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Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Classroom Edition

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Classroom Edition

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Director: Andrew Adamson, David Strangmuller

Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes


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The timeless fantasy returns with a thrilling, perilous new adventure - and an even greater test of courage. Narnia's rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, embarks on a remarkable journey to rescue Narnia from Miraz's tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land. Features exclusive educational bonus features on storytelling, inspiration,


The timeless fantasy returns with a thrilling, perilous new adventure - and an even greater test of courage. Narnia's rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, embarks on a remarkable journey to rescue Narnia from Miraz's tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land. Features exclusive educational bonus features on storytelling, inspiration, point of view, and more.

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All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
The makers of Prince Caspian -- the second installment in Walden Media's adaptation of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series -- faced a daunting challenge in bringing this one to the screen. Whereas the first and third books in the series (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, respectively) lend themselves effortlessly to filmization, the same cannot be said of Caspian, which Lewis structured with comparatively greater narrative complexity, a richer philosophical element, and less visual splendor than the preceding or successive installments. (It cannot be a coincidence that after the blockbuster success of Wardrobe, the producers initially skipped book two and announced the production of the visually rich and ripe Treader.) On a rudimentary level, the ease of this tale, as it unfurls onscreen, functions as a barometer of the filmmakers' success in making Lewis' temporally fractured story digestible for contemporary audiences by streamlining it. From the first scene, never once does the motion picture feel less than wholly transparent. The lucidity of the narrative serves the film beautifully, by setting up greater emotional involvement and immediacy, particularly for younger viewers. A two-and-half-hour feature that could have easily become bogged down in mythically laden background material and endless, tedious battle sequences instead whisks audience members along on a gripping and magnetizing journey, from opening frames to epilogue. And yet, paradoxically, if the film suffers from an overarching flaw or weakness, that weakness also lies in the picture's simplicity: even as writer/director Andrew Adamson and co-screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus score points for clarity, emotional involvement, and story construction (the sequencing is brilliantly done -- it pulls us into the central conflicts at the core of Narnia even before the Pevensie children make their first appearances), it would be difficult to imagine a more thematically shallow or two-dimensional tale. One keeps hoping for Adamson and co. to plumb deeper, to add philosophical layers and thematic weight, à la Lewis, which isn't, of course, incompatible with the demand for narrative ease. That never happens. The younger set won't mind or even notice, though it will inevitably restrict the demographics by lessening the film's appeal for depth-hungry teens and adults. For much of its duration, Caspian (like its predecessor) also cries out for some sort of visual awe -- an apocalyptic element to push it ahead of, for example, The Lord of the Rings series or The Golden Compass, and the sort of jaw-droppers that classic screen fantasies such as The Neverending Story and Jason and the Argonauts handed us in spades. Fortunately, Adamson does give us that in the concluding sequence, with an arresting visual surprise that will not be disclosed here but that does leave a memorable impression (and that neatly foreshadows Dawn Treader). Even given that bravura concluding sequence, though, this film, and the Narnia series as a whole, runs the same risk as all early 21st century screen fantasies: that of falling prey to the impersonality of super-advanced CGI work. In pre-CGI films like The Neverending Story, one always sensed the handiwork behind each of the creatures, and the fact that so many were tactile (as opposed to being casually thrown up on the screen with computer graphics) gave them an element of plausibility and credibility that Aslan and Reepicheep the Mouse (for example) fully lack. The best of those creations also sported anthropomorphic personalities sadly missing here despite Liam Neeson's stellar vocal work on Aslan. Walden hasn't quite figured out how to bring those elements into play -- and they may be the very missing elements holding the series back from masterpiece status. Yet the cast here shines throughout. As the vile King Miraz, Sergio Castellitto represents an inspired choice (he brings under one roof hundreds of nightmarish visions of evil sages and kings from one's darkest fantasies). Similarly, Ben Barnes radiates nobility and warmth as Caspian, and as the four Pevensie children -- Susan, Peter, Edmund, and Lucy -- Anna Popplewell, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley make welcome onscreen surrogates for our adventures. Particularly laudable is the fact that none of these kids look all that glamorous, polished, or surreally beautiful, but suggest average and unremarkable Britons. Scattered weaknesses aside, Caspian represents something of a pleasant surprise. It may leave some viewers wanting more, but if approached sans expectation, it feels breezily enjoyable and adequately exciting. Younger viewers, in particular (especially those under the age of 13) will find themselves swept up in the gestalt of the tale.

