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Alex Rider [videorecording] : Operation Stormbreaker /

by Horowitz, Anthony; Samuelson, Marc; Samuelson, Peter; Christian, Steven; Grosch, Andreas; Sax, Geoffrey; Bolger, Sarah; Coltrane, Robbie; Fry, Stephen; Lewis, Damian; McGregor, Ewan; Nighy, Bill; Okonedo, Sophie; Pettyfer, Alex; Pyle, Missi; Rourke, Mickey; Serkis, Andy; Silverstone, Alicia; Weinstein Company; Isle of Man Film Commission; UK Film Council; Entertainment Film Distributors; VIP 4 Medienfonds; Samuelson Productions; Moving Picture Company Limited; Rising Star Entertainment (Firm); Genius Products, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, c2006Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1594443742 :; 9781594443749.Language note: English (Dolby 5.1) or French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 5/18/2010 (sl)Other title: Operation Stormbreaker; Stormbreaker.Subject(s): DVD- Video discs | Rider, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Spies -- England -- Drama | Intelligence officers -- England -- Drama | Intelligence service -- England -- Drama | Great Britain. MI6 -- Drama | England -- Drama | Rider, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Spies -- Drama | Intelligence service -- Drama | Espías -- Inglaterra -- Teatro | Misiones -- Inglaterra -- Teatro | Rider, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Spies -- England -- Drama | Intelligence officers -- England -- Drama | Intelligence service -- England -- Drama | Great Britain. MI6 -- Drama | England -- Drama | Feature films | Adventure films | Youth -- Feature | Adventure -- Feature | Feature films | Adventure filmsCast: Sarah Bolger, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damiean Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Pettyfer, Missi Pyle, Mickey Rourke, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone.Summary: Alex Rider has been trained since birth for a career as a spy. It's not until his beloved uncle, Ian Rider, dies that Alex learns of his intended purpose in life. At just 14, Alex is not sure he can do all that is required of a super spy. Without much choice he is taken under the wing of Britain's secret intelligence service. The Special Operations Division of the MI6 sends Alex on a mission which could save or cost millions their lives. As Alex embarks on his greatest challenge yet, he learns all is not as it seems. Equipped with super spy training, Alex is prepared to deal with whatever comes his way.
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An outwardly ordinary teenager finds himself suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances upon discovering that his entire youth was part of an elaborate plan to create the perfect super spy in director Geoffrey Sax's action-packed adaptation of author Anthony Horowitz's best-selling series of novels featuring an adolescent secret agent. Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) always though that his kindly uncle Ian (Ewan McGregor) was your average, everyday nondescript bank manager, but when Ian was murdered by notorious assassin Yassen Gregorovich (Damian Lewis), everything young Alex thought he knew would be forever changed by one simple bullet. A deadly martial artist, skilled linguist, steady-handed mountaineer, and deadeye marksman, Alex realizes that his uncle has been secretly training him in the art of espionage when he is recruited by MI6 Special Operations agents Mr. Blunt (Bill Nighy) and Mrs. Jones (Sophie Okonedo). It seems that billionaire Darius Sayle (Mickey Rourke) has generously offered to donate a complimentary Stormbreaker supercomputer to every school in Britain, but while his philanthropic offer is welcomed with open arms by the struggling school system, MI6 fears that something nefarious is afoot. Assigned the task of infiltrating Sayle's impenetrable lair by posing as the winner of a computer magazine contest, Alex makes the acquaintance of shady Sayle sidekicks Mr. Grin (Andy Serkis) and Nadia Vole (Missi Pyle) before getting a special sneak preview of the remarkable Stormbreaker's true powers. His cover subsequently blown, Alex is given a key piece of information regarding the remarkable computer before being thrown to a giant jellyfish by Sayle and his henchmen and left to die just as the prime minister is about to push the button that will activate Stormbreaker computers all across Britain. With no time to spare and the fate of a nation hanging in the balance, Alex must now enlist the help of his trusted housekeeper Jack Starbright (Alicia Silverstone) and faithful classmate Sabina Pleasure (Sarah Bolger) in ensuring that the Stormbreaker system is not activated and revealing Sayle for the true villain that he is before the young super spy's breathless first mission becomes his fatal last. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 5/18/2010 (sl)

DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English (Dolby 5.1) or French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles.

Sarah Bolger, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damiean Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Pettyfer, Missi Pyle, Mickey Rourke, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone.

Director of photography, Chris Seager ; editor, Andrew MacRitchie ; music, Alan Parker ; costume designer, John Bloomfield ; production designer, Ricky Eyres ; special effects supervisor, Paul Dunn ; visual effects supervisor, Tom Debenham.

Based on the original novel in the best-selling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.

MPAA rating: PG.

Alex Rider has been trained since birth for a career as a spy. It's not until his beloved uncle, Ian Rider, dies that Alex learns of his intended purpose in life. At just 14, Alex is not sure he can do all that is required of a super spy. Without much choice he is taken under the wing of Britain's secret intelligence service. The Special Operations Division of the MI6 sends Alex on a mission which could save or cost millions their lives. As Alex embarks on his greatest challenge yet, he learns all is not as it seems. Equipped with super spy training, Alex is prepared to deal with whatever comes his way.

Special features: "From page to screen" featurette; "The stunts" featurette; "The horse chase" featurette; "Creating the VFX for Sayler Tower" featurette; "Casting Alex" featurette; "Martial arts master Donnie Yen" featurette; trailer.

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