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DVD Releases: Nov. 25, 2008

DVD releases for November 25, 2008. Click on the DVD title to be taken to a review for the film and on the link at the bottom of the poster to purchase the film.

Hancock7/10

Hancock is a film that started out as a great original superhero film that tackled its canonized genre and occupation from a different angle than most superhero movies had before it. It also brought to the table a compelling premise. What if the superhero in the superhero’s movie was not liked or adored by the community he served and protected?

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  • Jon

    It had a great premise. And the original script this film was base on, “Tonight, He Comes,” was truly dark. They deviated from that a lot, I guess to make more money. It had loads of potential, I just think they went for the cash instead of going for a great film.

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  • Jon

    It had a great premise. And the original script this film was base on, “Tonight, He Comes,” was truly dark. They deviated from that a lot, I guess to make more money. It had loads of potential, I just think they went for the cash instead of going for a great film.

    Jons last blog post..Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  • I started reading Tonight He Comes a while ago. Looks like I’m going to have to finish it. They did the same thing with The Punisher remake. They lightened it up tone-wise.

  • I started reading Tonight He Comes a while ago. Looks like I’m going to have to finish it. They did the same thing with The Punisher remake. They lightened it up tone-wise.

  • Jon

    You know, I guess I understand why they always try to water things down. Its all about the money. But I think darker films can make cash too. Especially in DVD sales. Hancock could have gotten an R rating if they stayed a little closer to Tonight, He Comes, and I think they would have made as much in the box office and more in DVD sales.

    The Punisher is probably never gonna get a truly good movie. The character is brutal, he just goes around spilling blood everywhere. No movie will do him justice because I don’t think any studio is willing to make a Punisher film thats true to the character.

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  • Jon

    You know, I guess I understand why they always try to water things down. Its all about the money. But I think darker films can make cash too. Especially in DVD sales. Hancock could have gotten an R rating if they stayed a little closer to Tonight, He Comes, and I think they would have made as much in the box office and more in DVD sales.

    The Punisher is probably never gonna get a truly good movie. The character is brutal, he just goes around spilling blood everywhere. No movie will do him justice because I don’t think any studio is willing to make a Punisher film thats true to the character.

    Jons last blog post..Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  • The first film was true to the character. He was a serial killer that had put down 125 bad guys in five years. The film was just goofy in too many areas.

    You should get you hands on the original premise /script for The Punisher remake. The studio thought it was too dark and went with that Miami bs.

  • The first film was true to the character. He was a serial killer that had put down 125 bad guys in five years. The film was just goofy in too many areas.

    You should get you hands on the original premise /script for The Punisher remake. The studio thought it was too dark and went with that Miami bs.

  • Jon

    The first film was good, the goofy part was what I was talking about. And Travolta? I wasn’t a fan of that casting decision.

    Are you talking about the script for the Thomas Jane pic, or the Ray Stevenson one? I’d love to read it. I like the Punisher, one of my favorite characters.

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  • Jon

    The first film was good, the goofy part was what I was talking about. And Travolta? I wasn’t a fan of that casting decision.

    Are you talking about the script for the Thomas Jane pic, or the Ray Stevenson one? I’d love to read it. I like the Punisher, one of my favorite characters.

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  • By the first Punisher film I’m referring to the Dolph Lundgren film.

    I’m referring to one of the premises/ possible scripts for the Thomas Jane film.

  • By the first Punisher film I’m referring to the Dolph Lundgren film.

    I’m referring to one of the premises/ possible scripts for the Thomas Jane film.

  • Jon

    Wow, you know your films filmbook! I don’t even bring up Dolphs take on Punisher for 2 reasons:
    1. It was horrible
    2. Most people are completely un-aware of that version (at least, all the comic Kids I tend to have to argue with)

    I’ll look for it. I love reading scripts, before the movie and afterward. Its interesting to know what people originally think about when they are starting a movie.

    My favorite script so far would be the proposed Green Lantern script. Truly epic. A close second place nod goes to Voltron.

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  • Jon

    Wow, you know your films filmbook! I don’t even bring up Dolphs take on Punisher for 2 reasons:
    1. It was horrible
    2. Most people are completely un-aware of that version (at least, all the comic Kids I tend to have to argue with)

    I’ll look for it. I love reading scripts, before the movie and afterward. Its interesting to know what people originally think about when they are starting a movie.

    My favorite script so far would be the proposed Green Lantern script. Truly epic. A close second place nod goes to Voltron.

    Jons last blog post..Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  • Dolph’s flick might have been horrible but at least they got the character right. Love the unrated version. That fight with the deaf chick is cool, especially with the added footage of the neck break.

  • Dolph’s flick might have been horrible but at least they got the character right. Love the unrated version. That fight with the deaf chick is cool, especially with the added footage of the neck break.

  • Jon

    I’ll agree to that. Never saw the unrated version. Bet I could pick it up cheap somewhere. I’ll look for it, thanks for the tip. I’d seen it a couple of times on HBO and Showtime. The character was badass, just not that big on Dolph

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  • Jon

    I’ll agree to that. Never saw the unrated version. Bet I could pick it up cheap somewhere. I’ll look for it, thanks for the tip. I’d seen it a couple of times on HBO and Showtime. The character was badass, just not that big on Dolph

    Jons last blog post..Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  • The added footage in the unrated version is added back really badly. The new footage is discolored and sticks out.

  • The added footage in the unrated version is added back really badly. The new footage is discolored and sticks out.

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