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Special Features

Disc 1: ; Exclusive to Disney Blu-Ray - Circle-vision interacitve: Creating the Castle Raid; - BD-live; Audio commentary with director Andrew Adamson and actos; ; Disc 2:; The bloopers of Narnia; Deleted scenes; Inside Narnia: The adventure returns; Sets of Narnia: A classic comes to life; Big movie comes to a small town; Previsualizing Narnia; Talking animals and walking trees: The magical world of Narnia; Secrets of the duel; Becoming Trumpkin; Warwick Davis: The man behind Nikabrik; ; Disc 3: ; Disney file digital copy

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Georgie Henley Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell Susan Pevensie
Ben Barnes Prince Caspian
Sergio Castellitto Miraz
Peter Dinklage Trumpkin the Dwarf
Pierfrancesco Favino General Glozelle
Warwick Davis Nikabrik the Black Dwarf
Vincent Grass Doctor Cornelius
Damián Alcázar Lord Sopespian
Alicia Borrachero Prunaprismia
Cornell John Glenstorm
Tilda Swinton The White Witch
Simon Andreu Lord Scythely
Pedja Bjelac Lord Donnon
David Bowles Lord Gregoire
Juan Diego Montoya Garcia Lord Montoya
Douglas Gresham Telmarine Crier
Ash Jones Geeky Boy
Klara Issova Hag
Sim Evan-Jones Peepiceek,Bulgy Bear
Shane Rangi Asterius/We-Wolf
Curtis Matthew Faun
David Walliams Bulgy Bear
Mana Davis Telmarine Solier In Boat
Winham Hammond Telmarine Solidier In Boat
Hana Frejkova Midwife #1
Kristyna Madericova Midwife #2
Lucie Solarova Midwife #3
Karolína Matouskova Midwife #4
Alina Phelan Midwife #5
Joseph Moore Boy #1
Isaac Bell Boy #2
Lejla Abbasova Glenstorm's Wife
Ephraim Goldin Glenstorm Son #1
Yemi A. D. Glenstorm Son #2
Carlos Dasilva Glenstorm #3
Gomez Sandoval Lightning Bolt Centaur
Jan Filipensky Wimbleweather
David Mottl Tyrus
Michaela Dvorska Tyrus
John Bach British Homeguard #1
Jack Walley British Homeguard #2
Marcus O'Donovan Skeptical Telmarine Soldier
Adam Valdez Killed by Reepicheep
Ken Stott Trufflehunter
Harry Gregson-Williams Pattertwig the Squirrel
Eddie Izzard Reepicheep
Liam Neeson Aslan

