Never doubt the (super)power of cross-promotion. Disney’s going to have a big September on the Blu-ray front, as the mega studio has announced an Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray box set will release on Sept. 9 — the same day that Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray set hits retail as well.
Unlike the Cap, though, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray set is the only way to get your hands on the full roster of Season 1 episodes. There is no Digital HD version on the way. Not that we’d have normally expected one.
Amazon hasn’t launched pre-orders yet for the Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray set, but keep checking this link to see if they’ve fired up.
Agents of SHIELD – The Complete First Season will include all 22 episodes and a slew of bonus features. The DVD version, which has the same Sept. 9 release date, will contain all the same bonus features as the Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray version.
As it stands today, the Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD sets include 11 bonus features, some of which are organized into a larger collection of similar features. The two primary bonus features are Journey Into S.D.C.C., in which viewers hop on the bus and watch as the series made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast was welcomed with open arms by a sea of enthusiastic fans, and Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe TV Special.
The set also includes VFX Breakdowns, which explores the layers of effects in sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version, Audio Commentaries with the filmmakers and cast, a Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes.
In terms of comprehensiveness, though, the largest Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD bonus feature is called Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports. In this compilation, viewers will have “exclusive” access to the show’s sets during the making of several episodes: The Malibu Jump, The Bridge, Asgardian Bar Fight, Classified, and Cello Duet.
The Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Blu-ray set will be presented in 1.78:1 16×9 widescreen ratio. The Blu-ray version will support 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, while the DVD version will support 5.1 Dolby Digital. In terms of languages, all episodes will be presented in English, with subtitle options in English SDH, Spanish and French.