Classic live-action Marvel adaptation “Howard The Duck” is finally coming to UK Blu-ray

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Marvel’s live action, big screen history has had mixed success, to say the least.

Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher? Meh…

Matt Salinger’s Captain America? Good grief…

Blade? Collapsed under the weight of its leading man’s ego…

X-Men? Annoyingly inconsistent…

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man? Not bad, but part 3 went downhill fast…

The MCU? Fun, I suppose, if you like that kind of thing…

But let’s face facts – none of them would be anything without the epic, ground-breaking foundations laid by the stone-cold 1986 classic Howard The Duck, which is finally getting the special edition treatment it deserves, complete with collectible booklet and brand new on-disc extras.

Pre-orders are live right now. It’s not listed as an exclusive, so we’ll add more links as we get them.

Pre-order: Zavvi

101 Films presents Howard the Duck (1986), title 008 on our Black Label and a UK Blu-ray debut. Extras include a new 20-minute featurette in which the BFI’s Vic Pratt discusses Howard’s comic book origins and the character’s journey to the big screen, plus two brand new commentaries.

From executive producer George Lucas and the pages of Marvel Comics comes a comedy adventure spectacular about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord.

This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a misunderstood cult classic, ripe for rediscovery.

Extras:

    • Howard: A New Cult Hero: Vic Pratt on Howard the Duck
    • Commentary with Wil Jones and Robert J.E. Simpson
    • Commentary with Charlie Brigden and Dan Whitehead
    • Limited edition booklet: includes ‘How ‘The Duck Who Couldn’t Swim’ Survived a Sinking Ship’ by Lister Appleton and ‘The Madness of King George’ by Charlie Brigden
    • Additional Extras
      • A Look Back at Howard the Duck
      • Releasing the Duck News Featurette
      • The Stunts of Howard the Duck
      • The Special Effects of Howard the Duck
      • The Music of Howard the Duck
      • Teasers

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