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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [videorecording] /

by Gilliam, Terry [pro]; McKeown, Charles [aus]; Gilliam, Amy [pro]; Hadida, Samuel [pro]; Plummer, Christopher [act]; Ledger, Heath [act]; Law, Jude [act]; Troyer, Verne [act]; Garfield, Andrew [act]; Cole, Lily [act]; Farrell, Colin [act]; Depp, Johnny [act]; Waits, Tom [act]; Danna, Mychael [cmp]; Danna, Jeff [cmp]; Pecorini, Nicola; Infinity Features Entertainment; Poo Poo Pictures (Firm); Davis Films (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish and English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and heard of hearing)Title notes: $21.99 (YA) 5/25/2010 (hm)BRA $21.99 6/3/2010Uniform titles: Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Motion picture). Spanish & English.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Sideshows -- England -- London -- Drama | Imaginary places -- Drama | Devil -- Drama | London (England) -- Drama | Fantasy films | Fiction films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedOnline resources: Connect to reviews of this title online Cast: Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Tom Waits.Summary: The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Set in the present day, director Terry Gilliam's fantastical morality tale follows the traveling show of the mysterious Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) -- a man who once won a bet with the Devil himself, and possesses the unique ability to guide the imagination of others. Many centuries ago, Dr. Parnassus won immortality in a bet that found the malevolent Mr. Nick (Tom Waits) coming up short. While few would be foolish enough to try their luck against the powers of darkness a second time, Dr. Parnassus did precisely that -- this time trading his mortality for youth on the understanding that his firstborn would become the property of Mr. Nick when the child reaches his or her 16th birthday. Flash-forward to the present day, and Dr. Parnassus' daughter, Valentina (Lily Cole), is about to celebrate her sweet sixteen. Dr. Parnassus is desperate to save his little girl from her fiery fate, so when Mr. Nick arrives to collect, he senses the good doctor's malaise and cooks up a wager too enticing to refuse: Dr. Parnassus and Mr. Nick will each compete to seduce five souls, with possession of Valentina going to whoever manages to complete the task first. As the competition begins to heat up, a mysterious man named Tony (Heath Ledger) appears. Could Tony be the one man capable of helping Dr. Parnassus win the competition and save Valentina? While the sudden death of prominent Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus player Heath Ledger in January of 2008 left Gilliam and company scrambling to find a means of salvaging the film -- which was already well into principal photography at the time -- the cavalry soon arrived in the form of Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who each serve as alternate-dimension versions of Tony when the character crosses through a paranormal mirror. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$21.99 (YA) 5/25/2010 (hm)

BRA $21.99 6/3/2010

DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish and English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and heard of hearing)

Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Tom Waits.

Music, Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna ; editor, Mick Audsley ; director of photography, Nicola Pecorini.

DVD release of the 2009 motion picture.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking.

The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan.

Bonus features: behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects; Heath Ledger's interview and wardrobe test; deleted scene; introduction and commentary by Terry Gilliam; 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

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