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“Glass” (2019) Blu-Ray Review


Why do we like owning a digital copy of the films we love? The answer is simple – we want to ensure that whatever we hold dear to our heart must be within reach.

As for M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” that is being released on Blu-Ray on April 16th, have you ever asked yourself what lies beneath the world we know nothing about? What our eyes ignore to see, and what we’re unable to hear? What if, while we’re asleep at night, all the fantastic creatures, men and women, in masks go out to fight in the name of justice? And by the time we open our eyes, we pick up things where we left them off at night? I like to think that the universe we live in is more fun than it appears. That it has secrets to keep from us because our safety is a major concern to those who control the truth.

As you have already seen it on the silver screen, I’m sure there is a lot more you would like to learn which the Blu-Ray edition of “Glass“ delivers, including all the missing elements in the long puzzle of Shyamalan’s piece, including an alternate opening and the deleted scenes. Also, there’s the conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan and the entire process of bringing the team together for you to enjoy it throughout. Like a cherry on top of a pie, all the alternate scenes are being introduced by the director himself to ensure you won’t be misled in the rich world of superheroes and villains fighting each other to protect us.

“Glass” has everything you need to enjoy your two hours – a bit of humor, intense storyline, action scenes, and even a love story. I am afraid I won’t be able to reveal more than I already have. Shyamalan delivers a satisfactory piece that all the “Unbreakable” and “Split” fans will enjoy thoroughly. But do not worry if you happen to have not seen either of them. “Glass” is one of those films that won’t confuse you or send you back to watch the first two parts of its trilogy. Even watching the final piece you will be able to find yourself briefed quickly to what really happens in this superhero world, and why the same world is kept in the dark for the sake of humanity.

That said, there are many films that end up being number 1 in North America for three or more weeks in a row, but not all of them stand out as “Glass” does in terms of its intelligent concept, I must admit, may be missed by many. Since it’s already out on the shelves of your nearest store or ready to be seen OnDemand starting April 16th, there is an excellent opportunity arising to make your home more entertaining, creative, diverse, and full of superhero universe where, at the end of the day, the truth will find its way to come out after clicking on a magical button called “play”.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL:

  • The Collection of Main Characters – A look at all the main players and how they fit in the universe created by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. 
    • David Dunn
    • Elijah Price
    • Kevin Wendell Crumb
    • The Rest of the Family
  • Bringing the Team Back Together – M. Night Shyamalan is famous for working with many of the same crew from film to film. In this piece, cast and crew share personal stories of why Shyamalan’s productions feel like seeing family again.
  • David Dunn vs. The Beast – An in-depth look at the animalistic face-off between David Dunn and The Beast
  • Glass Decoded – M. Night Shyamalan unveils some secrets of continuity and style from across the Glass trilogy
  • Breaking Glass: The Stunts – The superhuman strength of The Beast is best illustrated in the stunts. Take a behind the scenes look into the very effective methods of executing stunts in the film.
  • Connecting the Glass Universe – Explore M. Night Shyamalan’s stylistic approach to the Glass trilogy and the unconventional concept of a comic book movie grounded in reality.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: Behind the Lens – Cast and crew discuss Shyamalan’s dedicated and meticulous approach to storytelling.
  • The Sound of Glass – Composer West Dylan Thordson elaborates on his use of string instruments to create tension, and explains why recording the score on-location enhanced the tone of Glass.
  • Enhancing the Spectacle – The VFX team provides details on the rewarding task of using CGI as an effective tool to intensify the narrative of Glass.
  • Raven Hill Memorial – Roam the long corridors of Raven Hill Memorial Hospital and see why the cast and crew describe the eerie location as its own character in the film.
  • Night Vision – A look at the early stages of Glass by examining the storyboards and their remarkable similarity to the final shots in the film.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL AND DVD:

  • Alternate Opening – Introduction by director M. Night Shyamalan available
  • Deleted Scenes -Introductions by director M. Night Shyamalan available
    • David Alone at Bar
    • Patricia Talks to Cheerleaders
    • David Encounters Pierce
    • Casey in Art Class
    • Dr. Staple Explains Machine
    • Mrs. Price in Waiting Room
    • Mrs. Price Talks to Elijah
    • Dr. Staple Drinks Tea
    • Pierce Checks Elijah’s Room
    • Mrs. Price Tells Elijah About Surgery
    • David Submits to Dr. Staple
    • Patients Worship The Beast
  • A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan – Star James McAvoy and Producer/Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan discuss the importance of originality when creating a film in this genre.

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-ray version, all in stunning 4K resolution.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, and the colour brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theatre-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favourite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy with Sarah Paulson and Samuel L. Jackson
Casting By: Douglas Aibel, CSA
Music By: West Dylan Thordson
Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs
Costume Designer: Paco Delgado
Edited By: Luke Ciarrocchi, Blu Murray
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo
Director of Photography: Michael Gioulakis
Executive Producers: Steven Schneider, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Kevin Frakes
Produced By: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, and Ashwin Rajan
Written and Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: April 16, 2019
Selection Number: 61201272 (US) / 61201273 (CDN)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements and language
Video: HDR 10
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Languages/Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: April 16, 2019
Selection Number: 61200422 (US) / 61200732 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements and language
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles  
Languages/Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

DOLBY ATMOS® SOUNDTRACK:
Glass Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theatre environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: April 16, 2019
Selection Number: 61200421 (US) / 61200730 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements and language
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles  
Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0, English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

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