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Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2008

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"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (Blu-ray)

movie-november-2008-narnia-prince-caspian.jpgSynopsis

In the ancient realm of Narnia, Prince Caspian (Barnes) is in line for the throne.

But, there is another person at court, Miraz, who covets the crown, and when he attempts to assassinate Caspian, the prince escapes into the Narnian forest where many strange creatures live.

Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan Pevensie - from the previous Chronicles adventure where they defeated the White Witch, are summoned from their real world in London, to Narnia and find that it has changed over many centuries while they were absent. They save the life of a Black Dwarf named Nikabrik who becomes their friend, and, along with other new acquaintances such as a talking mouse named Reepicheep, they aid Prince Caspian's quest to return home to his castle and reclaim what is his.

Miraz, in Caspian's absence, becomes king, and he prepares to launch a war against the creatures in the Narnian forest, and ultimately, to kill Prince Caspian so that he can keep his usurped position as King of Narnia.

 

 

Specifications

  • Walt Disney and Walden Media
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG, 2 Hr 29 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Sergio Castellitto
  • Directed by Andrew Adamson
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

This film does not have the story depth of the original in the series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but nevertheless, is entertainment for the whole family. It's well worth the rental for an evening by a warm fireplace.

Technical

The picture is very sharp and crisp, and the 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is terrific, courtesy of a full bodied musical score.

Extras

The package contains three discs, one is the Blu-ray movie along with featurettes including Creating the Castle Raid, the second disc has more short featurettes such as Big Movie Comes to a Small Town, Talking Animals and Walking Trees, the the third disc has a digital copy of the movie in standard definition for uploading to your iPod.