May 9th, 2008

Minotaur

Aslan's How

So, I watched Prince Caspian today!

Okay, I guess I should specify that I didn't watch the big-budget Disney film that comes out next week, but rather the BBC production from about twenty years ago. I taped their version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when they showed it on PBS, and watched it a whole bunch of times. I think I also saw a bit of The Silver Chair, but I don't remember much about it. Anyway, the budget was obviously pretty low, as can be seen in the costumes and effects. There were also moments in which I thought the acting was less than stellar, as with Caspian's reaction (or, rather, lack of reaction) to Dr. Cornelius' revelation that Miraz had murdered the Prince's father and was planning to kill Caspian as well. Still, it was faithful to the book, and pretty enjoyable. I think that it and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader were actually filmed at the same time, but I haven't watched the Dawn Treader part yet. My sister gave me the DVDs for Christmas, so I suppose I could do so at any time.

Speaking of DVDs, isn't it crazy how some DVD packages list "Interactive Menu" and "Scene Selection" as special features? Why don't they just include "Moving Images," "Sound," and "Hole in the Middle" as well? Is there some kind of rule that every DVD case has to have a list of special features, even if there really aren't any on the disc? I can't say I really understand it.
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