Around the World in 80 Days [WS] [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 6809983
  • Release Date: 11/02/2004
  • Rating: PG
Jules Verne's famous novel of a daring man of science who takes on the greatest voyage in history is once again adapted for the big screen in this adventure comedy. In 1872, eccentric British inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) has come up with any number of gadgets to help people travel with greater speed and ease, and is working on plans for a flying machine. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), the head of the Royal Academy of Science, Fogg states his belief that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Kelvin, who makes no secret of his belief that Fogg is a crackpot, challenges him to do just that, and adds a wager to the bargain to make things interesting: if Fogg can't circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he'll give up inventing forever. Fogg takes the challenge, and teams up with his manservant, a former acrobat named Passepartout (Jackie Chan), and lovely navigator Monique (Cécile De France) to make the epic voyage -- traveling by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means at their disposal. However, Fogg and his companions are dogged along the way by the false accusation that the inventor took part in a bank robbery, forcing him to not only complete the journey but clear his name as well. Like the blockbuster 1956 adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, this film features a number of major stars in cameo appearances and supporting roles as Fogg makes his way around the globe, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cleese, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Sammo Hung, Rob Schneider, Richard Branson, Mark Addy, and more.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • Never-before-seen director's alternate opening
    • Deleted scenes
    • "Around the World of Jackie Chan" behind-the-scenes stunt choreography featurette
    • "Discovering Around the World in 80 Days" behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Cast and filmmaker commentary
    • "Everybody All Over the World" music video performed by Dave Stewart and the Sylvia School Children's Choir
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
    • French and Spanish language tracks
    • French and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Around the World in 80 Days
    Jules Verne's famous novel of a daring man who takes on the greatest voyage in history is once again adapted for the big screen in this adventure comedy. In 1872, eccentric British inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) has come up with any number of gadgets to help people travel with greater speed and ease, and is working on plans for a flying machine. In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), the head of the Royal Academy of Science, Fogg states his belief that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Kelvin, who makes no secret of his belief that Fogg is a crackpot, challenges him to do just that, and adds a wager to the bargain to make things interesting: if Fogg can't circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, he'll give up inventing forever. Fogg takes the challenge, and teams up with his manservant, a former acrobat named Passepartout (Jackie Chan), and lovely navigator Monique (Cécile De France) to make the epic voyage -- traveling by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means at their disposal. However, Fogg and his companions are dogged along the way by the false accusation that the inventor took part in a bank robbery, forcing him to not only complete the journey but clear his name as well. Like the blockbuster 1956 adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, this film features a number of major stars in cameo appearances and supporting roles as Fogg makes his way around the globe, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cleese, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Sammo Hung, Rob Schneider, Richard Branson, Mark Addy, and more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jackie Chan
      Jackie Chan - Lau Xing, Passepartout
    • Steve Coogan
      Steve Coogan - Phileas Fogg
    • Jim Broadbent
      Jim Broadbent - Lord Kelvin
    • Robert Fyfe
      Robert Fyfe - Jean Michel



    Customer rating

    4.3
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Chan and Arnold

      Posted
      grover

      I am a huge Jackie Chan and Schwarzenegger fan! This movie is classic for both of them. Schwarzenegger plays a prince that is all consuming of himself just like bodybuilders are in real life. And it's classic Chan with the martial arts and witty humor. Me and my family truly enjoyed this movie. I do not recall any foul language either.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      member51486

      I really liked this movie, it was very entertaining, had lots of action, had a good plot and made scence. I just wish Jackie Chan spoke better english, a little hard to understand at times.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      9 of 10

      Posted
      Teckno
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Chan does a bank up job of stealing the show. Almost as good as the the first "Around the World in 80 Days".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding kids movie

      Posted
      Chazz
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Recommended viewing for all family members. The dialog was amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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