HOLLOW MAN and HOLLOW MAN II on Special Edition UK Blu-ray 22 April @88_Films

From the mind of visionary director Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop and Starship Trooper) come two tales of transparent terror!
In Hollow Man, a team of scientists – the ambitious Dr. Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon – Apollo 13, Tremors), his ex-girlfriend Linda (Elisabeth Shue – Back to the Future Part II & III) and colleague Matt (Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War) – have developed a ground-breaking serum for invisibility. Desperate to take their research to the next level, Caine volunteers himself as a test subject with horrifying results… Hollow Man whilst a film that doesnt finf itself talked about too much, was groundbreaking on its release and a leap for visual effects. Whilst many people speak of Verhoeven and only mention Robocop, Starship Troopers and of course the infamous Showgirls. Hollow Man definitely should be hailed as one of Verhoevens great films.

Whilst the film didnt really need a sequel, it got one which was more a retelling of the story rather than a sequel but is still a lot of fun and of course is filled with impressive visual effects. Hollow Man II tells the story of Michael Griffin (Christian Slater – Mr. Robot), an invisible assassin gone haywire. Facing a slow death unless he receives a life-saving antidote, it’s down to biologist Maggie Dalton (Laura Regan – Dead Silence) and homicide detective Frank Turner (Peter Facinelli – The Twilight Saga) to take whatever measures necessary to apprehend this unseeable menace…

Featuring Oscar-nominated special effects, adrenaline-pumping suspense, and provocative commentary on the nature of power and corruption, Hollow Man and Hollow Man II are ripe for reappraisal with this lavish collector’s edition box set from 88 Films!

SPECIAL FEATURES

DISC ONE:

Director’s cut of Hollow Man (which runs for around 6 or 7 minutes longer than the theatrical)

Optional English subtitles

English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

‘HBO First Look Special – Hollow Man: Anatomy of a Thriller’ featurette (15:04)

‘Fleshing Out the Hollow Man: Behind-the-Scenes’ – includes Paul Verhoeven – Hollywood’s Mad Scientist, The Invisibility Formula, The Muscle Man, The

Human Bubble, Thermal Imaging, The Smoke Guy, The Gorilla Suit, The Mask, Flaming Sebastian, Elevator Finale, Ape Reversion Storyboards, The

Underground Lab, Reversion Progressions, Invisibility Progressions, and Digital Body Parts Montage.

VFX Picture-In-Picture Comparisons: Includes Kramer’s Death, Sprinkler Attack, Sebastian’s Demise

DISC TWO:

Theatrical cut of Hollow Man

Optional English subtitles

English DTS-HD MA 5.1

‘Disappearing Act – The Genre Jaunts of Paul Verhoeven’ – an interview with critic Kim Newman about the Hollow Man legacy and the career of director Paul Verhoeven

Hollow Man trailer

DISC THREE:

Blu-ray debut of Hollow Man II

Optional English Subtitles

English DTS-HD MA 5.1

Inside Hollow Man II Featurette

Storyboard Comparison

Visual FX Comparison

Hollow Man II Trailer

PLUS:

Includes Limited Edition (3000) slipcase enclosed fold-out digipack with new paintings from acclaimed artist, Jeremy Pailler

Extensive 52-page booklet with notes by film journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz

88 Films present two thrilling sci-fi horror tales, Hollow Man and Hollow Man II, on Special Edition UK Blu-ray 22nd April 

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