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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

In this grandiose, live-action remake of a short film that appeared in the 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is taken under the wing of sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) so he can learn the tricks of the trade and help defeat the power-hungry Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and the wicked Morgana (Alice Krige). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 14 Jul 2010
Video Release: 30 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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In the animated film The Sword in the Stone, Merlin the Magician takes the future king of England under his care. Clive Owen stars in a more grownup version of the King Arthur story. Another young man discovers that he is the one chosen to save his people from an evil ruler in Eragon.

This movie was inspired by Disney’s 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, which featured a short film starring Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Home Video Extra Features

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on November 30, 2010.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on DVD offers:

- The Making of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

- Deleted scene: Blathazar recruits Dave

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Blu-ray (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo) includes:

- The Making of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

- Deleted scene: Blathazar recruits Dave

- Featurettes: Magic In The City, The Science Of Sorcery, Making Magic Real, Fantasia: Reinventing A Classic, The Fashionable Drake Stone, The Grimhold: An Evil Work Of Art, The Encantus, Wolves & Puppies and The World’s Coolest Car.

- Deleted Scenes: A Candidate In Calcutta, A Model Student, Balthazar Recruits Dave, Oh No, It’s Andre and Man’s Best Friend.

- Outtakes

- Easter Eggs

- 3 Visual Effects Demos

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is also available as a Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo+Digital Copy.

This version offers all the same bonus extras as the 2-Disc Blu-ray edition, along with a DVD copy and Digital copy of the movie.

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