Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket limbered up in 2017 for their second intergalactic space hero adventure in Guardian Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which arrived on the big screen in late spring 2017. With the breakout success of the first film, despite having lesser known comic book characters at the time, it was one of the big movie releases of the year and with the DVD, Blu-ray and digital download now confirmed, it bound to be just as big for home entertainment.
It’s a part of Marvel’s massive renaissance over the last ten years or so, which has only increased in intensity recently as the box office continues to favour the big budget, superhero adventures. With the same core cast and both producer Kevin Feige and director James Gunn back at the helm, the second movie in the series was out of this world. Check out our review summary below for more on what we thought of the film.
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 had a UK release date of Friday the 28th April 2017, a week ahead of the US general release on the 5th May 2017. With stunning visual effects and another exciting space-based adventure ahead of it, this has got 3D specs written all over it to really appreciate the high-impact action of the film.
DVD, Blu-ray and digital download:
The DVD release date has been confirmed for the 4th September 2017 in the UK and the film will also be available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital rental. As ever, it will out first to buy on digital, so we’re expecting this towards the end of August 2017.
A Vol 1 and Vol 2 doublepack Blu-ray is also being release on the 4th September 2017.
Picking up after the epic ending to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 picks up the five-piece fighting force as they set out to figure out Peter Quill’s true parental lineage. For fans of the comic book series, you’ve probably got a good idea about what this might entail already, but for newer fans it’ll be as much a mystery to you as it is to Star Lord and team, so we’ll leave the film to fill in the gaps.
Peter will have his newfound music cassette – Awesome Mixtap #2 – as the soundtrack to his journey of fatherly discovery, so we’ll have a whole to more great tunes to listen to as the film blasts away. However, with such a reactionary band of brothers and sister in his crew, he’ll have his work cut out for him just to keep them all together as all hell breaks loose in dark confines of outer space.
Guardian Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has been given an age rating of 12A in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) with moderate fantasy action violence, sex references and bad language.
DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray front covers
We’re big fans of the Breakfast Club style on the front cover of the DVD. If you’re not familiar with the 80s Brat Pack classic, you can check it out here.
Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) returns to the cast as Peter Quill/Star Lord alongside Zooey Sadana (Star Trek Beyond) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (SPECTRE) as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel (The Last Witch Hunter) as Groot, and Bradley Cooper (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp) as Rocket. Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is back as Yondu Udonta and Karen Gillan (The Big Short) is back in the fray as the vicious Nebula.
New additions to the cast include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) as Ayesh the High Priestess of the Sovereign people, Chris Sullivan (The Drop) as Taserface and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) as Peter Quill’s dear old dad Ego. Sylvester Stallone (Creed) also puts in a cameo as Stakar Ogord.
In addition to James Gunn as the director of the film and Kevin Feige as producer, it also has Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee as its executive producers. Henry Braham is the director of photography, Scott Chambliss (Tomorrowland) is the production designer, Fred Raskin (The Hateful Eight) and Craig Wood (Guardians of the Galaxy) are editors, Tyler Bates has composed the film score and three time Academy Award nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (Captain America: Civil War) takes care of the clobber.
The impressive visual effects come from supervisor Chris Townsend (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and special effects are courtesy of supervisor Dan Sudick (Captain America: Civil War). Stunts are being coordinated by Tommy Harper (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2017 for anyone with a passing interest in superheroes or comic books. The trailer (below) did a lot to build anticipation and the cinematic release didn’t disappoint. It features a lot of action, a wild ride story and some incredibly impressive special effects. Read our full review at www.tuppencemagazine.co.uk/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-review/ for more details.