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Universal Studios Home Entertainment

October 16, 2008 14:07 ET

Incredible Hulk Smashes Its Way Onto DVD on October 21, 2008

Explosive Action Blockbuster unleashed on Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def on October 24, 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - From Marvel Studios and Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada comes the summer blockbuster hit, "THE INCREDIBLE HULK", on DVD on October 21, 2008. The visually spectacular Blu-Ray Hi-Def version will be available in stores across Canada on October 24, 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 Award® nominees Edward Norton and Tim Roth, Liv Tyler and Academy Award® winner William Hurt.

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.

In addition to the film and deleted scenes included in the single-disc DVD, both the Special Edition DVD and the Blu-ray Hi-Def release will include the following:



BONUS FEATURES -- SPECIAL EDITION DVD AND BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:

-- Alternate Opening

-- The Making of "THE INCREDIBLE HULK": An in-depth look at the making
of the blockbuster film, featuring interviews with 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.

-- Becoming The Hulk: This featurette focuses on Edward Norton's
approach to the iconic role and the incredible visual effects
employed by award®-winning studio Rhythm & Hues to create the
character on screen.

-- Becoming The Abomination: From the first motion-capture session to
the visual effects at Rhythm & Hues, viewers go behind the scenes
with actor Tim Roth and watch as he transforms both his mind and
body into the super villain known as The Abomination.
-- Anatomy of a Hulk Out: Behind-the-scenes looks at three of the
movie's most exciting action sequences:

-- Hulking Out in the Bottling Plant -- Go inside the first action
sequence of the film where both viewers and the army are given a
glimpse of the Hulk to come.

-- Hulking Out on Campus -- A behind-the-scenes look at the creation
of a Hulk action sequence, featuring airplanes, guns, and even a
sound machine.

-- Hulking Out in Harlem -- From pre-visualization animatics to
visual effects, this featurette shows how filmmakers created one
of the largest action sequences in Marvel film history.

-- From Comic Book to Screen: See the incredible comic books come to
life courtesy of narration, sound effects and "living" panels of
action.

-- Feature Commentary With Director Louis Leterrier And Cast

-- Digital Copy of "THE INCREDIBLE HULK": Compatible with PC, Mac or
iPod.

-- Deleted Scenes

BONUS FEATURES -- EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ 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.

-- Thunderbolt Files -- Explore the top-secret files of the forces
hunting The Hulk with this interactive feature that takes you
deeper into the movie -- without ever leaving the film.

-- Scene Explorer -- Discover the secrets behind the
special effects!
Explore all the individual layers that go into an
effects-intensive scene with this unique Blu-ray feature.

-- Comic Book Gallery -- Enjoy a Hi-Def experience of the classic
comic book images that inspired key shots in the movie.

-- BD-LIVE FEATURES -- 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:

-- My Chat -- Just plug your player into your Internet connection and
connect to BD-Live to chat with friends while watching the movie
and conduct your very own private screening discussions.

-- My Scenes Sharing -- Share your favourite clips with your buddies
through the BD Live Internet connection


Synopsis

Academy Award® nominee(i) 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 -- a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk's own!

Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee(ii) Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner(iii) William Hurt, "The Incredible Hulk" is "steeped in action and spectacular special effects" (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind- blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word...INCREDIBLE!

"Academy Award®" and "Oscar®" are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



(i) 1996 Best Supporting Actor, "Primal Fear." 1998
Best Actor,"American History X."
(ii) 1995 Best Supporting Actor, "Rob Roy."
(iii) 1985 Best Actor, "Kiss of the Spider Woman."

CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed By: Louis Leterrier
Screenplay
and Screen Story: Zak Penn
Produced By: Avi Arid, Kevin Feige, Gale Anne Hurd
Director of Photography: Peter Menzies, Jr.
Edited By: John Wright, Rick Shaine, Vincent Tabaillon,
Production Designer: Kirk M. Petruccelli
Costume Designer: Renee Bravener, Denise Cronenberg
Original Music By: Craig Armstrong
Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth,
William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell,
Lou Ferrigno as the voice of
"The Incredible Hulk"

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Street Dates: Single-disc DVD and three-disc Special Edition
October 21, 2008
Blu-ray™ Hi-Def October 24, 2008

Packaging Layout and Design: Copyright (C) 2008 Universal Studios. All
Rights Reserved.

Price: Single Disc SRP $36.99
Special Edition SRP $40.99
Blu-ray™ Hi-Def SRP $47.99
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

DVD

Selection Number: 61102000 (Widescreen)
61104818 (Three-Disc Special Edition)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

Technical Info:

English Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
French Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French

BLU-RAY Hi-Def

Selection Number: 61104971
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1

Technical Info:

English Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0
French Audio: DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English, French


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