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27th May 2008 18:00:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Nim’s Island (US BD) in August

Blu-Ray News
Fox Home Entertainment have announced the US Region A Blu-ray Disc release of Nim’s Island on 5th August 2008 priced at $39.98 SRP. Based on the children’s novel by Wendy Orr and directed by the husband and wife team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, Nim’s Island is an adventure comedy and story of self-discovery and friendship starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler.

Nim Rusoe (Breslin) lives on a deserted island with her scientist father Jack (Butler) and her best friends: Selkie, a sea lion; Fred, a bearded dragon lizard and Galileo, a plucky pelican. But when Jack goes missing at sea and the island is “invaded,” Nim reaches out via e-mail to the adventurous author of her favourite books (Foster), and together, each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story.

Arriving day-and-date on a single-layer disc, features include:
  • 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • BD Exclusive - Nim’s Spyglass BonusView Mode (which enables picture-in-picture playback of behind-the-scenes production footage and cast/crew interviews)
  • BD Exclusive Interactive Set-top Games:
    • Write Your Own Alex Rover Adventure
    • Coconut Soccer Game
    • Seaside Shuffle Shell Game
    • Nim’s Island Trivia Track
  • “Nim’s Friends” featurette
  • “Abigail’s Journey” featurette
  • “Working on Water” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Adventure Commentary with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin
  • Commentary with Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett

About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.