Marking the impending release of Iron Man on Region 2 DVD, downthetubes and SF web site scifipulse have teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment UK to offer readers the chance to win a Marvel Legends comic signed by Stan “The Man” Lee, who was there at the beginning of the Iron Man legend.
Iron Man, which earned £17 million at the UK Box Office, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 27 October 2008 in Ultimate Edition two-disc sets, delivering non-stop action and excitement from a Super Hero who boasts not only unique powers, but also irresistible charm, penetrating intelligence and a wry wit.
Such is the current popularity of Iron Man, the superhero is one of the first to feature in Panini UK’s new Marvel Heroes comic, in an all-new story written by Scott Gray with art by Carlos Gomez and Gary Erskine (see downthetubes news story)
Iron Man thrilled both critics and audiences around the world with its captivating story and stunning visual effects. The film features an all-star cast including Academy Award nominees Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac, Chaplin), Jeff Bridges (The Contender) and Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare In Love) and was directed by Jon Favreau (Elf).
The Iron Man Ultimate Edition two-disc sets are super-charged with hours of explosive bonus features that take viewers inside the suit of self-made super hero Tony Stark and his invincible alter ego. The sets also includes 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).
As one of the most anticipated releases of the year, the Iron Man Blu-ray presentation offers even more exclusive content for an incredible entertainment experience including a “Hall of Armour” that allows fans to enter the Stark database to zoom in on any of the three Iron Man suits – or Iron Monger. They can then activate the digital 3-D schematics to check out every weapon and the full high-definition renders let users fly around each suit to explore each of the armors in comprehensive detail. The “Iron Man IQ” is a user-friendly web application that lets users create and share new multiple choice quizzes based on clips from the film. Fans can also download other users’ challenges via BD-Live.
• To be in with a chance to win a copy of Marvel Legends signed by Stan Lee, simply answer this question by 12 noon GMT on Monday 3rd November:
What is the name of the writer of the new Iron Man story in Marvel Heroes #1, on sale now from Panini UK?
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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