Once upon a time, the two youngest Pevensie children, Edmund and Lucy, along with their cousin Eustace, entered the world of Narnia through a portal in a portrait. It was on this voyage that they encountered mystery and adventure. They met all manner of creatures and all kinds of people, all in an effort to make it to the edge of the world (because in Narnia, of course, the world is flat, not round). There were demons to face, out in the unknown and underneath the crew’s own skins. Here I will say, I am no spoilsport, and so we must wait for another day to dredge up the details of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and her cast and crew.

Weigh anchor, ye jolly lads and lasses, because on April 8th, Twentieth Century Fox is releasing Voyage of the Dawn Treader on DVD and Blu-Ray. As a nice sendoff to the series, and perhaps as a last-ditch effort to make money, Fox is offering you a variety of different ways to purchase the film. The first is the standard DVD edition, which will feature deleted scenes and audio commentary from director Michael Apted. The second is a two-disc DVD pack, whose first disc is the same as the prior DVD. The second disc is chock full of extras, including a high-definition copy of the film, an animated short titled “The Untold Adventures of The Dawn Treader,” a guide from King Caspian of legends and lore surrounding his ship, an overview of the five islands explored in the film, seven “Narnian Discoveries” featurettes, four “Behind the Scenes” segments, and a sword game. The Blu-Ray will come in a three-disc set, including a DVD and digital copy, and will also come with the aforementioned features.

I know it’s a lot to process which package is appropriate for you and your family, but I’ll credit Fox for going out of the way to get people on board with this product. Besides, not since Master and Commander have we seen such a fine film about a ship and her crew.

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