THE SECRET OF MOONACRE: Out on Blu-ray and DVD on 20th July 2009
Prepare to escape to the enchanting world of Moonacre valley in THE SECRET OF MOONACRE, out on Blu-ray and DVD on 20th July 2009, courtesy of Warner Home Video. Adapted from the children’s classic The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, one J.K. Rowlings all-time favourite books and a key inspiration for her Harry Potter series, THE SECRET OF MOONACRE is the ultimate fairy tale crammed with magic and adventure. Starring alongside the hugely talented Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass) is a rather stellar line-up of top notch British talent including Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show), Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham) and Tim Curry (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York).
Every part of THE SECRET OF MOONACRE is a tribute to the classic fairy story and if you have ever dreamed of becoming the traditional princess of a mystical kingdom then this is the film for you. Shot in picturesque Hungary and directed by Gabor Csupo (Bridge to Terrabhia), THE SECRET OF MOONACRE is crammed with exciting adventures in a world far, far away with visual effects that bring the original book to life, thus enriching a story paying tribute to the traditional “once upon a time” narrative.
THE SECRET OF MOONACRE follows the quest of Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards), a 13-year-old orphan whose sole inheritance from her father is a mystical book which chronicles an age-old rivalry between the Merryweather and De Noir families over a set of magical pearls. Sent away to Moonacre manor to live with her uncle Sir Benjamin (Ioan Gruffudd) and her guardian Miss Heliotrope (Juliet Stevenson), Maria enters a mysterious world and uncovers a dark truth that an ancient curse has nourished a feud over the valley for centuries. She discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and has until the next full moon to undo the curse thus ending the conflict between the two families and preventing Moonacre from being destroyed for good. Aided by a stable of wonderful characters and fantastical beasts, Maria sets out on her biggest challenge yet, to bring peace to this magical world so everyone can live “happily ever after”. But will good conquer over all?
THE SECRET OF MOONACRE is the ultimate fantasy film for young girls everywhere!
We have x3 copies of this fab DVD up for grabs to lucky Girlie Gossip members. All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning one is leave us a comment below telling us what your favourite fairytale story or movie is and why. Winners will be picked at random from all comments received on or after August 1st 2009.