Fox Home Entertainment breaths fire onto DVD and Blu-ray with the release of Eragon. The movie is based on the first novel of the epic Inheritance Trilogy by author Christopher Paolini will get its due on a single disc and two-disc special edition.
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – As darkness falls in the magical land of Alagaësia, the last dragon will choose its rider… and the final battle between good and evil will begin. A heroic tale both adventurous and enchanting, Eragon is a lavish fantasy adventure-epic for a new generation of dreamers that will soar onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) March 20th from Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the first thrilling chapter of the epic Inheritance Trilogy by author Christopher Paolini, a child prodigy whose rise to literary fame is a fantasy tale unto itself, Eragon became an instant bestseller and worldwide phenomenon that has sold over five million copies in North America alone and spent 87 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. Grand in scale and sweeping in scope, the stunning cinematic realization of Paolini’s vivid saga is hatched from the brilliant minds of the digital wizards at the industry’s most in-demand visual effects houses – WETA Digital (Lord Of The Rings, King Kong) and Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars, Jurassic Park). Packed with nonstop action, spectacular effects and an inspiring story about believing in yourself, Eragon stars Academy Award®-winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal Of Fortune) and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), along with John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire), Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) and talented newcomer Ed Speleers in the title role.The premium two-disc Eragon Special Edition DVD experience will immerse viewers into the mystical world of Alagaësia with hours of dazzling bonus materials such as several comprehensive featurettes about the making of the film, the stunning visual effects and the mythology behind Paolini’s magical world, plus deleted/extended scenes, original storyboards, conceptual art gallery, director audio commentary, character profiles and much more! The Eragon Special Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S. / $46.98 Canada. Eragon will also be available in separate widescreen and full screen single-disc DVD versions for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.98 Canada and on Blu-ray Disc priced at $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.Synopsis:In a kingdom ravaged by darkness and tyranny, one small ray of hope emerges when Eragon (Speelers) finds a mysterious blue “stone” that turns out to be the last dragon’s egg in existence. From the moment it hatches, their fates are forever entwined, as Eragon and the dragon Saphira (voiced by Rachel Weisz) join forces with the help of his mentor Brom (Irons) to battle the evil King Galbatorix (Malkovich) and his demonic sorcerer Durza (Carlyle).DVD Features:The Eragon single disc DVD is presented in separate widescreen and full screen versions with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish and French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles, plus an audio commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier An extension of the mythology that made the Eragon books so popular with fans, the Eragon Special Edition DVD is designed so viewers can explore the magical world of Alagaësia through an interactive map showcasing each of its fascinating mythical landscapes:Disc One– Widescreen Feature (2.35:1 aspect ratio)- Audio commentary by director Stefen FangmeierDisc TwoCarvahall– Inside The Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic Of Eragon featurette—- Prologue: The Storyteller’s Scroll (focusing on turning the novel into a screenplay)—- Chapter One: Realizing Alagaesia (focusing on storyboards, location, scouting and character design)—- Chapter Two: The Destined Roles (casting the actors)—- Chapter Three: From Carvahall To Farthen Dur (behind-the-scenes footage during film production)—- Chapter Four: Hatching The Dragon (from storyboards and concept art to the CGI process of creating the dragons)—- Chapter Five: Just The Beginning (post mortem look at the what’s next in the series)- Random House Digital Novel featuring the first two chapters of Eldest, the second novel from the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher PaoliniDaret– The Inhabitants of Alagaësia character profiles – with director Stefen Fangmeier as your guide, journey through the process of bringing the characters from the world of Alagaësia to life—- The Dragon Riders—- Saphira—- Arya—- Durza—- The Urgals—- The Ra’zac Gil’ead- Seven extended / deleted scenes (with optional commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier)Urubaen– Eldest – Christopher Paolini Interview – exclusive interview with the author talking about the second novel and some hints about what will happen in the third and final storyFarthen-Dur– The Secrets of Alagaësia – visual effects showcase for 19 separate film sequences with commentary by visual effects supervisors Michael McAlister and John Van Vliet—- Dragon Battle—- Fire in the Forest—- Baby Dragon—- Summoning the Ra’zac—- Unhappy Landing—- Durza Disappears—- Over the Edge—- Happy Flight—- Ra’zac Attack—- Durza’s Prisoner—- Gil’ead Approach—- Getaway at Gil’ead—- Brom’s Grave—- A Grand Entrance—- Durza’s Army—- Breath of Fire—- Battle in the Sky—- A Fallen Saphira—- The Land of AlagaesiaThe Spine– The Vision of Eragon—- Arya’s Ambush – Original Animatic Sequence (with optional commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier)—- Conceptual Artwork GalleryHadarac Desert- Saphira’s Animation Guide (with commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier)Teirm- Pronunciation Guide- Original Storyboards—- Saphira Hatches—- Raising The Ra’zac—- A Hard Journey—- Durza’s Scouts—- Brom’s Tale—- Battle in the Sky- The Lost Storyboards – from four sequences not included in the final film—- Hearing Voices—- Smashing the Hut—- Name Your Dragon—- Catch The BirdBeor Mountains– Become The Dragon Rider – Creating the Video Game- TrailersBlu-ray Disc Specs:The Eragon BD release will be a single-layer disc (25GB) authored in MPEG2 compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, along with several high-definition trailers.
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