Movies

Iron Man

Ten years ago, Stan Lee was frustrated about the inability to get impressive versions of Marvel Comics super heroes to the movie screen.

“It seemed as if so many of them were tied up with contracts here and copyrights there,” Lee said during a recent phone interview.

Obviously, all the obstacles were eventually worked out, because Lee has seen many of his co-creations become successful films since the 21st century began. None have been better than “Iron Man” (Paramount, 2008, $39.99), which tops the list of Blu-ray releases this week.

Except, perhaps, for the first Spider-Man film, “Iron Man” is arguably the best Marvel super hero movie to date. Its special effects are first rate, its story unfolds crisply and …