Rob Bowman's futuristic dragon film Reign of Fire comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, and a French soundtrack recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and both English soundtracks are closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include an interview with the director, the original theatrical trailer, and a pair of featurettes concerning the technical aspects of special effects and their production. This is a solid release from Disney/Buena Vista.
"Breathing Life into the Terror" featurette
"If You Can't Stand the Heat" pyrotechnics featurette
Conversations with director Rob Bowman
Original theatrical trailer
French language track in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Christian BaleQuinn Abercromby
Matthew McConaugheyDenton Van Zan
David KennedyEddie Stax
Alice KrigeKaren Abercromby
Lili Fini ZanuckProducer
Richard D. ZanuckProducer
Gregg ChabotScreen Story
Kevin PeterkaScreen Story
Ed ShearmurComposer (Music Score)
Wolf KroegerProduction Designer
Alan TomkinsArt Director
Ian BailieArt Director
Justin BrownArt Director
Jonathan GlickmanExecutive Producer
Joan BerginCostume Designer
Richard HooverVisual Effects Supervisor
Action and Adventure,Fantasy
Creature Film,Fantasy Adventure,Sci-Fi Action,Sci-Fi Disaster Film
Reign of Fire
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
I fell in love with this movie when I saw it in theaters. Finally a modern day Dragon movie, without the bs celebrity voiceovers that shows them for the fearful bause they are. Very interesting and plausible history and approach. And you've got Gerard Butler as the lovable friend, Christian Bale leader of the resistance and Matthew Mcconaughey as a Viking. I mean come on!
Finally a modern day Dragon movie, without the bs celebrity voiceovers that shows them for the fearful bause they are. Very interesting and plausible history and approach. And you've got Gerard Butler as the lovable friend, Christian Bale leader of the resistance and Matthew Mcconaughey as a Viking. I mean come on!
This is certainly an interesting mash up of the post apocalyptic and medieval dragon genres. It has it's moments, the Star Wars play is a lot of fun, seeing that moment when a group of kids hear that immortal line "Luke, I am your father" for the first time and it being a total surprise for them was a treat, even for someone who isn't the biggest fan of Star Wars, that is also always the thing I remember most about this movie. And this has decent action, if somewhat dated effects, and the stars in it make you wonder why no one really knows about this movie. I'm glad I found it on here because I couldn't find it anywhere else. Overall I would recommend this if you're looking for something with a slightly different take on dragons.
I think this is the best post-apocalyptic action film since Mad Max. Everything is fantastic: the story, the acting, the sets, the special effects. It amazes me that this film never found it's audience. I think it's great. A really interesting take on the dragons myth. Something I've never seen before in a film. The sequence where men attempt to snare a dragon in mid-air is something that has never been seen before on-screen. I got the DVD and watched so many times that it became unplayable so I bought this new copy on Blue Ray and it's so amazing to watch this movie with better picture and excellent resolution.