Director: Ang Lee Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott
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If you were one of the many who were confused when you sat down to watch Ang Lee's adaptation of The Hulk, stand in line -- still, there's no doubt that the 2-disc Special Edition DVD will be an instant best-seller considering the high profile of the character and the amount of extras on this disc. Visually, the 1.33:1 full-screen picture is a joy to behold (the widescreen version is also available), brilliantly displaying the giant behemoth's green skin tones and the equally as rich color palette from cinematographer Frederick Elmes, while audio specs include three different 5.1 tracks for English, French, and Spanish languages. Audio commentary is supplied from director Lee, though don't expect him to lay out any of the meanings he inherently added into the film (no "jellyfish" explanations, sorry). Still, he's not at all boring to listen to, nor does he come off as anything but humble and very well natured. Also on disc one is the special feature "Hulk Cam," an optional behind-the-scenes branching technique with which you can delve further into a scene by pressing enter on your remote control when a special radiation graphic pops up on your screen. Another neat little extra awaits you with the "Superhero Revealed: Anatomy of the Hulk" interactive feature with which you can learn Film Facts and ILM Facts by selecting different sections of a rotating computer model of the character. Unfortunately, the idea is a little better than the navigability of its execution, but it still might be a fun way for kids to understand the inner-workings of the visual effects process. The Deleted Scenes section isn't quite all it's cracked up to be, with some scenes focusing more on the scientific aspects of the story line, while others offer a bit more of a glimpse into the young Bruce Banner character (plus one more tidbit of a scene with Lou Ferrigno, which is always good). Rounding out the DVD are, sadly, some shameful extras -- with commercials for a Chase Universal Credit Card and a Sunny Delight juice drink there for you to skip over. Also available is a quite lengthy Cast and Filmmakers section, which covers all the principal lead actors, along with various producers and writers who took a crack at adapting the green-skinned monster. Disc two is where the real bonus stuff starts to heat up, starting with the Hulkification section -- a genius idea for which they let four comic book artists from around the world adapt the same scene straight from the movie. While it's a novel idea, and the differences in each artist's vision are extraordinary, the way that the camera swoops around the panels is utterly annoying and more than a little disorienting -- chalk this feature up as a nice idea ruined by a hyper-kinetic features designer. Next up is the "Evolution of the Hulk," similar to many of the comic book origin documentaries on the few other recent Marvel film DVDs. With interviews from the great Stan Lee and covers from the long history of the character, it's a nice introduction to the Hulk for anyone not familiar with the backstory and a simple joy, if simply to just hear Stan "The Man" talk. An interesting feature for anyone who's seen the film will obviously be "The Incredible Ang Lee" featurette, which focuses on the director on-set and then in the motion capture suit where his movements were tracked and eventually synched in the computer to produce the Hulk's final dramatic performance that the audience sees on the screen (bet you didn't know that!). Also on the disc is a featurette completely on the Dog Fight scene, where production is tracked from the first moments when the director pitched his quite large idea to ILM to the various ways they were able to simulate