come in all sorts of
packages but Hancock is a sarcastic,
whisky-swilling, hard-living kind of
misunderstood immortal who is totally
out of control, wreaks havoc and could
definitely do with a make-over...
EVERYBODY HATES HANCOCK. The indestructible crime fighter has a long history
of leaving mayhem in his wake as he crashes into buildings and damages expensive
cars in Los Angeles while swooping down to stop the bad guys in their tracks.
When Hancock (two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith: Best Actor Ali
2002, The Pursuit of Happyness 2007) spots Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman:
Juno, TV's Arrested Development) stuck in his car on a railway
crossing with a train bearing down on him, he flips the car upside down onto
another car so causing yet more of the mayhem and destruction for which he is
Embrey turns out to be an idealistic publicist who believes he can turn the
tide of public abhorrence into hero-worship by giving Hancock an extreme make-over
from a one-man weapon of mass destruction. He invites the would-be superhero
home with him, little realising that the super-careless-fragile-egoed Hancock
is unwittingly a threat to his wife Mary (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron: Best
Actress Monster 2004) and could cost her her life.
As Ray works to repair the damage to Hancock's reputation, showing him how to
win friends and influence people, Mary seems strangely distant. Ray's son Aaron
(Joe Head) becomes fascinated by their guest and they become friends. But it
appears that Mary knows something about Hancock and yet he has no memory of
her, having suffered amnesia some years before.
Hancock is not your average superhero in this action-packed comedy that
was a summer blockbuster, grossing more than $560 million worldwide. As Hancock
grudgingly loses his attitude and becomes the people's saviour, he starts to
get his life back on track and begins to unravel the mystery of his past life
only to find that he is not the only one who has superpowers.
An immensely funny and don't-miss action
film with plenty of smashes, crashes and impressive special effects, Hancock
plummets onto DVD, Blu-ray and UMD™ Video from 1 December | RRP: Single Disc
DVD £19.99/Double Disc Special Edition DVD (including Extended Cut and Bonus
Digital Copy) £22.99/Blu-ray £24.99/UMD™ video £12.99 | Certificate: Single
Disc DVD 12/Double Disc DVD 15/Blu-ray 15.
Directed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom), Hancock also features Eddie
Marsan as Kenneth 'Red' Parker Jr; David Mattey as Man Mountain; Maetrix Fitten
as Matrix; Thomas Lennon as Mike; Johnny Galecki as Jeremy; and Hayley Marie
Norman as Hottie. Original Music by John Powell; Cinematography by Tobias Schliessler;
and Writers Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan.
Hancock is available as both a single disc DVD release containing the
original UK theatrical version and as a double disc special edition packed with
unmissable added value. These extensive bonus materials include five featurettes,
which take viewers backstage on Hancock. Included are the behind-the-scenes
documentary Superhumans: The Making Of Hancock; Seeing The Future that
takes eight scenes from the actual film footage or B-roll footage and shows
side-by-side comparisons of the conception during the pre-visualization creation;
the special effects are highlighted in Building A Better Hero; Bumps And Bruises
is a breakdown of action sequences in the film and Director Peter Berg is interviewed
for Mere Mortals: Behind The Scenes with 'Dirty Pete'.
The double disc special edition will also include a brand new Extended Cut and
the original theatrical version of the film, alongside a bonus digital copy
of the movie, which allows consumers to download a digital copy of the film
to play on their PC or PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) System and two additional
featurettes. The added featurettes are Home Life, which shows via time lapse
photography the building of the homes and buildings used in the film and Suiting
Up, a featurette on the film's costume design.
The bonus features for the Blu-ray High-Def Edition includes all the material
from the double disc edition plus the BD-Live feature and the additional Blu-ray
exclusive featurette On-Set Visual Diary, a bonus-view picture-in-picture track
with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast, filmmakers and
crew. The Blu-ray release will also include a bonus digital copy.
"Hancock… An immensely funny and don't-miss action film with plenty of
smashes, crashes and impressive special effects" Maggie Woods, MotorBar