Kick-Ass [3 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 1067587
  • Release Date: 08/03/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (461 out of 479)

Special Features


  • Ass-kicking bonusview mode
  • Matthew Vaughn audio commentary
  • A new kind of superhero: the making of Kick-Ass
  • It's On! the comic book origin of Kick-Ass
  • The art of Kick-Ass gallery
  • Marketing archive
  • BD Touch and metamenu remote enables for iPhone/iPod/iPad interactivity
  • D-box metadata track to connect to d-box motion-based systems
  • Lionsgate live - BD-live menu system that lets you access exclusive content, special offers, ringtones

Synopsis


Kick-Ass
Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) may not have good coordination or special powers, but that doesn't mean he isn't a fully capable crime fighter. After purchasing a flashy wet suit on the Internet, Dave starts busting up baddies with nothing but brute force. He calls himself Kick-Ass, and he can take a beating as good as he can dish one out. Before long, Kick-Ass has become a local sensation, and others are following his lead. Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) are a father-daughter crime-fighting duo who have set their sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). They're doing a decent job of dismantling Frank's sizable underworld empire when Kick-Ass gets drawn into the fray. But Frank's men play rough, and his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), is about to become Kick-Ass' very first arch nemesis. When Chris assumes the persona of Red Mist, the stage is set for a superhero showdown that could spell the end of Kick-Ass once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Damon Macready/Big Daddy
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Chris D'Amico/Red Mist
  • Mark Strong
    Mark Strong - Frank D'Amico
  • Chloë Grace Moretz
    Chloë Grace Moretz - Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
  • Omari Hardwick
    Omari Hardwick - Sgt. Marcus Williams



Customer rating

4.5
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The title speaks 4 itself.

    Posted
    lewejl

    If you enjoy all types of movies, then there is no reason not to love Kick-*ss. It has drama,comedy, action, great story. I may just be an action buff, but i'm calling it the best movie of the year right now. Hands down! There has been nothing else this year that has come close. This movie came out in April and I have been anticipating the release on dvd and blu ray. Probably a better deal to get the blu ray if you have a ps3, blu ray player, or are going to get one in the future when technology changes again. It's only five dollars more than the dvd and it's a combo pack with the blu ray, and dvd, and digital copy for your ipod. Alright, for people like me, who seen the trailer a while ago and thought about seeing it, but was iffy on it. Not knowing what type of movie it would be. If it were Action, Comedy, etc. Let me repeat myself when I say it is all of the above and surpassed any expectations I may have had for this film. I went into the theater thinking it would be just another comedy like role models, step brothers, etc. It was. Just a little bit more graphic. A little more to the point of reality. Of what WILL happen if you go up to people with a costume on. You'll get stabbed, and you'll be wowed by the intensity of it. Luckily for Kick-*ss, he has Hit Girl and Big Daddy to back him up so he doesn't get himself killed. But I love the message he sends. Finally, lets move onto the two who made the film awesome. Chloe Moretz...Hit Girl and Nicolas Cage...Big Daddy. The two were a riot! Nicolas Cage plays a father who deemed revenge for a crooked cop who set him up and got him in jail to begin with. The same crooked cop who is the father of Red Mist. We'll let you figure out where it goes from there. Chloe Moretz was trained before making the film and is awesome. Uses balisong/butterfly knives, cusses like a truck driver...well, close lol, and on top of that is 11 yrs old (maybe 13 in real life.) She's quite the show stopper and I can't wait for the sequel. But since I have to, i'll just watch this one over and over and over again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brutal, realistic average Joe (& Jane) superheroes

