Update: Times New Media have confirmed that South Africa will be getting the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition after all. It’s time for a celebration! They just sent us the image below as confirmation. Thank you readers for getting behind this, and thank you to Marco and Times New Media for making this happen!
It’s a sad sad sad day for many, especially us here at Fortress of Solitude, who were looking forward to the release of Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition. Unfortunately, Times Media Films have confirmed that South Africa won’t be getting the Ultimate Cut of the film.
Even if you didn’t like the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, chances are that you’re a little interested in seeing the extra 30 minutes of footage offered on the Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition. Like the original release, Warner Bros. is going all out on releasing trailers. Sadly, you won’t have the privilege of owning it in South Africa.
A little while back, we noticed that Takealot didn’t stock the Ultimate Cut and that the cover images didn’t have Ultimate Cut printed on them. Now we have confirmation that we definitely won’t be getting the R-rated cut come release day.
Instead, we’ll be getting this:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be available on DVD Pack for R149.99-R159.99 RRP, Blu-ray 2D for R199.99 RRP, Blu-ray 3D for R299.99, Batman v Superman / Man of Steel Box sets on DVD or Blu-ray and Batman v Superman Steel books (Box sets and steel books available at selected DVD stores).
And only the theatrical release with the 151 minutes running time.
There is no mention of the extras on the disks themselves, but we can only imagine that we’re not getting all of those either. There is also no mention of a 4k Blu-ray version, which is also disheartening.
Here’s a lineup of bonus features that was announced internationally on the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition:
- Uniting the World’s Finest
- Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants
- The Warrior, the Myth, the Wonder
- Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile
- Analyzing a New Legacy of Design: Superman
- Analyzing a New Legacy of Design: Batman
- Analyzing A New Legacy of Design: The Batcave
- The Might And The Power of a Punch
- The Empire of Luthor
- Save The Bats
The trailer for the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition:
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition will arrive internationally on the 19th July and features an extended R-rated cut of the film (30 mins of extra footage). Jena Malone’s scenes have also been put back into the movie. The home release also features a newly remastered Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
I’m almost certain there is enough of us out there to make this happen. So we need your help to convince the powers that be to release the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition locally, so we can catch up to the rest of the world and experience it the way we should – R-rated with 30 mins extra footage.
So what do you need to do? Simply tell us below, firstly whether or not you would like to see/buy it and why. Hopefully, we can move mountains and convince the kind folks to give us a chance to see one of the year’s biggest blockbusters without having to resort to piracy. Let us know in the comments if you want to see the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition.