Get the hit film on Blu-Ray a month before it is released in the UK from the USA.
USA Release Date:- 30th September 2008. (current best price £17.99)
UK Release Date:- 27th October 2008. (current best price £17.95)
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The film is being released by Paramount, ALL films released on Blu-Ray by Paramount so far have ALL been Region Free, so this should work on all UK Blu-Ray players.
As for any "rules" on what will be region free, Warner/Paramount/Universal have all been region free so far, so anything released by them will be safe.
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Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub
Directors: Jon Favreau
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Region: Region Free
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Blu-Ray Release Date: September 30, 2008
Run Time: 125 minutes
Description / Product Story:
Heroes aren't Born. They're Built.
For both comic book fans and those who can't tell the Green Lantern from the Green Arrow, Iron Man is the type of summer blockbuster whose appeal lasts far beyond the season. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a billionaire playboy and genius who puts as much effort into chasing skirts as he puts into chasing his next big idea. A trip to Afghanistan to sell weapons quickly devolves into chaos, and Stark finds himself at the mercy of a warlord who wants him to build a missile. Instead, Stark creates a powerful suit of armor, turning him into Iron Man and allowing him to escape. When he returns to America, his assistant Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), friend Rhodey (Terrence Howard), and right-hand man Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) all marvel at the change in the man they knew. Iron Man is the first film to be self-financed by Marvel Studios, and they should be proud of their freshman effort. They didn't take any obvious routes with choosing the cast or crew, and it pays off. Director Jon Favreau, who also has a small role in the film, is best known for directing ELF, but his first action-driven effort is nearly flawless. Casting Downey was gutsy but inspired: this is his first big action picture as well, but the wit he displays in films such as the cult hit Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works perfectly for the character of Stark. Iron Man features nods to its beloved source material, as well as to the classic animated series of the 1960s. But even for the uninitiated, this film provides an interesting entry into the Marvel superhero's universe. Audiences who keep watching after the credits have rolled will be rewarded with a bonus scene.
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1, Color, 1080p
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 True HD Surround
Region: TBC (but Paramount's are normally region free)
2 Disc Set
Six-part documentary "Hall of Armor: The Invincible Iron Man" ("Origins," "Friends & Foes," "The Definitive Iron Man," "Demon in a Bottle," "Extremis and Beyond," "Ultimate Iron Man").
Seven-part documentary "I Am Iron Man" ("The Journey Begins," "The Suit that makes the Iron Man," "The Walk of Destruction," "Grounded In Reality," "Beneath the Armor," "It's All in the Details," "A Good Story, Well Told").
"Wired: The Visual Effects of Iron Man" featurette.
Robert Downey Jr. screen test.
"The Actor's Process" rehearsal footage.
Short film by The Onion ("Wildly Popular Iron Man Trailer to be Adapted into Full Length Film").
Trailer Exclusive to the Blu-ray release will be BD-Live functionality (Profile 2.0 required) on disc one, including the "Iron Man IQ" interactive feature.