Guardians Of The Galaxy Gets The 8-Bit Treatment In This Blu-Ray Preview

By Brent McKnight | 6 years ago

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is currently the second highest grossing movie of the year worldwide (it’s number one domestically), closing in on $770 million. That’s only going to increase as the film hits the home market, first digitally in a couple of weeks on November 18, and then December 9 on DVD and Blu-ray. Director James Gunn has been all over social media with this thing since the beginning, and now he’s given us a sneak peek at one of the awesome bonus features you can get your hands on with a physical copy.

Not everything that gets this treatment really needs to be rendered with an 8-bit look, but there’s something about Guardians that makes this a perfect match. If Galactic Adventurer with James Gunn was a real videogame, you bet your ass we’d be hooking up whatever old-as-dirt gaming system it took to play this bad boy. It looks like Pitfall, but with rocket boots.

This video arrived on Gunn’s Facebook page with the simple message, “A glimpse of the bonus features from the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blu-Ray! Coming December 9th.” As awesome as it would be to be able to play this game, it’s just a framing device for another featurette (unless they decide to just go nuts with this release and include a playable version), and the arcade style opening leads into Gunn discussing his approach to the visuals of the film.

Guardians of the galaxyOn it’s own, this doesn’t look like it’ll be a half bad extra. The Slither director talks about his overall approach to the aesthetic of the film, and how that’s where he really started with the world building. First off, he sat down and wrote a 19-page document outlining what he wanted to accomplish, like bringing color back to this style of movie, creating a high contrast space opera, and more. With films that are this big in size and scale, it’s easy to wonder how you would even begin such a massive undertaking, and this gives you a quick look at just that.

Starring, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro, Guardians of the Galaxy is still playing in many theaters, so you don’t even have to wait to go see it again. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is already in development, and is slated to drop on May 5, 2017, in the midst of Phase 3 of Marvel’s world domination.

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