Following on from our original article, we have some bad news. It looks like the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition Blu-ray is sold out in South Africa and we’re not sure that there will be more copies anytime soon.
Fans of the film will have to find other ways (importing is an option) to see the ultimate edition version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice locally. It seems that online retailer Takealot (who sold the steelbook edition for R249) were the only store lucky enough to sell them in South Africa and, unfortunately, they have sold out all their copies in less than 24 hours.
Times Media Films have sent out an apology regarding the lack of copies locally:
Humble apologies for all the confusion caused regarding the Ultimate edition of Batman vs Superman. The steelbook is the only version that has the ultimate edition within it and was offered exclusively to TakeaLot who only ordered in 150 units as a pre order incentive and are now all sold out. There unfortunately is no more stock available and it is cost prohibitive for us to order in any additional stock.
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 (181 minutes running time). The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition arrived internationally on the 19th July and features an extended R-rated cut of the film.
Basically, in short, the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition is a better film. Read our review.
The theatrical version (with the 151 minutes running time) of the film is 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).