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Iron Man

Iron ManWhat do you do if you lose faith in the
  weapons industry where your father
  made his fortune? You stop production
  and turn yourself into an Iron Man,
the
  ultimate weapon to fight the world
s evil,
  that
s what!

CLEVERLY WORKING THE IRON MAN STORY around the hostilities in Afghanistan, this superb action film comes to DVD on 27 October (2008) with all the high-speed, high-flying exploits that made it a box office smash hit.

In Kunar Province, Afghanistan, jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr: Zodiac, Chaplin) survives a surprise attack in enemy territory during which he is badly injured, lapses into unconsciousness and is taken prisoner.

When he comes round, he finds some sort of magnetic metal 'plug' has been put into his chest by fellow prisoner Yinsen (Shaun Toub), to prevent the remaining shrapnel in his body piercing his heart. Yinsen has removed as much as he can but some still remains.

The two men are forced to build a powerful missile for their captors — one of whom is the most famous mass murderer in the history of America — but instead of sticking to the master plans, they build a prototype all-weapons high-tech robotic suit of armour in which Stark can make his escape. In doing so, his new friend is killed and the prototype 'iron man' suit is destroyed before he is picked up by a US military helicopter.

Recovering back in America at his luxury beach house in Malibu, playboy Tony Stark has much to keep his mind off of his traumatic ordeal — after all, he is one of the world's richest men with an amazing collection of cars (including a Cobra and an Audi R8, for those who are interested) and a private plane. Horrified to witness Americans being killed by the very weapons manufactured by Stark Industries to protect them, Tony tells his right-hand man Obadiah Stane (the magnificent Jeff Bridges: The Contender) that he has decided to shut down production.

At his luxury beachside home in Malibu, California, Stark secretly builds a much more sophisticated Iron Man, little realising that he will soon meet a mighty adversary whose very being threatens the entire world.

There are only two people Stark trusts implicitly — Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Terrence Howard: Hustle And Flow) and his super-efficient aide, Deborah "Pepper" Potts (Oscar®-winner Gwyneth Paltrow: Shakespeare In Love) — but he has begun to realise that there is an enemy close at hand.

Great one-liners include Pepper Potts getting a woman with whom Stark has spent the night to leave the house with the parting shot that she does everything for Mr Stark — "including sometimes taking out the trash"!

A superhero with unique power, irresistible charm, intelligence and wit — Iron Man is a hero who is built, not born, to be unlike any other. With some very clever special effects, Iron Man is a beautifully filmed, engrossing, rip-roaring action film that deals out thrills, spills and excitement from beginning to end.

Iron Man features an all-star cast including Academy Award® nominees Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard and Oscar® winner Gwyneth Paltrow. The film also features: Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart; Faran Tahir as Raza; Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson; Bill Smitrovich as General Gabriel; Sayed Badreya as Abu Bakaar; and Gerard Sanders as Howard Stark. The film is Directed by Jon Favreau (Elf); Screenplay by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway; Produced by Avi Arad and Kevin Feige. Executive Producers: Stan Lee and David Maisel; Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique; Editor: Dan Lebental; Visual Effects Supervisior: John Nelson; Music by Ramin Djawadi; and Music Supervisor: Dave Jordan.

Straight from the pages of the legendary Marvel comic book, Iron Man thrilled both critics and audiences around the world with its captivating story and stunning visual effects. Released on DVD and Blu-ray on 27 October (2008), courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment, Iron Man will be available in Ultimate Edition two-disc sets and as a single-disc DVD. Single-disc RRP £19.99; Ultimate Edition 2-Disc set RRP £24.99 | Running Time: Single-disc 121 minutes; Two-disc 230 minutes.

The Iron Man Ultimate Edition two-disc sets are supercharged with hours of explosive bonus features that take viewers inside the suit of self-made Superhero Tony Stark and his invincible alter ego. The sets offer the ultimate Iron Man experience with extensive explorations of the origins of the character in a six-part featurette, as well as a seven-part in-depth look at the making of the film, a revealing documentary on the stellar visual effects, Robert Downey Jr's original screen test, deleted and extended scenes, a photo gallery of concept art and behind-the-scenes images on the set and more. The Iron Man single-disc DVD bonus features include the deleted and extended scenes.


"A true heavy metal hero" — The Sun

"A movie to savour" — Daily Mirror

"With some very clever special effects, Iron Man is a beautifully filmed, engrossing, rip-roaring action film that deals out thrills, spills and excitement from beginning to end" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar