Bana, Eric

SKU: 025195047401

UPC 025195047401
Release Date 2008-09-16
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 138
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis THE HULK, adapted by Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER/HIDDEN DRAGON, THE ICE STORM) from the Marvel comic book series, stars Eric Bana as Bruce Banner, the tormented scientist whose temper periodically transforms him into a raging green monster. Fellow scientist and Hulk-love-interest Betty Ross (Jennifer Connelly), shares a strange connection with Banner--both have abstract childhood nightmares that hint at a shared dark past. The missing pieces of the puzzle are revealed when Banner's unstable, mad-scientist father David (Nick Nolte) appears out of the blue, followed by Betty's father Ross (Sam Elliot), a military cowboy. Banner is ultimately trying to understand what it is that makes his strange and unpredictable metamorphosis occur, while his outbursts distract him, leading him out into the streets of San Francisco, to the Golden Gate Bridge, and on a tour of the American west's national parks where he unleashes his anger in violent tantrums. Posing a threat to the country that is treated like a natural disaster, the hulk attracts the attention of the military. They respond by chasing the hulk with helicopters, machine guys, and even heavy artillery, as he bounds away in mighty leaps, trying to escape. The CGI work used in creating the hulk is funny and convincing, and the gorgeous landscape photography makes his presence all the more amazing. A vibrant color scheme adds to the film's visual thrills, split-screen editing breaks up the slower scenes, and the music by composer Danny Elfman perfectly punctuates the contrast between the soft love story and wild action sequences. While parts of the film recall the introspection of FRANKENSTEIN, the outrageous crowd-pleasing monster-military chases hearken back to KING KONG and the GODZILLA movies....[Bana] brings a simmering power to the role....Lee's technique is impeccable......Taken individually, the leads bring serious-minded competence to roles......Bana and Nolte play their parts with the touching sincerity of actors performing great tragedy....There are beautiful set pieces in THE HULK......[An] impeccably crafted piece of megabuck fantasy storytelling....Technically vibrant and resourceful......The movie has an elegant visual strategy....Ang Lee has boldly taken the broad outlines of a comic book story and transformed them to his own purposes...Theatrical release: June 20, 2003...HULK is richly mythopoeic and sophisticated....The best Marvel adaptation so far......Eric Bana excels as Hulk's alter ego...
Cast Danny Elfman (Composer)
Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer)
Jennifer Connelly (Star)
Velvet Revolver (Music Performer(s))
Gale Anne Hurd (Producer)
John Turman (Screenwriter)
Nick Nolte (Star)
James Schamus (Producer)
Avi Arad (Producer)
Frederick Elmes (Director of Photography)
Marit Allen (Costume Designer)
James Schamus (Screenwriter)
Joshua Lucas (Star)
Stan Lee (Executive Producer)
James Schamus (Source Writer)
Ang Lee (Director)
Larry J. Franco (Producer)
Sam Elliott (Star)
Eric Bana (Star)
Michael France (Screenwriter)
Kathleen Misko (Costume Designer)
Tim Squyres (Editor)
Kevin Feige (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English (SDH), Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary: Ang Lee - Director Featurette: 1. Evolution of the Hulk 2. The Incredible Ang Lee 3. The Dog Fight Scene 4. The Making of THE HULK 5. The Unique Style of Editing Hulk Interactive Features: Picture in Picture U-Control - My Scenes U-Control Tutorial Static Images
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama,Superheroes/Comic Heroes
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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