SPHE Press Release: Zathura Special Edition on DVD and UMD

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    - Academy Award®-Winner Tim Robbins Stars in the Out-of-this-World Adventure Blasting into Homes on DVD, Video and PSP February 14 -

    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 3, 2005) – “3 – 2 – 1- Blast Off!” Go galactic when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launches Zathura on Special Edition DVD, video and PSP February 14. Directed by Jon Favreau (Elf), Zathura chronicles the intergalactic journey of two brothers propelled into space when their mysterious board game takes on a life of its own. Academy Award®-winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, War of the Worlds), Dax Shepard (Cheaper by the Dozen, Without a Paddle) and Kristen Stewart (Panic Room, Cold Creek Manor) star in this stellar, comical adventure based on the best-selling book by acclaimed children’s writer Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Jumanji). The DVD will be available for $28.95 SLP and will be loaded with more than 90 minutes of bonus features, including a visual effects documentary, director audio commentary, a making-of feature and more.

    Zathura will also be released on the Universal Media Disc (UMD™) format that plays on the new PSP™ (Playstation Portable) handheld entertainment system. The UMD™ of Zathura is compatible with the Sony Playstation Portable ™ (PSP™), the first truly integrated portable entertainment system designed to provide consumers with a comprehensive experience and to support multiple lifestyle applications including games, music, movies, communication and wireless gaming.


    In Columbia Pictures’ heart-racing Sci-Fi adventure, two squabbling brothers (Jonah Bobo, Strangers with Candy, Around the Bend and Josh Hutcherson, Kicking and Screaming, American Splendor, The Polar Express) are propelled into deepest, darkest outer space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house. Each roll of the dice unleashes new dangers on the young adventurers as their action-packed journey continues. The youngsters must endure everything from meteor showers and swarms of hostile lizard-like aliens to a rocket-propelled robot run amok and an intergalactic spaceship battle in order to finish the game and reach the planet Zathura. If they fail to complete the game, they could be trapped in outer space forever.


    · Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley Audio Commentary – Jon Favreau and friends discuss the film
    · The Right Moves: The Making of Zathura – A look at how the film came to life from script to screen
    · Race to the Black Planet: A Visual Effects Documentary – Access to conceptualizing meetings, storyboards, blue prints, construction shops and computer generated after-effects.
    · The Cast of Zathura – Interviews with the young stars of the film
    · Zorgons, Robots and “Frozen Lisa”
    · Making the Game – The time and creativity that went into the creation of the Zathura boardgame
    · Miniatures and the world of Zathura – Director Favreau goes back to classic filmmaking by using miniatures and models to create the stunning visual shots of the film
    · The World of Chris Van Allsburg – An in-depth look into the world of Award-winning writer Chris Van Allsburg

    Zathura is available in widescreen presentation (1.85 aspect ratio) and has a run time of 101 minutes. The film is rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    DVD Catalog #: 13475
    UMD Catalog #: 14149
    VHS Catalog #: 14245
    DVD UPC Code: 043396134751
    UMD UPC Code: 043396141490
    VHS UPC Code: 043396142459
    DVD Order Date: 1/12/06
    UMD Order Date: 1/12/06
    VHS Order Date: 1/12/06
    DVD SLP: $28.95
    UMD SLP: $28.95
    VHS: Rental Priced
  2. ZacharyTait

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    I saw this and thought it was a good movie. Much better than Jumanji IMHO. I assume it's a single-disc release, although the amount of bonus material makes me wonder.
  3. Dave_P.

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    Great flick. Looks like a sweet DVD as well. Mmm...Frozen Lisa [​IMG]

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