a dog's real movements, along with the hurdles that the effects crew needed to jump when two CG characters had to fight in the same frame (as you'll see, it was quite hard to do). Probably the most interesting extra on the disc comes with the unique "Style of Editing Hulk," where editor Tim Squyres takes you through the truly innovative approach he and Ang Lee went for with the look of the film. Rounding out the disc is a blanket "Making of the Hulk" feature, along with a DVD-ROM section, with which you can play an entire level of the Hulk game. All in all, a fine representation for a troubled adaptation -- still, with a true reverence for the history of the character, as seen in the animated menus, you can't say they didn't try.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2003
UPC: 0025192307522
Original Release: 2003
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:18:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Ang Lee; deleted scenes; "The Making of The Hulk" featurette; enchanced viewing mode during select scenes affording split-screen analysis of the monster; Industrial Light and Magic's "Anatomy of the Hulk" 3-D Hulk model, offering interactive mini-featurettes; "Hulkification," a look at different conceptions of the Hulk by illustrators representing Marvel Comics, Manga, (Japanese) and European styles of animation; storyboards; "Digital Incarnations" feature on director Ang Lee's visual process; "Dog Fight" storyboard-to-film comparison; "The Making of The Hulk" interactive game; game demo The Hulk Xbox video game.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Bana Dr. Bruce Banner
Jennifer Connelly Dr. Betty Ross
Sam Elliott General "Thunderbolt" Ross
Josh Lucas Major Glenn Talbot
Nick Nolte Dr. David Banner
Boni Yanagisawa Technician
Pete Anthony Conductor
Ricardo Aguilar Boy's Father
Mark Atteberry Technician
Sasha Barrese Alice
Cara Buono Edith Banner
Eva Burkley Technician
Lorenzo Callender Soldier
Todd Lee Coralli Soldier
Jesse Corti Colonel
Craig Damon Security Guard
Reggie Davis Security Guard
Mike Erwin Teenage Bruce Banner
Amir Faraj Boy
Lou Ferrigno Head of Security
Jennifer Gotzon Waitress
Rondda Holeman Technician
Toni Kallen Delivery Nurse
Lyndon Karp Davey
Johnny Kastl Soldier
Louanne Kelley Delivery Doctor
Paul Kersey Young David Banner
Paul H. Kim Officer
David Kronenberg Bruce Banner as a Child
Michael Kronenberg Bruce Banner as a Child
Daniella Kuhn Edith's Friend
Brooke Langton Jennifer Sossman
Stan Lee Security Guard
John Littlefield Security NCO
Sean Mahon Comanche Pilot
John A. Maraffi Technician
Randy Neville F-22 Pilot
Michael Papajohn Technician
John Prosky Atheon Technician
Kevin Rankin Harper
Regina McKee Redwing National Security Advisor
Lou Richards Pediatrician
Victor Rivers Paramilitary
Geoffrey Scott The President
David St. Pierre Technician
David Sutherland Tank Commander
Todd Tesen Young Thaddeus Ross
Brett Thacher Comanche Pilot
Eric Ware Soldier
Celia Weston Mrs. Krensler
Kirk B.R. Woller Comanche Pilot
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn Young Betty Ross
Daniel Dae Kim Aide
Rob Swanson Colonel

Technical Credits
Ang Lee Director
Eric Abrahamson Stunts
Ismail Acar Animator
George Aleco-Sima Animator
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Alleneck Animator
Avi Arad Producer
John Armbrust Consultant/advisor
Artist Robinson Asst. Director
Rick Avery Stunts
Joni Avery Stunts
Roy Barnes Set Decoration/Design
Gregory J. Barnett Stunts
Jim Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Dotan Bonen Stunts
Mary R. Boss Stunts
Jake Brake Stunts
Craig Branham Stunts
Wendi Bromley Stunts
Sue Campbell Animator
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
Derrick Carlin Animator
Todd Cherniawsky Set Decoration/Design
Callie Croughwell Stunts
Cameron Croughwell Stunts
