WARNER HOME VIDEO IS PROUD TO PRESENT A UK FIRST WITH THE DVD RELEASE OF THE ULTIMATE FANTASY CLASSIC THE NEVERENDING STORY
At long last, it’s here – one of the definitive children’s fantasy films ever made is set for UK Region 2 DVD release courtesy of Warner Home Video. Available to own from 18 August 2008, THE NEVERENDING STORY captured the hearts of young and old alike when it was first released in 1984, and now it can be yours to own on DVD to watch time and time again.
Transporting you into a fantasy world that defies everything you’ve ever imagined, THE NEVERENDING STORY allows the viewer to enter a storybook world where its inhabitants exist as long as you continue to believe they exist. Promoting the premise of never giving up in the face of adversity, its enduring appeal is undisputed and still touches the hearts of those who experienced the magic the first time round. Now, thanks to the imminent release of the UK Region 2 DVD, a whole new generation can be introduced to this captivating film.
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (Poseidon, The Perfect Storm, Air Force One) and starring Alan Oppenheimer , Barret Oliver and Noah Hathaway, THE NEVERENDING STORY features a soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder and the unforgettable title song sung by UK singer/songwriter Limahl, lead singer of 80s pop band Kajagoogoo.
So get ready to relive the journey of a lifetime with Bastian, Falcor the luck dragon, Rock Biter the tricycle-riding giant and the host of other incredible characters – racing snails, giant wolves, mushroom creatures and giant talking turtles to name but a few – through the mythical land of Fantasia, in the ultimate tale of courage in the face of adversity.
Bastian, a lonely schoolboy, alienated from his father and bullied by his classmates, retreats to an attic where he becomes engrossed in a book entitled “The Neverending Story.” It is the tale of a magical kingdom named, appropriately, Fantasia, since it is a world born of human fantasies. Fantasia is being destroyed by great storms of Nothingness as mankind loses faith in the powers of imagination and fantasies die. Dangerously ill herself, Fantasia’s youthful empress sends a handsome warrior on a quest to find a cure for both her and her kingdom. After encounters with flying dragons, swamp monsters and a vast assortment of other fantastic creatures, the young hero discovers that only a human boy can save Fantasia, at which point Bastian is drawn, literally, into the pages of the story.
•The film is partly shot in Germany in 1983 during the hottest summer the country had had in 25 years
•The original Auryn made for the film now hangs in an enclosed glass display in Steven Spielberg’s office
•Was the most expensive film ever produced in Germany at the time it was made
•The make-up team on the film tried to paint Noah Hathaway green, just as Atreyu is in the book – “It wasn’t believable. I looked like fungi!” Hathaway said
•You can “ride” on Falcor’s back on location at the Bavaria Filmplatz Munich, Germany
•The name that Bastian screams almost indecipherably into the night is “Moonchild”
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We have 2 copies of this fantastic DVD up for grabs to lucky Girlie Gossip members! All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning is use the contact form below to send us your answer to the following simple question along with your email and Girlie Gossip username. Competition ends Sept 2nd 2008 – Good Luck!
What is the name of the Luck Dragon in the film?
B) Rock Biter
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