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Chronicle has been one of the big surprises of the year, and a pleasant one two. From first time director Josh Trank and writer Max Landis (son of John) it was a low-budget film a bout three slacker teens who gain superpowers that became an unlikely box office sensation.
Actually, as anyone who’s seen it will know, its success wasn’t that unlikely – because Chronicle is really very good indeed ( here’s our review ). Any worries that it was a late entry into the found footage genre were swept away by a dark but witty script, characters that you cared about with real problems, and a superpowered smackdown ending that may not have had the budget of The Avengers but was just as brilliant in its own down and dirty way.
Read our all-new interview with Chronicle director Josh Trank
And now the film is out on DVD and Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray features some extra special treats. In addition to delivering the highest possible picture and audio presentation the Chronicle Extended Edition Blu-ray exclusively offers both the theatrical version and the extended cut – with all new footage not seen in cinemas. Special features include an additional deleted scene of the most revealing footage you’ve never seen: pre-viz material that is the actual concept footage of the film’s most exciting sequences (see below); and camera tests of pre-production test scenes using different actors from those cast in the film.
To whet your appetite we also have the above exclusive-to -SFX interview with two of the film’s stars, Alex Russell (Matt) and Michael B Jordan (Steve).