Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Would You Like Stardust in Your Eyes?

The multi-talented Neil Gaiman wrote Stardust in 1998 and it was adapted for the big screen in 2007. I have a copy of the just released Blu-ray edition of Stardust for a commenter to be drawn at random. Just tell me what your favourite Neil Gaiman book is or if you haven't read Neil, what is your favourite fantasy film. Contest is open until September 20 for US residents only.

You can view the movie trailer at The Internet Movie Database  and visit the Official Movie Site which has some tremendous material.  I saw the film when it was first released and found it to be entertaining and fun.

Here is the official press release with additional details.


Fantastical Adventure Debuts on Blu-ray September 7, 2010 Featuring Deleted Scenes, a Blooper Reel, Extensive Making Of Featurette, a New Commentary and More...

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Prepare for a magical journey filled with witches, pirates, maidens and true love as STARDUST makes its Blu-ray debut on September 7, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The epic adventure stars Claire Danes as Yvaine, the embodiment of a fallen star, who is pursued by the youthful and inexperienced Tristan (Charlie Cox) because he believes that retrieving the star will win him the heart of the village beauty (Sienna Miller). But a ruthless witch named Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer) has other plans for Yvaine—she intends to eat her heart to gain eternal youth. As Tristan attempts to protect Yvaine, they encounter a number of wildly entertaining characters, including Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro), a much-feared seafarer who is partial to performing the can-can. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, the rollicking fairy tale is filled with action, humor and stunning visuals and will leave viewers believing in the power of true love.

The STARDUST Blu-ray features “Crossing the Wall: The Making of Stardust”, a new behind-the-scenes documentary that takes viewers on a journey into the supernatural kingdom of Stormhold, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, as well as a new commentary by writer and director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman and a new featurette entitled “Nothing is True...”.

The STARDUST Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, German 5.1 Dolby Digital, Castilian Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin American Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Italian 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Danish, German, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish subtitles. The disc includes the following new bonus features:
  • Commentary by writer and director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman
  • Crossing the Wall: The Making of Stardust (HD)
  • The Quest for the Stone…
  • A Portal to Another World…
  • What Do Stars Do?
  • A Quest of Enormous Importance…
  • Have You Seen a Fallen Star?
  • Nothing Is True…
The following previously released bonus features are also included on the disc:
  • • Deleted Scenes
  • • Blooper Reel
  • • Theatrical Trailer (HD)
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Street date: September 7, 2010
Pricing: $29.99 U.S.
Runtime: 127 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for fantasy violence and some risqué humor
Canadian Rating: PG not recommended for young children—violence


  1. My favorite Neil Gaimen book is The Graveyard Book

  2. I have not read any of his books. My favorite fantasy movie is The Return of the King.

  3. I too read The Graveyard book, thought it was pretty interesting.

  4. No need to enter me, I already own this--just wanted to say it is a GREAT movie! :D


  5. American Gods is by far my favorite.

  6. I love Neverwhere. :)


  7. This was my first Neil Gimen pieces and I have to say it is one of me all time favs!

  8. I love this movie!!

    My favorite Gaiman book (so far... I have others to read!) is probably Good Omens...

  9. Me- Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader

    Husband- American Gods

    Kids- Coraline (book first then movie) and Stardust (movie).

    Essentially Gaiman can write anything and somebody in my household will read it!

  10. My favourite Neil Gaimen book would be Stardust with Neverwhere as a close second. I absolutely love this movie! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Oh, I just loved Stardust--such a lovely story (and, for once, a decent adaptation of a book!). I think it may be my favorite Gaiman book, with American Gods a close second.

  12. Well, of course I love Avatar! And the entire Lord of the Rings series! I've never read Gaimen yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I'll go with Neverwhere. Others on my To Read list still.

  14. Oh I love Giaman. I've read stardust and seen the movie both awesome. I've read The Graveyard book which I have to say would be my fav and I've also read Anansi Boys. His next book I really want to read is American Gods.


  15. Its hard when it comes to Neil because I am an addict. It began with the Sandman comics which continue to be one of my favorite series of all time. As far as his books go, I adore the Graveyard Book. Good Omens with Terry Pratchett makes me laugh out loud and Stardust itself isnt too bad. If you like comics I would suggest Marvel 1602 which I thought was clever seeing your favorite superheros as they would be in 1602, and Signal to Noise beyond his Sandman stuff. Signal to Noise has artwork from Dave McKean and plus I heart Dave as well because of their collaboration which brought forth Mirrormask, a wonderful not often seen film.

    Nah I am not a Neil Gaiman fan.

  16. Avatar is my favorite fantasy movie this year. I have not read any Neil Gaimen books but I may have to go find Coraline.


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