    Posted
    deevwatcher
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    This film does a fantastic job of showing the gritty reality of what would happen if real people took up the cape or cowl, as well as the personalities who’d be drawn to it. Such as: The teen lead in the film’s title, his hormone-addled daydreaming and horseplay making him about as anti-Peter Parker/Billy Batson/young Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas as one can get (although he does grow up a little before the film is over), yet he charms with his naiveté and never-say-die approach to crime fighting, even after brushes with death. His secrecy isn’t so different from other such heroes, but it’s not his lies about a secret life that cause him trouble, so much as assumptions that others make about him (such as a would-be girlfriend coming to false conclusions about his private life), assumptions that he takes forever to correct, that put him in an awkward position, to humorous effect. Lacking any big, life-changing trauma or powers, his only incentives for pursuing this life are a.) repeatedly being mugged for his comics, as onlookers do nothing, and b.) fantasizing about why no-one else has ever dressed up and fought crime before (actually such people do exist in real life, such as the media-hyped Phoenix Jones, but that’s outside the scope of the review). Big Daddy, the wronged ex-cop (his career and family destroyed by the Mob) and gun-toting Batman wannabe, is a loving dad and sympathetic guy, but not the most stable character in the film, and whose brainwashing of his daughter to be a child soldier (it would be as if The Punisher had one surviving kid and trained her to follow in his footsteps) would cost him custody of her in real life. The daughter, the famous Hit-Girl who sells the film to audiences, is controversial, but unjustly so, her cutting language and brutality the result of tragic conditions before her birth and a dysfunctional upbringing that caused her to grow up too fast (once you learn her back story, your heart goes out to her, even as you watch in fascinated horror at the atrocities she dishes out upon the guilty), yet is a charming kid in her civilian mode, albeit one showing a near-innocent, childish glee for lethal weapons on her birthday, a glee which other children would reserve for video games, bikes, etc. It remains to be seen how easily she assimilates (or not) into mainstream society in the film’s sequel (as the childhood tragedies that shaped her rival those of young Bruce Wayne); that said, her father didn’t raise her to be a victim, which is never a bad thing. The friendless Mafia fanboy, Red Mist, is an example of cruel irony: On one hand, he wishes to impress his father, that he may inherit the family’s criminal business, someday; on the other, his fascination with fictional, costumed good guys in comics clashes with his future career plans in a big way, as does his lack of killer instincts, and his naïve assumption that he can discourage his dad from inflicting revenge on the film’s lead hero (for non-existent offenses), a hero whom he’s bonded with. Which path will he choose? That’s a question to be explored in the sequel. While the film is underrated, compared to other film heroes such as Iron Man and Batman (entertaining, yes, but not too convincing, having—in one character’s words—“the expensive stuff that doesn’t exist”), these heroes’ use of weapons thrown together at home, bought online, or MacGuyvered, is fascinating enough on its own, and makes them seem like average people who just might live next door. And for those who think it’s too violent, this is, believe it or not, a watered-down depiction of similar events in the comic it’s based on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Comic Based Movies I've ever seen

    Posted
    Iceman87GT

    In terms of comic book movies this is the best one I've ever seen, and I have seen The Dark Knight. MY REASON FOR LIKING IT MORE: Don't get me wrong TDK is an amazing film filled with everything that makes Batman great, but it is a dark film, with very little comic relief (Ledger's death along with his performance as the joker don't help much either; the joker is supposed to be dark, but knowing what he went through to prepare for the role and how it eventually lead to his death, its hard to enjoy the stuff that was meant to be more comical as anything other than twisted).Of Course just because I value comedy mixed with action/awesomeness, doesn't mean I overrated it. It may not top your list like it has mine but I guarantee it will be one of your favorite comic book movies. DIFFERENCES: no spoilers There are some differences between the comic and the movie, which I won't go into (don't want to spoil anything) but in my opinion (and everyone's I know who have read the book) believe they are improvements. NICK CAGE CAN STILL ACT Nick Cage does a fantastic job in his role as Big Daddy, making terrible wisecracks and spouting off poorly constructed statement which adds to the whole superheros in real life idea (in that no one just comes up with these rants/statements/observation etc. about evil doers etc. on the spot). He really manages to capture the corniness that was Adam West's Batman, while at the same time keeping the character real (as in how you would expect anyone w/o powers to act when in a costume) Also he has a Bad-A** Action Sequence. SOUNDTRACK The music was amazing, perfectly chosen for each of the scenes, and times of the movies. The soundtrack combined genres to perfection, in parts of the movie focusing on Hit-Girl you would hear music that would fit an 11 year old girl, but at the same time doesn't take away from the fact that she is a killing machine (you'll see what I mean when she first meets K-A). SPECIAL FEATURES: Unfortunately, the DVD is lacking in special features to an extent, there's a commentary and a fairly long making-of feature and various art from the production stages and from the ad campaigns world wide, but not nearly as much as on the Blu-Ray version. I know disc space is a limitation but, I could have done without the art galleries if it meant a little more content. For this reason I would suggest the Blu-Ray version, I went with the DVD so I could watch the special features between now and when I have access to a blu-ray player (the DVD in the Blu-Ray Combo Pack only has the movie) since my upgrade to Blu-Ray isn't going to come for awhile but I was disappointed in the amount available. So if you have plans to upgrade I would suggest preparing for the future and spending the few extra bucks now. Or waiting until an extended edition comes out (Mark Vaughn (the director) has hinted at one but there has been no confirmation yet). Conclusion: The movie so perfectly represents the book, and even manages to improve on certain story elements. This is a must-see (if not a must own) for everyone in my opinion, especially fans of the series or comics in general. Though be observant of the rating, it is rated 'R' for a reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of action, comedy & surprises

