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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Just when they think they have gotten the whole super-hero thing figured out, the Fantastic Four (Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans) find their skills challenged by the Silver Surfer (Doug Jones). And worse yet, it turns out the chrome surfer dude is only the opening act for an even bigger player--Galactus! Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 14 Jun 2007
Video Release: 02 Oct 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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To promote this film, Twentieth Century Fox is re-releasing the prequel Fantastic Four to DVD in an Extended Edition. Spiderman 3 also has a strong message about making good choices in difficult circumstances.

Home Video Extra Features

The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer splash lands on DVD in a couple of editions. The single disc version features the movie in both widescreen and full screen versions, as well as two audio commentaries (one by director Tim Story, and the other by producer Avi Arad, writer Don Payne and film editors Peter S. Elliot and William Hoy). Audio tracks are available in English (5.1 Dolby Digital), Spanish (Dolby Surround) and French (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Power Cosmic Edition is a two-disc release offering all of the above, plus the following bonus materials: extended/deleted scenes (with optional commentary by director Tim Story), Family Bonds (a making-of documentary), Sentinel of the Spaceways (the comic book origins of The Silver Surfer), and featurettes exploring the technical workings of the film (The FantastiCar, The Power Cosmic, Character Design With Spectral Motion and Scoring the Fantastic). Interactive FantastiCar concept images, still galleries and the theatrical trailers are included too.

The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer also releases on Blu-ray (dual-layer 50GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, and English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.) This disc contains all the bonus features as well as the trivia game Saving The World One Question at a Time, the multi-player strategy game Who Dares Defy Galactus? and several high-definition trailers.

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