The Hero DVD was released yesterday. The special features are as follows:
*Available subtitles: English, Spanish
*Available Audio Tracks: Mandarin (Dolby Digital 5.1), Mandarin (DTS 5.1), English, French
*Hero Defined – a look at the epic masterpiece
*Inside the Action: A Conversation with Quentin Tarantino & Jet Li
Well, whether you agree with the marketing tactic behind the ‘Quentin Tarantino Presents’ tag line or not, it seems to have worked as Hero won the weekend with just under $18 million.
The trailer for ‘Hero’ has been released, and looks pretty good. Hero [IMDB] is a Jet Li movie thats actually a couple of years old that Miramax has picked up for US distribution.
The reason I mention it here is that they are actually promoting the movie by making it ‘presented by Quentin Tarantino’ – in some lame attempt to capitalize on the vague similarities of this film with Kill Bill.
The movie itself looks decent enough, I’m just not a big fan of this kind of forced cross-promotion.
UPDATE: The poster for Hero is now available.