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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Carey appears to relish his role as Count Olaf, an actor who cavorts about with a motley band of grimy performers that play on second-rate stages. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 17 Dec 2004
Video Release: 25 Apr 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

If you don’t have enough unfortunate events in your own life, then meet Lemony Snicket. Paramount Home Video presents this movie, based on a popular series of children’s books, in either a single or double disc version. Both editions include a Commentary Track by Director Brad Silberling, and another by Lemony Snicket and Brad Silberling, Orphaned Scenes (11 deleted scenes and 5 outtakes), as well as 3 featurettes under the title of Bad Beginnings.

The super-sized package of problems (aka; the 2-Disc Collector’s Edition) provides additional shorts, placed under the headings of A Terrible Tragedy (5 Featurettes), Sound Design (3 Featurettes), Special Effects (4 Featurettes) and 3 Still Photo Galleries.

And all this bad luck can be yours, in English 5.1 Dolby Digital.

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