NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM premiers directly on DVD
Bollywood Trade News Network
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM premiered directly on DVD. The English version of the movie did not see a nationwide theatrical release although it’s Hindi Version (Museum ke Andar Phas Gaya Sikander) had a decent run at the marquee. This was the first time a Hollywood Movie had a nationwide release only in Hindi.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM is the biggest summer release this season on DVD, and is expected to cash in on the summer vacations. M N Kapasi, MD, Excel Home Videos, “Keeping in mind the genre (adventure comedy) and the mass appeal it commands, the VCDs have been released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The DVD also has a Hindi language option.”
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM is a comedy film based on a 1993 children's book of the same name by Milan Trenc. The plot revolves around Larrey Daley (Ben Stiller), a good-hearted but bumbling security guard at the Museum of Natural History who accidentally trips on an ancient curse which causes the animals, gigantic insects and statues of people on display to come to life, causing havoc in the city. The movie also stars Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney and Bill Cobbs among others.
The Lenticular cover DVD is packed with an exhibit full of special -features like deleted scenes, Director’s commentary, bloopers and an alternative opening sequence. The special features also includes a stroll in the museum from the special effects point of view; from storyboards, acting with things that don’t exist, green screens, all the way through to the computer animation process to know how the film’s museum was brought to life. There is movie merchandise like ‘Night Vision Glasses’ also on offer with the DVD.