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Reasons to Own: The Incredibles 2 Blu-Ray

Second disc filled with special features? Yes, please!

The Incredibles 2 is one of the rare big screen sequel helpings that Pixar pushes out, which makes it something of a special event. With the film releasing to great praise, Pixar found themselves another winner. The film was a marvel to behold, with every frame sporting some of the most beautifully realized animation to ever come out of the studio. However, the film that everyone spoke about when they walked out of the theater was Bao, the tale of a Mother’s love for her son finding a new home in a homemade bao. Whether they discussed it in bemusement or complete emotional turmoil, Bao was undeniably a special treat, and something that was looked forward to as a special feature.

Well, not only did we get Bao, but we also got the equally fantastic Auntie Edna!

 

This Blu-Ray is one of those rare two disc treats that keeps on giving. The first disc is loaded with film packing the Incredibles 2, Auntie Edna, and Bao! Auntie Edna is an absolute delight, and the perfect after film pairing. It follows the unlikely duo of Edna and Jack-Jack, which might be one of the best things to come out of the Incredibles 2 itself. Additionally, you’ll find a personal animation lesson from Brad Bird, the director and writer of the Incredibles 2 there. This is only the beginning however, as there is a second disc filled with special features. The deleted scenes packs over half an hour of content, but note that all of the scenes are presented in storyboard format. The real treasure on the second disc however was the vintage you commercials for our heroes. If behind the scenes is what you’re after though, the five part feature included on the disk will begin to wet your whistle. The final piece of the five part feature is a wonderful look at Bao featuring the Toronto raised Domee Shi, who wrote and directed the film. There is a deeper dive available through the Heroes and Villians featurette, which runs close to half an hour if you’re looking for more!

All in all, the Incredibles 2 Blu-Ray ends up feeling a lot more like a vault release than a simple Blu-Ray offering. The additional shorts make the purchase more than worth your while already, but with over a literal hour of behind the scenes conversations and footage, the Blu-Ray offers everything a fan of the film could hope to uncover.

Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton is a Toronto based filmmaker and creative mad man. Legend has it that he spent most of his childhood locked away in a cell beta testing Netflix.