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Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) doesn't just get angry --he turns into The Incredible Hulk! It's a mood disorder he would like to get rid of so he can stop running from General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) of the U.S. military and start concentrating on his relationship with Betty Ross (Liv Tyler). However, the search for a cure gets put on hold when another gamma-radiation created monster called The Abomination (Tim Roth) hits the town and Bruce's inner green demon is needed to battle the brute.
Why Is The Incredible Hulk Rated PG-13?
The Incredible Hulk is rated PG-13 The MPAA has rated The Incredible Hulk PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content.
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Before the beginning credits cease to roll, the Hulk has ripped his way out of a lab, leaving bloody bodies and injured people in his wake. Reports of further rampages continue to surface as he makes his way around the world. After tracking him down in a Brazilian slum, soldiers stage a surprise attack by shooting two dogs to silence them and blowing down his apartment door. Running through the narrow streets, they repeatedly fire shots and chase him over rooftops before cornering him in a bottling factory that they leave in shambles. Bodies are left strewn in the narrow city streets as well as the factory where they have been hit by flying machinery and tanks. During a battle on a college campus and later on New York City streets, characters are thrown, crushed, choked and caught in explosions. Bodies are tossed like dolls and cars and buildings are destroyed as two mutants fight in the middle of the city. A man is kicked viciously against a tree resulting in extensive and potentially life-threatening injuries. A man jumps from a helicopter without any parachuting gear. After a helicopter crashes, the passengers are threatened with a possible explosion. Medical procedures include injections of gamma-laden serum, blood-tampering and exposure to dangerously high levels of radiation. A couple on a bed kisses passionately. A naked man is seen in a shower. Profanities, terms of deity and some crude terms are used. Frequent cigar use is shown along with some alcohol use.
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In addition to his role as an overzealous warmonger in this film, William Hurt plays a U.S. president who is shot while in Spain in the political thriller Vantage Point. He also stars as the father of a family who discovers a source to eternal life in Tuck Everlasting. In the movie, The Village, he takes on the role of a community elder who attempts to protect his people from unknown beings in the surrounding forest.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: 21 October 2008
Big, bold and bursting onto home video (in either full frame or wide screen), The Incredible Hulk DVD provides deleted scenes and an audio commentary with director Louis Leterrier and actor Tim Roth.
If you are more of a fan of the franchise than that, then The Incredible Hulk Special Edition DVD may tempt you by offering the previously noted audio commentary and deleted scenes along with alternate openings and featurettes (The Making of Incredible Hulk, Becoming The Hulk, Becoming The Abomination, Anatomy of a Hulk Out, and From Comic Book to Screen).
Audio tracks for the DVD releases are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround).
The mean, green machine can also be seen on Blu-ray. This 2-disc set presents The Incredible Hulk in widescreen, with audio tacks in English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), as well as French and Spanish (DTS 5.1 Surround). Extra bulk includes all the aforementioned materiel plus BD Live features (My Chat, My Scenes Sharing and Exclusive Content) and U Control (Thunderbolt Files, Scene Explorer, Comic Book Gallery, Animated Comic and Picture in Picture), as well as a Digital Copy of the movie, compatible with PC, Mac and iPod.