As if that weren't enough, "From the Ashes," also exclusive to Blu-ray, is a nearly half-hour follow-up to "Inferno" that deals with the post-production and release of the movie. We learn that composer Brian Tyler had only three weeks to score The Expendables, and that Stallone heard the score for the first time along with the preview audience. Speaking of previews, the comment cards filled out by the audience are discussed – both good and bad. Stallone literally read through every single preview audience comment.
The last Blu-ray exclusive is the 45-minute "Comic Con 2010 Panel," featuring Stallone, Terry Crews, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture taking audience questions about the movie. It's a lot of fun, with quite a few very funny moments and a special appearance by a surprise guest. Additional minor features include a gag reel, a short extended scene, and trailers. The combo pack includes two extra discs: a standard DVD of the movie (without any special features), and a digital copy.
With a sequel already in the works, Sylvester Stallone fans – and action fans in general – have plenty to celebrate with The Expendables. A great deal of care was taken with this Blu-ray release, resulting in an outstanding audio/visual experience. I can't wait to see what Stallone and company have up their sleeves for the second installment.