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Defendor (2009)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 214109229
UPC: 043396342941
UPC 14: 00043396342941
Category Keywords: Mental Illness  Superheroes
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Arthur poppington doesn't need superpowers or fancy toys to fight crime. Armed with only a childlike sense of wonder and his quirky arsenal of cheap, homemade gadgets, he becomes 'defendor'!
Editor's Note
Woody Harrelson is construction worker by day, self-made superhero by night in DEFENDOR, a comedy that takes aim at society's infatuation with comic-book mythologies. While the city is awake, Arthur Poppington (Harrelson) holds traffic signs, and is nearly invisible to all who pass; after hours, he assumes his secret identity (complete with homemade costume) and prowls the streets in search of his arch nemesis, "Captain Industry." Along the way, he saves a young prostitute (Kat Dennings) from an abusive undercover cop (Elias Koteas), a move that proves his commitment to fighting for the weak, but also turns him into a real live fugitive from the law.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/17/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 101 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00043396342941
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Defendor - DVD Review
By: Chris Beaumont Reviews
Published on: 9/30/2010 5:05 PM
Superhero films have become a very popular go-to genre for Hollywood. Looking to make some cash? License a property and go to town! The results have ranged from the abysmal (Catwoman) to the fantastic (The Dark Knight) with plenty of stops in between. In addition to those adapted properties of well known characters, we are starting to see more attempts at deconstructing the genre and examining the "everyman as hero." This has resulted in films like Watchmen, Kick Ass, and Unbreakable. Now, the everyman hero is not the only thing they have going for them, often it is not even the main thing, but that leads into the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Woody Harrelson
Video Cast Info Elias Koteas
Video Cast Info Sandra Oh
Video Cast Info Kat Dennings
Video Cast Info Michael Kelly
Video Cast Info A.C. Peterson - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Dakota Goyo - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Lisa Ray - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tatiana Maslany - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Kristin Booth - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Clark Johnson - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Peter Stebbings - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Greg Chapman - Sound
Video Cast Info David Greene - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Rowley - Composer
Video Cast Info Peter Stebbings - Director

Professional Reviews

Box Office
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tension between silly comedy and poignant drama could have been dicey, but Stebbings and Harrelson maintain just the right balance between the two." 02/15/2010

Hollywood Reporter
"Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn." 02/25/2010

A.V. Club
"HARRELSON ventures outside his usual range in DEFENDOR....Harrelson strikes a perfect balance between pathetic buffoon and likable do-gooder." -- Grade: B 04/14/2010

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t brews its own unique vibe. It's also rather touching." 11/01/2010

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