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Incredible Hulk, The

Three-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 137 (Dec 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell & Christina Cabot

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include a commentary track by Director Louis Leterrier and Actor TIm Roth, six deleted scenes, and previews. Disc Two contains an alternate opening scene; 12 additional deleted scenes; three featurettes: The Making Of Incredible (30 minutes), Becoming The Hulk (nine minutes), and Becoming The Abomination (ten minutes); get a behind-the-scenes look at three action sequences in Anatomy Of A Hulk Out

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61104818
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of intense action violence som frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content
(Retail Price): $34.98
(DVD Type): Three-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/21/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Louis Leterrier
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After a dose of gamma radiation, Dr. Bruce Banner (Norton) is afflicted with a condition that when he is angered, turns him into a violent terrifying green entity referred to as The Incredible Hulk. Forced to live his life in the shadows to avoid the warmongers who wish to exploit his dangerous alter ego, Dr. Banner searches the world for an antidote to reverse the effects of the gamma rays. Bruce Banner will not be in hiding long when KGB Agent Blonsky (Roth) exposes himself to a double dose of the same gamma radiation that created The Hulk and morphs into a larger, more destructive creature, The Abomination. Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD looks impressive, with sharp details and deep black levels. Shadows are defined well, giving the picture a noticeably dimensional appearance. The color scheme is wide, with bright, bold hues that pop from the screen. Colors do appear slightly oversaturated, though, giving it a somewhat unnatural appearance. Contrast is also somewhat hot, especially noticeable in the fleshtones. Edge enhancement is subtle enough to not be a distraction, and while compression artifacts can be noticed at times, they too are not a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

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