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Green Lantern (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy) (2011) by Directed by Martin Campbell
Review by Charles Mohapel
Warner Home Video Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B004EPZ07U
Date: 30 November 2011

Links: IMDB.com / Colonel Rick Searfoss, USAF Retired / 'Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters' videogame / Show Article /

As a youngster, my first exposure to the character of Green Lantern was to the Silver Age Green Lantern Hal Jordan, a founding member of the Justice League of America. Then in the crossovers with the Golden Age Green Lantern, I was introduced to Alan Scott of the Justice Society of America, and then subsequently to the Guardians of Oa and the Green Lantern Corps. To me and many of my generation Hal Jordan was the definitive Green Lantern of Earth and Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner were pale carbon copies of Hal Jordan.

It was with great pleasure that I learned that Warner Brothers was working on a live action Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. While the producers and screenwriters tried to cram too much content into the film, it was certainly what I call an action-filled popcorn movie. Rest assured that it was a special day when the courier arrived with my copy of Green Lantern (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy).

From official release/information:

Run Time: 114 minutes

Product Description: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, and Academy Award winner Tim Robbins.

Special Features:

  • Theatrical Feature & Extended Cut Films
  • Maximum Movie Mode with PiP (Picture-in-Picture)
  • Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern
  • Universe According to Green Lantern
  • WBA Green Lantern Animated Series Promotion
  • Digital Enhanced new Justice League book #1
  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Disc contains:
Promo for "DC Comics The New 52" This is the latest across-the-board reboot from DC Comics, advertised as '52 All-New #1 Comic Books -- Get Them Now! read.dccomics.com'. (0:32)

Trailer for Green Lantern: The Animated Series. (0:29)

Promo for "Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters" videogame. www.greenlanternvideogame.com (1:31)

Green Lantern (Theatrical Version) (114 minutes, 0 seconds)

Green Lantern (Extended Cut) (123 minutes, 39 seconds)

Special Features:
Maximum Movie Mode: "Green Lantern's Light"

Focus Points

  • 'The Art Of Green Lantern' with Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Grant Major (Production Designer), Neville Page (Creature Designer), Justin Sweet (Illustrator), Fabian Lacey (Illustrator), and Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer) (6:03)
  • 'Weapons Hot: The U.C.A.V. Dog Fight' with Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), Martin Campbell (Director), Kent Houston (Visual Effects Supervisor), Kyle Robinson (Previs Supervisor), Blake Lively ('Carol Ferris'), and Rick Searfoss ('Two Star General') (4:04)
  • 'Reinventing The Superhero Costume' with Martin Campbell (Director), Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer), Alex Bicknell (Visual Effects Producer), Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), David A. Smith (Digital Effects Supervisor: SPI), Jim Berney (Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI), David Schaub (Animation Supervisor), and Mark Strong ('Sinestro'). (7:46)
  • 'Ring Slinging 101' with Donald De Line (Producer), Martin Campbell (Director), Jim Berney (Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI), David Schaub (Animation Supervisor), Alex Bicknell (Visual Effects Producer), Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), and Mark Strong ('Sinestro') (5:20)
  • 'We Are The Corps' with Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Jim Berney (Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI), David A. Smith (Digital Effects Supervisor: SPI), Martin Campbell (Director), Donald De Line (Producer), David Schaub (Animation Supervisor), Alex Bicknell (Visual Effects Producer), Greg Berlanti (Screenwriter / Producer), Neville Page (Creature Designer), Geoffrey Rush ('Tomar-Re') (voice), and Michael Clarke Duncan ('Kilowog') (voice) (5:38)
  • 'Acting Under 10 Pounds Of Silicone' with Joel Harlow (SPFX (Prosthetics) Makeup Department Head), David Dupuis (SPFX (Prosthetics) Makeup Supervisor), Peter Sarsgaard ('Hector Hammond'), Richie Alonzo (SPFX (Prosthetics) Makeup Supervisor), Temuera Morrison ('Abin Sur'), Steve Buscaino (SPFX (Prosthetics) Makeup Artist), and Mark Strong ('Sinestro'). (7:10)
  • 'Guardians Revealed' with Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Martin Campbell (Director), Donald De Line (Producer), Jim Berney (Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI), Grant Major (Production Designer), Justin Sweet (Illustrator), Alex Bicknell (Visual Effects Producer), Mark Strong ('Sinestro'), Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), David A. Smith (Digital Effects Supervisor: SPI), and David Schaub (Animation Supervisor). (6:10)
  • 'When Parallax Attacks' with Martin Campbell (Director), Donald De Line (Producer), Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Grant Major (Production Designer), Justin Sweet (Illustrator), Jim Berney (Visual Effects Supervisor: SPI), and Alex Bicknell (Visual Effects Producer). (4:42)

'The Universe According To Green Lantern' with Dennis O'Neil (Writer "Green Lantern" Comic 1976 -- 1980), Dan DiDio (Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Eddie Berganza (Executive Editor, DC Comics), Dan Jurgens (Writer / Artist, "Zero Hour"), Peter Tomasi (Writer, "Green Lantern Corps" 2008 -- 2010, 2011), Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Adam Schlagman (Creative Executive), Ethan Van Sciver (Artist, "Green Lantern" 2004, 2005, 2008), Patrick Gleason (Artist, "Green Lantern Corps" 2005 to 2010), and Doug Mahnke (Artist, "Green Lantern" 2009 to present (2011)). (20:12)

'Ryan Reynolds Becomes The 'Green Lantern' ' with Ryan Reynolds ('Hal Jordan' / 'Green Lantern'), Geoff Johns (DCE Chief Creative Officer & "Green Lantern" Comic Book Writer), Blake Lively ('Carol Ferris'), Donald De Line (Producer), Martin Campbell (Director), and Gary Powell (Stunt Coordinator) . (8:48)

Deleted Scenes

  • 'Hamster Scene' (2:37)
  • Unnamed Scene #2 (2:11)
  • Unnamed Scene #3 (1:01)
  • Unnamed Scene #4 (1:27)

'Justice League #1 Digital Comic' -- Silent slideshow of the artwork.

Preview of "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" (6:31)

Warner BD-LIVE

Disc 2 (DVD contains):

Green Lantern (Theatrical Version) (113 minutes, 52 seconds)

Digital Copy of Green Lantern (Theatrical Version) (113 minutes, 52 seconds)
Insert into DVD-ROM drive of your PC or Mac and follow installation instructions.

(Source: Warner Home Video)

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