Buena Vista Home Entertainment is bringing extended version of Narnia to DVD

An Extended Edition of The Chronicles Of Narnia is in production as a 4-disc DVD set that is slated for release this winter from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The set will be available for only a very limited time.

A spectacular journey of imagination and one of Walt Disney Pictures’ most successful live-action films of all time, Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present “The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe” the spectacular live-action/CGI motion picture adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s beloved literary classic. In World War II England the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of ‘hide-and-seek’ in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch’s powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular, climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis’ glacial powers forever.

Disc 1 of the set will contain the extended version of the film with enhanced special effects and extended battle scene. Also included on this disc is a Commentary Track featuring Director Andrew Adamson, Production Designer Roger Ford, and Producer Mark Johnson. A Second Commentary Track will feature the delightful child stars Georgie Henley (Lucy), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), Anna Popplewell (Susan) and William Moseley (Peter) that was recorded when they had just screened the film for the first time. The result is a fresh, witty and lively commentary track, joined by director Andrew Adamson.

Narnia Fun Facts and Bloopers Of Narnia are also included on this disc.

Dis 2 of the set contains Creating Narnia, a multipart documentary covering various aspects of the movie’s production, such as the director’s personal diary, a behind-the-scenes tour by the child stars from the film, which includes wonderful moments when the children get a first look at the amazing ‘Narnia’ sets.

Evolution Of An Epic is another multi-part documentary included here, that covers topics such as “Anatomy Of The Scene: The Melting River,” “Cinematic Storytellers,” “C.S. Lewis: From One Man’s Mind,” and “Creating Creatures.”

Creatures, Lands & Legends is another multi-part documentary that will cover subjects, such as “Creatures Of The World,” “Explore Narnia (3d Map),” “Legends In Time,” and “C.S. Lewis – The Dreamer Of Narnia.”

The third disc of the DVD set will contain an all-new feature length film while the fourth disc contains various additional segments, such as Visualizing The Lion, The witch And The WardrobeAnatomy of a Scene: Behind The Battle,” giving viewers a look at a crucial battle scene from the film. From pre-visualization computer images to storyboards, here is the exciting process of creating one of the key scenes in the film.

And lastly, the disc will contain an extensive Image Gallery filled with stunning imagery, a special museum full of superb images from the film, practically.

This 4-disc Extended Edition of “The Chronicles Of Narnia” will be in stores on December 12 and will be available for only seven weeks, making it the perfect Holiday gift. It will carry a $42.99 suggested retail price. For $79.99 you can also purchase a Gift Set of the release, which also includes a pair of heirloom-quality bookends from the master creative artists at WETA Ltd.

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