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by Vaughn, Matthew [pro]; Goldman, Jane [aus]; Lagrange, Pierre [film producer.]; Millar, Mark [film producer.]; Romita, John, Jr [film producer.]; Pitt, Brad [film producer.]; Thykier, Kris [film producer.]; Johnson, Aaron [act]; Mintz-Plasse, Christopher [act]; Strong, Mark [act]; Moretz, Chloë [act]; Cage, Nicolas [act]; McGovern, Elizabeth [act]; Davis, Ben [director of photography.]; Harris, Jon [editor of moving image work.]; Scalia, Pietro [editor of moving image work.]; Hamilton, Eddie [editor of moving image work.]; Murphy, John [composer (expression)]; Jackman, Henry (Henry Pryce) [composer (expression)]; De Vries, Marius [composer (expression)]; Eshkeri, Ilan [composer (expression)]; Millar, Mark [cre]; Romita, John, Jr [cre]; Lions Gate Films [presenter,]; Marv Films [presenter,]; Plan B (Firm) [production company.]; Lions Gate Home Entertainment [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate Films, 2010.Edition: Widescreen version.Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: Soundtracks: English; with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.Uniform titles: Kick-ass (Motion picture).Subject(s): Millar, Mark -- Film adaptations | Romita, John, Jr. -- Film adaptations | Millar, Mark | Romita, John, Jr | Heroes -- Drama | Comic book fans -- Drama | Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Film adaptations | Comic books, strips, etc -- Film adaptations | Teenage boys -- Drama | Superheroes -- Drama | Heroes -- Drama | Héroes -- Teatro | Héroes -- Teatro | Comic book fans | Comic books, strips, etc | Heroes | Superheroes | Teenage boys | Feature films | Superhero films | Action and adventure films | Superhero films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films
Partial contents:
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director Matthew Vaughn -- It's on!: The comic book origin of Kick-Ass (approximately 21 min.) -- The art of Kick-Ass: Storyboard -- Costumes [slide show] -- On-set photography [slide show] -- Production design -- John Romita, Jr. art for the film -- Marketing archive [trailers and marketing campaign for the film].
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern.Summary: Ordinary teenager and rabid comic-book geek Dave Lizewski captures the imagination of the public when he becomes the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass. After he teams up with the fearless father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the three work together to take down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. But when D'Amico's son Chris is reborn as Red Mist, the showdown between the forces of good and evil will force Kick-Ass to live up to his name, or die trying.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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

DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; 16x9 widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio).

Soundtracks: English; with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.

Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern.

Director of photography, Ben Davis ; editors, Jon Harris, Pietro Scalia, Eddie Hamilton ; music composed by John Murphy, Henry Jackman, Marius de Vries, Ilan Eshkeri.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use, some involving children.

Ordinary teenager and rabid comic-book geek Dave Lizewski captures the imagination of the public when he becomes the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass. After he teams up with the fearless father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the three work together to take down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. But when D'Amico's son Chris is reborn as Red Mist, the showdown between the forces of good and evil will force Kick-Ass to live up to his name, or die trying.

Based on the comic book written by Mark Millar and John S. Romita, Jr.

Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director Matthew Vaughn -- It's on!: The comic book origin of Kick-Ass (approximately 21 min.) -- The art of Kick-Ass: Storyboard -- Costumes [slide show] -- On-set photography [slide show] -- Production design -- John Romita, Jr. art for the film -- Marketing archive [trailers and marketing campaign for the film].

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