black widowYesterday we got our first trailer for Marvel‘s second foray into anime feature-length films (which you can see here), and now we learn a little more about the bells and whistles that will be included with the Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher release. The cover art for the combo pack has also been released to hype you up for the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 25th.

The Blu-ray release will have a concept art gallery and two special making of featurettes entitled Espionage and Punishment and The Vigilante Vs. The Spy. Says Marvel of the two featurettes:

  • “Espionage and Punishment” featurette: This featurette looks at the exciting versions of these popular Marvel characters as adapted in this stunning style of anime. From early concept art and storyboards to the final film, all aspects of creating the compelling story of this unique anime feature are explored.
  • “The Vigilante Vs. The Spy” featurette: A look at Marvel’s Frank Castle (The Punisher) and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow). Each of these characters feature dark and complex origins that led them to extreme action and extraordinary lives.

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher is directed by Kenichi Shimizu from a story by Marjorie Liu and screenplay by Mitsutaka Hirota. The runtime is knocking on the door of 1hr 23mins. The movie is rated PG-13 or sequences of action violence and features the voice talents of Brian Bloom (Punisher) and Jennifer Carpenter (Black Widow). What do you think about the Blu-ray details?

After interfering with a top secret mission, the Punisher is taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent and Avenger, Black Widow. At the orders of Director Nick Fury, Punisher and Black Widow are sent on a mission to stop Leviathan, a global terrorist organization that plans to sell stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. Now, the vigilante and spy must work together to prevent this technology from falling into the wrong hands. The fate of the world, and of the Avengers, hangs in the balance.

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Source : MARVEL