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Still shot from the movie: Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four

Marvel Comics longest running series comes to the big screen featuring Mr. Fatalistic( Ioan Gruffud), The Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), The Human Torch (Chris Evans) and The Thing (Michael Chiklis). These Fantastic 4 fight against the diabolical Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 07 Jul 2005
Video Release: 05 Jun 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

The Fantastic Four Extended Edition is the super-hero size of the popular 2005 film. Releasing to DVD ten days before Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer hits the silver screen, the two-disc set provides a copy of the original theatrical version of the film, plus a seamlessly branched Extended Cut. The later includes nineteen extended/deleted scenes and two alternate main title sequences. There is also a cast commentary by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis, as well as a commentary by director Tim Story, writers Michael France and Mark Frost, producer Avi Arad and executive producer Kevin Feige. Trailers, TV spots and a featurette promoting the upcoming sequel round out the offerings on disc one.

Disc Two is an in-depth look at the production, with the following featurettes: Heroes Are Born (making of Fantastic Four), The Baxter Building: Declassified, The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine, Jack Kirby: Storyteller, From Comic Book to Film and Visiting the Stately Ross Museum. There are also multi-angle animatic-to-scene studies of various special effect sequences (Fantastic Four hit by cosmic storm, Brooklyn Bridge, Ben hits Johnny, Reed and Doom fight, Johnny chased by missile and The Thing and Doom fight). Other tidbits of interest to fans are collectibles and stills galleries, concept art, character sculpts, costumes and Human Torch Flame Tests.

English audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Sound. Spanish tracks are recorded in Dolby Surround (on the U.S. Theatrical Version only). Subtitles are provided in English, Spanish and French.

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