Around the World in 80 Days this July

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days for 5th July 2004 with a retail price of £19.99. David Niven stars as Phileas Fogg who bets his fellow club members that he can circle the globe in 80 days. That may not be impressive today, but in 1872 it was nearly impossible. Accompanied by his valet, Passeprout (Cantinflas), and the wandering Princess Aouda (Shirley MacLaine), Fogg crosses Europe, India, Japan, the Pacific and the United States in a race against time and all the odds.

Features on this two-disc special edition include:

  • 2.20:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Remastered 5.1 Audio
  • Audio Commentary by BBC Radio's Brian Sibley
  • "Around the World of Mike Todd" Producer profile feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Gypsy Rose Lee & Ethel Merman
  • "Playhouse 90: Around the World in 90 Minutes" Excerpts of the 1957 Madison Square Gala, Celebrating the film's One Year Anniversary
  • 1957 Academy Awards Ceremony Highlights
  • Introduction, Newsreel, Outtakes, Photo Gallery, Original 1956 & Re-issue 1983 Theatrical Trailers
For now Warner UK have only supplied us with the R1 artwork as seen below...

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