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Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce Edward Norton has been living in the shadows, pursued by the military and haunted...
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Overview

Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce Edward Norton has been living in the shadows, pursued by the military and haunted by the rage within. But traveling the world in secrecy isn't easy, and as hard as he tries Bruce can't get Betty Ross Liv Tyler off his mind. The daughter of Bruce's nemesis Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross William Hurt, Betty represents everything that is beautiful in the world to a man who lives his life on the run. Eventually, Bruce returns to civilization and faces the wrath of The Abomination. While the Hulk may be a formidable force of nature, The Abomination is decidedly more powerful, and determined to destroy Bruce Banner. Created when KGB agent Emil Blonsky Tim Roth exposed himself to a higher dose of the same radiation that transformed Bruce into The Hulk, The Abomination is unable to change back into human form and holds Bruce accountable for his frightful condition. With time fast running out for both Bruce and The Hulk, New York City is about to become the ultimate urban battle zone as two of the most powerful creatures ever to walk the earth clash in a massive, no-holds-barred fight to the finish.
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Special Features

Comic Book Gallery; Thunderbolt Files; Animated Comic; Picture In Picture; Alternate Opening; The Making of Incredible; Becoming the Hulk; Becoming the Abomination; Anatomy of a Hulk Out; Scene Explorer; Deleted Scenes; Feature Commentary with Director Louis Leterrier and Tim Roth
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Marvel Studios hits another home run with this highly satisfying revamp of their big green gamma gargantuan in The Incredible Hulk, a superhero romp that delivers solid dramatics when it's not rousing the audience with heavy doses of rock-'em sock-'em action. Taking cues from the Bill Bixby television show proved to be a smart move by the filmmaking trio of screenwriter Zak Penn, director Louis Leterrier, and star along with uncredited script doctor Edward Norton. Going back to Bruce Banner's on-the-run storyline successfully gives the film an immediacy that plays well into Leterrier's deft delivery of suspenseful set pieces. Another angle that plays well is the film's scope and use of location -- from the impressive Brazilian locales to the dreamlike pollen-filled air of early summer in Virginia, the size, color, and overall feel couldn't be more refreshing after the arid surroundings that housed Ang Lee's monster with daddy issues in the desert outing. As a revitalization of the franchise, the revamp works from minute one. Smartly, the studio once again put its trust in some gutsy casting, populating the film with sufficient talent that leaves the awkward days of Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba in the dust. The similarities between the production and its equally successful 2008 cinematic cousin, Iron Man, are evident in the casts alone. Just as Jeff Bridges lent an air of respectability to that picture as the heavy, so here does William Hurt in the role of General Ross, the war-mongering father to the film's love interest, Betty Rossa capably played by Liv Tyler. Aiding him is Tim Roth, who, as viewers have seen in the past most notably in Rob Roy, exceeds at being a dastardly counterbalance of the protagonist -- in whom we're handed a curious but inspired choice in Norton. The actor brings a nice gravity to the role of Bruce Banner, a character whose battles with self-control greatly figures into the crux of this performance. Never straying too far into melodrama, with bits of humor spread throughout thanks to a welcome key role from none other than Tim Blake Nelson, the cast of The Incredible Hulk strikes a unique tonal balance all their own and manages to sustain a valid take on the material over the course of the nearly two-hour time frame. As for the main monster himself, he's handled very much in a smart way -- mysterious at first, then taking center stage as the two-fisted misunderstood hero later on in the pic. Effects-wise, the green beast is a vivid onscreen presence hampered only by a scant amount of far-too-fast movements, which in its defense, hampers most of his other effects-driven contemporaries around this time i.e. Transformers. Otherwise, there are a handful of inspired performance-driven animated scenes at play here -- best seen in the softer moments that push the character beyond his patented "Hulk Smash!" tagline. Thankfully the production knows that that is exactly what much of the audience is there for -- and it has no problem delivering the smashing scenes with gamma-radiated gusto. When it comes down to it, the film achieves what it set out to do -- successfully revive a character in such a familiar way that audiences don't get wrapped up in the semantics of whether it's a sequel, prequel, or doggone reinterpretation. This is the Hulk that everyone knows and loves -- and it's a pleasure to see him roar the way he's always been intended to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • UPC: 025192186608
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Bonus DVD / 2 PACK
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 12,301

