X2: X-MEN UNITED
(Fox Home Entertainment, $29.98) has arrived on DVD. The highly anticipated follow-up to X-MEN has director Bryan Singer and crew surer footed with both the comic book conventions and demanding vfx, supervised by Michael Fink
, who recently wrote about the history of previs for VFXWORLD.
Extras on the two-disc set include commentary by Singer, 11 deleted scenes that flesh out the war between humans and mutants, a doc on the making of X2 and 11 featurettes, including "FX2 - Visual Effects" and "Introducing the Incredible Nightcrawler." Speaking of vfx, the work was divided among such houses as Rhythm & Hues, Pixel Magic, Frantic Films, CIS Hollywood, Cinesite Inc., EYETECH Optics, 4-Ward Prods., Hammerhead Prods., Kleiser-Walczak Digital Effects, Lidar Services Inc., Pacific Title, Tanguay Technologies, Visual Concept Engineering and Whodoo EFX Inc.