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Beyond the Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman
Beyond the Golden Compass The Magic of Philip Pullman
Actor: James Hayward Brinkley
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 10min

Unlock the astonishing truths and hidden meanings inside the pages of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, the best-selling fantasy novel that has captured the imagination of millions worldwide. This cutting edge documenta...  more »


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Actor: James Hayward Brinkley
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Creators: Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Bill Schwartz, Cathie Labrador, Michael Rosenberg, William A. Schwartz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2007
Original Release Date: 11/20/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 11/20/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

LINDA P. (fan-of-fantasy) from GARLAND, TX
Reviewed on 2/26/2010...
Not quite what I had expected or hoped for, but an interesting look at Philip Pullman nonetheless...

Movie Reviews

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Compusurge | New York City | 08/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recently read information about this production and from what I can tell, this looks like it ought to be fantastic for Pullman fans. It's not planned as a 'behind the scenes / making of the movie', but instead is planned as a background historicial exploration of the characters, demons, and general storyline development, delving deeply into the work of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials". It should provide a solid understanding for anyone planning on either reading the book or seeing the upcoming film release in Decemeber of Gold Compass.

Updated: 12/16/07

All the hoopla, the New Line suit mentioned in the other review, and this DVD HAS come to the market. It's exactly what I thought/heard it would be, a deeper exploration into Pullman's literature that provides further understanding of the characters, plots and sub-plots. All great literature deserves third party analysis, and this DVD is the first to provide such in good fashion, opening up thought, debate, etc. I do hope New Line makes more of this trilogy, as it's great reading, and well worthy of the kind of discussion that this KOCH Vision outsider's view is then peremitted to provide.

Cheers from across the pond!"
DVD may not ship as expected
Phillip Daquila | 11/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD may be held up this week from shipping, based on the hearing before a judge in the copyright infringement claim.
New Line Cinema Corp. has sought a court injunction in its $10 million copyright infringement suit to block this documentary from being released.
This is not a review but I thought it may be helpful to customers to follow the news on this interesting story."
Beyond's Golden Compass
PR_Alien | East to LA | 01/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

Good DVD to view before watching the big screen movie.
Will give you a better idea on how and why it was made.