Nothing says romantic like threatening to eat someone’s arms, legs, and face off, and watch their body roll down the street like a turd in the wind. And if that is how you attract someone, who am I to stop them. But just in case you feel that is a bit too aggressive, then you might consider adding Venom to your Blu-ray collection. That’s right, the film that brought back the word turd will be available to own this December on digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD.
The Sony Home Entertainment team is making sure that you will give this to your loved one with a trailer that turns the superhero film starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed into a romance. Check it out, below.
Now, I’ll be honest. Venom wasn’t my favorite film of the year. But it wasn’t the worst either. The film had very little to work with considering the character’s connection to Spider-Man. And with a large amount of the characters belonging to the MCU, the studio and director Ruben Fleischer had to create their own mythology for the big screen treatment. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as dark and gritty as promised – or maybe I just set my expectations too high. But it was enough of a commercial success – $822 million in theaters worldwide to date – to get the ball rolling on other Spider-Man related projects.
So instead of just releasing another generic trailer for the Blu-ray, the Sony Home Entertainment marketing team put a spin on the film’s home video trailer by selling it as a romantic film. I can’t be completely sure it will have everyone sold, but you have to give credit to the team for having fun with the film’s lunacy. I mean, having a symbiote make out with a human host, that just makes you want to give a deep sigh.
Here’s a list of the bonus materials:
Venom Mode: When selecting this mode the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout the film to provide insight on the movie’s relationship to the comics, and to reveal hidden references that even a seasoned Venom-fan may have missed!
Deleted & Extended Scenes: These deleted and extended scenes will give fans even more of the Venom action they loved in theaters!
Ride to Hospital – Eddie and Venom take a ride to the hospital.
Car Alarm – Let’s just say that Venom is not fond of car alarms.
San Quentin – Extended post-credits scene at San Quentin.
From Symbiote to Screen: A mini documentary about the history of Venom in comics and his journey to the big screen. Interviews with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Ruben Fleischer, Oliver Scholl, and Director and Comic Fanboy Kevin Smith.
The Lethal Protector in Action: Go behind the scenes with the production crew and learn the secrets behind the awesome Motorcycle stunts, wire stunts, and drones.
Venom Vision: A look at how Ruben Fleischer came to the project, gathered his team, and made Venom a reality. Utilizes interviews from cast, crew, and producers as well as Fleischer himself.
Designing Venom: Designing and creating Venom meant a huge challenge for VFX artists; follow the amazing journey.
Symbiote Secrets: Blink and you may have missed it! Enjoy the hidden references throughout the film.
8 Select Scenes Pre-Vis Sequences: See the progression of the visual effects, storyboards and fight chorography compared to the finished film.
“Venom” by Eminem – Music Video
“Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee (From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak Peek: Meanwhile in another universe…
Venom arrives on digital on December 11, and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 18.