Was Nim's Island Always Destined For DVD?

By Rafe Telsch 2008-05-31 23:59:40
Nimís Island looked like it had a lot of potential, but it felt like the adventure was almost over before it began. Iím sure low ranking reviews (like ours) probably didnít help. Still, I canít help feeling this movie has an audience out there. Obviously Fox thinks so too, since they have put a fair amount of effort into the DVD release.

The DVD and Blu-ray release of Nimís Island will hit shelves on August 5th and really looks like the kind of thing young girls can play over and over again, driving parents into the depths of insanity as they recite lines along with the film. And hey, when they get older, thereís the rugged Gerard Butler to usher them into their teenage years.

The DVD includes an interesting choice for the movie Ė a commentary from stars Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin. Maybe Iím jumping to a judgment too quickly, but it sort of reminds me of the idea of the commentary on The Princess Diaries where Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway had tea. Canít you see Breslin and Foster enjoying some sort of girl-time together as they watch the movie and talk about how much fun it was to makeÖ and how entertained the movieís target audience will be watching that over and over just like the regular version of the movie?

Hereís what you can expect to find on the Nimís Island DVD and Blu-ray discs.

    DVD Special Features:
  • ďNimís FriendsĒ featurette
  • ďAbigailís JourneyĒ featurette
  • ďWorking on WaterĒ featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Adventure Commentary with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin
  • Commentary with Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett

    Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
    The above features plusÖ
  • Nimís Spyglass BonusView Mode - picture-in-picture playback of behind-the-scenes production footage and cast/crew interviews
  • Four Interactive Set-top Games: Write Your Own Alex Rover Adventure, Coconut Soccer Game, Seaside Shuffle Shell Gam, Nimís Island Trivia Track

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