
    Fantastic Four (Widescreen – 1 disc)
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Side A: Full Screen / Side B: Widescreen – 1 disc)
    Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Volume 1 (Animated) (Full Screen – 1 disc)
    Daredevil: Director's Cut (Widescreen – 1 disc)
CD: Digital Copy of The Silver Surfer #1 Digest Sized Double Comic Book:
    X-Men #1
    X-Men #101
    Special Features:
    Extended Branching Version – Includes additional scenes not included or edited differently
    Fox Special: The Mutant Watch
    Bryan Singer Interview
    Hugh Jackman's Screen Test
    Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
    Art Gallery – Character Design and Production Design
    THX – Optimize your audio and video
    Animatics – rough animated storyboards of the Train Station Fight Sequence and the Statue of Liberty Fight Sequence
X2: X-Men United
    Special Features:
      Full Length Audio Commentary by Director Bryan Singer and Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC
      Full Length Audio Commentary by the Screenwriters and Producers
X3: The Last Stand
    Special Features:
      Full Length Audio Commentary by Director Bryan Singer, Screenwriters Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn
      Producers Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Schuler Donner, and Ralph Winter
      Deleted Scenes and 3 Alternate Endings with Optional Audio Commentary
    The World of Marvel: Daredevil, Elektra, and Fantastic Four
    Special Features:
    Watch Director's Cut with Director/Screenwriter Mark Steven Johnson and Producer Avi Arad
    Featurette with Producers Avi Arad and Gary Foster
    Alien vs Predator Trailer
    I, Robot Trailer
    Special Features:
    Deleted Scenes:
      Sai Approach
      "Come Back To Me" (with Ben Affleck)
      Rounding Up The Troops
    The Making of Elektra
    Comic-Con Presentation
    Inside The Editing Room:
      Once A Warrior
      I Died Once
      The Way
      Don't Force It
      Theatrical Teaser
      Theatrical Trailer
      American Dad Promo
      Family Guy Promo
    Inside Look at Upcoming Fox Projects
Fantastic Four
    Special Features:
      Cast Commentary
      Deleted Scenes:
        Reed Tests Plants
        Reed and Sue in Planetarium
        Reed and Sue walk and talk: Wolverine Insert
      Fantastic Four Video Diary
      The Making of Fantastic Four
      Fantastic Four: The Making of a Scene
      Fantastic Four: Casting Session
      Music Videos:
        Everything Burns
        Come On, Come In
        Music Soundtrack Spot
        Theatrical Teaser
        Theatrical Trailer
        Marvel Avengers
          Inside Look at Upcoming Fox Projects: X3
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
    Side A: Full Screen / Side B: Widescreen
    Special Features:
      Commentary by Director Tim Story
      Commentary by Producer Avi Arad, Writer Don Payne, and Film Editors Peter S. Elliot and William Hoy
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Volume 1 (Animated)
    Full Screen
    Four Episodes:
      Hard Knocks
      World's Tiniest Heroes

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