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The Golden compass [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents in association with Ingenious Film Partners, a Scholastic production, a Depth of Field production ; produced by Deborah Forte, Bill Carraro ; screenplay by Chris Weitz ; directed by Chris Weitz.

Contributor(s): Bates, Kathy, 1948- | Carraro, William C | Craig, Daniel, 1968- | Elliott, Sam, 1944- | Forte, Deborah | Green, Eva, 1980- | Highmore, Freddie, 1992- | Kidman, Nicole, 1967- | McKellen, Ian | McShane, Ian, 1942- | Pullman, Philip, 1946-. Northern lights | Scott-Thomas, Kristin, 1960- | Weitz, Chris, 1970- | Depth of Field (Firm) | Ingenious Film Partners (Firm) | New Line Cinema Corporation | New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) | Scholastic Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, Calif. : New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]Edition: Fullscreen.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0780680170; 9780780680173.Subject(s): Adventure films | Alliances -- Drama | Compass -- Drama | Human experimentation in psychology -- Drama | Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.) | Witches -- DramaGenre/Form: Fantasy films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Adventure films. | Adventure -- Feature. | Family -- Feature. | Fantasy films. | Fantasy -- Feature. | Feature films. | Suspense films. | Thriller -- Feature
Production Credits: Director of photography, Henry Braham ; editors, Peter Hones, Anne V. Coates ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Dennis Gassner ; senior visual effects supervisor, Michael Fink.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Craig.Summary: In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.
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Based on the book "Northern lights" by Philip Pullman.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

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Director of photography, Henry Braham ; editors, Peter Hones, Anne V. Coates ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Dennis Gassner ; senior visual effects supervisor, Michael Fink.

Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Craig.

In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.

MPAA rating: PG-13; sequences of fantasy violence.

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; DTS-ES 6.1 discrete surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround, DVD-9.

This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.

English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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