BBC To Re-release Narnia Collections This June
Relive the magic of Narnia as the BBC Children’s Classics Prince Caspian and The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader are re-released on DVD.
BBC Worldwide invites you to relive the magic of Narnia as the delightful adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ classic stories Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader are re-released on DVD. Originally broadcast on the BBC in 1989, these much-loved stories have been digitally re-mastered and will be available for just £9.99 from June 16th 2008.
With the much-anticipated Disney film due to hit the big screen this Summer, Narnia-mania is set to be at an all-time high. The original BBC adaptations of Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader are timeless classics that welcome children and parents alike to live the excitement of C.S.Lewis’ stories in the comfort of their own home.
BBC Worldwide will also release the full The Chronicles of Narnia: Collector’s Edition boxset on DVD for £19.99. The boxset includes adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Silver Chair in addition to Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader plus a disc packed with special features. All DVDs will also be available to buy separately.
After saving Narnia from the evil curse of the wicked White Witch, the Pevensie children’s hearts are never far from the land of Narnia. Indeed, the magic they left behind as Kings and Queen of Narnia allows them to be called upon to help Prince Caspian, to defend himself against his evil uncle. Reepacheeps the courageous and valiant mouse, played by Warwick Davies, and the other magical animals join Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy in their quest to help Prince Caspian regain his rightful rule over the magical land. Aslan, the great lion, is never far away to guide them when the children most need him.
Lucy and Edmond are begrudgingly staying with their annoying cousin Eustace when they are captured by a picture; a picture that once again takes them to their favourite place, the land of Narnia, where animals talk and horses fly. This time Eustace is drawn in by the magic and they find themselves in the sea by Prince Caspian’s mighty ship, The Dawn Treader.
They learn that their mission with Prince Caspian, played by Sam West, is to find the seven missing lords who were friends of Caspian’s father, but who summoned them into Narnia?
On an epic voyage of exploration, temptation, fear, betrayal and trickery the children, Edmond, Lucy and Eustace help Prince Caspian and his trusted mouse friend Reepacheeps learn the fate of the seven missing lords. Will they reach the edge of the World? Can they save the Lords? Encountering sea serpents, dragons and invisible enemies, they strive to break the evil enchantment at the end of this momentous voyage.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Collector’s Edition DVD Boxset
We follow the story of the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they are transported on a breathtaking adventure through the enchanted land of Narnia. This is a fantasy world full of witches, giants and talking fauns, not to mention Aslan, the unforgettable Great Lion. In the later stories the Pevensie’s cousin Eustace and his school friend Jill also become caught up in dangerous quests and thrilling journeys through Narnia.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Collector’s Edition boxset includes a whole DVD dedicated to special features including: a specially recorded interview which reunites the Pevensie children for the first time in 15 years; several classic Blue Peter ‘behind-the scenes’ clips from the late 1980’s; special effects, costume and set design features; outtakes and a quiz.