buzz is out on the street that
the highly-watchable action comedy The Green Hornet, is winging its
way to home entertainment in a flurry
DECADENT PARTY-LOVER Britt Reid (Seth Rogen: Pineapple Express) is
happy with his aimless existence as the son of Los Angeles' most prominent
and respected media magnate until his father James (Tom Wilkinson: Michael Clayton)
dies, apparently from an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
Finding himself the reluctant owner of the vast media empire that includes The
Sentinel newspaper, he sacks many of his father's employees and only realises
his mistake when he finds his morning coffee is not the delicious, beautifully
presented cappuccino he is used to.
Discovering that it was Kato (Asian pop superstar Jay Chou: Curse Of The
Golden Flower), who looked after his father's large car collection, who
was responsible for the perfect coffee, Britt reinstates him and begins to realise
he has a gift for invention.
Bored Britt is desperate to do something crazy and he and Kato strike up an
unlikely friendship that turns into a chance to do something meaningful together;
to become crime-fighters. After cutting the head from his father's commemorative
statue, Britt sees a young couple being threatened by a gang of hoodlums and
steps in to help, only to be rescued by the resourceful Kato, who has a very
unique fighting gift. The resulting police car chase is unmissable!
Initially Britt and Kato break the law in order to protect it. Britt models
himself into a vigilante superhero called The Green Hornet and Kato builds The
Black Beauty, an indestructible car with equal parts of firepower and horsepower
the ultimate in advanced retro-weaponry and a veritable mobile fortress.
Giving themselves plenty of publicity via The Sentinel, The Green Hornet
and his sidekick Kato rapidly begin making a name for themselves, using Kato's
clever gadgets to strike at the bad guys. And they don't come any badder than
Benjamin Chudnofsky (Oscar-winner Christop Waltz: Best Actor in a Supporting
Role for Inglourious Basterds, 2009), who controls LA's gritty underworld
and has his own plans for swatting The Green Hornet to exterminate him once
and for all.
But all is not well with the daring duo. The pompous and controlling Britt is
beginning to anger Kato and there is further trouble when they become love rivals
with the appearance of Britt's lovely new secretary Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz:
upcoming Bad Teacher).
Can the duelling twosome fight the good fight without seriously falling out
with each other? Will they rid LA of Chudnofsky and become the heroes they have
set out to be? Britt is about to discover the truth about his father's death
and his own life is now in danger.
The film has been described as the year's number one action comedy and although
this high-octane buddy action adventure gets off to a bit of a slow start it
soon recovers splendidly. The Green Hornet is packed with great fun,
stinging wit and some serious action in true comic book style that will keep
The Green Hornet also features: David Harbour (Quantum of Solace;
Revolutionary Road) as Frank Scanlon and Edward James Olmos (Television's
Battlestar Galactica; Stand and Deliver).
Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express; Superbad),
The Green Hornet is Produced by Neal H Moritz (SWAT; xXx); Executive
producers are Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michael Grillo (The Uninvited; The
Peacemaker), Ori Marmur (Battle: Los Angeles; The Bounty Hunter)
and George W Trendle Jr (Television's The Green Hornet; The Lone Ranger).
Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry (Best Writing, Original Screenplay for
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, 2004, shared with Charlie Kaufman
and Pierre Bismuth) brings his unique, cutting-edge visual style to this slick
updating of the classic adventures of the masked vigilante The Green Hornet
and his industrious sidekick Kato.
has a new name, a kick-ass sidekick and no tights in the exciting new action
comedy The Green Hornet, available courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from 2 May 2011. RRP: 3D Blu-ray £29.99; Blu-ray
£24.99; DVD £19.99 | Certificate: 12 | Running Time: Approximately 114 Minutes.
Exclusively available on The Green Hornet 3D Blu ray: The unique
3D Animated Storyboard Comparisons. The storyboard is a crucial stage in planning
the shots of an intricate action scene. This feature presents the original storyboards
for a scene in direct comparison (and contrast) to the final film. The storyboards
have been brought to life with animated movement and rendered in 3D to take
advantage of today's state-of-the-art home viewing systems.
Blu-ray Bonus Features include: The Green Hornet Cutting Room Floor game:
Edit Your Very Own Car Chase Scene | Filmmakers' Commentary | Deleted Scenes
| Awesoom Gag Reel |Making of Featurettes | Trust Me: Director Michel Gondry
| Writing The Green Hornet | The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool | The Stunt Family
Armstrong| Finding Kato | The Art of Destruction | Easter Eggs: Jay Chou Audition
| Double Barrel | movieIQ.
"The Green Hornet is packed with great fun, stinging wit and some serious
action in true comic book style that will keep you hooked" Maggie
"A brilliant mix of comedy and action ****" Zoo
"****" News Of The World
Packed with irreverent humour and "explosive action" Elizabeth Weitzman,
New York Daily News
"It's not dying you need to be afraid of but never having lived" The