Joshua Croughwell Stunts
Michelle Croughwell Stunts
Sean Curran Animator
Virginie D'annoville Animator
Lou Dellarosa Animator
Andrew Doucette Animator
Michael Easton Animator
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Dane Farwell Stunts
Kevin Feige Executive Producer
Scott Fisher Stunts
Jennifer Fong Executive Producer
Clay Donahue Fontenot Stunts
Michael France Screenwriter
Miguel Fuertes Animator
David Gainey Animator
Eugene Gearty Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel B. Gold Camera Operator
Sean Graham Stunts
Andrew Grant Animator
Kevin Grevioux Stunts
Shari Hanson Associate Producer
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Al Hobbs Set Decoration/Design
Lois G. Hoyos Set Decoration/Design
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Avy Kaufman Casting
Bevin Kaye Stunts
Maia Kayser Animator
Shawn Kelly Animator
Peter Kelly Animator
Greg Kyle Animator
Michael Lantieri Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Lantieri Stunts
David Latour Animator
Alison Leaf Animator
Janice Lew Animator
Clay Lilley Stunts
Clint E. Lilley Stunts
Tommy Lohmann Camera Operator
Michael Malone Production Manager
Megan Marshall Stunts
Kevin Martel Animator
Phil McNally Animator
Christopher Minos Animator
Kathleen Misko Costumes/Costume Designer
Tristan Morts Stunts
William Morts Stunts
Rick O'Connor Animator
Casey O'Neill Stunts
Hiromi Ono Animator
Greg Papalia Art Director
Jakub Pistecky Animator
Kristen Pratt Set Decoration/Design
Steve Rawlins Animator
Jay Rennie Animator
Magali Rigaudias Animator
Megan Robinson Stunts
Jason Rodriguez Stunts
Tommy Rosales Stunts
David S. Rowden Stunts
Mika Saito Stunts
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
James Schamus Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Gunther Schlierkamp Stunts
Trish Schutz-Krause Animator
Kevin Scott Animator
Dave Sidley Animator
Sharonne Solk Animator
Tim Squyres Editor
Tom St. Amand Animator
Patte Strong-Lord Set Decoration/Design
Nick Teta Consultant/advisor
Kim Thompson Animator
Cheryl A. Tkach Associate Producer
Delio Tramontozzi Animator
Marjolaine Tremblay-Silva Animator
John Underkoffler Consultant/advisor
Martin Valinsky Stunts
Jan Van Buyten Animator
Brad Wilder Makeup
Darlene Ava Williams Stunts
Ava Rose Williams Stunts
Jerry Wills Stunts
David Womark Associate Producer
Gabriel Womark Stunts
Don Woodruff Set Decoration/Design
Merritt Yohnka Stunts
Brady Conrad Stunts
Larry Franco Producer
Stan Lee Executive Producer,Source Author
Hailey Peitzman Stunts
Hannah Peitzman Stunts
Molly Peitzman Stunts
Sonny Tipton Stunts
Jesse Tipton Stunts
Wyatt Tipton Stunts
John Turman Screenwriter
James Turman Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Main Titles
2. The Banner Bloodline
3. Dr. Krenzler
4. Nanomeds & Gamma Rays
5. Talbot's Offer
6. My First Memory
7. My Bruce
8. The Accident
9. Your Name Is Banner
10. Lunch With Dad
11. The Beast Within
12. The Morning After
13. My Son Is Unique
14. Forced Hand
15. Talbot's Mistake
16. Betty & the Beast
17. His Father's Son
18. The Essences of All Things
19. Home
20. Talbot in Charge
21. My Downfall
22. Out of Control
23. Desert Fury
24. Target: Hulk
25. Top of the World
26. A Chance to Calm Down
27. Give Back Your Life
28. Battle of the Banners
29. Sweet Dreams
30. One Year Later...
31. Me Está Enojando
32. End Titles

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Hulk 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went into this movie thinking it would be so great, but it sucked. I didn't get half of what was going on! Even if I did get what was going on, it was still completely boring. I hope they do not make a sequel.
Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
I didnt like this movie. CGI looked great story was long and dragged. if you do watch it be ready to hit fast forward alot...
