Release Date: 2/3/2004 Original Release: 2003 Format: DVD Length: 109 minutes Rating:PG (MPAA) Rating Reason: thematic material, language, and action violence UPC: 794043690426 Studio: Warner Home Video
Comedies, Adventure, Coming Of Age, Period Piece, Theatrical Release, Family (General), Relationships, Friendships, 1950s, Adventurers
Secondhand Lions Platinum Series DVD Description
Set in Texas in the 1950s, SECONDHAND LIONS tells the touching story of Walter (Haley Joel Osment), a shy teenager sent to stay with two estranged uncles for the summer. Various rumors surround the two uncles (played by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine), mostly because the duo have only recently resurfaced into family life after 40 years spent carrying out misdeeds and illicit activities. The one fact about the men, of which Walter's mom is only too aware, is that they appear to be extremely wealthy, having stashed over one million dollars in cash at an undisclosed location. After initially balking at Walter's inherent shyness and nervous disposition, the two men soon warm to the child, and proceed to tell him some incredible tales of their adventures.
Director Tim McCanlies lets SECONDHAND LIONS unfold at a leisurely pace, allowing Caine and Duvall to play off each other and slowly bring Osment's character out of his shell. As all the characters become invigorated by the stories and tall tales, a neat bond is formed between them, with some touching interplay and valuable lessons in life for Osment. This is a moving coming-of-age film that the whole family can enjoy.
Region 1 Keep Case Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English Dolby Surround Stereo - English Additional Release Material: 30 Minutes of Deleted/Alternate Scenes With Optional Director Commentary 7 TV Spots Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Audio Commentary: Tim McCanlies - Director Visual Effects Comparisons Featurette: 1. "SECONDHAND LIONS: One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood" 2. "On the Set With SECONDHAND LIONS" 3. "Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age" Interactive Features: Easter Eggs DVD-ROM Features: