Super 8 Blu-Ray/DVD

Coming out on 22 Nov 2011. Don't miss it! 

The lack of Spielberg is a bummer, but understandable considering the man's insanely busy schedule. Maybe Joel Courtney won a bet to be the only child actor to get his own featurette.

The lack of those amazing trailers with James Horner's Cocoon theme, however, is a letdown. But if I had to choose between those trailers and the goods Paramount has ultimately offered, I'd take the latter in a heartbeat.

  • Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
  • Featurettes (with play-all function)
    • The Dream Behind Super 8 (16:28)
    • The Search for New Faces (17:46)
    • Meet Joel Courtney (14:35)
    • Rediscovering Steel Town (18:24)
    • The Visitor Lives (12:22)
    • Scoring Super 8 (5:29)
    • Do You Believe in Magic? (4:29)
    • The 8mm Revolution (8:15)
  • Deconstructing the Train Crash - a self-guided trip from script to screen
  • Deleted Scenes (12:47) - 14 total scenes, mostly character exposition

Super 8 on Blu-ray would be a "super" purchase for the imaginative, nostalgic and fun J.J. Abrams film alone. The stellar high definition presentation and worthwhile bonus features are akin to getting a mysterious monster on top of an already solid film premise.

Joel Courtney