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The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008
Actors: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Joan Plowright
Director: Mark Waters
Studio: Paramount Pictures
U.S. Rating: PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements
Canadian Rating: PG for frightening scenes
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – From the beloved, best-selling series of books comes the extraordinary fantasy adventure, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, debuting as a two-disc Special Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray on June 24, 2008. Bringing to life the fantastical, unseen world that exists all around us, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES is “an action-packed theme park ride” (Los Angeles Times) that is both “scary and wondrous” (Time). From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, peculiar things start to happen. Unable to explain the accidents and strange disappearances, the Grace children—Jared, Simon and Mallory—start to investigate and find the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), the film features an all-star cast including Freddie Highmore (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Mary Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Sarah Bolger (In America) David Strathairn (Good Night, And Good Luck), Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) and the voices of Seth Rogen (Superbad) and Martin Short (Jiminy Glick In Lalawood).

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES two-disc Special Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations boast multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes including a Making Of, a look at the cast and characters, “The Magic of Spiderwick”, “Spiderwick: It’s All True”, an exploration of the Spiderwick world and more, plus deleted scenes and a peek inside Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide. THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES also will be available as a single disc DVD in full screen or widescreen.


THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES Special Collector’s Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray presentation will be 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The two-disc sets include the following special features:

  • Spiderwick: It’s All True! (HD)
  • It’s A Spiderwick World! (HD)
  • Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide (HD & interactive on the Blu-ray)
  • Spiderwick: Meet the Clan (HD)
  • Making Spiderwick (HD)
  • The Magic of Spiderwick (HD)
  • A Final Word of Advice…(HD)
  • Deleted Scenes (HD)
  • Nickelodeon TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers (HD)
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES also will be available as a single-disc DVD in either widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs or full screen with Dolby Digital English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround. The single-disc DVD includes the following:
  • Spiderwick: It’s All True!
  • It’s A Spiderwick World!
  • Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide

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