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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

In Movie Theaters:Friday, December 7, 2007      
On Blu-ray & DVD:Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Companies: New Line Cinema
Rating:

PG-13

for sequences of fantasy violence.

Storyline

Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in a fantasy adventure of parallel worlds, witches, warring bears and shape-shifting animals.

Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives happily in Jordan College, Oxford, playing with local boys and terrorizing the professors. However, when Lyra overhears scholars discussing a plot against her uncle, Lord Asriel, centering on a mysterious substance called Dust, her curiosity is roused. Soon Lyra is in over her head as she uncovers a frightening plot and a whole new world of possibilities.


Oscar Nominations of 2007:
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Art Direction
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Additional Notes:

Described as darker in tone than the "Harry Potter" books, the series tackles themes of childhood, innocence and sin, and combines magic, science and theology.

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