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How to Train Your Dragon [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 9660148
  • Release Date: 05/26/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (936 out of 942)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Legend of the boneknapper dragon
    • Episode of DreamWorks Dragons: defenders of berk
    • Ultimate book of dragons
    • Trivia track
    • Filmmaker's commentary
    • More behind-the-scenes dragon fun!
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    How to Train Your Dragon
    The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book. Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide voices for the DreamWorks Animation production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jay Baruchel
      Jay Baruchel - Hiccup
    • Gerard Butler
      Gerard Butler - Stoick
    • America Ferrera
      America Ferrera - Astrid
    • Jonah Hill
      Jonah Hill - Snotlout
    • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
      Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Fishlegs



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 942 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Niece love the dvd

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      Prov1x
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      Vikings don't take guff. Guff slides off Vikings like omelets off a non-stick skillet. Throw a hunk of guff at a Viking, and he'll snort out a chortle before batting it away with his massive battle-ax or billowing beard or mighty breath. Nosirreee, Vikings take no guff. Unless, of course, it comes in the form of … dragons. Alack, the village of Berk has a dragon problem. Every now and then, a flock of them descends from the sky to snatch a nervous sheep or two or 20. It's a ba-a-a-a-d situation, particularly for the sheep, and the Vikings—as guff resistant as they are—can't quite figure out how to make the dragons go away. Even the great Viking leader, Stoick the Vast, seems at a loss to shoo away these pesky fire-breathers and save their jittery sheep. Every now and then, he gathers his bravest warriors and plows through Scandinavia's coldish waters in search of the dragons' home nest (or hive or condo or whatever) in the hopes of giving some guff of his own. The only things he returns with are more holes in his boats. Of course the only thing Vikings like less than guff is quitting. So they wage their eternal war on the dragons with gusto. That's bad news for Stoick's gangly, grace-averse son, Hiccup. The lad's sure that if he managed to off a dragon he'd get a girlfriend, make his father proud and maybe not feel quite so geeky. But, as everyone in the village reminds him, Hiccup's about as capable of killing a dragon as that "Pants on the Ground" guy was of winning American Idol. "You are many things, Hiccup," his father tells him. "But a dragon killer is not one of them." That doesn't stop Hiccup from trying. So during one particularly frenetic dragon attack, Hiccup fires off a homemade snaring weapon and seems to hit a Night Fury—the most mysterious, elusive dragon of all. The next morning he goes into the forest to see if his "catch" is still there, and sure enough, it is—its limbs tangled and tied and, for the moment, incapable of showering guff on anyone. Hiccup takes his knife out of his belt, walks toward the terrible beast and prepares to deliver the death blow. He raises his hand, and— Well, whatever happens next, you know what doesn't. I mean, the title of the film isn't How to Kill Your Dragon, is it?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic movie

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      CTB80
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      How to Train Your Dragon is the latest from the stable of Dreamworks, but apart from the animation style, you'd never know it. How to Train Your Dragon is the story of Hiccup, a Viking who feels out of place since he's not a fan of killing the dragons the Viking's world so revolves around in. But, when Hiccup captures the rare Night Fury Dragon and inadvertently injures it, the two become fast friends and attempt to bridge the gap of understanding between the Dragons & the Vikings. It may not sound like much, but things are deeper than they may seem here, and they are 3 reasons you need to go out and watch this movie right now. 1: Casting: Having seen Jay Baruchel as a geeky character in the film Fanboys, this film only solidifies for me the fact that Baruchel makes cliched characters feel real & brings traits out they wouldn't have otherwise, and this fact is very evident here. The same is true for the rest of the cast. In Shrek 2, Larry King was wasted in a long-running and painful transvestite joke. Here, Craig Ferguson is perfect in the role not only because he's Scottish, but he brings the appropriate mix of eccentric leadership needed for the right-hand man of Gerard Butler's character, who is also well cast. The same goes for the rest of the cast with the possible exception of Jonah Hill, who always feels out of place in almost every movie he's in. 2: Visual Effects & 3D: Now this may because the Viking environment hasn't been portrayed much on screen before, but the film is stunningly beautiful, and that's only reinforced by the 3D which is used better than Avatar in some cases, especially in the case of the flying sequences. 3: The Emotion/Uniqueness of the Film in Animation Today: The story gives way to many emotional moments in the film, all of which are played perfectly. And, not to give too much away, but at the end of the film something happens the to main character that was not only shocking to me, since I'd never seen something of its magnitude done in animation period, but to me it was also one of the most tear-jerking moments, especially in relation to what it does to the relationships & similarities between Hiccup & his dragon in the movie. Overall, how do you train your dragon? With charm, love, understanding, amazing visuals & stunning 3-D flying sequences. This film ranks up there with Pixar's best, and if I had any criticism towards the movie, it would be the fact that it's made by Dreamworks, and with their quality lately, you don't have high expectation entering this film. Nevertheless, How to Train Your Dragon gets a fire-breathing 5 out of 5.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Good

