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The golden compass  Cover Image DVD DVD

The golden compass / New Line Cinema presents in association with Ingenious Film Partners, a Scholastic production, a Depth of Field production ; produced by Deborah Forte, Bill Carraro ; screenplay by Chris Weitz ; directed by Chris Weitz.


In a parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Mrs. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0780680189
  • ISBN: 9780780680180
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the book "Northern lights" by Philip Pullman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary by writer/director Chris Weitz ; Disc 2: Origins: inside the award-winning novel and its journey to the screen; behind-the-scenes: an in-depth look at the production and casting, including finding Lyra Belacqua, the costumes, the music, the production design, the launch; Lyra's world: go deep into an amazing world of armored bears, daemons and the alethiometer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: disc 1. Widescreen version of motion picture -- Language: English 6.1 DTS-ES discrete sound ; English 5.1 Dolby digital surround EX ; English stereo surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish -- Audio commentary by writer/director Chris Weitz. disc 2. Origins. The novel ; The adaptation ; Oxford -- Behind-the-scenes. Finding Lyra Belacqua ; Costumes ; Music ; Production design ; The launch -- Lyra's world. Armoured bears ; The alethiometer ; Demons.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Henry Braham ; editors, Peter Hones, Anne V. Coates ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Dennis Gassner ; senior visual effects supervisor, Michael Fink.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Craig.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; sequences of fantasy violence.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS-ES 6.1 discrete surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround, DVD-9.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Language Note:
English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects (Michael L. Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, and Trevor Wood)
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