Guest More than 1 year ago
All right, yes the story is terrible, there is barely anything with the HULK but Common! The effects are amazing (except for the dogs. I hate to knock on ILM but, they could have done better) and the action sequences are very exceptional. besides, who ever said the film had to have plot and character development to just be fun! Give it a break, and enjoy this thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a horrible adaptation of the comic book. The story of his becoming the Hulk was drug on forever, and had very little action. I was also disapointed not to see his fighting more of his enemies like Wendigo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this new take on the Hulk. At least they made him capable of the fantastic feats in the comic unlike the TV show. The story needed to be updated regarding the origin since the original was tied to the testing of weapons during the time of the war/cold war. DNA mutations/manipulations are alot more interesting, although the origin story from the TV show was actually pretty good. They are working on another Hulk movie with a different director- we'll see how that turns out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big HULK fan, but when I saw this movie I was dissapointed! The plot takes forever to build up, The story leads on and on as if it were lost, and The HULK was the most dissapointing! He looked like Shrek on staroids! Bad film! Stick to the original TV Show!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
To me, Hulk is one of the greatest Marvel-Comic characters to hit the big screen. The film was great. It was quite creative how they made many scenes like the pages of comic books. In this film unlike many others, we can understand who these characters are and why they are the way they are. Also, the visuals are great. If you don't know, Hulk was the worst performing film that was based on a marvel-comic superhero. It is not considered a sucess compared to the films that came before it. But who cares about that. In this film adaptation, he is made out into a monster movie rather than a superhero film. He does perform some heroic acts in the film. But for the most part, this is a monster film. But that is not a bad thing. This movie had a great storyline and great acting also. It had great visual effects so good, I almost thought that it was a real person. I believe that this movie is a lot better than Spider-Man or X-Men. We learn a lot about the green giant that we don't learn from other characters. However, the running time of the movie is longer than any comic book based movie since Superman in 1978. That probably angered some people. But for the very most part, Hulk is so much better than it looks. Ang Lee does a great job in showing what the characters in this movie actually think. I recommend that this movie be seen by all.
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I may just be the exception to the rule, but I thought Lee's restraint in directing made the movie- that is it wasn't just 2 hours of daring-do and smashing the bad guys, he developed characters and gave them reasons for their actions. Pretentious? Sure. But a lot more fun than movies that present action without context.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This version is the best Hulk presentation I have ever seen. This movie has been under-rated, that is why we should not go by what the official critics think. The premise, transformation, and the action was so realistic. I give this movie two thumbs up.
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I was never a hulk fan but I saw a documentary on TV so I decided to see the movie. After I saw it I was amazed. The split screen technique and transitions made it look and feel like a comic book. The visual effects are amazing and the acting makes this movie probably the most belieavable of all comic book movies. This is how comic to movie adaptng should be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I missed this in the theaters so was looking forward to it on DVD. Leave it to Ang Lee to take on another genre and nail it. I watched this twice the first night I rented it and bought it a week later. It loses nothing with multiple viewings. Like X-Men, director Lee made outstanding casting choices which raises this above standard super-hero fare and turns it into a brilliant, albeit dark, character study. Jennifer Connelly (who not only turns in a wonderful performance but is absolutely stunning!), Sam Elliot and especially Nick Nolte all turn in Oscar worthy performances. I think the bad box office killed any award possibilities which usually are heaped upon most of Lee's films. Eric Bana is the one weak cast member, but his awkward speech patterns (I think he's Australian) fit okay into the nerdy and stunted personality of his character. The Hulk effects range between excellent and so-so, but the star of The Hulk is the story not the FX. This movie uses the focal point of the father/son relationship of Superman the Movie (still the best superhero epic) and turns it on its ear. Where Clark Kent had his brilliant loving Kryptonian Father, Jor-el and equally loving and caring Jonathan Kent on earth, to David Banner poor Bruce is nothing more than an experiment gone wrong, a failed research project to dissect and study. Chilling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great movie. It was beautifully done and nice to see Ang Lee's sensibilities brought to a superhero film. I also enjoyed how the film progressed through smaller windows, sometimes simultaneously, giving the viewer a feeling of a comic book being brought to life. I think this movie got a couple of bad reviews when it opened, for whatever reason, and those had a snowball effect on some viewers' experience of the film. However, I think that if you watch it with an open mind there is really little to complain about here, and much to applaud. I also should mention that Jennifer Connelly's beauty is completely & inexplicably mesmerizing in this movie. I would highly recommend this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie with my sister in theatre and I have to say, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting it for Christmas. But, I have to say, you must really pay attention to the beginning or you'll be lost the rest of the way through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like comic book movies this one is just fine. It is a little long but the special effects more than make up for it! I think the sequal will be better if they make one.