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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Digital HD Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past
PG-13....131 min.....Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
October 14, 2014

x-men: days of future past

DIRECTOR: .Bryan Singer
WRITER: .Simon Kinberg
Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender,
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page,
Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters,
Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Bingbing Fan, Adan Canto,
Booboo Stewart, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

x-men: days of future past
Grade:. ★★★★☆

SYNOPSIS: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

There are those who will see action flicks in theaters or not at all. They believe that their enjoyment of each explosion, chase, and shoot-‘em-up moment will somehow be lessened without the silver screen and surround sound. And with that attitude, they’re probably right.

Others, myself included, believe that each cinematic experience is what you make of it — and that viewing location is not determinative of enjoyment. To you, my peers, and to all who have come to love the Digital HD experience, I highly recommend X-Men: Days of Future Past on Digital HD.

Featuring a cast of super-human talents, X-Men: Days of Future Past is engrossing in its exquisite attention to visual detail, out-of-this-world action sequences, and surprisingly relatable emotional narrative. From Quicksilver’s (Evan Peters) high-speed kitchen save, to Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) final stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past’s use of CGI absolutely wows. And the characters’ struggle to accept both their mutant powers and abundantly human flaws — particularly that of Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), who is also torn between the warring philosophies of Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Fassbender) — enhances the poignant nature of the film’s stirring narrative.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past Digital HD comes with iTunes Extras** including Deleted Scenes (with and without Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer), an in-depth look at an Alternate Scene (the “Kitchen Sequence”), 3 behind-the-scenes Trask Industry image Galleries, and a hilariously playful Gag Reel.

Homes with movie-theater size HDTVs and surround sound are few and far between…but that’s OK: X-Men: Days of Future Past requires no such trappings. Any screen will do for this impassioned, high-stakes, and wholly enjoyable adventure.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is available now on Digital HD,
and hits Blu-ray/DVD on October 14.

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BUY/RENT
(Digital HD: Sept. 23 | Blu-ray/DVD: Oct. 14)
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SPECIAL FEATURES

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Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer
Gag Reel
Kitchen Sequence
Classification: M
X-Men: Reunited

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Double Take: Xavier & Magneto
Sentinels: For A Secure Future
Gallery: Trask Industries
Second Screen App
Theatrical Trailers

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iTunes Extras minimum system requirements: iOS 8; Apple TV 6.2; or iTunes 11.3 on OS X 10.9.3 or Windows 7. **
Featured Image, Poster and Box Art: © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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