Reign of Fire [DVD] [2002]

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.
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Special Features

  • "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
  • Spanish subtitles
  • DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Reign of Fire
Medieval fantasy meets futuristic science fiction in this effects-heavy action epic from former X-Files director Rob Bowman. In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby witnesses the awakening of a hibernating dragon from a centuries-long slumber, the result of a construction dig supervised by his mother and an incident for which Quinn feels partially responsible. Twenty years later, the adult Quinn (Christian Bale) is the fire chief of a refortified castle community, responsible for dousing the blazes lit by the dragon's prodigious number of flame-spewing offspring, airborne juggernauts that have wreaked havoc across the globe, torching civilization and turning humans into an endangered species. Hope arrives in the form of Denton "Dragon Slayer" Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), an American known to be the only man to ever kill one of the dragons, and Alex (Izabella Scorupco), a scientist/pilot who's a member of Van Zan's army, a zealous fighting force that includes a secret weapon: the Archangels, paratroopers using themselves as bait to attract and then dispatch the deadly beasts. Reign of Fire (2002) co-stars Gerard Butler, Alice Krige, and Alexander Siddig. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale - Quinn Abercromby
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew McConaughey - Denton Van Zan
  • Izabella Scorupco
    Izabella Scorupco - Alex
  • Gerard Butler
    Gerard Butler - Creedy
  • David Kennedy
    David Kennedy - Eddie Stax

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