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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ hits home box-office this August

The Guardians come crashing into your home

Disney has set a home-release date for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2”. The popular sequel will release on Digital 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray in August. “Guardians 2” dominated the box-office charts back in May, bringing in $385M domestically before ending its theatrical run with over $858M worldwide.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, will release in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 22. The digital versions are already available to pre-order ($19 at Amazon).

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Delivering the ultimate in-home experience is the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last) comes packaged to include a 4K Ultra HD version of the film, a Blu-ray, a Digital Copy and more than 80-minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen bonus materials. Bonus will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast of misfits and inspired team of filmmakers, debut an all-new original music video starring David Hasselhoff and special guests, hilarious outtakes, deleted scenes, audio commentary by director James Gunn, and more.

The next chapter in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe will be “Thor: Ragnarok“. The new Thor installment was directed by Taika Waititi, working from a story written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. “Thor: Ragnarok” will star Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson. Marvel fans have been pushing “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to new heights, with the film breaking $117M on opening weekend. That film ties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a first since Sony Pictures acquired the film-rights to the Spider-Man character.