Technical Credits
Andrew Adamson Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
David Strangmuller Director
David Allday Art Director
Stephen Barton Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
Nancy Bishop Casting
James Boyle Sound/Sound Designer
Kerrie Brown Set Decoration/Design
Josh Campbell Editor
Halli Cauthery Score Composer
Sim Evan-Jones Editor
Gerd Feuchter Special Effects Supervisor
Roger Ford Production Designer
Matt Gray Art Director
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Douglas Gresham Co-producer
Pipia Hall Casting
K.C. Hodenfield Asst. Director,Co-producer
Mark Johnson Producer
Tony Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Stuart Kearns Art Director
Marketa Korinkova Art Director
Elaine Kusmishko Art Director
Charles Leatherland Art Director
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
Christopher Markus Original Story,Screenwriter
Hugh Marsh Score Composer
Stephen McFeely Original Story,Screenwriter
Herbert Butler Editor
David Minkowski Associate Producer
Perry Moore Executive Producer
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisbeth Scott Score Composer
Peter Seager Screenwriter
Phil Sims Art Director
Mohammed "Mo" Sobhy Screenwriter
Jiri Sternwald Art Director
Philip Steuer Producer
Gail Stevens Casting
Matthew Stillman Associate Producer
Tom Williams Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Feature Film
1. Opening Sequence/Escape
2. The Island
3. Mistrust in the Council
4. Discoveries
5. Superstition and Strategy
6. Savage Places
7. Promise
8. What Lucy Saw
9. Instigator
10. Aslan's How
11. Surprise Attack
12. Old Narnia in Danger
13. Preparations
14. Ancient Powers
15. Battle-Ready
16. Challenges
17. Sudden Vengeance
18. The Return of the Lion
19. The Lion's Roar
20. Reunion
21. Aslan's Door
22. End Credits


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Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Classroom Edition 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
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TheReturnOfStryker More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CSLewisfanJWG More than 1 year ago
Awful! If you're a Narnia fan and have read Prince Caspian anytime recently, you'll find almost nothing in this movie that is even close to the book. Avoid this DVD. The first one by Walt Disney was excellent. This one is definitely not.
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Robinsky More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first movie so very much, but Prince Caspian was even better. I think the amount of suspense was higher. I know the White Witch was scary but she was over the top to me. The human enemies were more trecherous, and more dangerous so it wasn't as predictable.
I will watch both of them over and over!!!
Jawjam More than 1 year ago
A beautiful job was done with turning the book into a movie. Added a bit more depth to some of the situations vs the book and did a great job of showing the true meaning of what the author wanted people to understand from his story. Full and intriguing character development with wonderful use of the talking animals and creatures. A wonderful family movie.
DEPPKID More than 1 year ago
Mel1962 More than 1 year ago
I think Tito must have been watching a different movie than 'Prince Caspian'. His review did not relate to the film at all, and I was confused after reading it. The movie was fast-pasted, appropriate for kids, and had no foul language or sexual content. The special effects were amazing, and I was impressed as I watched it with my children. As for the racist comments, there were imaginary animals and mystical creatures, so I'm not sure what he was talking about. Great movie and will purchase for my daughter.
seattle1985 More than 1 year ago
I completely agree that this movie got overlooked during the summer movie season. I found it to be a fun, exciting movie that did stay closer to the book than the BBC version (which I also enjoy). I cannot wait to see Ben Barnes again in Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I think he did a fantastic job as Caspian. (I'm going to ignore his wandering accent because frankly, he is very pretty.... )
i have enjoyed all the Narnia books for years, and I am loving watching them get the big budget treatment they deserve.
Yes, they can get preachy and the religious metaphors are not always that thinly vailed, but that's CS Lewis for you. I'm not religious, and I'm not offended by it. Faith and hope is a great message for anyone, Christian or not. take what you want from the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning to those with older Receivers. This Blu-Ray disk only has a DTS audio soundtrack in English. If you have a Receiver, like I do, that only decodes Dolby Digital 5.1, there is no audio output.