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      Treydle
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      Have you ever felt like a disappointment to everyone you know? Someone your parents and peers think of as an anchor dragging the rest of them down or as a mere inconvenience? How do you get past that? Berk is a small, Viking village located near the Arctic Circle. At least, that’s an assumption I made based on the main character’s statement that “it snows nine months of the year and hails the other three”. That main character, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) is the only son of the village chief, Stoick the Vast (voiced by Gerard Butler). The village is under near-constant siege by outside forces. Those outside forces being dragons. Hiccup (Baruchel) is short, slim, and in no way strong. The one trade all villagers learn in their lifetime is the art of hunting and killing dragons. Gobber (Hiccup’s employer and the proprietor of the village armory, voiced by Craig Ferguson) suggests that Hiccup stop all of “this” while gesturing to all of him. Gobber (Ferguson) is a man who has lost several limbs over the years, all during encounters with dragons. Hiccup, being seriously lacking in physical strength, designs and constructs a machine to propel the weapons that the other villagers simply throw by hand. Of course, during a trial run in front of Gobber, the machine strikes a villager. Hiccup takes that same apparatus to a mountaintop, fires on one of the few species of dragon that’s never been captured or seen and, miraculously, causes that dragon to fall to earth. Overjoyed by this victory, Hiccup shouts in triumph but is soon set upon by a species of dragon that can breathe fire and produce fire throughout its entire body. He’s rescued by his father who expresses disappointment in his son and disbelief in Hiccup’s claim to have landed a blow against a Night Fury. He treks through the woods the next day, determined to find proof of his accomplishment, but finds something far more significant. Now, unlike a lot of “adults” I maintain my affection for “children’s” movies. This is not to say that I like all, or even most, children’s movies. For example, Despicable Me, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Eight Crazy Nights disappointed me to a degree that I cannot express in words. But, in spite of its flaws or maybe because of them, I loved How to Train Your Dragon. Casting Baruchel as Hiccup was genius. Hiccup’s peers, voiced by Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, America Ferrara and others, fit the roles they’re given perfectly. If you have children who haven’t seen this movie, you should take steps to remedy that. If you don’t have children but can enjoy movies that are produced for them, like I do, check it out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dreamworks' Home Run hit

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      chauda
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      For a long time, Pixar was the king of the digital cinema world. With movies like the Toy Story franchise, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc., they seemed unbeatable. Dreamworks had it's moments with movies like Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda, but this was the first film of theirs to truly have the kind of emotional yield and yet same excitement and fun-factor of those Pixar movies, even surpassing most of them. As far as the 3D transfer is concerned, it looks as good as it did in theaters, no visual artifacts and really gorgeous colors. The audio sounds fantastic too, getting full use of the 5.1. The extras unfortunately are on the DVD portion of the combo, there are none of note on the Blu-Ray, which is unfortunate because this encourages Dreamworks to keep putting out releases in this manner with sub-1080p/720p content of extras. I'm not sure why they didn't just make it a dual Blu-Ray set with the extra DVD, they certainly could've charged for it. But no matter, this is a must buy for those of you with 3D TV's. (Any scene with "the Nightfuries" is a great one to show off your (system.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      this is actually a darn good movie experience

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      Icantwin
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      A decent CGI children's actioner with just a couple of quibbles; 1) Vikings didn't have Scot's accents. 2) Vikings didn't have horns on their helmets (that was the Visigoths, and they sacked Rome) Having said that, this is actually a darn good movie experience. Aimed at kids there's a lot of sappy moments that actually put a smile on my face. The dragon itself, the main dragon character that is, is a cross between a black cat and a flying lizard, and maybe a little puppy dog too. I don't have much to say about this film other than you don't need to see it in 3D. It works just as well as a normal movie going experience. The characters are decent enough, and the character design is also excellent to fit the voices, and vice versa for the casting. Major kudos to lead Jay Baruchel, and the animators who storyboarded and skethed out the scenes before animating them. A very respectable CGI toon experience. Great stuff.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 3D movie

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      Eggfushen

      Since this is in the 3D section for bluray, I'll focus on that instead of the actual graphics, audio, or the plot. The 3D effects on this movie are amazing. When speaking of the 3D effects, I am speaking more of the 'depth' effect than the 'pop-out' effect. This movie does an amazing job of adding depth throughout, really drawing the viewer into the movie. When people speak of 3D and mentioning 'it is like looking out a window', that is what this movie portrays. The movie does an excellent job of making you feel as if you are actually there. As far as the pop-out effects, this movie has a couple of decent pop-out effects, but nothing too incredibly noteworthy that I can remember. As far as 3D movies go, whether it be live action or animation, this one is incredibly impressive. It is a great addition to any 3D library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this Movie!

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      NYCMovieLuv
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      I was so glad when I saw a new, special edition DVD + blu-ray on Best Buy's pre-order list. I never got the original DVD + blu-ray pack when it came out in 2010 or 2011. This movie is a great ride for kids and adults alike. The movie does differ quite vastly from Cressida Cowell's first book in the "How to Train Your Dragon" series, though. However, all of the changes that were made for the movie worked extremely well. So, if you're a fan of the books, at least give the movie a try. The cast is great. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and the rest of the cast is perfect! The story is quite moving. It's about people simply learning to accept each other as they are; strengths come in all different formats. The score by John Powell is fantastic as well. If you enjoy this movie, I also highly recommend the wonderful series that followed this movie, Dragons: Riders (and now, Defenders) of Berk. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Very disapointed with customer service

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      unanimous
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      I ordered two DVDS for my son, for Christmas. The days went by and nothing was delivered. I eventually checked the tracking and it stated that after 3 attempts, both packages were sent back. Unfortunately, no notices were left on my front door notifying me of this (it seems odd that DVDs require a delivery signature). I called customer service and explained my issue. They were very polite but informed me that if I wanted to reorder the two items, they would be at full cost compared to the discounted price I purchased them before. Her reason being that It's my fault they weren't delivered. It became evident to me that they were taking the word of UPS and not me, THEIR CUSTOMER and even though the monetary amount was small, I ended up going to Target and purchasing the two DVDs for the same discounted rate I had originally purchased them at from Best Buy. Well done Best Buy, way to lose a customer!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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