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The golden compass
Forte, Deborah.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, [2008]
Physical Description:
2 Blu-ray Discs (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the book "Northern lights" by Philip Pullman.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary by writer/director Chris Weitz ; Disc 2: Origins: inside the award-winning novel and its journey to the screen; behind-the-scenes: an in-depth look at the production and casting, including finding Lyra Belacqua, the costumes, the music, the production design, the launch; Lyra's world: go deep into an amazing world of armored bears, daemons and the alethiometer.

New Line Home Entertainment: 2000002439 (on container: 1000038168).

Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; sequences of fantasy violence.


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BLURAY 77 Adult Blu-ray Disc Media Room-Family Video
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Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well.


A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy trilogy. Screen newcomer Dakota Blue Richards stars as young heroine Lyra Belacqua, Casino Royale star Daniel Craig appears as Lyra's ruthless adventurer uncle, Lord Asriel, and Nicole Kidman assumes the glamorous guise of the villainous Mrs. Coulter. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi