I was one of the lucky few that received a Divergent DVD early for review.
Let’s start with my favorite thing about the special features Deleted Scenes.
The deleted scenes were really cool to see. Even though there are not a lot of them, there are enough to make us happy. We get a Tris and Al moment, butter knife scene with Edward and Peter, a Peter and Four scene and the best thing ever a Dauntless cake moment between Tris and her mom which is extremely amazing.
The rest of the special features are pretty amazing. They feature commentary from director Neil Burger, Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick. Bringing Divergent to Life also has some great features, plus the amazing Beating Heart video by Ellie Goulding.
Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick commentary:
It is always a great thing to hear from someone other than the directors or actors as far as commentary goes. That is what we get with these special features. Lucy and Doug talk lots of things from Ansel Elgort to Shailene Woodley. Did you know that Tris was in every single scene. We already know that this cast became a family while filming and try give us a little more insight on that.
Beating Heart Music Video: Ellie Goulding music video for the Divergent movie/soundtrack is also featured on the DVD.
Neil Burger Commentary:
Neil Burger is of course the amazing director that brought Divergent to life. During his commentary Neil talks about everything from the zip-lining to the Ferris wheel scene. You can truly tell that he is connected to this film whole heartedly. The passion is obvious.
Bringing Divergent to Life:
Features A Bold Beginning(the cast talks the books and Veronica Roth talks how she came to write them., Becoming Divergent(boot camp and training) , The Epic Experience(Shailene Woodley introduces us to the first day of shooting on Divergent) and A Fearless Finish(editing Divergent and the making of visual effects.)
Seriously guys the special features are so amazing, regardless if you get the DVD or Blu-ray you are truly in for a treat with the Divergent DVD. The DVD also comes with a set of Divergent tattoos that features all of the faction symbols and Tris’ bird tattoos.
Be sure to pick up Divergent on DVD/Blu-Ray tomorrow, August 5th.