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Disc 2: An In-Depth Look at the Two Worlds of Narnia — With Reflections and Stories From the Cast and Crew, and an Extensive Review of Narnia’s Creatures, Lands, & Legends.
Disc 3: All-New! “C.S. Lewis — Dreamer of Narnia” The Exclusive World-Premiere, Feature-Length Film on the Man Who Created the Land of Wonder and Enchantment Called Narnia.
Disc 4: All-New! “Visualizing The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: The Complete Production Experience”; “Anatomy of a Scene: Behind the Battle”; Art of Narnia Gallery
“Journey into the world of Narnia and share with your loved ones the most magical 4-disc DVD masterpiece ever! Venture deeper into a beloved fantasy world with this extended four-disc collection that presents the original motion picture featuring new and expanded scenes, enhanced special effects, and an extended climactic battle scene added by director Andrew Adamson. Experience hours of extensive bonus material including an exclusive world-premiere, feature-length film about C.S. Lewis, the creative mind behind Narnia. Enjoy a vivid and in-depth companion guidebook. Plus, visualize the complete production process — from green screen to big screen — with an additional state-of-the-art special feature.”
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Four-Disc Extended Edition” is not rated.
Most of the bonus features were included on the previously released DVD. However, there are three notable additions. There’s “C.S. Lewis — Dreamer of Narnia”. It’s a feature length biography on the life of C.S. Lewis. It’s pretty interesting. It recaps his early life, his experiences in WWI, his relationship with J.R.R. Tolkien, his Christianity, and his eventual marriage. Interwoven with this is a recap the entire Narnia saga including Prince Caspian, Horse and His Boy, The Last Battle, and others. If you ever wanted to learn more about C.S. Lewis, this is something well worth checking out.
The second major new bonus feature is “Visualizing The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: The Complete Production Experience”. It’s a very unique extra in that it essentially plays the entire movie on one part of the screen while interviews with cast and crew, behind the scenes footage, and animatics play elsewhere on the screen. It’s kind of a neat way to experience both the movie and featurettes at the same time. Also included is a 7 minute look at the final battle entitled “Anatomy of a Scene: Behind the Battle”. You see animatics, footage without special effects and more. Rounding things out is the Art of Narnia Gallery which contains production paintings, CG maquettes, and other cool stuff.
If you’re a die-hard fan of Narnia, then this is definitely the edition you’ll want for your collection. But if you already own the DVD and you’re not a fanatic, that previous version may be good enough for you.