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The time is almost upon us… G.I. Joe: Retaliation is incoming on Blu-Ray/DVD!

Can you believe it?

How is this possible?  When the film was delayed for 9 months it felt like the end of the G.I. Joe fandom at large…but instead the film rebounded strongly and ended up grossing nearly $400 million worldwide.

Now we stand on the precipice of the home release, and any one of us will be able to watch G.I. Joe: Retaliation any time we want.  But that’s not all.  For folks who are interested in such a thing, the Best Buy exclusive “Extended Action Cut” will feature nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, giving many G.I. Joe fans the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film they were expecting in theaters.

One might think that 13 minutes of a 90 minute film really doesn’t make much of a difference.  I respectfully disagree.  I think most folks will find that the additional footage spent on sequences building up the major plot points of the film really help the film feel more cohesive.

Yes, G.I. Joe fans, the film hits all of your local stores tomorrow.  Are you excited?

Expect some interesting reflections and commentary once the film hits, as I dive head first into the Extended Action Cut and give my opinions on the changes and what the end result means for us and for the upcoming sequel.

I couldn’t be more excited!  Bring it on.

Meanwhile, make sure you check out the DVD/Blu-Ray Buyer’s Guide to figure out which version you’re picking up tomorrow.  Or in my case, which versionS.  Also, check out the review of the Blu-Ray theatrical cut with all special features right here on GeneralsJoes.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital – A Buyer’s Guide

Over the past several weeks many folks have been inquiring about what particular versions of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation home release they want. The film hits all formats and all platforms next Tuesday, July 30th, and I figured it was a good idea to outline exactly what versions are out there and what folks should be looking for.

This is a long list, encompassing DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D, Store Exclusives, and digital formats.  Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to check out all the details.

Big thanks to Twitziller for giving me this idea…hopefully it helps some folks out.

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Some peeks into the behind the scenes featurettes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

As we get closer to the retail release for G.I. Joe: Retaliation (less than a week to go!) more behind the scenes clips are emerging that showcase some of the extra features that are on the Blu-Ray. Keep in mind that these video clips are just excerpts from the special features and there are several more minutes of great stuff on the Blu-Ray itself.

You can see my review of the Blu-Ray right here.

Over on Crave Online, they look at some of the martial arts training that Ray Park and others had to go through in preparation for the movie.

Meanwhile, USA Today has posted a very cool look at the Ninja Mountain battle with some great behind the scenes commentary from director Jon Chu.

These are both some excellent features, giving a great perspective to the development of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and just a small part of the awesome Blu-Ray offering of the film. Check ’em out…I’ve also embedded them below.



GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray Release!

I was a lucky recipient of a screener copy of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray release, and took the opportunity to review it.  I know the “Extended Action Cut” has been getting the bulk of the attention (as it deserves) but I do believe there are still things to enjoy and appreciate about the mass retail release as well.

It is the theatrical cut, so the additional footage from the Extended Action Cut is not included…this is the movie we all saw in theaters.  But what makes this release special is all of the bonus content.  With three deleted scenes (that are different than the additional footage from the Extended Cut) and over an hour’s worth of behind the scene features, there is a ton of entertainment crammed into this small package.

Check out the review in my G.I. Joe: Retaliation section, or directly via the link below:


Will we be getting a G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Extended Cut” after all?

One of the chief complaints coming after pre-orders were listed for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD and Blu-Ray was that while deleted scenes were listed as part of the special features, there was no real indication of a “Director’s Cut”.

Well, an astute GeneralsJoes reader from Germany noticed an interesting entry on Amazon’s German site:

It’s listed with a running time of 123 minutes (where the theatrical release clocked in at 110).

Currently I cannot find evidence of this anywhere on the American site, but I’m crossing my fingers that something will show up soon.  Thanks very much to GeneralsJoes reader Kai for this interesting tidbit!

Official Press Release for G.I. Joe: Retaliation home release

We reported the information yesterday from, but today we received the official press release itself, so here are the details for the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD and Blu-Ray release.  Set to be released July 30th, 2013 I think G.I. Joe fans all over the world are quite excited for the chance to own this film and watch it whenever they choose.

I’m very interested to see any “Deleted Scenes” and the special features are certainly some to look forward to as well.

For the full press release click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below!

