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Dragonheart [DVD] [Keep Case; Special Edition]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Released theatrically in the USA May 31, 1996. Shot in Panavision widescreen. Color by DeLuxe. In DTS sound. Additional cast: Lee Oakes (Young Einon), Wolf Christian (Hewe), and Terry O'Neill (Redbeard). Additional credits: Jano Svoboda (art direction), Thomas Casterline (costume designer), James Straus (character animation supervisor), and Judith Weaver (visual effects producer). Director Rob Cohen cast Sean Connery as the voice of Draco the dragon "because he has represented various aspects of masculinity that were a perfect overlay for this dragon." In addition, animators used close-ups of the actor's face to morph Connery into Draco. The budget for the film was reportedly $57 million -- $22 million of which went towards the special effects and animation needed to create Draco the dragon (182 shots of the dragon are seen in the film). Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1996 Universal City Studios, Inc.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20161

  • Credits
    Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Thomas Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Dina Meyer, Pete Postlethwaite, Julie Christie
  • Critic Reviews
    "...DRAGONHEART delivers the goods..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Draco is certainly impressive....A wonder of technology..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...In [many] respects, DRAGONHEART is a corker....Quaid has a knack for pulling off this sort of acting challenge..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Excellent dragon effects....[The dragon is] beneficent, intelligent and expressive..."
    Variety

    "...It's swashbuckling adventure, blood-soaked romance and villainous cretins against colorful heroes. And it has remarkable special effects..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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