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How to Train Your Dragon (2-Disc Edition - Double DVD Pack)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Gerard Butler, America Ferrara Jay Baruchel
  • Directors: Chris Sanders Dean DeBlois
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Dreamworks Animation
  • Release Date: Oct. 15 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B003YCB9HY
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Synopsis A winner with fans and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON delivers "thrilling action adventure" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) in a timeless movie that's also "funny and touching" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Toothless and Hiccup - unlikely friends and heroes - lead dragons and Vikings to unite in the ultimate battle for survival. "DreamWorks has topped itself" (Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine) with visually stunning animation, an outstanding cast and a wonderful original story. DRAGONS is sure to delight as "a great adventure for all ages!" (Ben Lyons, E!).

Disc 1 Special Features Viking-Sized Cast The Technical Artistry of Dragon Filmmakers' Commentary

Disc 2 Legend of the Bonekapper Dragon Special Features Deleted Scenes The Story Behind the Story Racing for the Gold How to Draw a Dragon Your Viking Profile

DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox

Dragon Activity Center (DVD-Rom)

Build Your Own Dragons

Viking Zone

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I was so skeptical when I first watched this movie. I thought it was a romp for children, and I am 50 something, so it took some doing to try it out. This is now my all time favorite animated movie - even winning out over my previous favorites of Miyazake - and that is saying a lot, as I consider Miyazake the King of animation. This movie is so well done, the story is fabulous; humorous, touching, romantic, adventuresome, breathtaking, thrilling. The facial expressions, the narrative so perfect. I have watched this movie over and over again, especially the part where Toothless and Hiccup become friends. This must become a classic scene, and a cult movie for sure.
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I love animation because, when the artistry is visually stunning, it is delightful for your eyes. The story is awesome. For the parents that are out there, when you watch this, I didn't think once that Hiccup was a nerd, but he truly is geneous in his creations, and in our society today, with the talk of bullying, Hiccup shows that being a nerd can lead to some incredibly wonderful adventures along with making a unique friend.
Cheers
Lois Howarth
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Video: This 1080p presentation is top-notch, spectacular and eye-catching, with vibrant colours and many fine details. The flying sequence of Hiccup and Astrid on Toothless is a sight to behold. Besides fantastic video, the story line is also top-notch, making one to root for the underdog. If you are an animal lover, you will truly appreciate the delicate details of interaction between Hiccup and the dragon Toothless at the first encounter, seeing how the dragon's head slowly approaching Hiccup's hand to be stroked. The fine detail of the video is awesome, with Toothless cat-like green eyes to Astrid's blonde hair. This is no Pixar film, because the expression of human's face is still not as fluid as those in Pixar's films, like Toy Story, but Dreamworks has improved a lot. (5/5)

Audio: The DTS-HD MA 5.1 is also wonderful with powerful bass. It complemented the video. It makes one totally immersed into the movie. (5/5)

I saw this movie in the IMAX-3D theatre (I still have their "Made in Taiwan" IMAX-3D glasses, displayed in my home theatre) and was charmed by both the video and audio. This is one movie that the whole family will enjoy, again and again. Both the video and audio are top-notch, with a strong heart-warming storyline. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended and a Must-Own.
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Format: Blu-ray
As the majority of DreamWorks animation output consisted of dreck like "Shrek," "Shark Tale," and (shudder) "Bee Movie," this film was a very pleasant shock in how meaningful and well-done it was. Especially since the books it's very loosely based on were lacking in substance and not much better than "Captain Underpants."

"How to Train You Dragon" could have easily gone wrong though. A movie that purports the human respect of dragons, an animal that doesn't exist in the real world, while at the same time presents sheep in an unflattering light, straddles the line of hypocrisy. Where this movie won me and my family over was in how it was willing to sacrifice the protagonist's leg at the very end, thus karmatically matching the wound Hiccup inflicted on Toothless at the beginning, and proving the filmmakers have got the guts to back up their fairy-tale with some reality.

Conversely, this movie's sequel was a hollow, soulless shell. HTTYD2 fully embraces hypocrisy and expands on it by having the dragon-riders use the sheep as "balls" (in Berk's version of "Quidditch"), as if the animals are devoid of feeling, emotional and physical. The movie also rips off the Empire Strikes Back in tone and setting, and tosses in all kinds of idiotically predictable "twists" into the mix just to fool the audience into thinking it was anything more than a cash-grab. Fortunately, the film underperformed at the box office, forcing DreamWorks to delay the third installment a couple of years, and shut down hundreds of animation factories, er, studios, to "revaluate" their approach.

If the first film left you craving more adventures of Hiccup and Toothless, then I recommend buying the first two seasons of the television series (available in four DVD volumes), which is very well done. Just avoid HTTYD2 at all costs, whatever you do.
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Not many animated movies nowadays can achieve anything more than being simply "good". Most are fine, but largely forgettable. This is quite simply a great movie. The DVD itself is straightforward, not over-stuffed with pointless content (or bland). It's a good purchase, and a movie enjoyable for children and adults.
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By The Movie Guy HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Jan. 29 2016
Format: DVD
Hiccup is a Viking ahead of his time. He is able to look at his own society much as an outsider would view it (Similar to "Eric, the Viking"). The village is besieged by dragons, but such is life for a Viking.

Hiccup, as an intellectual Viking creates a weapon that is able to injure the infamous Night Fury Dragon, one that has never been seen by his people. Hiccup tracks the injured dragon on his own, however is unable to slaughter it when it lays defenseless trapped in ropes from his own weapon. Rather he cuts the dragon loose. They become friends as he brings it food. Hiccup splits his time caring from the dragon he names Toothless, and attending dragon school. He learns secrets by about dragons by caring for one.

He applies what he has learned to dragon school, much to the amazement of his fellow students and instructors, becoming a child hero and legend. There is a young blond Viking lass he wants to impress. The plot is predictable and the movie is wonderful.
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