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City of Ember

City of Ember

DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
Rating: PG
Actors: Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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CENTURY CITY, Calif. – To save the human race, an underground city was built to last 200 years… now time is up and they must unlock the secret for their survival. Step into the light when the action-packed family adventure City of Ember, shines onto DVD January 20 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. For generations, the people of the City of Ember have thrived in an amazing underground world of flickering lights. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator, the city’s time is almost up and now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails. In a race against time, it’s up to two brave teenagers to unravel the mystery behind the city’s existence, maneuver around corrupt politicians and save the City of Ember. “Imaginative, heartfelt and exciting” (St. Paul Pioneer Press), City of Ember is based on the 2003 best-selling novel, The City of Ember, by Jeanne Duprau.

Featuring an all-star cast and crew of acclaimed talent that will light up any screen, City of Ember was produced by Emmy Award winner* Gary Goetzman (We Stand Alone Together) and Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) and stars Oscar-winner Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor, Mystic River), Golden Globe-winner Bill Murray (Best Actor, Lost in Translation) and Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan (Best Supporting Actress, Atonement).

Full of mystery, thrills and surprises for the whole family, the City of Ember DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada.


A heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat adventure comes to light in this exhilarating family film based on the best-selling novel by Jeanne Duprau. For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City’s massive power generator begins to fail, the street lamps start to fade — along with the hopes and dreams of the townspeople. Now it’s up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient Builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever!

DVD Special Features:

The City of Ember DVD will be presented on a flipper disc in both full screen (1.33:1) and wide screen features (2.35:1 ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish and French Dolby Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

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