The Polar Express Steams Onto DVD November 22 From Warner Home Video
The Polar Express Steams Onto DVD November 22 From Warner Home VideoThe Academy Award(R)-Winning Team of Tom Hanks and Director Robert Zemeckis Reunite!
Based on Bestselling Novel With Over 6 Million Copies Sold to Date!
The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD is Filled With a Trainload of Special Features Including a Never-Before-Heard Song, a Flurry of Special Effects Featurettes, Game Challenges for Children of All Ages and Much More!
'Amazing! You've never seen anything like it. No one has.' Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA/ABC-TV All aboard. A magical journey begins on November 22 when The Polar Express arrives on DVD from Warner Home Video. The Academy Award (R)-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite to create this awe-inspiring tale about the power of belief, that transcends generations and cultures.
A two-disc special edition contains extra features, including a never-before-heard song, a making-of feature that explores how Tom Hanks and the special-effects team created five different characters, a Josh Groban video, and two interactive challenges for children ($28.98, single disc DVD; $29.95, two-disc DVD in collectible rainbow-foil packaging).
The Polar Express movie-only DVD will be available at $28.98 SRP on a single disc in widescreen and full frame formats. The Special Edition will be available at $29.95 SRP in collectable rainbow foil packaging on a two-disc DVD in widescreen format.
The Polar Express 2-disc Special Edition DVD will be the ultimate Christmas treat with groundbreaking extras that include:
* Additional Song: The never-before-heard "Smokey and Steamer" song.
* You Look Familiar: Hear about Tom Hanks' 5 unique roles, how each character was different, and what it took for him to bring each one to life.
* A Genuine Ticket to Ride: Behind-the-scenes secrets.
-- Performance Capture
-- Virtual Camera
-- Hair and Wardrobe
-- Creating the North Pole
* True Inspiration An Author's Adventure: Chris Van Allsburg discusses his artistic background and how he conceived the idea for The Polar Express book.
* Believe: Josh Groban Music Video: Josh Groban at the Greek Theater performing the Academy Award nominated original song Believe.
* Behind the Scenes of Believe.
* Polar Express Challenges (2 menu challenges that kids can play).
* Meet the Snow Angels: The Moviemakers' Christmas Memories.
* "Flurry of Effects:" (Easter Eggs) Showcases the "performance capture" process used to create the animation. This feature allows viewers to watch short scenes from the film with the ability to toggle between several video sequences.
-- All Aboard
-- Hot Chocolate
-- Hobo on top of Train
-- I Believe
-- Good Bye
* THQ Polar Express Game Demo.
The single disc DVD will contain only the movie.
Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life! It's Christmas Eve, and you're about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You're on The Polar Express!
Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance capture animation that makes every moment magical. "Seeing is believing," says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you. You'll see wonders. And you'll believe. All aboooooard!
DVD (Single disc, movie-only): $28.98 SRP
2-Disc Special Edition DVD: $29.95 SRP
Street Date: November 22, 2005
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Running time: 100 mins
MPAA Rating: G
DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
Source: Warner Home Video
BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 11, 2005 /PRNewswire/ --