Fantastic Four

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"Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis head a sexy, star-powered cast in this explosive adventure about a quartet of flawed, ordinary human beings who suddenly find themselves with extraordinary abilities.

After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Unfortunately, the mission's sponsor has also been transformed into the world's most lethal supervillain setting the stage for a confrontation of epic proportions. Packed with nonstop action, big laughs and awesome special effects, Fantastic 4 is ""powerful fun"" (The Baltimore Sun) from start to finish!"


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202830400
UPC 024543379744
UPC 14 00024543379744
Format DVD
Release Date 10/3/2006
Rating Rating
Love Triangle
Love Triangles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this thrill-filled live-action Marvel Comics adaptation, director Tim Story (BARBERSHOP) balances comedy, romantic intrigue, special effects, high action, and even scientific trivia for a rounded FANTASTIC FOUR. Here, Mister Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), The Human Torch (Chris Evans), and The Thing (Michael Chiklis) come together on a space mission that goes wrong. The ship's owner (Julian McMahon)--who later transforms into evil Doctor Doom--refuses to abort the mission during a solar storm, which electrifies the ship and its entire crew, causing radical changes to their DNA. Back on earth, the transformed "heroes" adjust to their new powers, which are specific to their personalities. Mister Fantastic, who lacks assertion, has stretchy limbs of rubber. Invisible Woman, who loves Fantastic but thinks he can't see her for who she really is, does a disappearing act. The Human Torch, an immature guy who is brimming with energy, can burst into flames. And finally, The Thing, a great friend who is as solid as a rock, actually turns into one--and loses his wife due to his weighty disposition. Holing up in Fantastic's scientific lab where they run experiments on themselves in hopes of changing back to normal, the crew learns that Doctor Doom--who is so power hungry that he turns into metal and is able to conduct electrical currents--poses a serious threat. The heroes quickly master their abilities and channel their scientific smarts for one truly fantastic five-way face-off.^Visually, action sequences give way to tranquil interludes such as the New York City skyline with the Fantastics' lab glowing atop a skyscraper, while plot-wise, the interplay between the characters brings a human element to the film, with some touching moments from The Thing. At the end, a door is left open for what could be a super sequel.
Tim Story
Ioan Gruffudd
Jessica Alba
Michael Chiklis
Chris Evans
Cast & Crew
Avi Arad, et. al. - Producer
Chris Evans - Actor
Ioan Gruffudd - Actor
Jessica Alba - Actor
Mark Frost, et. al. - Writer
Michael Chiklis - Actor
Miri Ben-Ari, et. al. - Original Music By
Oliver Wood - Cinematographer
Tim Story - Director
William Hoy - Editor
"Avi Arad, et. al." - Producer
"Mark Frost, et. al." - Writer
"Miri Ben-Ari, et. al." - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 2237974
UPC 00024543379744
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
Nominee (2006) Image Award, Tim Story, Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie,MTV Award, Jessica Alba, Best Hero,MTV Award, Chris Evans, et. al., Best On-Screen Team
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review "Fantastic Four has its good points - there are individual scenes that work. The special effects are variable, but all four of the superheroes are rendered effectively. There's a nice sense of teamwork in the final battle, and it contains moments of surprise and excitement. Too bad that it comes too quickly and with too little build-up. Fantastic Four is frustrating because it doesn't seem far removed from a wholly enjoyable motion picture, but the tempo's off, beats are missed, and the production ends up sounding out-of-tune."
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
Review "Despite multiple flaws, Four has sporadic pleasures and holds a promise of better things to come. For fans, this is about as good as the Fantastic Four has been on screen so far and it hints at how much better these heroes can get if Fox ever finds the courage to recruit a director with both vision and ability."
Reviewer Sean O'Connell
ReviewRating 8
DVD, No Longer Produced
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Video Format DVD
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post A funky, fun film version of the famous Marvel superhero concoction...
"Stephen Hunter, Washington Post" "A funky, fun film version of the famous Marvel superhero concoction..."

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