These days, it’s no longer enough to just buy a Blu-Ray version of a movie just to get a copy of the film for your home video needs. Blu-Rays these days need various extras to justify the cost, extras such as commentaries, image galleries, trailers, and even never-before seen content. In the case of The Wolverine, the Blu-Ray will also include new additional scenes and easter eggs, as to what kind, director James Mangold has revealed it via an interview with IGN.com:
“There’s a lot of little pieces, little things I love, little things I’m glad to have back,” the director says of the uncut version, which adds in more blood and character beats, plus significantly extends the ninja attack sequence.
“The action’s fun to have back, but for me as a filmmaker, it’s more than that,” Mangold says.
“There’s a sequence when [Wolverine’s] on the rooftop at the Love Hotel – where he gets attacked by these guys – that we had a great deal of question whether we should do or not.
“It was partly a ratings issue and partly whether it was too much. I think we went back and forth, but I’m glad to see it in, because I think it looks really cool. It’s a cool sequence.”