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The Da Vinci Code

Based on the best selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, stars Tom Hanks as a professor of cryptic codes and symbols who becomes involved in a plot to destroy the evidence of what some believe to be the roots of Christianity. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 148
Theater Release: 18 May 2006
Video Release: 28 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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In National Treasure, another code breaker begins hunting for a treasure believed to hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United States. (There’s a connection to the Free Masons and the Knights Templar in this film, too.) The secret powers of religious symbols and artifacts are quest of adventurer Indiana Jones in Raider’s of the Lost Ark. The sequel to this film is Angels & Demons.

Home Video Extra Features

Fans of the film and Dan Brown’s best selling book will find plenty of information to sort through with the DVD release of The DaVinci Code. With almost as may special features as a museum has artifacts, here’s a list of what’s on display:

Featurettes:

  • First Day on the Set with Ron Howard
  • A Discussion with Dan Brown, author of the novel, The Da Vinci Code.
  • A Portrait of Langdon (And how Tom Hanks was chosen to play this iconic character.)
  • Who is Sophie Neveu? (And how actress Audrey Tautou got the part.)
  • Unusual Suspects (A look at the international cast.)
  • Magical Places (Featuringthe film’s locations.)
  • Close- up on Mona Lisa
  • The Filmmaking Experience Part 1 & 2 (Ron Howard and the excitement of bringing the book to the screen.)
  • The Codes of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D
  • The Music of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D

DVD ROM Features:

Demo of the Sony Pictures PC game, The Da Vinci Code Puzzle Game

Presented in either full or wide screen, the disc offers audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and DS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 ), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Blu-ray Notes: The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut

Release Date: 28 April 2009

The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut on Blu-ray Disc hits the home video market just days before the theatrical release of the movie’s sequel, Angels & Demons. Along with 28 minutes of previously unseen footage, this package includes:

- BD-Live Cinechat

- First look at Angels & Demons (5-minute segment introduced by director Ron Howard)

- Unlocking the Code (interactive picture-in-picture feature offering cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage, storyboards, photos and trivia)

- Ron Howard commentary on selected scenes.

- Featurettes:

-First Day on the Set with Ron Howard

-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 1

-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 2

-A Discussion With Dan Brown

-A Portrait of Langdon

-The Codes of The Da Vinci Code

-Who is Sophie Neveu?

-The Music of The Da Vinci Code

-Unusual Suspects

-Book To Screen

-Magical Places

-The Da Vinci Props

-Close-up on Mona Lisa

-The Da Vinci Sets

-Re-creating Works of Art

-Scoring The Da Vinci Code

-The Visual Effects World of The Da Vinci Code

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