Let’s get one thing straight, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 alone was incredible. Add some bonus features and you’ve got yourself entertainment enough to last you light years! Now add in the HOFF and you’ve certainly got something to talk about.
We were invited learn more about the bonus features on the upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and got to hear a bit about them from director James Gunn and actor David Hasselhoff about the new goodies coming for the film. If that wasn’t enough, we got to to see a special demo of the movie in 4K UHD… the first film in this format for Marvel Studios.
Q&A with James Gunn and David Hasselhoff
Gunn and Hasselhoff sat down for a quick Q&A to discuss one of the many bonus features for the upcoming release of the film. In a piece called “Inferno” we get a hilarious retro original music video featuring the Hoff and the ‘Guardians.’
To be a part of the whole ‘Guardians’ family now is just incredibly cool.”
“It’s been a great ride for me and an honor for me to be here,” Hasselhoff said. “Hearing the name Hasselhoff in the movie, is just something that I wish my dad was alive, because he would of dug it. To be a part of the whole ‘Guardians’ family now is just incredibly cool.”
Gunn then opened the session to questions where he revealed “Inferno” does play as you walk off the now popular new attraction at Disney’s California Adventure which brings to life the universe created in the two films. “It does play when you get off the ride sometimes” he shared.
Hasselhoff then dropped a bomb in the room, “I haven’t seen the ride. I didn’t know there was a ride until 20 minutes ago!” Gunn suggested that there should be the integration of a Hasselhoff cameo or an Easter Egg of sorts in the future with Hasselhoff responding, “That would be really awesome.”
“Inferno” will be included in the “Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition” of the film.
4K UHD Demos
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 will be the first Marvel Studios film to be released in 4K Ultra HD and seeing it in this format was spectacular. In a side by side demo of Digital vs. 4K Ultra HD it was clear that 4K is worth the investment if you’re looking for a truer-to-cinema experience. There were certain elements of the film that you could see in 4K, but not on the digital version. It was noted that retailers are going all-in on the power of 4K. However, to experience the richness of 4K Ultra HD you must have a 4K TV and a compatible 4K player.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 will be available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD on August 8, 2017 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD on August 22, 2017.