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G.I. Joe - The Rise of the Cobra

Based on a Hasbro product, this boy doll is no longer a child's toy. Instead, he's a lean, mean, elite military fighting machine. Staring Channing Tatum, this G.I Joe is out to disable Cobra, a mercenary organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 07 Aug 2009
Video Release: 03 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Hasbro, the toy manufacturing company, has also used movies to market another of their products: Transformers. (The films are Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.) Another movie featuring high tech weaponry and powerful body suits, is Iron Man.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 3 November 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra releases as a 2-Disc set on DVD and Blu-ray. Both versions offer the following bonus materials:

- Commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay

- Featurettes: The Big Bang Theory: The Making of G.I. JOE and Next-Gen Action: The Amazing Visual FX and Design of G.I. JOE

- Digital Copy of the film

G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra is also releasing a single disc DVD, which includes the commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay.

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