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Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Edition:
Special ed.
Publisher, Date:
[Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Danny twists the key of an old science fiction game. The game unleashes a localized meteor shower and wrenches Danny's house into orbit around a distant ringed planet. Besides Danny, his brother Walter and sister Lisa have to go along. Soon a defective robot, a rangy astronaut, and an alien spaceship enter the picture. The only way the kids can return their house to its proper space-time coordinates is to finish the game, but before they can finish, the game board falls into the hands of some rather nasty, carnivorous lizards.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; fantasy action and peril, and some language.
System details:
DVD; region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; mastered in high definition.
Cast:
Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, John Alexander.
Credits:
Director of photography, Guillermo Navarro ; art directors, David F. Klassen, Richard F. Mays ; editor, Dan Lebental ; music, John Debney ; costume designer, Laura Jean Shannon ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; visual effects supervisors, Joe Bauer, Peter G. Travers.
Language:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Digital) or French (Dolby Surround) with optional English or French subtitles.
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Notes:
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley commentary; "The making of 'Zathura' featurette; visual effects documentary; the cast of 'Zathura'; Zorgons, Robots and 'Frozen Lisa'; making the game; miniatures and the world of 'Zathura'; the world of Chris van Allsburg.
For private home use only.
  
ISBN:
1404918868
9781404918863
Publisher Number:
13475
Other Number:
62414136
Control Number:
1973944
  
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An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they're going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn't have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities -- a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth's atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way. Based on the book by children's author Chris Van Allsburg -- who also wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji -- Zathura was directed by Jon Favreau, the actor-turned-filmmaker who enjoyed a breakthrough success with Elf. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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