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Journey into the world of Narnia and share with your loved ones the most magical 4-disc DVD masterpiece ever! Venture deeper into a beloved fantasy world with this extended four-disc collection that presents the original motion picture featuring new and expanded scenes, enhanced special effects, and an extended climactic battle scene added by director Andrew Adamson. Experience hours of extensive bonus material including an exclusive world-premiere, feature-length film about C.S. Lewis, the creative mind behind Narnia. Enjoy a vivid and in-depth companion guidebook. Plus, visualize the complete production process -- from green screen to big screen -- with an additional state-of-the-art special feature.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has often been compared to another fantasy-epic-turned-movie, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. This four-disc extended edition is a clear attempt to reinforce those comparisons, and it's a worthwhile DVD set, even if it falls quite a bit short of the LOTR must-have extended editions. For starters, the extended cut is a mere seven minutes longer than the theatrical cut, 150 minutes to 143. The additions add a bit of depth to the story--Lucy offering her stuffed animal to Edmond on the train and seeing a fish frozen in the water near the beavers' home, Susan making snow angels and practicing more archery--all worth seeing but less than a minute each, and, unlike LOTR, not restoring anything that had been left out of the book. Other scenes such as the kids' playing cricket are very slightly recut. The most interesting addition is about two minutes of new footage in the big battle sequence, mostly involving some cool aerial combat. If you had a choice of which edition to watch, the extended is probably preferable, but by itself it's not much reason to upgrade if you have an earlier DVD of the movie.
A better reason is the bonus features. The four-disc edition retains the bonus features of the previous two-disc edition (the commentaries are the same; they go silent during the extended scenes, or spill over a little bit into the next scene), and adds a third disc with a 75-minute documentary about C.S. Lewis, which should appease those who complained about the lack of attention the author had received on the earlier DVD. It discusses Lewis's life and inspirations, and is skewed somewhat toward a younger crowd with its simple animation and first-person narration. The fourth disc has a comprehensive 140-minute documentary about production--costumes, sets, music, animating animals--though not unexpectedly some of the material overlaps with the older material. All in all, Narnia fans will want to pick up this edition, but for the extra discs, not the extra footage. --David Horiuchi
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch...
Great family entertainment full of magic and mystery.
Good afternoon fun.
Best suggestion is to do what my son did & go digital. no more worries about scratched or broken disc. go to someplace like www.vudu.comPublished 1 day ago by Cathy S. Tachera
Family friendly. Very exciting fantasy adventure. A little scary for kids 8 and under.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Had seen it before, played it for class full of 3rd graders after reading the book.Published 1 day ago by Stan Azevedo
My 7-year-old daughter especially likes it and I love the deeper meaning in the story.Published 2 days ago by Scott and Kelly
My kids ages are 8, 6 and 4. Usually, they have the attention span of a knat. But, they sat through his movie and they loved it.Published 2 days ago by Benny Bob
Knowing the analogies that Lewis uses, I really appreciate this story and the excellent production. For those who don't have an inkling of the underlying message, it is still a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. Garrett
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|Lewis' Narnia is an allegory of his highly unwelcome love for Virginia...||
I think that must be who they, whoever this is, meant in suggesting this missed romance (COUGH!) but where, oh WHERE, is there any idea or indication or reference that CS Lewis had a thing for Virginia Woolf? And if that's true, how is this an allegory for said unrequited love?
Feb 14, 2008 by Friarhoss | See all 5 posts
|Lewis: the same pile of garbage that Harry Potter||
It is just a fantasy movie. Get a grip Al
Dec 22, 2006 by John M. Doolittle | See all 15 posts
|Extended Editions: Narnia||
Yes the only reason I'm going to get The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe on Blu-ray is if it's an extended edition..
Jun 14, 2011 by Hannah Skeldon | See all 3 posts
Well then d'oh! to you! You could have bought a used 2-disc edition for a tiny fraction of the price (around $6-8), if cost was an issue. You obviously don't know how to shop, and that isn't Amazon's fault. Whiner.
Nov 7, 2007 by Boston Bluestocking | See all 2 posts
|Region Zone Corrtect?||
use bluray.com for region codings
Sep 30, 2009 by AnimeGod981 | See all 3 posts
|is this the widescreen version||Be the first to reply|