The Chronicles of Narnia [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9787196
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: PG
Years before the first big-screen adaptations of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia reached audiences, the BBC produced its own versions of the first four books in the series (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair), all of which appear in this unique collection, as they originally aired on British television. The telemovies, like the novels on which they are based, relay the adventures of a number of different British children in the universe of Narnia - a land that has initially fallen under the spell of the evil White Witch, but that experiences redemption via the presence of the lion Aslan. The cast includes Camila Power, Warwick Davis, Tom Baker, Sophie Wilcox, Sophie Cook and Jonathan R. Scott.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 37)

    Special Features


    • "Past Watchful Dragones" - J.R.R. Tolkien biographer Humphrey Carpenter discussed how C.S. Lewis came to write the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of the Narnia books
    • 2003 cast reunion interview
    • Interviews with cast members from the original broadcast of each story
    • Featurettes on the costumes, Sets and special effects
    • Outtakes

    Synopsis


    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
    A mission of mercy sends two children to a magical world in another dimension in this made-for-TV fantasy adventure for the family. Eustace (David Thwaites) and Jill (Camilla Power) are two misfit schoolchildren who discover that a garden shed on the school's grounds is actually a gateway to the magical land of Narnia. Eustance had visited Narnia years before, and is troubled to discover King Caspian (Geoffrey Russell) has aged considerably. Caspian is troubled by the disappearance of his son, Prince Rilian (Richard Henders), who had been kidnapped years earlier. With the help of the King's helper Puddlegum (Tom Baker) and the enchanted lion Aslan (voice of Alisa Berk), Eustace and Jill set out to find the lost prince and reunite him with his father. Produced by the BBC (where it originally aired as a mini-series), The Silver Chair was based on The Chronicles Of Narnia stories by C.S. Lewis. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    Children escaping from the realities of war find themselves battling evil in an enchanted fantasy world in this made-for-TV drama. During the height of World War II, four children -- Peter (Richard Dempsey), Susan (Sophie Cook), Edmund (Jonathan Scott), and Lucy (Sophie Wilcox) -- are evacuated from London and find themselves staying in a small castle in the country owned by a mysterious professor (Michael Aldridge). While playing in the attic, the kids discover an old wardrobe, and when they walk inside, they're transported to the mythical land of Narnia. In Narnia, the wicked White Witch (Barbara Kellerman) has taken control, and now the nation is in a constant state of winter (and without any Christmas to make the snowy period tolerable). Guided by Aslan (voice of Ailsa Berk), a talking lion, the children set out on a crusade to defeat the White Witch and banish her from Narnia. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was the first of three films produced by the BBC based on C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia books; it was originally aired as a four-part mini-series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Four children jounrey through space and time to bring justice to a remarkable fantasy world in this made-for-TV drama for the family. Young Prince Caspian (Samuel West) is the nephew of King Miraz (Robert Lang), the despotic ruler of the once magical land of Narnia. Caspian has heard tales of the olden days of Narnia, when six lords ruled the land with benevolence and wise animals spoke with humans. Caspian wants to restore Narnia to its former glory, and he calls upon four children living in another world -- Peter (Richard Dempsey), Susan (Sophie Cook), Edmund (Jonathan Scott), and Lucy (Sophie Wilcox), kids from London who can travel to Narnia through a magical wardrobe -- to help him bring the banished rulers back to Narnia to depose Miraz. Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader was based on stories from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis; it was the second in a series of three films produced by the BBC, and was first aired as a four-part miniseries. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Baker
      Tom Baker
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      Richard Henders
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      Alisa Berk
    • Ronald Pickup
      Ronald Pickup
    • Camilla Power
      Camilla Power



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      CHRONICLES OF NARNIA BBC

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      The BBC series captures the innocence, the adventure, and the peculiarly British charm of the books. Also, much like Peter Jackson's new Lord of the Rings movies, it replaces lengthy expository text with beautiful scenery and intricately designed props, keeping the plot advancing steadily. Though there are some groan-worthy bits of melodramatic line delivery, the acting is overall quite good, and there is a standout performance by Tom Baker (known to many SF fans as the fourth Doctor Who) as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle in The Silver Chair. The only thing to complain about is that they never got to make the other three books.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic version, still great for kids.

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      Greenring
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      I have great fond memories of watching these on PBS every year as a child. Do they hold up to the big budget movie versions, not really so much, but I still enjoy them immensely. I showed them to my 10 year old and he loves them as much as I did. They run a bit longer as they were miniseries. This gives more time to develop the characters. The price for all for together is amazing as well!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great price + BBC First Class

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      Terry
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      I have always enjoyed the Disney version of Narnia, but British BBC is just as good. Love BBC movies and programming and they did not disappoint with the Narnia collection which includes 4 movies! (For a fantastic price at Best Buy- I got this for $4.99 - unbelievable!)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I like it

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      Robert
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      If you like The Chronicles of Narnia Films from BBC Version, you should get the DVD because it has all four films and a bonus disc with bunch of special features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I have been looking for the originals

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      Pheefer
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      I have been wanting the originals so my son can watch what I watched growing up. Don't get me wrong I like the new versions too but I like the originals too. I hope everyone gets to appreciate the originals as much as I do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun movie for the whole family

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      FrankMouse
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      Worth buying and a great price now. This has lots of entertainment value and the story moves along at a great pace. It is the BBC version, so the accents can get a tad hard to understand, but overall it is a good film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A very fine childrens fantasy .

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      Tinker3
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      Its a heart-warming childrens fantasy with a great deal of fantasy and adventure involving each of the three children differently. This is a great experience for the child and the child at heart.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie for fans of the book!

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      aciss
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      I like this movie way better than the recent ones. They can be a bit awkward at times, but they do a reasonable job at capturing the wonder of the book. Worth watching on a rainy day. :)

      I would recommend this to a friend


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