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Hancock (R1) in November - Artwork added

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Hancock on 25th November 2008. Directed by Peter Berg, Hancock stars Will Smith as a sarcastic hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favour with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again – until he meets a woman with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past. Charlize Theron also stars.

Hancock will be available in separate Theatrical (92mins) and Unrated (102mins) single-disc ($28.96 SRP) editions or as a 2-Disc Special Edition ($34.95 SRP).

Both single-disc editions contain extensive bonus materials including five featurettes, which take viewers “backstage” on Hancock. Included are the behind-the-scenes documentary Superhumans: The Making of Hancock; Seeing the Future 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 Two-Disc Unrated Special Edition DVD features both the theatrical and unrated editions of the film and all the bonus materials from the single disc versions, plus a bonus digital copy of the film, 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.

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