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Mirrormask [DVD] [2005]

Release Date:02/14/2006

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Director and writer commentary
    • Neil Talks ... - Interview with writer Neil Gaiman
    • Dave talks about film - Interview with director Dave McKean
    • Beginnings - The Genesis of MirrorMask
    • Cast & crew interviews
    • Day 16 - Time lapse video of one entire day of production
    • Flight of the Monkeybirds - Making the monkeybird sequence
    • Giants development - Design and creation of the giant sequence
    • Questions & answers - Q & a sessions from the San Diego Comic-Con
    • Poster and cover art gallery


    Celebrated sci-fi writer Neil Gaiman, who created the Sandman series, scripted this visually adventurous fantasy. Helena (Stephanie Leonidas) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent nearly her entire life on the road, traveling with her parents Joanne and Morris (Gina McKee and Rob Brydon), who make a living as circus performers. One night, Helena wishes for a quieter and more stable life, only to panic when her mother falls seriously ill, ending up in the hospital. Afraid she's caused her mother's illness, Helena slips into an alternate reality known as the Dark Lands, where nearly everything behaves differently and all is ruled by the Queen of Light and the Prime Minister (also played by McKee and Brydon). As it happens, the Queen of Shadows' daughter, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Helena, has gone missing; the Queen of Light has fallen unconscious as a result; and both queens' minders are looking for the child. As Helena struggles to make her way back to her own world to help her own mother, she discovers the Queen of Shadows' daughter has taken her place. Helena is aided in her journey by a gifted juggler named Valentine (Jason Barry), and together they seek to access a magic charm which will return everyone to the land where they belong. MirrorMask was produced by the Jim Henson Company, with most of the sets and many of the characters created using digital-effects technology. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jason Barry
      Jason Barry - Valentine
    • Rob Brydon
      Rob Brydon - Morris Campbell / Prime Minister
    • Stephanie Leonidas
      Stephanie Leonidas - Helena / Anti-Helena
    • Gina McKee
      Gina McKee - Joanne / Queen of Light / Queen of Shadows

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