'Iron Man' flies home in September (Mania.com)

Date: Friday, August 08, 2008

Paramount Home Entertainment has set September 30, 2008 as "Iron Day" with the smash hit Marvel movie 'Iron Man' coming home to DVD in three editions.

Press Release Follows

$315 Million Box Office Smash Debuts September 30, 2008 in Ultimate Edition Two-Disc Sets Exploding with Hours of Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Features, Deleted Scenes, Robert Downey Jr.'s Screen Test and Much, Much More

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Delivering non-stop action and excitement from a Super Hero who boasts not only unique powers, but also irresistible charm, penetrating intelligence and a wry wit, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures' worldwide box office sensation 'Iron Man' soars onto DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2008.  Kicking off the fourth quarter, Paramount Home Entertainment presents spectacular Ultimate Edition two-disc sets on both DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in a single-disc DVD.  'Iron Man' thrilled both critics and audiences around the world with its captivating story and stunning visual effects.  Called "spectacular" (Rolling Stone) and "a thrill-a-minute blockbuster" ("Reel Talk"), the film features an all-star cast including Academy Award nominees Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac, Chaplin), Jeff Bridges (The Contender) and Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Oscar® winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare In Love) and was directed by Jon Favreau (Elf).

Earning over $315 million in the domestic box office to date, 'Iron Man' lifts off with high-speed, high-flying action when jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark survives an unexpected attack in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech robotic suit of armor.  When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.  Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book, 'Iron Man' is a hero who is built—not born—to be unlike any other!

The 'Iron Man' Ultimate Edition two-disc sets are super-charged with hours of explosive bonus features that take viewers inside the suit of self-made Super Hero Tony Stark and his invincible alter ego.  The sets offer the ultimate 'Iron Man' experience with extensive explorations of the origins of the character in a six-part featurette, as well as a seven-part in-depth look at the making of the film, a revealing documentary on the stellar visual effects, Robert Downey Jr.'s original screen test, deleted and extended scenes, a photo gallery of concept art and behind-the-scenes images on the set and more.


The 'Iron Man' Ultimate Edition two-DVD set is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Total runtime is 125 minutes.  Bonus features include:

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Disc 2:

Soaring Hi-Def Features on Blu-ray:

One of the most anticipated releases of the year, the 'Iron Man' Blu-ray presentation offers even more exclusive content for an incredible entertainment experience including a "Hall of Armor" that allows fans to enter the Stark database to zoom in on any of the three Iron Man suits - or Iron Monger.  They can then activate the digital 3-D schematics to check out every weapon and the full high-definition renders let users fly around each suit to explore each of the armors in comprehensive detail.

The "Iron Man IQ" is a user-friendly web application that lets users create and share new multiple choice quizzes based on clips from the film.  Fans can also download other users' challenges via BD-Live.

The 'Iron Man' Ultimate Edition two-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.  Bonus features include:

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Disc 2:

Series: Iron Man, Iron Man: Armored Adventures