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TCFHE Press Release: Nim's Island (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 27 2008 - 04:50 AM



Delightful Family Adventure Arrives On DVD and Blu-ray Disc August 5th
>From Fox Home Entertainment and Walden Media
Featuring Kid-Friendly Featurettes, Deleted Scenes And More

“Nim’s Island is a magical place.” – USA Today

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Anything can happen on Nim’s Island, a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! A fun-filled adventure comedy and heartwarming story of self-discovery and friendship starring Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Jodie Foster (Flight Plan) and Gerard Butler (300), Nim’s Island will debut August 5th on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) from Fox Home Entertainment and Walden Media. Talented young actress Breslin plays the lead role of Nim, a spunky girl living a high-tech Robinson Crusoe existence on a remote island with her scientist father and her exotic animal friends…an amazing life that mirrors that of her favorite literary hero – Alex Rover, the world’s greatest adventurer. When Nim’s father goes missing at sea during an expedition leaving Nim alone on the island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra (Foster), the reclusive author of the Rover books. Now, together they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to protect Nim’s Island and discover they can both be so much more than they ever dreamed!

Based on the beloved children’s novel by Wendy Orr and directed by the husband and wife team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett (Little Manhattan), Nim’s Island is an “exhilarating and enchanting family picture” (San Francisco Chronicle) that delighted audiences with an inspirational tale of becoming the hero of your own story. Featuring DVD bonus materials including multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes with Abigail Breslin, over 25 minutes of deleted scenes and commentary with Breslin and Foster together, Nim’s Island will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.98 Canada. Nim’s Island will also be available day-and-date on Blu-ray Disc high-definition format featuring four BD-exclusive interactive set-top games, priced at $39.98 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.

Nim Rusoe (Breslin) lives on a deserted island with her scientist father Jack (Butler) and her best friends: Selkie, a sea lion; Fred, a bearded dragon lizard and Galileo, a plucky pelican. But when Jack goes missing at sea and the island is “invaded,” Nim reaches out via e-mail to the adventurous author of her favorite books (Foster), and together, each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story.

DVD Special Features:
Nim’s Island is presented separately on widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) and full screen versions with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes:
o “Nim’s Friends” featurette
o “Abigail’s Journey” featurette
o “Working on Water” featurette
o Deleted Scenes
o Adventure Commentary with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin
o Commentary with Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett

Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
Nim’s Island is presented in widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) on a single-layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, Spanish/French Dolby Surround 5.1 with English and Spanish subtitles. The Nim’s Island Blu-ray Disc includes the above standard-def bonus features plus the following BD exclusive content:
o Nim’s Spyglass BonusView Mode (which enables picture-in-picture playback of behind-the-scenes production footage and cast/crew interviews)
o Interactive Set-top Games:
o Write Your Own Alex Rover Adventure
o Coconut Soccer Game
o Seaside Shuffle Shell Game
o Nim’s Island Trivia Track

Street Date: August 5, 2008
Prebook Date: July 9, 2008
Price: $29.98 U.S. / $43.98 Canada (DVD)
$39.48 U.S. / $49.98 Canada (BD)
Catalog Number: 2252752 (Widescreen DVD)
2252764 (Fullscreen DVD)
2252766 (BD)
MPAA Rating: PG
Feature Run Time: 95 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes


Ronald J Epstein
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