Discover the magical world of a little boy whose universe collides with a very special family in the poignant film, Martian Child
, arriving on DVD on February 12, 2008, from New Line Home Entertainment.
Based on the award-winning short story, the film follows David, a recently widowed man (John Cusack
; (Say Anything
) who hopes to adopt a fragile young boy, who believes he is from Mars. Undeterred by the special emotional needs of the boy, David quickly accepts the child's differences and the two learn how to open their hearts and embrace the power of love.
The ensemble cast includes Amanda Peet
(The Whole Ten Yards
, Something's Gotta Give
), Joan Cusack
(Toy Story II
, School of Rock
), Oliver Platt
(Doctor Dolittle, The Three Musketeers), Anjelica Huston
, The Addams Family
) and Bobby Coleman (Must Love Dogs
, Friends with Money
) as the Martian Child. The DVD edition will include a producer and writer commentary, a never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes look at working with a child star and "The Real Martian Child" featurette.
John Cusack stars in this "inspirational and uplifting journey" (Cynthia Wickenkamp, Starz Entertainment
) as a lonely science-fiction writer who adopts a boy who claims to be from Mars. With the help of his quirky friend (Amanda Peet) and his sister (Joan Cusack), this new father discovers that being a parent means anything is possible.
DVD Special Features*
• Audio commentary with producers Corey Sienega and David Kirschner as well as writers Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins
• "Handle With Care: Working with The Martian Child" documentary
• "The Real Martian Child" featurette
• Deleted scenes
• Theatrical trailer
• 16x9 widescreen (2.35) version of the film
• English Dolby Digital 5.1
• English 2.0 Stereo Surround
• Spanish subtitles
• Closed captions
*DVD special features subject to change.
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