The Expendables: Director's Cut

Stallone takes the scissors to his '80s throwback with impressive results

With a sequel hitting cinemas this Summer, it’s no surprise to find The Expendables being revisited here as an all-new 113-minute ‘Extended Director’s Cut’. As with Rambo, this isn’t only about adding new footage – Stallone has effectively re-edited the film from the ground up, utilising alternate takes and restructuring entire scenes. For a very detailed account of all of the changes, we highly recommend looking here and here.

Technically, the disc’s AVC 2.40:1 1080p visuals and DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack are every bit as impressive as before. Disappointingly, there are less extras this time around. But there is a fascinating new 20-min interview with Sly about his career, and the brilliant 92-minute Inferno doc is included in hi-def this time around. A music video is also included.

Lionsgate, Region B BD, £20 Approx, On sale now