Thursday, August 21, 2008

Henson's Gulliver's Travels Comes to Special Edition DVD

The Jim Henson Company's 1996 mini-series Gulliver's Travels, starring Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Peter O'Toole, Alfre Woodard, Omar Sharif and Ned Beatty, will return to DVD with a new and improved "Special Edition" DVD. Genius Products Home Entertainment will release the deluxe edition DVD on September 9, 2008. "Gulliver's Travels: Special Edition" will presents the entire mini-series in a deluxe widescreen presentation, and will include all-new bonus material plus the original "Making Of" special.

The mini-series, based on the classic stories by Jonathan Swift, is 187-minutes long and this DVD release will also inclue never-before-seen interviews and footage from the set, casting notes, and a gallery full of photos, drawings and other behind the scenes images. This fully-loaded DVD will come in a collectible package, is already available to pre-order, and will carry a suggested retail price of only $14.95. Be sure to pick up your copy of this new DVD and enjoy the remarkable magic of "Gulliver's Travels".

Bonus Features:
• 'Making Of' segment
• Interviews with the cast
• Never-before-seen footage on the set
• Photo gallery, casting notes, drawing and other tidbits from behind the scenes.

5 comments:

Steve S. said...

Nice! I never got to watch this series, so I'm looking forward to enjoying it this time around.

Andrew T. Smith said...

Was it originally shot in widescreen or has it been cropped for DVD?

Peter B. said...

It was originally shot in widescreen.

melashaan said...

Cool! I remember watching this in school and really liking it, so it'll be nice to see it again.

CStulz said...

Anyone else notice that this release isn't fully in widescreen? according to the box this release is non-anamorphic widescreen. which means in order for it to fill the screen on a widescreen TV like any normal 16x9 DVD, you'll have to "zoom" the image. Because if this I'm hesitant to purchase this version just as I was the last 4X3 version released. If you have a 4x3 (non-widescreen set) you won't see a difference than any other widescreen DVD, but in the rapid future this will be a big issue. Can any one confirm this to be the case?