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Kick-@$$ is an unusal movie. For such an action-packed movie, the characters in the action are quite young. I am not a fan of Nicolas Cage, but he was by far the best choice for his character in this movie. He was smooth as silk and played his character flawlessly. If you don't know Chloe Grace Moretz yet, you are in for a great treat. She pretty much stole the show with her character. In case you haven't seen the movie yet, I will say no more about her. I can't spoil the fun for you. One of the great things about this movie is that it is about real (in the context of this movie) people who take on the roles of super-heros, and dealing with their mortality in these roles. After all, a simple kick to the shin affects them the same as it does us. There are no super-human strengths or abilities the characters posess, but through their determination and strong wills, they manage to win against the evil villains, who are also ordinary people, just very bad guys that the super-heros take on and take down. I thouroughly enjoyed this movie. I LOL'd many times throughout this movie. The only down-side to it is the over-the-top vulgar language in it. The movie would have been just as good if not better without it, or at least most of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BD player may have trouble!!!

    Posted
    crthidef

    Artsy flick about a teenage New Yorker superhero wannabe. A fun spoof on the regular comic book superhero genre. There are quite a few dark moments. This film earned its "R" rating. If you are considering purchasing for kids; look in the left column and click the "CommonSense" check out this review button. "CommonSense" is overly conservative; but is dead-on with the recommedation of "Not for kids". 14 and up for most American children would be my suggestion. Please read the back cover carefully. I returned a copy to BB as failing to play. They gladly allowed an exchange. Got home, loaded up (Toshiba BDX2000), and the BD would not play. The system requirements on the back cover in small print: make sure you have the latest firmware available, 128MB of built-in memory, or the addition of a SD card or USB memory device may be necessary for correct playback and additional features. I plugged in a blank 2GB SD card and like magic the BD played flawlessly. If your BD player is networked; Lionsgate entertainment has a few surprises for you. They utilize your ISP data to determine your local time and weather and display that information on the main menu or whenever you press the "red" function button. This is a review of the actual BD release. All the extra features are in 1080P. DVD with upconversion doesn't come close.Buy the BD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't let my four stars fool you...

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This movie is phenomenal. It's one part superhero action adventure. One part goofy comedy. One part gorefest. All parts awesome. A kid wants to be a superhero because no one is one, so he buys a suit... and the suspension of disbelief flies out the window. The plot is based off a comic book serie by the same name, and though a few plot devices are switched up to make it more for the mainstream audience, it still flows just as well as the comic did... The acting was decent all around, but nothing award winning. It's not the point, though, so in cases of certain characters, the weird acting fit perfectly. The extras are pretty mundane as extras go nowadays. Making of. From comic to screen. Etc. What I think movies should start trying to do is have a featurette in the DVD's where the characters continue the story for a half hour show or something, to add to the extras to really put them on the top. But for now, these will do. Definitely a must buy, and if you haven't seen it... SEE IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best movie I seen in years!

    Posted
    againes

    At first, when I saw the preview on TV, I thought this was going to be just another cheesy movie. I was VEEERY wrong. My Mom told me about it stating that this was a movie that I would never expect. She also said that it was one of the best movies she seen in a long time. For people that haven't seen this movie yet, I very recommend that you do. If you are the type of person that likes slick action and gore, then this is a must-see for you; this is definitely something any kid shouldn't see at all. But anyway, a great plot that stays in place perfectly through the whole story, good-length-satisfied movie, good acting, good laughs that would never expect, and some of the best/funny action that you would see from these kids. I warn you, don't be fooled by the previews! If you don't watch this, then you just missed one of the best clips of 2010...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great movie. Absolute garbage disc.

    Posted
    alphachino

    Worst Blu Ray experience ever! I love this movie, so I was very excited to get the Blu ray. Opened up the package and grabbed the disc by the edge very carefully, and placed it in the Samsung blu ray player. Watched the movie with my girlfriend who has never seen it before. At around the part where kick a** and big daddy are being unmasked, the video starts to pixelate, and then the movie just freezes! I freak out, then I pull the disc out of my player. look at it closely under the light, can't find a speck of dust or a smudge anywhere. The disc is defective!!! Can't believe Lionsgate would ship a product like this. Absolutely ridiculous! I will never buy a disc from Lionsgate again! We had to watch the finale of the movie on the DVD which was included. I would take it back tomorrow, but I got so upset I threw the case across the room and it shattered into dust. I don't think Best Buy will be accepting this return. Too bad, I really wanted this movie in my collection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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