Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

Director: Alex Kirby, Marilyn Fox, Richard Dempsey, David Thwaites

Cast: Alex Kirby, Marilyn Fox, Richard Dempsey, David Thwaites

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy comes to life in this epic BBC production, which arrives in a three-disc DVD set including all three installments: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988); Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989); and The Silver Chair (1990). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which earned BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) honors for Best Children's Program, introduces four British children who are evacuated to "the biggest, weirdest house" in the countryside at the height of World War II. There's Peter (the eldest), practical Susan, plucky Lucy, and "perfectly beastly" Edmund. Through an old wardrobe, they enter Narnia, a once-glorious land now in thrall to the White Witch. Under her cruel reign it is always winter -- but never Christmas. However, these "sons of Adam and daughters of Eve" signal the reemergence of Aslan, Narnia's former lion king, and as legend foretells, "Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sight." In Prince Caspian, the brave quartet are called again to Narnia to help a young prince who has been marked for death by his uncle, the cruel king Miraz. The miniseries concludes with The Silver Chair, in which Eustace, the "horrible cousin" to Peter and company, returns to Narnia with a kindred misfit classmate, Jill, to help reunite the now-elderly King Caspian with his kidnapped son. Tom Baker, arguably the most popular incarnation of the legendary Doctor Who, is Caspian's helper Puddlegum, and Warwick Davis (of Ewok and Willow fame) appears as Glimfeather. This spectacular saga of good versus evil will stir fantasies and fire the imaginations of young Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans. However, viewers should not expect a special-effects extravaganza. Shot on video, The Chronicles of Narnia is charmingly low-tech, with costumed characters and special effects that do not dwarf the story. But there are enough swashbuckling swordfights, enchanted talking animals, and fierce beasts to captivate even the most jaded of viewers.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
UPC:
0014381492323
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Time:
8:00:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
1. Away to the Countryside [7:14]
2. Lucy Looks Into a Wardrobe [3:39]
3. What Lucy Finds [5:46]
4. Very Bad Fawn [4:32]
5. Edmund and the Wardrobe [7:43]
6. Turkish Delight [5:09]
7. The Prophecy [7:13]
8. On This Side of the Door [8:56]
9. Into the Forest [6:48]
10. A Day With the Beavers [7:40]
11. After Dinner [7:10]
12. Edmund's Journey [4:48]
13. In the Witch's House [8:38]
14. The Spell Begins to Break [10:57]
15. Asian Is Nearer [8:53]
16. Peter's First Battle [8:05]
17. Edmund Is Rescued [3:54]
18. Deep Magic [7:00]
19. Preparing for Battle [3:11]
20. Triumph of the Witch [6:41]
21. Deepter Magic [6:59]
22. Battle Lines Are Formed [1:41]
23. The Statues [3:07]
24. The White Witch Attacks [4:09]
25. After the Battle [2:44]
26. Once a King in Narnia [8:47]
Disc #2 -- Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader
1. The Dwarf [6:32]
2. Caspian's Adventure [6:24]
3. People in Hiding [8:56]
4. Narnia in Danger [3:22]
5. What Lucy Saw [8:54]
6. Sorcery and Vengeance [5:42]
7. The High King in Command [7:42]
8. Old Order Is Restored [6:15]
9. The Picture in the Bedroom [2:09]
1. On Board [9:13]
2. The Lone Islands [10:03]
3. Caspian [7:35]
4. The Storm [1:41]
5. The Aftermath [7:18]
6. The Adventures of Eustace [11:25]
7. How the Adventure Ended [5:35]
8. A Narrow Escape [2:59]
9. Another Narrow Escape [6:20]
10. Island of the Voices [6:53]
11. The Magician's Book [6:19]
12. Dufflepuds Made Happy [4:09]
13. Dark Island [6:04]
14. Three Sleepers [6:05]
15. Beginning of the End [6:50]
16. Wonders of the Last Sea [2:42]
17. The Very End [4:17]
18. A Door in the Air [2:39]
Disc #3 -- Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: The Silver Chair
1. The Unlocked Door [6:51]
2. Jill's Task [3:57]
3. Four Signs [4:30]
4. The Sailing of the King [5:44]
5. A Parliament of Owls [7:26]
6. The Story of the Lost Prince [5:42]
7. Puddleglum [6:13]
8. Eel Stew [4:53]
9. An Encounter With Giants [5:56]
10. She of Green Kirtle [7:51]
11. Hill of the Strange Trenches [6:21]
12. House of Harfang [9:09]
13. Writing On a Stone [7:06]
14. Something Worth Knowing [6:37]
15. Man Stew [5:15]
16. Warden of the Underworld [4:00]
17. Travels Without the Sun [7:38]
18. Black Knight [6:34]
19. Evil Enchantment [7:03]
20. The Last Sign [10:30]
21. The Queen of Underland [6:42]
22. The Slaying of the Queen [3:28]
23. Underland Without the Queen [2:57]
24. The Object of His Voyage [3:20]
25. The New King of Narnia [3:25]
26. Aslan's Country [5:13]

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