Night at the Museum, the action-comedy that stayed in the top five at the box-office for 8 weeks, comes to DVD on April 24, 2007 from Fox Home Entertainment featuring a wild collection of extras.
Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, an unlucky, yet hopeful dreamer who takes a job as a graveyard-shift security guard at the famous museum. When it closes at night, Larry soon learns that things are not what they seem when a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton wants to play fetch, an Easter Island monolith talks to him and Attila The Hun attacks. With the museum denizens loose and not wanting to lose his job, Larry turns to a re-animated wax figure of President Theodore Roosevelt (Robin Williams) to help save the museum. Night at the Museum also stars Paul Rudd and some of Hollywood’s all-time favorite comedians Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney.
The two-disc Special Edition DVD arrives full of bonus features including deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by director Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller, an alternate opening, a hilarious gag-reel, behind the scenes featurettes, a DVD-ROM Explorer Game and more. Both the single disc widescreen and pan-and-scan versions also include commentary by Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller as well as film writer’s Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. The Night at the Museum Special Edition DVD will retail for $34.98 U.S./$46.48 Canada and the single disc versions will be available for $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada.
The Night at the Museum two-disc Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen format with Dolby Surround 5.1 DTS in English and Dolby Surround in French and Spanish. The DVD also includes English and Spanish subtitles and is packed with extras including:
— Deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Director, Shawn Levy
— Alternate opening scene
— Blooper Reel
— Directing 101
— Bringing the Museum to Life Featurette
— Acting With Nothing Featurette
— Monkey Business Featurette
— Building the Museum
— Historical Threads: the Costumes of Night At the Museum
— Storyboard Comparison with Introduction by Shawn Levy
— Making of Night At The Museum Featurette
— Theatrical Teasers
— DVD-ROM Explorer Game
— Reunite with Rexy
— Commentaries by Shawn Levy and film’s writers, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon
The widescreen and pan-and-scan single-disc versions include special commentaries by Shawn Levy and film’s writers, Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. Additionally, they will be presented in English Dolby Surround 5.1 DTS as well as French and Spanish Dolby Surround and include English and Spanish subtitles.