[2-disc special edition].
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Christopher Paolini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Disc 1: Director's commentary with Stefen Fangmeier ; Disc 2: Gil'ead (Pronounciation/background with 6 stills; extended and deleted scenes (with optional commentary by Stefen Fangmeier); Carvahall ("Inside the inheritance trilogy: the magic of 'Eragon'" featurette; prologue: "The storyteller's scroll"; chapter one: Realizing Alagaesia; Chaper two: The destined roles; Chapter three: From Carvahall to Farthen Dur)); Daret (The inhabitants of Alagaesia; the dragon riders; Saphira; Arya; Durza, The Urgals; The Ra'zac); The spine (Vision of 'Eragon' with optional commentary by director Stefen Fangmeier; Arya's ambush - original animatec sequence; vision of 'Eragon': conceptual art gallery); Teirm (Original storybyards; Saphira hatches; raising The Ra'zac; Brom's tale).
Director of photography, Hugh Johnson ; editors, Roger Barton, Chris Lebenzon ; music, Patrick Doyle ; costume designers, Kym Barrett, Carlo Poggioli ; production designer, Wolf Kroeger ; special effects supervisor, Gerd Feuchter.
Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund, Alun Armstrong, Chris Egan, Gary Lewis, Djimon Hounsou.
Voice of Saphira, Rachel Weisz.
Eragon is an orphaned farm boy whose destiny is sealed forever when a mystic stone chooses him for its keeper. This is no ordinary stone, this is the last surviving egg of the dragon race. Eragon is now the new Dragon Rider, the boy who will be a savior to the repressed peoples of the Kingdom. The Kingdom is ruled by the wicked King Galbatorix and his evil wizard Durza. Eragon, together with his mentor, Brom, the gracious dragon Saphira and the beautiful Princess Arya learn more about themselves, their responsibilities and their destinies.
MPAA rating: PG; for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround.
English, French or Spanish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.