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Norton Bruce Banner/The Hulk
Liv Tyler Betty Ross
Tim Roth Emil Blonsky
William Hurt Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Tim Blake Nelson Samuel Sterns
Ty Burrell Leonard
Christina Cabot Major Kathleen Sparr
Technical Credits
Louis Leterrier Director
Avi Arad Executive Producer, Producer
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Robin D. Cook Casting
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Dorrance Art Director
Kevin Feige Producer
Michael A. Helfant Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Stan Lee Executive Producer
David Maisel Executive Producer
Laray Mayfield Casting
Peter Menzies Jr. Cinematographer
Zak Penn Original Story, Screenwriter
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
John G. Scotti Asst. Director
Rick Shaine Editor
Andrew M. Stearn Art Director
Vincent Tabaillon Editor
Jim Van Wyck Executive Producer
John Wright Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Incredible Hulk
1. Chapter 1 [5:48]
2. Chapter 2 [7:02]
3. Chapter 3 [3:18]
4. Chapter 4 [5:06]
5. Chapter 5 [5:10]
6. Chapter 6 [4:14]
7. Chapter 7 [3:28]
8. Chapter 8 [6:10]
9. Chapter 9 [7:10]
10. Chapter 10 [8:23]
11. Chapter 11 [6:30]
12. Chapter 12 [1:33]
13. Chapter 13 [3:55]
14. Chapter 14 [4:23]
15. Chapter 15 [7:31]
16. Chapter 16 [4:09]
17. Chapter 17 [6:24]
18. Chapter 18 [6:36]
19. Chapter 19 [5:36]
20. Chapter 20 [2:53]
21. Chapter 21 [6:58]
22. Chapter 22 [:01]
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Disc #1 -- Incredible Hulk
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fantastic! Especially compared to the Ang Lee version!

    This movie was brilliant. The idea of making it into a government chase for the scientist who ran away with their weapon was awesome. A very good way to update it. Edward Norton as Bruse Banner was perfect casting, and I think it was one of the best performances of his career. It would have been so easy for the part (and then the whole movie) to be seen as cheesy, but Norton made it fun, emotional, and easy for the audience to see the struggle between his two "personalities." Liv Tyler and William Hurt were amazing, of course. Tim Roth as the villain could NOT have been better casting. He's such a great actor. He was the perfect opposite for Edward Norton. As they say, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." A fantastic film all around. Most people liked "Iron Man" better but this film had better characterisation and performances.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    leave your superhero movie cliches at the door...

    I went into this movie thinking it would be similar to Hulk from 2003. I wasn't particularly excited for the movie but from the opening scene it presented the done to death story of the Hulk in a captivating and intriguing way.<BR/><BR/>The 'first act' set in Brazil was visually amazing(especially on Blu-Ray) and the atmosphere was great. Bruce Banners conversations with the mysterious Mr. Blue were captivating. The plot evolved mostly unpredictably, which was a nice break from normal superhero movies like Spiderman. <BR/><BR/>The visuals and sound were great, and casting was exceptionally good. Edward Norton was amazing, on par with Downy Jr and Christan Bale. Liv Tyler was also good, showing venerability and support at the same time. Tim Roth was perfectly suited also, and William hurt will play a great role in the sequel.<BR/><BR/>In a year dominated by The Dark Knight and Iron man the Incredible Hulk takes third among tough competition. It's defiantly worth your time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Green Fun

    One of the most anticipated movies of the week is THE INCREDIBLE HULK and it certainly delivers! A well done cartoon feature from beginning to end though perhaps a little too violent for the young animation afficionados. The action reminds the viewer of the old Looney Tunes cartoons with Bugs Bunny; while the comedy--and believe me there is a lot of it!--is a reminder of the late Ub Iwerks and other dead animation pioneers who are no long alive. The color is bright and cheery except during the scenes where the guy turns into a big angry toadfrog. That is plenty scary and will have you hiding behind or under your seat depending if the theatre has regular or stadium seating. But, in conclusion, overall this was movie and should be viewed as such.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    INTENSE!

