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Incredible Hulk DVD Out October
August 29, 2008

The Incredible Hulk DVD has been announced for October 21 in three versions:

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Incredible Hulk
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All editions include deleted scenes. The bonus editions include over two hours of extras, and a copy of the film you can watch on your computer or iPod. The extras are:

  • “An exclusive, never-before-seen alternate opening”
  • A making-of that has interviews with star Edward Norton, director Louis Leterrier, and producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, and Gale Anne Hurd, and the entire cast and crew. “The documentary covers the film’s innovative take on the character, look and storyline, as well as the casting process, production, and profile of director Louis Leterrier.” (Good, because I’m not familiar with him.)
  • The visual effects featurette “Becoming the Hulk”.
  • A parallel “Becoming the Abomination” (played by Tim Roth).
  • “Anatomy of a Hulk Out”, analysis of three action sequences.
  • The requisite “From Comic Book to Screen” (usually the feature I like best on superhero movies).
  • Commentary with director and cast (I’m guessing not Norton, or they would have mentioned his name).

I’m looking forward to this, since I never saw the movie. Why not wait, when this much extra information is available and my living room is more comfortable?

9 Responses  
Dave Rose writes:  

I usually find myself waiting for the DVD these days if I’m fairly sure I’m going to like the movie.

They’re actually cheaper than taking the family to the movies (once). It’s more confortable to watch movies at home. And, I can watch whenever and as many times as I want.

Also, the quality is usually better (or at least as good) as the theater version and I don’t have to stand on sticky floors.

Plus, with a fair sized TV screen (32″ or better), the view is about the same as a seat in the middle of the theater.

Finally, the movie (especially the hits) are usually on DVD within 5 months of their theatrical release. With my schedule, it often takes me several months to find time for a theater outing anyway.

All-in-all, I don’t really have a reason to go to the theater anymore.

 
Tucker Stone writes:  

I find it a travesty that you’re not familiar with the works of Louis Leterrier, truly one of France’s greatest exports. Be it the Transporter 2 or his upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans, he’s not a director you’d want to miss out on.

Also, this movie is terrible.

 
Richard J. Marcej writes:  

I saw this movie in the theater and enjoyed it. If you’ve ever read a copy of the Hulk comic and wondered what it would be like as an live action film, well, this film comes damn close.

I’ve never seen any other work by Louis Leterrier.

As for seeing movies in the theater, I see over 50 first run films at the cinema and see nothing wrong with that.

I don’t see how the quality is any worse and I have a TV screen at home larger than 32″ and I can see QUITE a difference from that and a theater screen. (and as for sticky floors?? I don’t know where you go….)

 
Dave Rose writes:  

Richard,

I’m glad you’re enjoying watching films in the theater. Literally millions of people agree with you.

I won’t argue with you regarding your views. I will use my experiences to further clarify my point.

25 years ago, I went to nearly every film which came to the theater. I saw at least 4 movies each week. I truly loved the movie theater experience.

Over the years, I began to grow tired of certain aspects of the theater experience and went less often – yet I was still going more than my friends.

One day, I realized I was enjoying the DVD experience more than the theater experience. I gave some of my reasons above. There are more.

I don’t like the crowds anymore. I hate the noise and rude behavior of other theater patrons disrupting a film I paid to enjoy. I don’t like to have a foot pressed against the back of my chair and into my back. I hate it when a tall person sits in front of me and blocks my view of the screen – especially if he’s wearing a hat.

I’ve seen at least 1000 films in movie theaters. Film quality not always the same. Most of the time, they use clear, crisp prints. However some theaters have prints with numerous flaws, such as lines rolling down the screen and little blotches which appear and disappear during the show. I even saw one of these poor prints at an IMAX theater.

Most theaters have very clean floors – in fact, they are clean in general. But I have been in some theaters with spilled drink, popcorn, and candy which has not been mopped up since the previous show. These sticky floors are very uncomfortable.

DVDs offer scenes not available in the theater versions of the films, interviews with the creators, and other neat extras.

With a DVD, I can pause it, do something for a minute, and rejoin it where I left it. I’m not trapped in my theater chair for the duration of the movie out of fear I might miss something. With a DVD, I can rewind it if I do miss something.

Perhaps best of all, in my home, I can prepare any snack I want for my movie. I’m not limited to what’s available in the obscenely overpriced concession stands.

Movie theaters are not going anywhere soon. DVDs aren’t going to shut them down – but DVDs are catching up.

For example, Wanted is expected to reach the $300 million mark in theaters, and another $200 million is estimated on DVD.

Richard, I wish you eternal enjoyment in your chosen movie watching venue.

I’ve found mine and am very happy indeed.

 
Johanna writes:  

Oh, Clash of the Titans – a childhood favorite! How can you beat Laurence Olivier and Harry Hamlin?

I didn’t mean this to turn into theater vs. DVD debate… but I can certainly see how I kicked that off. I still enjoy going out to the movies, but in part that’s as much for a night out.

 
Dennis West writes:  

I enjoyed this movie a lot in the theater. I’m sure I’ll buy it when it comes out on DVD.

If anyone saw the Ang Lee version in the theater, this one is SO much better. I didn’t hate that version as much as most of the people I talked to did, but I can definitely see what was wrong with it. It seemed like this version with Ed Norton was much more in the spirit of the 70s TV show.

 
L R writes:  

dont listen to that guy up there this is a great movie abd ive seen it three times

 
Brian writes:  

Loved this movie. I am 33 years old and saw it 3 times. The action is great and story was good too.

 
Jay V writes:  

I wasn’t a great fan of the theatrical release. It was definitely better than Ang Lee’s art house film. Knowing that a lot was cut from what we saw back in June, I gave it the benefit of the doubt. I am looking forward to the DVD release and wish I had a Blu-ray so I could get my grubbly little hands on ALL the deleted scenes!!!

 
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