Release Date: 7 June 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 4K UHD
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
The best has been saved for last in this swan song for the surly Wolverine, after five X-Men films and two spin-offs. Mutants have become virtually extinct by the year 2029, so a mad scientist (Richard E. Grant) has been designing his own, one of which is a mute young girl who has her own set of adamantium blades and the attitude to match. Having escaped and found her way into Logan’s care, the Wolverine becomes a surrogate father to this temperamental little mutant and the pair hit the road. But don’t expect a sentimental journey – Logan is more concerned with slicing through heartstrings than tugging them. Where Deadpool rewrote the rulebook for violence in superhero movies, Logan throws it out – don’t let your kids watch this! Kudos to director James Mangold for taking the creative risk of transplanting the Wolverine into a brutal and intense western noir devoid of the usual global threat and visual effects overload we’ve come to expect from the X-Men universe. Jackman hasn’t been this good since Prisoners and it’s the best he’s ever been as the Wolverine, who is finally given the standalone film he deserves and a fantastic, albeit relentlessly grim, send off.
DVD & BD
- Audio commentary by director James Mangold
- Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold
BD & 4K ONLY
- Making Logan
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- Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook
DID YOU KNOW
- James Mangold stated that the film is set in 2029 to avoid any conflict with the timeline established in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), but that his goal was to make a standalone film that was not bound to continuing previous storylines, or setting up sequels.