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"Water Horse" on DVD

By admin Published: February 11, 2008

Coming April 8. Full announcement after the jump.

Rooted in one of the most enduring and intriguing myths of our time, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep debuts on 2-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def April 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The story begins with an enchanted egg ... and what hatches sets in motion an adventure that will take a young boy on the unforgettable journey of a lifetime. Director Jay Russell (My Dog Skip, Tuck Everlasting) and an acclaimed cast including two-time Best Actress Oscar® nominee Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, 1997; Hilary and Jackie, 1998), Alex Etel (Millions), Ben Chaplin (The New World, The Truth About Cats and Dogs), David Morrissey (Derailed) and Emmy® Award winner Brian Cox (Outstanding Supporting Actor, “Nuremberg,” 2001) bring the magic of the popular novel by Dick King-Smith (“Babe”) about the Loch Ness monster to life.

The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD contains both the full frame and widescreen versions of the film, plus extensive bonus materials including deleted scenes and six enchanting featurettes, which take viewers behind the making of this family classic. Creating Crusoe is an exploration of the physical and special effects that went into creating the water horse, Crusoe; Myths and Legends is a mixture of thoughts and opinions about the origins of the Water Horse myth - does he really he exist?; Setting the Scene looks at the production design and the different locations used to create an authentic Scottish environment; in The Characters, the cast and director Jay Russell discuss the characters from the film and the challenges of playing them; in The Story, director Russell discusses the process of bringing Dick King-Smith's book to the screen; and Water Work: Creating the Water Horse shows Alex Etel’s amazing work underwater to create one of the most difficult scenes in the movie.

The bonus features for the Blu-ray™ High-Def Edition include all the material from the 2-disc Special Edition DVD, plus The Water Horse: Virtual Crusoe Game, an exclusive interactive online experience that allows participants to grow and care for their own virtual water horse.

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