Spiderwick Chronicles, The: Special Collector Edition

Based on the best-selling series of books of the extraordinary fantasy adventure, “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” debut as a two-disc Special Collectors Edition DVD and Blu-ray on June 24, 2008.

Bringing to life the fantastical, unseen world that exists all around us, “Spiderwick Chronicles” unfolds as an action-packed theme park ride that’s both scary and wondrous.

From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, peculiar things start to happen. Unable to explain the accidents and strange disappearances, the Grace childrenJared, Simon and Mallorystart to investigate and find the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate and the amazing creatures that inhabit it.

Directed by Mark Waters (“Mean Girls”), the film features an all-star cast including Freddie Highmore (“Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Sarah Bolger (“In America”) David Strathairn (“Good Night, And Good Luck”), Nick Nolte (“Tropic Thunder”) and the voices of Seth Rogen (“Superbad”) and Martin Short (“Jiminy Glick In Lalawood”).

The Two-Disc Special Collectors Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations boast multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes including a Making Of, a look at the cast and characters, The Magic of Spiderwick, Spiderwick: Its All True, an exploration of the Spiderwick world and more, plus deleted scenes and a peek inside Arthur Spiderwicks Field Guide.

The movie also will be available as a single disc DVD in full screen or widescreen.

The Special Collectors Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray presentation will be 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

The two-disc sets include the following special features: Spiderwick: Its All True! (HD), Its A Spiderwick World! (HD), Arthur Spiderwicks Field Guide (HD & interactive on the Blu-ray),
Spiderwick: Meet the Clan (HD), Making Spiderwick (HD), The Magic of Spiderwick (HD), A Final Word of Advice HD), Deleted Scenes (HD),
Nickelodeon TV Spots, Theatrical Trailers (HD)