League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Director: Steve Norrington

Cast: Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend

     
 

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Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist in reality. As if that weren't enough, they've been assembled together in 1900 by Queen Victoria as a team of evil-fighting heroes. Among them are Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery)See more details below

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Overview

Based on the comic book miniseries by Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place in an alternate universe where the characters of several literary classics exist in reality. As if that weren't enough, they've been assembled together in 1900 by Queen Victoria as a team of evil-fighting heroes. Among them are Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) from H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines; Mina Harker (Peta Wilson) from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Tom Sawyer (Shane West) from several works by Mark Twain; Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend) from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray; Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah) from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; The Invisible Man (Tony Curran) from H.G. Wells book of the same name; and several others. Working together, the odd assortment of characters must combine their powers to defeat a mysterious villain and save the world from certain destruction. Directed by Stephen Norrington (Blade), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also stars Jason Flemyng, Tom Goodman-Hill, and David Hemmings.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Extraordinary indeed! This rousing action-adventure film, steeped in the traditions of those grand old Saturday-matinee cliff-hangers, employs an audacious concept devised by graphic-novel writer Alan Moore: the uniting of memorable characters from Victorian-era fiction against an unseen and powerful adversary. The 20th century is just dawning when emissaries of the British government round up legendary adventurer Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery), rogue submariner Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), twisted genius Dr. Jekyll (Jason Flemyng), dapper but dangerous Dorian Gray (Stuart Townsend), and a grown-up Tom Sawyer (Shane West), along with mysterious Mina Harker (Peta Wilson), whose prior acquaintances have included one Count Dracula. They are offered various rewards and immunities to combat "The Fantom," whose technologically advanced, multinational crimes are calculated to turn the countries of Europe against each other and spark a Continent-wide conflagration. As you might imagine, this mission provides ample opportunities for outrageous feats of derring-do and the use of some very peculiar talents. There's hardly a single incident in League that isn't wildly improbable at the very least, but director Stephen Norrington (Blade) stages the action flamboyantly and imbues the venture with a disarming, tongue-in-cheek sensibility. The septuagenarian Connery still makes an amazingly robust hero, and he's given strong support by less well known but remarkably capable performers. Shah's terrific Captain Nemo is portrayed as the resourceful, dignified, and enigmatic Easterner created by Jules Verne but depicted inaccurately in most movie versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and its sequel, The Mysterious Island. For all the time, money, and effort that went into its production, League is, to its credit, a movie utterly without pretension; it aspires to be nothing but escapist entertainment, and in that it succeeds admirably.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
UPC:
0024543396000
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
21,645

Special Features

Commentary by producers Don Murphy and Trevor Albert, and actors Jason Flemyng, Tony Curran and Shane West; Commentary by costume designer Jacqueline West, visual effects supervisor John E. Sullivan, makeup effects supervisor Steve Johnson and miniatures creator Matthew Gratzner; Trivia track; Search content; Personal scene selections; LXG: Shooting Gallery Game

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Allan Quatermain
Shane West Tom Sawyer
Stuart Townsend Dorian Gray
Richard Roxburgh M
Peta Wilson Mina Harker (nee Murray)
Tony Curran Rodney Skinner, AKA The Invisible Man
Jason Flemyng Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
Naseeruddin Shah Captain Nemo
David Hemmings Nigel
Max Ryan Dante
Tom Goodman-Hill Sanderson Reed

Technical Credits
Steve Norrington Director
Trevor Albert Producer
Patrick Banister Set Decoration/Design
David Baxa Set Decoration/Design
Rick Benattar Associate Producer
Michel Cheyko Asst. Director
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Sean Connery Executive Producer
Elinor Rose Galbraith Art Director
Stephan O. Gessler Set Decoration/Design
Mark Gordon Executive Producer
Mark Holding Sound/Sound Designer
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Donna Isaacson Casting
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Jason Knox-Johnston Set Decoration/Design
Jindrich Koci Art Director
Milena Koubkova Set Decoration/Design
Dan Laustsen Cinematographer
Gordon Lebredt Set Decoration/Design
James McAteer Art Director
Don Murphy Producer
New Deal Studios Incorporated Cinematographer
Peter P. Nicolakakos Set Decoration/Design
James Dale Robinson Screenwriter
Marco Bittner Rosser Art Director
Paul Rubell Editor
Carol Spier Production Designer
Jan Svoboda Set Decoration/Design
Lucinda Syson Casting
Andy Thomson Set Decoration/Design
James F. Truesdale Art Director
Grant Van Der Slagt Set Decoration/Design
Jacqueline West Costumes/Costume Designer
Gordon White Set Decoration/Design
David Wood Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
1. On the Brink of War
2. Quatermain
3. Armored Assassins
4. The New League
5. Mr. Dorian Gray
6. The Fantom
7. Mrs. Harker's Conduct
8. The American Agent
9. The Last Member
10. Out of His League
11. Voyage to Venice
12. The Shooting Lesson
13. The Portrait
14. Death in Venice
15. Behind the Mask
16. Betrayed
17. The Game Is Over
18. Hyde the Hero
19. The Message
20. Waiting for Skinner
21. A Fortress Vast
22. The Game Is On
23. The Napoleon of Crime
24. A Woman's Wrath
25. Invisible Enemy
26. Meet Your Demon
27. The Dante Beast
28. Killing the Future
29. The Long Shot
30. A Hero's Bequest
31. The Flame of Life
32. End Titles

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