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Golden Compass 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Disc

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Other Formats:  Golden Compass Widescreen DVD
Golden Compass Full Frame DVD

Release Date: 4/28/2008
Original Release: 2007
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray
NOTE: Special equipment is required to view 3-D Blu-rays; will otherwise display in 2-D
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Rating Reason: for sequences of fantasy violence
UPC: 794043120442
Studio: Warner Home Video

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Robert Shaye
Featuring: Adam Godley, Ben Walker, Christopher Lee, Clare Higgins, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Derek Jacobi, Eva Green, Ian McShane, Jim Carter, Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Simon McBurney, Tom Courtenay
Categories: Dramas, Fantasy, Witches And Wizards, Music (General), Theatrical Release, Soul, R&B/Soul, Bears, Witches, Fantasy Worlds

Golden Compass 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Description
THE GOLDEN COMPASS is an adaptation of the first book in the beloved but controversial fantasy series by Phillip Pullman. The story opens with Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) an orphan girl who lives in an alternate world that is similar to earth, but where people's souls exist outside of their bodies in animal form. The people are ruled by a shadowy and oppressive council known as the Magisterium, which is doing it's best to keep everyone from getting information about what is called "Dust." Lyra's Uncle Asriel (Daniel Craig) has been researching Dust, and he has seen to it that Lyra is given safe shelter at Jordan College. But when the visiting Mrs. Coulter (Nicole Kidman) arrives, she asks Lyra to accompany her on a trip to the North to meet the Panserbjorne, a race of armored bears. Before Lyra leaves, the Headmaster gives her a golden compass, a device which only she can read, and from which she can intuit the truth. Lyra leaves with Mrs. Coulter, but when she learns that her friends have been kidnapped by "Gobblers," she heads out to find them, and soon joins forces with the nomadic Gyptians, some witches, and an armored bear called Iorek Byrnison (voice by Ian McKellen). Lyra finds her friends, and so discovers the evil plans the Magisterium has cooked up for the world's children. By the film's end, she has vowed to track down her Uncle Asriel, and to discover the true power of Dust.

Hollywood had a tricky time of taming this tale, as Pullman's books portray religion - the Catholic Church in particular - in a less than flattering light. The film version carefully steers clear of these themes, and instead puts its enormous budget into creating visually stunning effects. While fans of the books may find fault with this streamlined version, children are sure to revel in the many talking animals and whimsical airships.

DVD Features
2-Disc Set
Special Edition
Anamorphic Widescreen -
1.85
Full Frame -
1.33
Audio:
(unspecified) - English
Subtitles - English, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary: Chris Weitz - Writer/Director
Behind the Scenes: Making of Featurettes (11)
Theatrical Trailers (3)
Interactive Features:
Internet Connect Experience

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Awards
  • Winner, 2007 Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects



Technical Specifications
  • Additional Information - 2-Disc Special Edition


Golden Compass 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Disc



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