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<b>JOIN THE ADVENTURE ON DVD AND VIDEO ON NOVEMBER 2</b>

Disney/Walden Media’s
<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>
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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
imaginable.

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
or separate
1.33:1 (full-frame) formatted 4x3
<u>Sound</u>: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
THX Certified
<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
follow.

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Pre-order <b>Around the World in 80 Days</b> (Widescreen) DVD from Amazon.com</a>

<a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/aroundtheworld.html">Read our <b>Around the World in 80 Days</b> DVD Review</a></font>


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I cant wait to get this! I loved the movie! I thought that it was much better than most ppl said. Cant wait!

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Never saw it, and probably won't get it. I may give it a rental though. Not sure.

The supplements at least sound good. :up:


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It's funny Disney goes to the effort of releasing two editions of this mega flop but can't release a two-disc set of "Home on the Range", which we all know will sell much better. Even the supplements sound better than "Home on the Range"!


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I didnt see it in theatres, but I love Jackie Chan and I will get it.

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FINAL ANSWER: Rent
YOU'RE FIRED: Buy
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MickeyMousePal wrote:
FINAL ANSWER: Rent
YOU'RE FIRED: Buy
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What does that mean? You are renting or buying? So buying is a bad thing, but renting is the wrong answer too? I'm confused... :? (and a little scared)

Anyhoo, that was fast!!!
Hasn't even hit theatres here yet (nor has Home on the Range for that matter). I may pick this up for the Jackie Chan content, although it does look kind of silly.

I'm also a collector of anything that has the words "Sylvia School Children’s Choir" on it. :wink:

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Loomis wrote:
MickeyMousePal wrote:
FINAL ANSWER: Rent
YOU'RE FIRED: Buy
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What does that mean? You are renting or buying? So buying is a bad thing, but renting is the wrong answer too? I'm confused... :? (and a little scared)


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Well, no one at Disney's video branch has a lick of sense.

It has been widely rumored for months now - nearly confirmed - that DreamWorks will release Shrek 2 on DVD on November 5th. (That's a Friday, the same day that Disney ushers in The Incredibles.) no one in their right mind will buy a piece of (CENSORED) like Around the World in 80 Days when they can get a superrior movie, superrior DVD and cheaper price by going with Shrek 2.

Nice DVD sales numbers are what this movie needs in order to turn a profit eventually. When in direct competition with the year's highest grossing and one of the year's best-loved films, both vying for the family market, Shrek 2 will win out and 80 Days will be lucky to sell 80 copies combined WS, FS DVD and VHS.

Well, it's a piece of (CENSORED) anyway so what do I care But you'd think some of that would occur to the marketing department and home entertainment division?

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What I meant by YOU'RE FIRED is I'm not going to buy it I'm only going to rent it.

Around the World in 80 Days is trash it's not worth to buy!!!
If Donald Trump were here he would shred the DVD!!! :twisted:

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Jake - actually I am not sure about that logic. The entertainment industry has done a lot of research about release patterns. I think they have found if they release one family DVD and another is sitting right beside it on the shelfs, the second one is more likely to be purchased. That is, if Dreamworks markets Shrek 2 to the hilt and people show up to buy it, if Around the World is sitting right by it then people who never would have even be visiting the store if it were not for Shrek will also buy Around the World.

I believe in the industry it is referred to as the Thriller effect coming from Michael Jacksons ultra mega selling album. Sales of other R&B albums spiked when Thriller peaked because that album was drawing in lots of people who did not normally frequent record stores. As long as they were there, they may as well pick up some more stuff as well.

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Around the World in 80 Days is trash it's not worth to buy!!!
If Donald Trump were here he would shred the DVD!!! :twisted:


Is that opinion based on how it looked or how it performed at the box office? Because I know you didn't see the film.


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Well, it's a piece of (CENSORED) anyway so what do I care But you'd think some of that would occur to the marketing department and home entertainment division?


Have you seen it Jake?

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I'm not a big Jackie Chan fan, but no outtakes? For shame!

My sister is very, very disappointed.

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I am deffinatley looking forward to getting this film for my collection. I thought it was a very well put together remake of the original film of which I am also a big fan of. I thought it wa an interesting retelling of the story and very much enjoyed it. I also thought that the actors all were very well selected for their parts. Even Govenor Schwarzenager (??Spelling??) I never take movie reviews to seriously because most of the movies they proclaim to be a floop is most enjoyable to me but I would reccomend this film to everyone, atleast to see once.


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I know that before I had booed this movie. But I recently saw some clips from the movie over the internet. And I had to say I was impressed. I can't wait for this to be released on DVD. As Mario Lanza once sang. "Boom Biddy Boom Boom, Oh How My Heart Sings, Boom Biddy Boom Boom, Oh How My Heart Says"

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Is that opinion based on how it looked or how it performed at the box office? Because I know you didn't see the film.


Umm... Luke you don't have to see Around the World in 80 Days to know the film suck just look at the preview it was horrible.
I said I was going to rent it first before I'll think about buying it.
If it performed bad at the box office what does that mean it means it's not worth customers money. :wink:

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Is that opinion based on how it looked or how it performed at the box office? Because I know you didn't see the film.


Umm... Luke you don't have to see Around the World in 80 Days to know the film suck just look at the preview it was horrible.
I said I was going to rent it first before I'll think about buying it.
If it performed bad at the box office what does that mean it means it's not worth customers money. :wink:


Maybe it merely suffers from Bad Preview Syndrome?

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it did! the previews did not do the film any justice. The film was amazing comparred to the preview and there is no possible way that you can judge the movie without seeing the actual film.

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MickeyMousePal wrote:
Umm... Luke you don't have to see Around the World in 80 Days to know the film suck just look at the preview it was horrible.


MMP, I think it's completely unfair to judge a movie solely on previews. When I first saw a preview for Pirates of the Caribbean I thought it looked terrible, but when my brother went to see it I tagged along, and ended up loving it.


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