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Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 123 minutes, featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, teaser trailer, DVD, digital HD copy, bonus DVD
VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition
AUDIO: English Dolby Atmos, English DVS, French, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

STUDIO: Universal Pictures/ Legendary Pictures/Blizzard Entertainment/ Atlas Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: 9-27-2016

WARCRAFT is fast paced fantasy action film wher eth CGI is a little over-ambitious (and could have required more work to make the film’s VFX blend with the live action better).   I did enjoy the movie (even though I have never and probably never will play the games).   It sets things up for a sequel, but Universal and Legendary may have to find a way to make the sequel cheaper to make despite the huge box office performance in China.   The movie is minimal on characterization and more involved with creating a world with battles, CG ogres, and landscapes created on the computer.



11 deleted and extended scenes

gag reel



ORIGIN STORY- a short history of the WARCRAFT games and how the movie came about

THE WORLD OF TALENT- a featurette on the cast of the movie

THE WORLD OF VFX- a look at the extensive VFX including the virtual backgrounds used in many scenes including set extensions

OUTFITTING A WORLD- the costume design of WARCRAFT movie that they designed to fit with the design of the games

THE WORLD OF MO-CAPS- a behind-the-scenes look at the motion capture work in the movie for the various actors playing orcs

THE WORLD OF STUNTS- the stunts of the movie


THE FANDOM OF WARCRAFT takes a look at the fans of WARCRAFT as they wait to watch the movie at a Warcraft convention.



WARCRAFT: THE MADAM TUSSAUDS EXPERIENCE- a look at all the work that went into creating three wax figures of Warcraft movie characters and the cast visiting the exhibit

ILM: BEHIND THE MAGIC OF WARCRAFT- a show reel of the VFX work done by ILM

2013 teaser trailer


Target Bonus DVD:

WELCOME TO WARCRAFT (9:53)-  the history of the WARCRAFT games and online game along with a little talk about the movie

THE WEAPONIZED MAGIC OF WARCRAFT (9:56)- all about the various effects and gesture work by the actors that went into creating the magic spells in the movie

THE WORLD WITHIN WARCRAFT (11:28)-  production design featurette


The Movie in standard definition on DVD with some extras (deleted/ extended scenes, gag reel, and three featurettes (ORIGIN STORY, THE FANDOM OF WARCRAFT, ILM: BEHIND THE MAGIC OF WARCRAFT)


A code to download and/or stream a digital HD Ulltraviolet copy of WARCRAFT


FINAL ANALYSIS: WARCRAFT has great making-of extras even though I wish three of the featurettes weren’t a Best Buy exclusive.  The movie does stay true to the storyline of the game universe, but I wonder what a longer cut of the movie would be like 9since Duncan Jones has mentioned how he cut the movie down from three hours to its current length.  I do hope a sequel is in the works (since China has proved to be a big part of the movie’s box office).


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