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Hancock

Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose poor grooming, drunk and disorderly behavior, and destructive rescue attempts, are doing nothing to make him popular in the press. Then public relations expert Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) steps in to try and help him clean up his image. But some bad habits are hard to break. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 30 Jun 2008
Video Release: 24 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Angst about their identity seems to affect other superheroes as well. Peter Parker struggles to accept his new powers in Spider-Man. Bruce Wayne also wrestles with his role in Batman Begins. The expense of insurance claims and law suites also causes superheroes to fall from grace in the animated film The Incredibles. Will Smith plays another character who finds himself down and out in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Home Video Extra Features

Hancock hits the home video market in both a rated and unrated version, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray. Look for these combinations:

The Hancock: Rated Theatrical Version is available in widescreen with five featurettes: Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete.

The Hancock: Unrated Version offers ten extra minutes of footage and is also available in widescreen. It includes the five aforementioned featurettes: Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete.

Hancock the 2-Disc Rated/Unrated Special Edition (with Digital Copy) provides both the rated and unrated versions of the film (in widescreen), along with a Digital Copy. This edition provides seven featurettes, adding Home Life and Suiting Up to the previous five (Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete).

The Blue-ray version of Hancock comes as a 2-Disc Rated/Unrated Special Edition (with Digital Copy). This presentation contains the bonus extras found on the 2-disc DVD edition (Home Life, Suiting Up, Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete) plus some exclusive Blu-ray features: BD-Live Enabled, Picture-In-Picture and an On-Set Visual Diary.

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