Thor: Ragnarok Turns Into a '90s Shoot-'em-up Game In This Official Video

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Here's a thing: when the people who made Thor: Ragnarok were making Thor: Ragnarok (a movie that will be released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray next week, and which was released digitally last week), they did a standard bit of business called a "pre-viz," which is like a mock-up of what an action- and special effects-intensive scene should look like. It's like a digital storyboard, in a sense. For Ragnarok this meant forecasting the pivotal space chase through the skies of Sakaar that happens towards the end of the film. The result is the videogame-influenced clip above, which looks like 1992's coolest shoot-'em-up with a little injection of Thor: Ragnarok's fantastic style. I definitely would've played this on the TurboGrafx-16 back in the day.

On second thought, this looks more like something you'd find on the original PlayStation in 1995, or something.

This clip is an exclusive part of the bonus material released with the digital version of Thor: Ragnarok. Both the digital and Blu-ray releases include a bunch of unreleased stuff that you might dig if you dug Ragnarok, from the expected deleted scenes and making-of documentaries, to a fun new short starring Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster.

Thor: Ragnarok is available now digitally, and again, will be released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray next Tuesday.