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Based on the book The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Videodisc release of the 2011 motion picture.
Bonus features: Shoot the moon: the making of Hugo; previews.
Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee.
Tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen, enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
I read the book with my daughter a few years back and was hesitant to see the movie. The books illustrations were so superb I was sure the movie would be a disappointment. Well, I was wrong. The movie was beautifully crafted and one we are sure to own.
This one is destined to become a family classic. I watched it with a group of folks aged 10-80, and all of us enjoyed it. The cinamatography is breathtaking and the characters steal your heart. I wasn't sure if this would keep the 10 year olds attention (being of the "historical fiction" genre), but I shouldn't have worried about it...she was enthralled by the story.