The Incredible Hulk: Technical: Features: Synopsis

Part One: Introduction: Synopsis: Character and Crew Breakdown: DVD and Blu-Ray Features

The Incredible Hulk: The All Action Super Hero Adventure Is Unleashed On DVD And Blu-Ray HD: Monday 13th October, 2008.

Introduction

Welcome to the explosive new chapter in the Super Hero franchise that’s captivated the world for more than 40 years. Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios bring the action-packed epic motion picture of one of the most captivating heroes of all time to a world that’s been anxiously awaiting it—The Incredible Hulk.

For decades, the brute strength and touching vulnerability of this character have captured the imagination in all of us who are unsure of how to manage the passions that lie buried within. While we try to keep our tensions in check, there is a creature that embraces the pure rage and limitless aggression—living inside one brilliant man who finds his alter ego more and more impossible to suppress.
And you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

We find scientist Bruce Banner (two-time Oscar® nominee Edward Norton, American History X, Primal Fear) desperately hunting for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.

Banner has been living in the shadows—cut off from a life and the woman he loves, Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Ross (Liv Tyler, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Strangers). Living as a fugitive to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (Oscar® winner William Hurt, Into the Wild, A History of Violence), he knows that a military machine seeking to capture him and brutally exploit his power is always only a few steps behind him.

As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk’s creation, they are confronted with a vicious new adversary known as The Abomination, a monstrosity whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk’s own. Portraying the human incarnation of this powerful creature is noted Academy Award® nominee Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs). As Emil Blonsky, Roth imagines a Super Soldier whose lust for power manifests itself in The Abomination.
And to defeat this nemesis, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice: accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or find heroism in the creature he holds inside—The Incredible Hulk.

Joining Norton, Tyler, Hurt and Roth for the film is an accomplished cast including Ty Burrell (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Dawn of the Dead), who portrays Leonard, a man competing for Betty Ross’ affections, and Tim Blake Nelson (Syriana, Holes), who takes on the role of Professor Samuel Sterns, a cellular biologist who quite possibly holds the key to Banner’s quest for a cure.

The behind-the-scenes team of The Incredible Hulk is led by a seasoned group of Super Hero and action film veterans, including producers Avi Arad (Spider-Man series, X-Men series, Fantastic Four series), Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator series, Armageddon, Aliens) and Kevin Feige (Iron Man, Fantastic Four series, X-Men series). The associate producer is Stephen Broussard. The screen story and screenplay for The Incredible Hulk are by Zak Penn (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand).

The film is directed by noted action filmmaker Louis Leterrier (The Transporter series, Unleashed). The Incredible Hulk’s production designer is Kirk M. Petruccelli (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Lara Croft series); the director of photography is Peter Menzies, JR. (Shooter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). The Incredible Hulk’s editors are two-time-Oscar®-nominated filmmaker John Wright (X-Men, The Passion of the Christ), Rick Shaine (Pitch Black, television’s Rome) and Vincent Tabaillon (Transporter 2, Finale Sentence). Music for the action-thriller is composed by Craig Armstrong (Ray, World Trade Center) and supervised by Dave Jordan (Transformers, Iron Man); the visual effects supervisor is Kurt Williams (Fantastic Four, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, X-Men: The Last Stand).

The Incredible Hulk is executive produced by the legendary Stan Lee (Iron Man, Spider-Man series, X-Men series), David Maisel (Iron Man) and Jim Van Wyck (Timeline, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events).

The Incredible Hulk, one of the all-time most popular Marvel Super Heroes has made a huge impact on cinema audiences worldwide. The film has earned £8.1m in the UK. Now fans can enjoy a whole new movie experience with a host of bonus features that take viewers deeper into the content, including Universal’s exclusive signature U-Control application and interactive features via BD-Live.

Simon Philips, President of Marvel Entertainment International & Worldwide Head of Animation, Gaming & Wireless said: “We are pleased to unleash the explosive and action-packed The Incredible Hulk, one of Marvel Studio’s two blockbuster summer 2008 movies, into homes around the world on the Blu-ray format. Hulk fans are sure to marvel at the bonus features and depth of content provided in this release.”

Bonus Features

Special Edition DVD And Blu-Ray Hi-Def:
- The Making of The Incredible Hulk
- Becoming The Hulk
- Becoming The Abomination
- Anatomy of a Hulk Out:
- Hulking Out in the Bottling Plant
- Hulking Out on Campus
- Hulking Out in Harlem
- From Comic Book to Screen
- Feature Commentary With Director Louis
- Leterrier And Tim Roth

Exclusive To Blu-Ray Hi-Def:
U Control:
- Thunderbolt Files
- Scene Explorer
- Comic Book Gallery
- Picture in Picture
- Alternate Opening
- Deleted Scenes

BD-Live Features:
- My Chat – Just plug your player into your internet connection and connect to BD Live to chat with friends while watching the movie
- My Scenes Sharing – Share your favourite clips with your buddies through the BD Live internet connection

Synopsis
Believe the impossible, witness the unstoppable, and expect the incredible in this explosive, action-packed epic tale of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all-time: TThe Incredible Hulk!

Academy Award®-nominee Edward Norton (Best Actor in a Leading Role for American History X) 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 - a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match The Hulk’s own!

Also starring Academy Award®-winning actor William Hurt (Best Actor in a Leading Role for Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Academy Award®-nominated actor Tim Roth (Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Rob Roy), and Liv Tyler, The Incredible Hulk delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word… INCREDIBLE!

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