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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Blu Ray

  • Score
    70
    from 2 reviewers
  • Disney's disc excels with stunning visuals, audio, and extras, while the director's awe-inspiring vision and passion for Narnia shine through.

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Blu-ray Front Cover
    2008
    150 min
    PG
    DTS-HD MA
  • Video
    75
  • Disney's 'Prince Caspian' boasts a stunning 1080P, 2.40:1 ratio transfer that dazzles home theaters with its reference-quality, vivid detail, and natural colors.

  • Audio
    75
  • The film's superb 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack delivers from thunderous battles to hushed whispers, with Harry Gregson-Williams’ score and immersive environmental sounds.

  • Extra
    67
  • The Blu-ray boasts HD extras across two discs, including a lively director and cast commentary, plus a featurette on the creation of Narnia's magical beings and landscapes.

  • Movie
    62
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian disappoints, straying from Lewis's vision with excessive directorial liberty, despite an initial promising fidelity.

    DTS-HD MA

    Director: Andrew Adamson

    Actors: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley

    Plot

    One year after their previous adventure, the Pevensie siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy—are whisked back to the magical land of Narnia through a subway station portal. They discover that more than a thousand years have passed in Narnian time since their last visit. Narnia is now ruled by the tyrannical King Miraz, who has usurped the throne from its rightful heir, Prince Caspian, his nephew. To ensure his own son's succession, Miraz seeks to eliminate Caspian. The young prince flees into the forest to escape assassination, where he blows Susan's magic horn to summon help, leading to the return of the Pevensie children.

    The siblings find that Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines, a race of humans who have suppressed Narnia's magical creatures, claiming them to be mere myth. As they traverse this altered landscape, the children reunite with Aslan's loyal subject, the Dwarf Trumpkin, and agree to aid Prince Caspian in gathering a Narnian army. This coalition includes Old Narnians—Talking Beasts, Dwarfs, Centaurs, Fauns, and Giants—who have been driven into hiding. Together, they aim to restore Narnia to its former glory, sparking a quest for freedom and justice. Their journey is fraught with challenges as they prepare to confront King Miraz and reclaim the throne for Prince Caspian.

    Disc Release Date: 2 December 2008

    All Scores & Reviews

    avforums review by AVForums
    • Video
      90
    • Presented in a theatrically correct 2.40:1 ratio, and is of course in 1080P...

    • Audio
      90
    • A superb 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. The film has a very wide range of audio to truly push your system, from the majesty of vicious battle scenes, to whispered conversation...

    • Extra
      80
    • We get two discs of extras with the Blu-ray package, all of which are presented in HD. Disc One gets a commentary with the director Andrew Adamson and the children - with Ben Barnes also making an appearance. Those who heard the commentary on the first film will know what to expect here. The banter between the group is excellent...

    • Movie
      60
    • The Chronicles of Narnia : Prince Caspian is, I am sad to report, less than successful as a film. After such a promising start, Adamson has lost his way here, moving a little away from the original Lewis, and putting rather too much of himself into the film...

    • Total
      80
    • Disney has presented us with a top notch disc, with superb picture and audio and a selection of extras that inform and entertain in equal measure...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Disney once again has a masterful, reference-quality transfer on their hands with Prince Caspian, and home theater owners looking for a bright, highly detailed, naturally-colored transfer to show off their...

    • Audio
      100
    • Arrows whoosh through the soundstage; the film's majestic score, again courtesy of Harry Gregson-Williams, spreads out effortlessly across the front with fine rear-channel support; ambient and environmental...

    • Extra
      80
    • Talking Animals and Walking Trees: The Magical World of Narnia (1080p, 4:51) features a look at the people and techniques that brought the film's creatures to life, and the role of nature in the film....

    • Movie
      80
    • Whereas even the first film, though rather true to the source, featured some embellishments, several arguably necessary for the sake of cinematic spectacle, Prince Caspian introduces several sequences...

    • Total
      90
    • His vision is extraordinary; his directorial style, particularly in these grandiose Narnia movies, is nothing short of awe-inspiring; and his passion for the stories and the filmmaking process, as evidenced...