<b>JOIN THE ADVENTURE ON DVD AND VIDEO ON NOVEMBER 2</b>
<b>AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
<i>Jackie Chan Stars In Fun-Filled Family Film</i>
<u>Disney DVD Includes Deleted Scenes And More</u></b></center>
BURBANK, Calif, July 27, 2004 - International superstar Jackie Chan (“Shanghai
Knights,” “Rush Hour”) stars in the fun, action-packed film <b>AROUND THE WORLD
IN 80 DAYS</b>, Disney/Walden Media’s adventure for the whole family touching down on
DVD and VHS on <b>November 2</b>. Fabulous adventures, hilarious predicaments and
exhilarating action await an all-star cast as three unlikely heroes attempt to settle an
outrageous wager by racing around the world in the most fabulous contraptions
On DVD, <b>AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS</b> has a host of bonus features,
including: deleted scenes; director’s alternate opening (with optional director
commentary); making “Around The World In 80 Days,” a behind-the-scenes, on-location
look at the film; “Around the World of Jackie Chan” stunt choreography with Jackie
Chan; cast & filmmaker commentary; and music video “All Over The World” performed
by Dave Stewart and the Sylvia School Children’s Choir.
Directed by Frank Coraci. Screenplay by David Titcher and David Benullo & David
Goldstein. Based on the novel by Jules Verne. Available for $29.99 on DVD (S.R.P.)
and $24.99 (S.R.P.) on VHS.
Eccentric London inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan, “<i>24 Hour Party People</i>”) has
come up with the secrets to flight, electricity, and even in-line skates, but the world has
dismissed him as a crackpot. Desperate to be taken seriously, Fogg makes an outlandish
bet with Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent, “<i>Moulin Rouge</i>”), the head of the Royal Academy
of Science: to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days!
Joined by Passepartout (Jackie Chan) and femme fatale Monique (Cécile De France), Fog
heads on a frantic, heart-pounding round-the-world race that takes our heroes to the
world’s most exotic places by land, sea and air. Along the way, our heroes face many
adventures and obstacles in an incredible adventure-of-a-lifetime.
<b><u>STREET DATE: November 2, 2004</b></u>
<u>Rated</u>: “PG” For Action Violence, Some
Crude Humor And Mild Language
Bonus materials unrated.
<u>Feature run time</u>: Approximately 120 minutes
<u>DVD Aspect ratio</u>: 2.35:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens
1.33:1 (full-frame) formatted 4x3
<u>Sound</u>: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $29.99 (DVD), $24.99 (VHS)
<u>Languages</u>: French audio & subtitles on DVD
Spanish audio & subtitles on DVD
With a distinctive mission to recapture imagination and rekindle curiosity by marrying
popular entertainment and education, <b>WALDEN MEDIA</b> is a multimedia company led
by Cary Granat, former president of Miramax Films’ Dimension label and education
entrepreneur Micheal Flaherty. The venture, launched in May 2001, focuses on
educational subject matter presented through the mediums of film, television, live theater
publishing, and new media ventures.
Walden Media is a subsidiary of The Anschutz Company. The Denver-based company is
one of the largest privately owned and operated ventures in the U.S. Its affiliated
companies are principally engaged in telecommunications and media, natural resources,
transportation, real estate, sports and entertainment.
Walden Media in association with The Walt Disney Company, recently released “Ghosts
of the Abyss,” a 3-D large format James Cameron film and “Holes,” the adaptation of
Louis Sachar’s Newbery Award-winning novel to critical and box office success. The
company is making the first full-length live-action film adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ book
series <i>The Chronicles of Narnia</i>, beginning with “The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe,” to be directed by Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”). Walden Media has also
teamed with renowned television and stage producer Douglas Love to establish the
Walden Family Playhouse, a live children’s theater in Denver, CO with other locations to
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