MADAME WEB Home Media Review – Better Than The Internet Would Have You Believe

Should you get MADAME WEB for your home media collection?
Madame Web Home Media Review

Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson as the clairvoyant Cassandra Webb, spins a thrilling tale of mystery and destiny that has polarized audiences with its unique take on one of Marvel’s deeper-cut characters. While the film itself provided an underwhelming cinematic experience for many, those looking to bring Cassandra Webb’s adventure home may find themselves weighing the merits of this home media release.

Highlight Reel of Fun and Artistry

Madame Web Home Media Review
Mattie Franklin (Celeste O’Connor), Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson), Anya Corazon (Isabela Merced), and Julia Cornwall (Sydney Sweeney) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB.

One of the shining aspects of the Madame Web home media edition is its collection of special features that truly showcase the fun and craftsmanship behind the scenes. The gag reel, in particular, is a gem, underscoring the best part of the production—the undeniable chemistry among the cast. Scenes of laughter, missed cues, and spontaneous moments reveal a lighter side of the thriller, making it a delightful watch for fans who appreciate the human element of filmmaking.

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Additional features like Easter Eggs, Oracle Of The Page, Fight Like A Spider, Future Vision, and Casting The Web dive deeper into the lore of Madame Web, the choreography of its action scenes, and the foresight that went into the film’s casting. A lone deleted scene offers a glimpse of what might have been, but does not even begin to beg the question of why it was deleted.

No Swings, Still Missed

Madame Web Home Media Review
Cassandra Webb/Madame Web (Dakota Johnson) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB.

However, not everything is rosy in this home media release. The lack of a commentary track is a notable omission, especially for a film rich with comic book heritage and a distinct directorial vision by SJ Clarkson. Commentary tracks often serve as an aural director’s cut, offering insights and anecdotes that enhance the viewing experience. The absence here is a missed opportunity to deepen the audience’s appreciation and understanding of the creative decisions that shaped the film. Or give the cast a chance to be honest about the film.

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Moreover, while the special features are enjoyable, there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking that makes this release stand out. Fans might find themselves longing for an unseen surprise or an exclusive feature that elevates the home media edition beyond the standard fare. This release lacks that ‘wow’ factor that can turn a typical home viewing into a memorable event.

Standard and Steelcase Editions – A Physical Question

The home media package for Madame Web comes in various formats including DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K UHD, digital, and Limited-Edition Steelbook., each offering a digital code for the movie and bonus materials, making it a versatile pick for physical collectors. The packaging is largely just reused key art and provides nothing new or unique from the images used to promote the film previously.

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However, for collectors, the availability of a Steelcase edition adds a bit of flair to the physical package. However, given its appeal, it would fall into my $10 or less rule. A lot of times I’m willing to spend up to what I spent on a premium ticket to purchase a film on home media, but I am willing to buy lesser-loved films if it’s $10 or less. While I won’t go as far as to say that I liked the film, there was a lot I did enjoy, and this could be a fun random, live roast, or influenced/sobriety-challenged watch with the right group of people.

To Web or Not to Web?

Madame Web Home Media Review
Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson) in Columbia Pictures’ MADAME WEB.

The home media release of Madame Web delivers a solid, if not better than decent, array of features that will certainly enhance your appreciation of the film’s production and its ensemble cast. While the lack of innovative features and a commentary track might leave some fans wanting, the available content still manages to celebrate the artistry and fun of filmmaking.

If you’re a fan of the film or a collector of Marvel and its extended cinematic entries, or a Marvel completionist, this edition is worth considering, especially if you find joy in gag reels and behind-the-scenes peeks. However, keep expectations in check and your collector’s edition budget tight; this web isn’t exactly the kind that would make audiences love Wilbur if you catch my drift.

I give the Madame Web home media release a


Madame Web is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K UHD, digital, and Limited-Edition Steelbook.

About Madame Web

Madame Web

Available: DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K UHD, digital, and Limited-Edition Steelbook
Director: SJ Clarkson
Screenplay by: Claire Parker & SJ Clarkson
Story By: Kerem Sanga
Based on the Marvel Comics
Producer: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Executive Producers: Adam Merims, Claire Parker
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott

“Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.

Is a gag reel something that would make you want to buy Madame Web? Which of the special features do you enjoy most? Do you think the lack of a commentary track significantly impacts the value of the home media release? Share your thoughts with us on Discord!

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