    I wouldn¿t realize it till after Hulk turned back into Bruce but id be tense and on edge whenever Hulk would come into the picture his raw power was showed greatly in this movie. Amazing visuals through out! Marvel is really making good movies now, cept for X-men 3

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    one boring movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    lame movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    edward norton destroyed this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    one very seriously lame boring movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Bigger, Badder, Better!

    4.5 out of 5

    Dr. Bruce Banner. Scientist. Researcher. Genius.
    Victim of a Gamma Ray experiment gone horribly wrong.

    And the military knows it. They were there. They saw what he became-a hulking, big green behemoth made of pure muscle, rage and power.

    Bruce (Edward Norton) has been on the run from them ever since, keeping a low profile and doing everything within his power to find a cure for the gamma poisoning that created the beast caged inside him. And now he thinks he has one, so he ventures back to the States to meet a scientist codenamed "Mr. Blue" whom he's been chatting with over a secure internet line to work up a cure. He also accidentally runs into the love of his life, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), and the two are now on the run from Betty's hotheaded military father, General Thaddeus "Thunerbolt" Ross (William Hurt), who wants to turn the Hulk into a weapon.

    They evade him for the most part until General Ross decides to supe-up his special soldier, Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), and, once that super soldier proves not enough of a threat to the Hulk, Emil takes it on himself to make himself a greater match and forces Dr. Blue, aka Samuel Sterns (Tim Blake Nelson), to turn him into something else--an Abomination.

    Now only the Hulk can stop this new mammoth creature and the two wage a crazy, awe-inspiring war through the streets of New York.

    I admit when I first heard about this movie I was leery. It was only five years before that Ang Lee's Hulk came out and I knew that The Incredible Hulk was meant to be a reboot, so I wasn't sure what to expect and, really, a reboot after only five years was just plain silly.

    As it turns out, this movie wasn't a reboot per se, but more of a do-over, in that during the credits it quickly gave the Hulk's origin story and then got into a story of its own without referring to the Hulk movie of 2003. And to make things even more "separate," there was that oh-so-cool cameo at the end by you-know-who that cemented this new Hulk movie into the current timeline that Marvel's got going on in the movies, one that will take us up to The Avengers in 2012.

    What can I say? This movie was way better than Hulk. More action. Cooler story. More realistic. This really was a solid Hulk-smash type of movie that didn't get bogged down in so much drama like the one in 2003. I loved Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. Not only did he look the part of a scrawny scientist, he also acted like one plus also did a good job conveying the burden he carries and the suffering he has to go through because of what he is (i.e. sometimes living on the street). There was a chemistry between him and Liv Tyler, too. The two of them could easily pass as real-life lovers. This kind of realism was crucial in showing the sacrifices Bruce had made in order to protect those he cared about from the Hulk.

    The sheer power shown by the Hulk throughout this movie was just plain awesome. The strength displayed was astounding. The coolest display, in my opinion, was when the helicopter Betty was in caught fire and Hulk clapped his hands together so hard it sent a shockwave through the air to put out the flame.

    I enjoyed Tim Roth as the good-guy-turned-bad. He's always convincing. And when he became Abomination, the big fight between Abomination and Hulk was terrific: two giant titans going head-to-head, muscle against muscle, power against power. Fantastic.

    The Incredible Hulk was such a great movie.

    A.P. Fuchs
    Canister X

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    sequell or remake

    itis a good hulk film with great action scenes and good dauloge.

    is it a sequell or a remake? it sorta fallows the end of the last hulk movie. but people are saying a remake

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Best Hulk Movie

    I really enjoyed this movie. Although, I do like the look of Eric Banna as Bruce better, I still thought the movie was great. Ed Norton did a great job acting and the Hulk looks killer. This is my favorite Marvel movie.

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