Here are the full details on the three versions of The Incredible Hulk to be available on October 21:
From the Marvel Universe of the world’s most popular Super Heroes comes the $234.6 million worldwide summer hit that fans have been waiting for as THE INCREDIBLE HULK blasts onto DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios on October 21, 2008. Filled with unstoppable action, spectacular visual effects, and non-stop thrills, THE INCREDIBLE HULK is directed by Louis Leterrier and features an all-star cast including Academy AwardÂ® nominees Edward Norton and Tim Roth, Liv Tyler and Academy AwardÂ® winner William Hurt. The visually spectacular, super-charged release will be available in three versions: a three-disc Special Edition DVD available for a limited time only; a two-disc Blu-ray release, offered in collectible 3D lenticular packaging for a limited time only; and a single-disc DVD edition.
Both the Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray releases include over two hours of bonus extras, including an exclusive, never-before-seen alternate opening and a digital copy of the film that is iPod, PC or MAC compatible. The two-disc Blu-ray set, offering the perfect picture and purest digital sound, will also include all-new, interactive features including My Chat, an innovative application that allows viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film for a fully immersive, exclusive experience.
The suspense-filled, action-packed story is the epic tale of Dr. Bruce Banner, whose life has been changed forever by a dose of gamma radiation that transforms him when provoked into the terrifying and powerful Hulk. Though pursued by military leaders intent on harnessing his unbelievable strength as a secret weapon, Banner must call upon the hero within himself to battle an equally powerful adversary, The Abomination.
The single-disc edition includes the film and deleted scenes. In addition to these components, both the Special Edition DVD and the Blu-ray Hi-Def release will include the following:
BONUS FEATURES â€“ SPECIAL EDITION DVD AND BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF:
– Alternate Opening
BONUS FEATURES â€“ EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF:
U Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature, U Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever interrupting the movie, through animated comic book panels, storyboards, early renderings of the visual effects, interactive cast and crew interviews and exclusive information about the characters, back story, and THE INCREDIBLE HULK physics.
BD-LIVE FEATURES â€“ Blu-ray and Playstation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:
“First, there was the rousing Iron Man. Now Marvel Entertainment brings the equally exhilarating The Incredible Hulk.â€ (Vince Horiuchi, The Salt Lake Tribune)
Academy AwardÂ® nominee* Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination â€“ a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own!
Also starring Liv Tyler, OscarÂ® nomineeâ€ Tim Roth, and OscarÂ® winner** William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effectsâ€ (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word…INCREDIBLE!
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*1996 Best Supporting Actor, Primal Fear. 1998 Best Actor, American History X.
â€ 1995 Best Supporting Actor, Rob Roy.
**1985 Best Actor, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
CAST AND FILMMAKERS
Directed By: Louis Leterrier
Street Date: October 21, 2008
Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment