PERCY JACKSON & THE
Modern and mythical worlds collide in a heroic epic adventure when Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 29 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, the film follows trouble-prone Percy Jackson who finds himself having problems in high school… but that’s the least of his challenges. It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus have walked out of the pages of his Greek mythology texts and into his life, and they’re not happy – Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Learning he is the son of Poseidon, the young teen finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, and embarks on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high
school - but that's the least of his challenges. It's the
21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have
walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and
into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is
Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod -
half human, half god. At the same time, the powerful gods on
Olympus are feuding, which could launch a war enveloping our
Now, Percy must prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, and
the stakes couldn't be higher.
With ominous storm clouds brewing over Earth and his own
life now in peril, Percy travels to a special enclave called
Camp Half Blood, where he trains to harness his newly
discovered powers and prevent a devastating war among the
gods. There, Percy meets two fellow demigods - the warrior
Annabeth, who is searching for her mother, the goddess
Athena; and his friend and protector, Grover, who is
actually a brave but untested satyr.
Grover and Annabeth then join Percy on an incredible
transcontinental odyssey that takes them six hundred stories
above New York City (the portal to Mount Olympus) and to the
iconic Hollywood sign, under which burn the fires of the
Underworld. At journey's end rests the fate of the world -
and the life of Percy's mother Sally, whom Percy must rescue
from the depths of Hell itself.
Percy Jackson: Half human. Half god. All hero!
DVD: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thiefis presented in
a widescreen format with a 2.35:1 aspect ration. The
transfer looks clean, judging from the watermark screening
received it is very difficult to determine the real quality
of the video, however I wont doubt that the final product
will be just fine. The picture is
complemented with a 5.1 English Dolby digital sound with
Spanish, French and English subtitles.
In terms of special
features the DVD doesn't include much. It includes five deleted
scenes that don't add anything interesting to the movie, A short
but interesting behind-the-scene featurette “Bringing The Book To Life”,
in which the filmmakers and the cast talk about the film.
Finally it also includes a “Discover Your Powers” quiz,
which is more for hard core fans of the book.
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby
Digital Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
French - Optional
5 Extended and Deleted Scenes
Discover Your Powers Quiz
The Book Comes To Life
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