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Erlanger Branch CH (Text) 33126025538335 JDVD Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch CH (Text) 33126025538343 JDVD Checked out 09/27/2021

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  • ISBN: 1404918868
  • ISBN: 9781404918863
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Distributor: [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley commentary; "The making of 'Zathura' featurette; visual effects documentary; the cast of 'Zathura'; Zorgons, Robots and 'Frozen Lisa'; making the game; miniatures and the world of 'Zathura'; the world of Chris van Allsburg.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Columbia Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Teitler Film/Michael De Luca production ; a Jon Favreau film ; produced by Michael De Luca, Scott Kroopf, William Teitler ; screenplay by David Koepp & John Kamps ; directed by Jon Favreau.
Director of photography, Guillermo Navarro ; art directors, David F. Klassen, Richard F. Mays ; editor, Dan Lebental ; music, John Debney ; costume designer, Laura Jean Shannon ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; visual effects supervisors, Joe Bauer, Peter G. Travers.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, John Alexander.
Summary, etc.:
Danny twists the key of an old science fiction game. The game unleashes a localized meteor shower and wrenches Danny's house into orbit around a distant ringed planet. Besides Danny, his brother Walter and sister Lisa have to go along. Soon a defective robot, a rangy astronaut, and an alien spaceship enter the picture. The only way the kids can return their house to its proper space-time coordinates is to finish the game, but before they can finish, the game board falls into the hands of some rather nasty, carnivorous lizards.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; fantasy action and peril, and some language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; mastered in high definition.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (5.1 Dolby Digital) or French (Dolby Surround) with optional English or French subtitles.
Subject: Board games > Drama.
Brothers and sisters > Drama.
Outer space > Drama.
Space flight > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Children's films.

  • Alert
    Older brother Walter (Hutcherson) and younger Danny (Bobo) are constantly at war with one another, bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Robbins). When he leaves them in the dubious care of older sister Lisa (Stewart), who is sleeping upstairs, 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.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Brothers Danny and Walter and their home are sent to Outer space after finding and playing a magical board game.

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