The Da Vinci Code comes to DVD in Novemeber on special Two-Disc Edition
By Patrick Luce Sep 5, 2006, 14:16 GMT
In The Da Vinci Code, noted symbologist Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) and police cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Tautou) go on a heart-racing quest to unearth the biggest cover-up in human history. Langdon is called to the Louvre Museum late one night where a curator has been murdered, leaving behind a mysterious trail of symbols and clues. With his own survival at stake, Langdon unveils a series of stunning secrets hidden in ...more
Witness the biggest cover up in human history when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment unveils The Da Vinci Code on a 2-Disc DVD set on November 14th for the suggested retail price of $29.96.
The blockbuster action thriller based on Dan Brown’s acclaimed best-seller is from the Oscar-winning creative triumvirate behind A Beautiful Mind - director Ron Howard, producer Brian Glazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Howard (Backdraft, Cinderella Man) directs a stellar international cast, including two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Philadelphia, 1994; Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1995), Audrey Tautou (Amelie, Dirty Pretty Things), Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Frida), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and Jean Reno (The Professional, Mission Impossible).
The Da Vinci Code smashed box-office records, grossing more than $750 million worldwide and taking the number one opening spot in ten countries including Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Slovenia, Romania, Lithuania, Uruguay and Qatar.
The Da Vinci Code DVD offers over 90 minutes of special features shot in high definition with exclusive content appearing on the two-disc DVD set. Included are 11 featurettes, with individual pieces on Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, author Dan Brown, a look at the locations and cities where the film was shot, interviews about how the cast felt working near the Mona Lisa, a two-part discussion with Ron Howard on the challenges of bringing the book to the screen, and more.
The DVD packaging for The Da Vinci Code will feature hidden phrases from the film that can be viewed only with the use of a blacklight or a magnifying glass. One hidden message even leads to exclusive online content.
In The Da Vinci Code, noted symbologist Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) and police cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Tautou) go on a heart-racing quest to unearth the biggest cover-up in human history. Langdon is called to the Louvre Museum late one night where a curator has been murdered, leaving behind a mysterious trail of symbols and clues.
With his own survival at stake, Langdon unveils a series of stunning secrets hidden in the art work of Leonardo Da Vinci, all leading to a covert society dedicated to guarding an ancient secret that has remained hidden for 2000 years. The pair set off on a frantic quest through Paris, London and Scotland, collecting clues as they desperately attempt to crack the code and reveal secrets that will shake the very foundations of mankind.
DVD Special Features will include:
Fullscreen and Widescreen Formats Available
Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
Audio: English 5.1, English DS, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
First Day on the Set with Ron Howard Featurette - Director Ron Howard introduces the film and the excitement of beginning production at the Louvre in Paris
A Discussion with Dan Brown Featurette - Featurette on “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown
A Portrait of Langdon Featurette - Who is Robert Langdon? How was Tom Hanks chosen to play this iconic character? How did Tom Hanks become the character? What do Tom Hanks and Langdon have in common?
Who is Sophie Neveu? Featurette - The long and challenging journey to the casting of Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, including the actress’ screen test with Tom Hanks
Unusual Suspects Featurette - The international cast…Colorful, memorable and frightening characters
Magical Places Featurette - A fascinating and surprising discussion about the cities and places that were chosen for the film locations
Close- up on Mona Lisa Featurette - Ron Howard, his cast and colleagues share their experience working next to one of the most famous paintings in the world
The Filmmaking Experience Part 1 Featurette - Ron Howard discusses his collaboration with his Director of Photography, the challenges faced by production and the excitement of bringing the book to the screen. Includes a DVD exclusive look at filming the last and revealing scene
The Filmmaking Experience Part 2 Featurette - Continuation of Part 1
The Codes of “The Da Vinci Code” Featurette - Discusses the hidden codes and symbols in the film. Isolates images from the film, giving the viewer clues over time as to what they mean, eventually giving a detailed description of what the imagery was intended to mean
The Music of “The Da Vinci Code” Featurette - Overview of creating the music for the film
DVD ROM- Da Vinci Code Puzzle Game PC Demo - Demo of ”The Da Vinci Code” PC Game from Sony Pictures Games