Gladers, get ready to race to a store near you: it’s time to bring home the final installment of the Maze Runner saga. Whether you’re missing your favorite Runners or craving that next Dylan O’Brien fix, you’re in luck because The Death Cure hits DVD and Blu-ray today.
In this epic conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final mission. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
For fans who have followed the journey of Thomas, Teresa, Minho, Newt, Frypan, & Co. since the beginning, this movie is a must-see. It raises the stakes, uniting the Gladers against their greatest foes – WCKD, cranks, and even the grievers – in one last epic adventure. Director Wes Ball consistently blows you away with the action scenes and sets, particularly the Last City, which stands in stark contrast to everything we’ve seen in the last two films. While the story runs full tilt towards an explosive finale, we also get satisfying character arcs – from Thomas dealing with the fallout of past losses and becoming even more of a natural leader to Newt and Minho dealing with their toughest circumstances yet. There will be laughter, tears, and a general sense of your mind being blown. (You can read our full review of The Death Cure here.)
The home entertainment release of the film includes 90 minutes of special feature comment, including commentary, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of the cast’s friendships over the years. One of our favorite gems here is “The Final Run” featurette, which features interviews with the cast and Director Wes Ball and shows a great overall look behind-the-scenes of The Death Cure – from the new settings to the stunts, the evolution of the major characters, and reflections on ending the saga. Definitely don’t watch until you’ve seen the movie (spoilers!), but this is absolutely worth a watch. I was especially blown away by seeing some of the practical and special effects in action.
“Allies Reunited” is also a fun watch, with tidbits ranging from an emotional look at new and returning characters to the cast dancing (our favorite thing!) and combat training. There are also about 30 minutes of deleted scenes, which you can watch with or without audio commentary from Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, and Joe Hartwick Jr. These range from additional stunts to character moments with Lawrence, Frypan, and more.
And then, there’s the gag reel. While these have always been a highlight on the Maze Runner films, this one truly takes the cake, coming in at nearly 12 minutes long. There are expletives. There is improv. There is Newtmas. It is glorious.
Several editions of the movie include even more bonus perks for super-fans. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD include an exclusive 24-page prequel origins comic book written by screenwriter T.S. Nowlin. The trilogy box set also includes this comic book, along with all three films in the series – and the Blu-ray trilogy comes with an exclusive Maze Runner bandana chosen by fans. What can we say? We love our swag.
There is so much to explore – on top of a truly entertaining movie – so The Death Cure is absolutely going on our must-buy list for any Maze Runner fan. It’s the end of an era, but it’s going out with a bang.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is available now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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