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Eragon (DVD)

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Based on the first novel in Christopher Paolini’s popular INHERITANCE trilogy, ERAGON is a fantastical adventure in a vein similar to that of the LORD...

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Super

ProGood plot, Nice characters, Great locations

ConsChoppy in places, too short

~ You are stronger than you realize ~ A couple of days ago once again from my Lovefilm account I had through the Sci- Fi adventure film through- Eragon. I don’t watch a lot of these children’s film but some of them have turned out to be pretty goods thought I would try my luck on this. I had seen...

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ProA fantasy adventure that ticks all the boxes

ConsNever really does more than tick the boxes, an unc...

Eragon, the fantasy book phenomenon that charmed kids (and a fair few adults) the world over finally makes it to the big screen. Following on the heels of Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings Eragon would seem to be a ready made winner suited perfectly for a teenage audience. 17 year old Eragon is...

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Good

ProFun fantasy, good cast, great FX

ConsSome wooden performances, disappointing direction

The Plot Based on the book of the same name penned by Christopher Paolini, 'Eragon' is the tale of a farm boy (Eragon), who one day finds a blue stone whilst out hunting deer. It is the start of a fantastic adventure, realised by Eragon when the 'stone' hatches a blue dragon and he realises he is...

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Good

ProGood Special Effects, Some Good Acting

ConsMAJOR Inaccuracies in Adaptation

I feel that with this movie the only way to truly give a fair review is from two perspectives. On the one hand, I am a fan of the book series and therefore want to compare everything done in the film to the book. On the other hand I must accept the fact that not everyone in the entire world has...

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“Pull the Eragon”

published 26/02/2007

Pro Some great effects.

Cons Poor acting, direction and dreadful scripting and...

Once, the land of Alagaesia was ruled by the noble Dragon Riders. But that was before they were betrayed by one of their own; Galbatorix, who killed all the other riders and their dragons. Since then he has reigned by fear, holding the people in an iron grip. However all that could be about to...

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Excellent

“The Dragon Riders Live On!”

published 03/05/2009

ProExcellent story and effects, super acting

Consnot entirely convinced this is a PG at times

Since starting to read the Harry Potter books a whole new world of children’s fantasy has opened up to me as I have watched a few of the children’s fantasy films lately, this one being the latest. The film is about a 17 year old boy called Eragon who lives on a farm with his Uncle. He is out...

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Super

“Who the balls is Angela....”

published 29/08/2008

ProJeremy Irons. Costumes. Effects. Hedlund's hot bod...

ConsWho wrote the damn script... Aha I see it was you ...

...And when did she become a bellydancer? This is just one of the many topics I wish to cover in this review. Sit tight.... As with almost all of my reviews, I shan't give you much of a synopsis -I'll warn you now. Get it off IMDB, because my time's too precious to waste on what's been done...

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Excellent

ProGood family film

ConsNone for me

This has to be one of the best films I've watched in a long time. I was about ready to give up on finding a decent family film, but this has restored my fair in film makes Synopsis Eragon is a farm boy, who lives with his cousin and his uncle, one day whilst out hunting he come across a strange...

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Satisfactory

“A Magical Ride? Yeah Right!”

published 12/01/2009

ProThe song by Avril

Consthe film compared to the book

I had a major problem in watching this film and that happened to have been that I was half-way through the book by the time I watched this. That's why I have given this film a 2 star rating. To be totally honest, if you're going to create a film from a book you should stick to the story as much...

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Good

“Eragon- film”

published 09/11/2008

ProGood action and soundtrack

ConsPoor story and characters.

This was an average film with some impressive action scenes. However, it is imensly disloyal to the book, many of the settings, characters and props have changed from the books descriptions. Also, scenes which are of huge importance to the later books were missed out and I very much doubt if the...

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Super

“Come Fly With Me”

published 09/05/2008

ProGood Effects, Easy Viewing

ConsNone

We have wanted to see Eragon for a long time and actually got round to it last week. The film is broadly a fantasy film and from looking at the trailers / advertising you could be forgiven for thinking it is just a "Lord of the Rings" rip of but there is more to it than that. Yes it is, like many...

