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Still shot from the movie: Iron Man.

Iron Man

Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a brilliant inventor who has used his talents for personal fame and fortune. But a brush with some self-interested terrorists has the man rethinking his priorities. Now, he is using his skills to build a high-tech armored suit so he can be a superhero and save mankind. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 01 May 2008
Video Release: 30 Sep 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Whoever said the suit makes the man must have been talking about superheroes. Using his wealth to help curb crime in Gotham City, Bruce Wayne has a special suit designed to aid his efforts in Batman Begins. After being bitten by a spider and developing unusual powers, Peter Parker creates a form-fitting suit to conceal his identity in Spider-Man.

This movie is part of a franchise including Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.

Home Video Extra Features

Iron Man leaves his mark on DVD in a single or double disc version. The Single Disc Edition provides the film and over twenty minutes of deleted and extended scenes.

The Ultimate 2-Disc Edition offers the aforementioned extras, plus I Am Iron Man (a documentary about bringing Iron Man to the big screen), The Invincible Iron Man (a six-part feature examining the history of the character), Wired (learn the secrets of the visual effects), The Actor’s Process (drop in on a rehearsal session with the cast and director), the screen test of actor Robert Downey Jr. and still galleries.

Iron Man: Ultimate 2-Disc Edition is also releasing on Blu-ray. In addition to all the bonus materials found on the DVD version, the Blu-ray version includes Hall of Armor (an opportunity to virtually explorer the various armors in the film) and a BD-Live feature where fans can test their Iron Man I.Q.

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