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  • Published: [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (112 min. each side) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: French
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0767811062
  • 043396400191

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The city of lost children = : La cité des enfants perdus

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Call number: DVD FLC-FRE City

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Features include theatrical trailer; production notes; talent files; commentary by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ron Perlman; costume design gallery by Jean-Paul Gaultier; and production sketch gallery.

Originally made as a motion picture in 1995 in France with the participation of German and Spanish production companies.

Side A: Widescreen version (1.85:1 ratio); side B: Full-screen version formatted to fit a TV.

Ron Perman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Genevieve Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mossé, Serge Merlin, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Rufus, Ticky Holgado.

This fantastically-twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan.

DVD (2-sided), NTSC, hi-fi Dolby surround stereo.

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