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Good

published 14/09/2007

I have read 2 of the Inheritance trilogy books and COULD NOT PUT THEM DOWN, they were amazing so I was eagerly awaiting the release of the film; I was very disappointed!!! I felt that the storyline was a little rushed, and the wardrobe dept really need to get their act together before the next film.... WHATS WITH ALL THE COTOURE LOOK LEATHERWEAR? However the special effects in this film are great, Saphira (the dragon) looks amazing, and the character choices are brilliant. I DON'T THINK that many people who have read the books will enjoy this film, but for those of you who have not read the books; this is an enjoyable film, with special effect that will WOW. The Avril Lavigne Song at the end is amazing!!! My only other piece of advice would be is... if you enjoy the film and have not yet read the books - what are you waiting for?

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Satisfactory

ProIncredible effects & Great Cast

ConsDirect, obvious plot rip off!

This enjoyable movie has all the right ingredients to be the next Fantasy Blockbuster movie of the decade. The Heroes are Excellent and real, the story is epic, the effects are grand, the obsticals to overcome are unsurmountable, I mean literally, all the signs of a great, incredible, cult...

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Super

“Eragon the Movie”

published 31/10/2008

ProGreat piece of action packed fantasy.

ConsNot completely faithful to the novel.

This is the DVD of the much anticipated movie version of Christopher Paolini's novel, Eragon. The story is of orphaned farm boy, Eragon [Ed Speelers] who lives with his Uncle Garrow [Alun Armstrong] and Cousin Roran [Christopher Egan]. Whilst hunting in the Spine Forest, Eragon comes across a...

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Excellent

“The Blue Dragon”

published 31/07/2008

Proits a very good animated film

Consnothing

Eragon is a brilliant film about a youngish boy about 18 named Eragon he was out hunting when a big flash appears, when the light goes out it shows a small blue stone like egg.Eragon doesnt know it is an egg and takes it home, the next morning in front of Eragon it hatches revealing a small baby...

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Product Information : Eragon (DVD)

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Based on the first novel in Christopher Paolini’s popular INHERITANCE trilogy, ERAGON is a fantastical adventure in a vein similar to that of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. A classic story of a quest driven by destiny and set in a land where elves, magicians, and humans live side by side, the battle between good and evil, innocence and cynicism, is taken up once again. John Malkovitch camps it up as the evil King Galbatorix, a former guardian of peace who long ago went over to the dark side. He now rules over a land from which dragons have all but disappeared, until humble farm boy Eragon (newcomer Edward Speelers) happens upon a mysterious blue object that turns out to be a dragon egg. Eragon befriends the charming dragon cub, Saphira (voiced with aplomb by Rachel Weisz), and becomes her rider, designating him as the principal warrior in the fight against evil. Jeremy Irons steals the show as the wise and mysterious old man who becomes Eragon’s mentor, guiding him through the tasks of saving a princess (Sienna Guillory) battling an evil sorcerer (Robert Carlyle, TRAINSPOTTING), and fending off hordes of the hideous Urgals. All of this will strike the seasoned fantasy viewer as familiar territory, but the formula is given life by veterans Malkovitch and Irons, as well as the young Speelers. The film was shot mostly in Hungary, whose breathtaking landscape combines to great effect with excellent cinematography. The special effects, created by LORD OF THE RINGS’ Digital Magic and STAR WARS’ Industrial Light and Magic, more than live up to the precedent set by those films, while the dragon is film’s true star.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Release date: 16/04/2007

No of Discs: 2, 1

Catalogue No: 2998401001, 2998401000, 2998402000

Barcode: 5039036032353, 5039036030120, 5039036030137

Cinematographer: Hugh Johnson

Composer: Patrick Doyle

Producer: John Davis, Roger Barton, Adam Goodman

Writer: Christopher Paolini

Languages

Main Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Audio commentary from director Stefan Gangmeier, Deleted and extended scenes, Three featurettes, Storyboards, Edward Speelers' audion, Interview with author Christopher Pasolini, Animation guide, Trailers

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Professional Reviews

Review: A magical ride and must-see for fantasy fans (News of the World, 13/03/2007)<br><br>

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