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray bonus feature debuts on

With G.I. Joe: Retaliation coming on DVD and Blu-Ray July 30th, we’re starting to get a little more insight on some of the bonus features.  One of those features is a behind the scenes look at Harry Humphries’ military training for the actors from the film.  Harry Humphries has a long resume of work in Hollywood, and this behind the scenes featurette is a great peek at the training involved for the actors in G.I. Joe: Retaliation to look and feel like real soldiers would.

Check out this behind the scenes look at and the details for the DVD and Blu-Ray release are below.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The Blu-ray features the movie in high definition. Extras include deleted scenes and commentary by director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as well as these Special Features:

  • Mission Briefing—A look at pre-production, previsualization, storyboards and more.
  • Deployment— As filming begins we take a closer look at the stunts, costumes and more.
  • Two Ninjas—Focus on two G.I. JOE favorites, SNAKE EYES and JINX, and the filming of the Dojo sequence.
  • The Desert Attack—An in-depth look at the filming of this pivotal action sequence.
  • COBRA Strikes—Highlights of the villains featured in the film.
  • The Lone Soldiers—Behind-the-scenes as ROADBLOCK, FLINT and LADY JAYE go on the run.
  • The Monastery—An examination of the Himalayan escape sequence.
  • Fort Sumter—An all-access view of the epic climax.

The included DVD presents the movie in standard definition and there’s also a digital copy of the film.

There are two other ways to buy a physical copy:

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Blu-ray 3D combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the film in high definition and 3D on a disc presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.


The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Both both the Blu-ray/DVD and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combos include a limited time offer to receive a FREE set of personalized dog tags. Consumers can visit a dedicated website and enter their unique code along with personal information to receive their own high-quality, collectible dog tags.

The digital copy comes through the UltraViolet system: you get a code with your purchase. Once you’ve set up your account, you can stream or download the movie via UltraViolet-enabled tablet and smartphone apps or watch it on your computer.


More details about G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray – July 30th release date confirmed

Even though Paramount only officially announced the DVD/Blu-Ray release yesterday, already more information has become available from folks at

Flint Fairborne doesn’t state where the information comes from, but he has posted an image of a Blu-Ray “One Sheet” detailing the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-Ray.  Release date appears to be set for July 30th:

Also of note from the one sheet is that there will be over an hour of extra content on the Blu-Ray, including an Eight Part behind the scenes look at the production and “Deleted Scenes”!  This is sort of a mixed blessing, in my mind.  While deleted scenes are nice so we can see some of the stuff that was cut from the film, I’d much rather see a full directors’ cut, so that missing footage could also be included within the context of the film itself.  Perhaps one is planned for later down the road, based on reaction to the initial release.  It should be noted that this looks to be a specific pre-order solicitation from an unknown source, which also includes customized dog tags if you pre-order by June 18th.

Something tells me DVD/Blu-Ray sales for Retaliation are going to be very strong.

Also, details were revealed about a G.I. Joe: Retaliation Steelbook release available on Amazon’s German website.  These Steelbook’s are not typically released as is in the United States, but according to HissTank poster Ford, Paramount Steelbook releases are region free.  The cover is based on the awesome Regal Cinema’s exclusive promotional poster first revealed here on GeneralsJoes.

Check out those images below, and the pre-order link is here.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray, DVD, and Blu-Ray 3D Pre-Order Announcement

Paramount has posted the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer on their YouTube page, with links to the pre-orders for the upcoming releases.  There is, as of yet, no indication of a “Directors Cut” but I think we’re all crossing our fingers on that point.

Check out the trailer again, and relive the glory of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, then hit up the Amazon links below to pre-order!

G.I. JOE: Retaliation Official Trailer

Coming Soon to Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital. Pre-Order Now!

“The greatest American Heroes are back”* and they’ve been set up to take the fall for a terrible crime they didn’t commit. Now, the G.I. Joes must once again face their mortal enemy, Cobra, as well as dangerous new threats operating within the government. When all else fails, one option remains: Retaliation. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) leads a new team (including Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis) on this explosive adventure that critics are calling “unlike any action movie you’ve ever seen. A thrilling ride that leaves you wanting more!”† *Julian Roman, MOVIEWEB.COM †Raquel Baldwin, Talking Pictures (ABC/CW)