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Fantastic Four, starring Jessica Alba, on DVD, December 6
Published on LatinoLA: December 2, 2005
With ground-breaking special effects, irreverent comedy and a hot cast of up-and-comers, the most visible action film of the summer stretched across all demographics and clobbered the competition with its $151 million box office bonfire. But on December 6th prepare to see the fantastic like never before when the Fantastic Four flames onto DVD, VHS and PSP from Fox Home Entertainment. The DVD will feature the first look at the making of the highly-anticipated theatrical release X-Men 3, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Fantastic Four worldwide theatrical press junket, commentary, deleted scenes, a Making Of Fantastic Four and casting featurettes, rockin? music videos and trailers. Offered in both widescreen and pan & scan, the Fantastic Four DVD, VHS & PSP will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$43.98 Canada.
The Fantastic Four, the newly formed super heroes each imbued with powers characteristic to their own strengths and weaknesses, are Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffud, King Arthur), whose idealistic ambition manifests itself with uncharted flexibility and stretching capabilities; Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba, Sin City) (Editor's Note: JESSICA ALBA!), a strong female in a man?s world who gains the ability to disappear and project powerful force fields; Johnny Storm/The Human Torch (Chris Evans, Cellular), whose hot-headedness gives him the power to encompass his own body in flames; and Ben Grimm/The Thing (Michael Chiklis, "The Shield"), whose strength of character transforms him into a super-strong rock-man. Together, they must come to terms with their newfound fame and save the world from the evil machinations of the diabolical Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon, "Nip/Tuck").
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
The Fantastic Four DVD is available in both widescreen and pan & scan versions, and is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, as well as Spanish, with English and Spanish subtitles for the U.S. version and English and French subtitles for the Canadian version. Special features include:
o An exclusive inside and first look at the highly-anticipated X-Men 3 hosted by producer and Marvel guru Avi Arad
o An exclusive behind-the-scenes footage hosted by the entire cast, showing the super-hero promotional world tour they embarked on to publicize the film
o Three deleted scenes
o A Making Of Fantastic Four featurette
o Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session and Making A Scene featurettes
o Music videos "Everything Burns" and "Come On Come In"
o Theatrical trailer and much more
SYNOPSIS: After exposure to a radioactive cosmic storm, four astronauts become the most remarkable, albeit dysfunctional, super heroes of all time: the Fantastic 4! Unfortunately, the mission?s sponsor has also been transformed?into a lethal, iron-fisted super-villain?setting the stage for an explosive confrontation of epic proportions. Jessica Alba and Chris Evans head a sexy, star-powered cast in this special effects-filled thrill ride that boasts nonstop action and irreverent fun from start to finish!
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