The rest of this review is for the clueless producers of this Blu-Ray disk. Obviously they have learned nothing from the costly lost sales of the war with HD-DVD. People like me are not going to buy an expensive new Receiver just to play a particular movie on Blu-Ray. Especially with six audio formats to cover and perhaps more to come! I will rent this movie on DVD and wait for the audio wars to end. Since Blu-Ray has plenty of capacity, I do not see any reason why an English Dolby 5.1 soundtrack could not be included to ensure backwards compatibility. Particularly since Dolby 5.1 is already provided on this disk in other languages. From reading various blogs and reviews, I know I am not the only potential lost sale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, I will say that it is unfortunate Prince Caspian was overlooked by so many, probably due to it being sandwiched between two summer blockbusters. This is a phenomenal movie. Director Andrew Adamson translated the story beatifully and naturally, and the cast worked very well together. Ben Barnes did a great job of portraying his character's hopes and fears, and I feel that he should have recieved maybe a little more attention. Maybe. Additionally, Miraz was, I feel, as good or a better villian than the White Witch. Yet he also felt more natural, more human. Perhaps my only disappointments with the movie was Reepicheep and the largely absent Aslan. Though Reep was likeable enough, he came across more as an arrogant killer than the honorable knight that Lewis made him. His first scene gave the impression that he killed Telmarines just because they were Telmarines, not because he was interested in freeing his nation. As for Aslan, I would like to have seen him more. At any rate, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an understated masterpiece you have to at least try out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so, when I first saw The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, I didn't think that any sequel could live up to it. I was SO wrong!!!! Although this movie didn't stick as much to the book as the first one did, I found it amazing anyways. There was a lot of action, heroism, and loyatly, not to mention a certain good looking Peter, which all kept me very engaged. I really think that this is a great family movie to watch especially if you have kids over the age of 9. I think that it might be a bit scary at parts for kids under that age. I am a 14 year old and I haven't stopped liking the Narnia movies because of how great the story is and how well made the movie is.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Fun fantasy. If you have read the Chronicles of Narnia you will enjoy seeing them come to life. The prince must learn whom to trust and help to save those he loves. The fight that ensues will have you on the edge of your seat cheering and shouting. Vivid imagery and HD format make this DVD come alive. You will enjoy this story, and try to figure out what DLF stands for; this is wonderful entertainment.
slytherin1 More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was great. Ben Barnes did such a good job playing Prince Caspian. He is soo gorgeous. I also like that horse he was on, that magnificent black friesian. They are so noble looking. I wish I could ride on one of those. Anyhoo, I can't wait to see him in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and also Dorian Gray.
BluestockingBB More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the movie greatly. For once I actually thought a movie added something to the book. One thing that I really liked was that they portrayed Caspian's age closer to that of the book. In reality Caspian and Peter were the same age. The BBC version portrays Caspian as much too young.
bv More than 1 year ago
The "special" relationship between Prince Caspian and Peter is tastefully implied but where's the talking lion?
Mossface7 More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome! Not quite as good story wise as the first one, but all in all excellent. Ben Barnes was good for Caspain, even if he did have a phony accent. Anna and Georgie were excellent, as were William and Skander. I do wish they hadn't made Peter seem all mean and grown-up; in the books he was very respectful of Caspain, but in the movie, not so much. Edmund was the most changed of all the characters, even backing Lucy up when she claimed to have seen Aslan. Susan was better behaved, not so bossy. But she still is a sister, so that's okay. Lucy was the same, loving and still believing in Aslan, even though no one had seen him for hundreds of years. I liked how the writer made up more battle scenes, for the book was quite boring. The whole Susan and Caspin falling in love plot was okay, it did make the fact that Susan and Peter could never come back idea more painful.
Last thing, I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was great! Whether we watch it together or alone, it keeps us wanting to see it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 2005, a big-screen adaption of C.S. Lewis' &amp quot The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe&amp quot was released and audiences &quot including myself&quot fell in love with the world of Narnia. Finally, the long awaited sequel is here and it doesn't disappoint. The Pevensies are back and this time, they have to team up with the rightful heir to the throne &quot played by a fantastic Ben Barnes&quot in order to end the rein of the evil King Miraz. All four Pevensies play their roles wonderfully. We even get a cameo appearance from Tilda Swilton as the White Witch. The film is faithful to the book, but there are many new things that they threw in which actually made the film better than the actual novel. Like the first film, there are some elements that are parallels of Christian themes in the Bible that come in the form of Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson). What they did with that in this film was nothing short of excellent. So buy the DVD. I know I will. C.S. Lewis would be proud.