A satisfying trip through a wardrobe
Two-disc 'Narnia' set delivers with abundant extras...
This weeks' most satisfying DVD is the two-disc "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." (Disney, $35). The moralistic fantasy adventure based on the beloved C.S. Lewis book outpaced "King Kong", taking in nearly $300 million in the U.S. alone.
The first disc includes kid-friendly commentary with director Andrew Adamson and his four young stars, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell. There's also a technical commentary with Adamson, producer Mark Johnson and production designer Roger Ford, a blooper reel and fun Narnia pop-up facts.
Inspired production documentaries highlight the second disc: an interview with Adamson, eight diaries from members of the production team, a profile of Lewis, a profile of the creatures of Narnia, a timeline, an "Explore Narnia" 3-D map and an in-depth look at the creation of the magical characters, including the lion Aslan.
-Susan King, L.A. Times Staff Writer
Click here for behind-the-scenes selections from "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."