Closed Capationed Starring: Josh Hutcherson & Jonah Bobo Director: Jon Favreau  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Adventure Is Waiting.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    • Subtitles - French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "Race to the Black Planet"
    • Audio Commentary: John Favreau - Director, Peter Billingsley - Star

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/18/2005
"ZATHURA is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." -- Grade: A-
New York Times - 11/11/2005
"In the enchanted limbo between waking and sleeping, ZATHURA feels both real and unreal, like a dream you could shake off at any moment."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2006
"Favreau and his effects team have fun with the retro-futurist stylings of the game....The relatively restrained use of computer imagery is refreshing..."

Product Description:

Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (SWINGERS, ELF) delivers another work of intelligent, charming family fare with this space adventure, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (JUMANJI). Older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and the younger Danny (Jonah Bobo) are constantly at war with one another, bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Tim Robbins). When he has to go to the office to replace some papers the boys destroyed in their crossfire, he leaves them in the dubious care of older sister Lisa (Kristen Stewart), who is sleeping upstairs. When Danny discovers an old board game called Zathura stored in the basement, his excitement is lost on Walter, who has no time for such old, boring toys. Soon, however, the game becomes impossible to ignore, as the boys are transported into space, and one of them must win in order to make it home again. Each turn brings a new, often dangerous, surprise, and the boys are faced with a murderous robot, an explosive meteor shower, and lizard-like aliens, while poor Lisa is cryogenically frozen early in the game. The adventure yields some heartwarming, family-friendly life lessons, and Dax Shepard (IDIOCRACY) is unusually subdued in his role as a stranded astronaut.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 11, 2005

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  • Sales Rank: 79,708
  • UPC: 043396134751
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