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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Full Screen/Widescreen) (#CE5455)
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Our Price: $5.97
Media Type: DVD
Run Time: 92 minutes
Grade Level: 4-8 (Rated PG)
ISBN: 1-4198-7149-8
UPC: 794043123429

Product Code: CE5455

Copyright 2008

An unconventional scientist and his teenage nephew make an unusual discovery while on an expedition to Iceland in this live-action adaptation of the book by Jules Verne, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Seth Meyers. In pursuit of a hunch, Professor Trevor Anderson leads his nephew and their tour guide on a thrilling journey to find the center of the Earth. Along the way, the trio travels through a never-before-seen world, where they encounter creatures and objects they never imagined.

This 2008 movie update of Jules Verne's classic sci-fi/fantasy novel uses the 1864 tale as a template, with its hero, scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), referring to his missing brother's notes on the novel. His nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) in tow, Anderson travels to Iceland to investigate his sibling's theories, enlisting a fellow scientist's daughter, Hannah (Anita Briem), as a guide. Soon the trio's Icelandic mountain trek descends into a cave and, then deeper still to, naturally, the center of the earth, where dinosaurs and other strange prehistoric creatures still dwell. After many dangerous encounters with the native flora and fauna, Trevor, Sean, and Hannah must find a way back to the surface or face being stranded miles below the earth's crust.

Directed by Eric Brevig, a veteran Hollywood visual effects supervisor (MEN IN BLACK, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW), JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH clearly delights in unveiling eye-catching CGI creatures and landscapes. Presented in some theaters in 3D format, the film features lunging beasts and vertigo-inducing visions, which are effective even in 2D, while Fraser, working in the same amiable vein as the MUMMY movies, provides a human focus amidst the special effects. For fans of the ever-likable Fraser and/or the JOURNEY story, there is plenty to enjoy in this effects-heavy adventure film.

Special Features
Commentary by Brendan Fraser and director Eric Brevig; A World Within Our World: various historical "Hollow Earth Theories" about what lies beneath our planet's crust; Being Josh: profiling 12-year old costar Josh Hutcherson; How to Make a Dinosaur Drool; Adventure at the Center of the Earth challenge; Limited Time Only: Standard Version Side A (2-D), Widescreen Version Side B (Both 2-D and 3-D)

The film is rated PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments.
Additional Information
  • Producer - Warner Home Video
  • Languages - English
  • Features - Chapter Select Interactive Menu Commentary with Brendan Fraser and Director Eric Brevig "A World Within a World" Featurette "Being Josh" Profile "How to Make a Dinosaur Drool" "Adventure at the Center of the Earth" Interactive Games Trailers
  • Sound - Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Technical - Single Layer Single Sided Full Screen Anamorphic
  • Region - US & Canada Only

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