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The Da Vinci Code (R1) in November

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Da Vinci Code for 14th November 2006 priced at $29.96 SRP. One of the biggest selling books of all time and a box office smash at cinemas this summer Ron Howard’s adaptation boasts a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany and Alfred Molina.

The Da Vinci Code DVD offers over 90 minutes of special features shot in high definition with exclusive content appearing on the two-disc DVD set. Included are 11 featurettes, with individual pieces on Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, author Dan Brown, a look at the locations and cities where the film was shot, interviews about how the cast felt working near the Mona Lisa, a two-part discussion with Ron Howard on the challenges of bringing the book to the screen, and more.

The DVD packaging for The Da Vinci Code will feature hidden phrases from the film that can be viewed only with the use of a blacklight or a magnifying glass. One hidden message even leads to exclusive online content.

Available in separate Widescreen and Full Screen Two-Disc Special Editions the film is presented with English, French & Spanish audio (DD5.1 Surround) and subtitle options. There is also an English Audio Descriptive track.

Extras are detailed below…

  • First Day on the Set with Ron Howard Featurette - Director Ron Howard introduces the film and the excitement of beginning production at the Louvre in Paris

  • A Discussion with Dan Brown - Featurette on “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown

  • A Portrait of Langdon Featurette - Who is Robert Langdon? How was Tom Hanks chosen to play this iconic character? How did Tom Hanks become the character? What do Tom Hanks and Langdon have in common?

  • Who is Sophie Neveu? Featurette - The long and challenging journey to the casting of Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, including the actress’ screen test with Tom Hanks

  • Unusual Suspects Featurette - The international cast…Colourful, memorable and frightening characters

  • Magical Places Featurette - A fascinating and surprising discussion about the cities and places that were chosen for the film locations

  • Close- up on Mona Lisa Featurette - Ron Howard, his cast and colleagues share their experience working next to one of the most famous paintings in the world

  • The Filmmaking Experience 2-Part Featurette - Ron Howard discusses his collaboration with his Director of Photography, the challenges faced by production and the excitement of bringing the book to the screen. Includes a DVD exclusive look at filming the last and revealing scene

  • The Codes of “The Da Vinci Code” Featurette - Discusses the hidden codes and symbols in the film. Isolates images from the film, giving the viewer clues over time as to what they mean, eventually giving a detailed description of what the imagery was intended to mean

  • The Music of “The Da Vinci Code” Featurette - Overview of creating the music for the film

  • DVD ROM- Da Vinci Code Puzzle Game PC Demo - Demo of ”The Da Vinci Code” PC Game from Sony Pictures Games

    There will also be a Giftset edition priced at $80.95 SRP which includes with Widescreen 2-Disc Special Edition with Cryptex and Langdon Journal as part of the box set.

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