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DVD Review: Iron Man

There’s so much to like about Iron Man it’s a bit hard to keep count. Between the tight, engaging script, Robert Downey Jr.’s loose, natural performance, the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow actually seems to be having fun and the top-notch special effects it’s just fun. On top of that it’s a good movie in and of itself.

Reviewing the movie at this point is kind of point…less. The movie has a widespread fanbase from its impressive theatrical run that includes both comic book mavens and general movie goers. So I’m probably not going to change anyone’s mind with a positive review of the film itself. If they didn’t see it in theaters they’re probably waiting until it hits DVD, which is what w’re here to talk about.

The two-disc DVD set from Paramount is filled with good stuff. Here’s what’s available:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Featurettes: (Special Collector’s Edition “I Am Iron Man”, “The Invincible Iron Man”, “Wired: The Visual Effects of Iron Man”
  • The Actor’s Process
  • Robert Downey Jr. Screen Test
  • Still Galleries Images

The two biggest parts of the features are the I Am Iron Man documentary that runs an hour and 45 minutes and The Invincible Iron Man, which goes into the history of the character from the comics. Both are very interesting and entertaining in and of themselves.

In addition to what’s listed above there’s also a bonus treat on the second disc that people are sure to find enjoyable since it’s definitely more light-hearted in tone.

You can check out clips of some of the bonus features on MySpace:

The whole set is fantastic and is well designed and certainly a must pick-up for any fans of the movie or the Iron Man character.


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