"Race to Witch Mountain" DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
August 11, 2009

We love to watch movies in our family. I am always excited to find a movie that we can watch together with the kids. We had the opportunity to review “Race to Witch Mountain (Two-Disc Extended Edition + Digital Copy).” It was a fun, adventure-filled movie that my whole family enjoyed. I am definitely happy to own this movie!
On August 4, 2009, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released “Race to Witch Mountain” on DVD and Blu-Ray. Inspired by the original “Escape to Witch Mountain” (a Disney Classic), this new movie is filled with special effects, action, and family-friendly thrills. “Race to Witch Mountain” stars Dwayne Johnson (The Game Plan, Get Smart), AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabitha), Alexander Ludwig (The Seeker: The Dark is Rising), Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Ciaran Hinds (The Tale of Despereaux, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Chris Marquette (Just Friends), Billy Brown (Lakeview Terrace), Cheech Marin (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), and Garry Marshall (“The Simpsons”), with special appearances by Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, who played Tina and Tony, the siblings who hold the fate of the world in their hands in the classic Disney films.

In “Race to Witch Mountain,” a Las Vegas taxi driver Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) gets pulled into an adventure of a lifetime when two mysterious teens ask him to drive them deep into the Nevada desert. Jack agrees to take them to the destination, especially when they prove to him they can pay him the money it would cost for the trip. They drive to Witch Mountain, a shadowy government outpost devoted to studying inexplicable phenomena – including UFO sightings. However, his teen passengers are far from ordinary teens. With an adversary on their trail, Sara and Seth display supernatural abilities and Jack becomes a reluctant hero as helps them evade their pursuer. Jack begins to realize that his passengers are actually here to help save the world!

Original Cast

That Direction

Eddie Albert

The Truth


Hidden Passage

Behind the Scenes – Bloopers

Car Chase



Both the Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and two-disc DVD editions of Race to Witch Mountain include these exciting bonus features:

• Deleted Scenes – With commentary by director Andy Fickman
• Bloopers – Dwayne Johnson and the cast crack up over on-set mistakes.
• Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
• Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go

Exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus features include:

• BACKSTAGE DISNEY: Which Mountain? – Director Andy Fickman reveals the film’s hidden references to the original movies, Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain.
• D-Box – Viewers equipped with a D-BOX™ Integrated Motion System will be able to experience a whole new dimension while watching this movie.

STREET DATE: August 4, 2009
Pricing: 1-Disc DVD: $35.99 SRP
2-Disc DVD: $44.99 SRP
3-Disc BD Combo Pack: $51.99 SRP
Feature run time:
Rated: PG
Bonus Materials Not Rated
Technical specifications may only apply to feature.
Aspect ratio: DVD: Widescreen (2.35:1) – Enhanced for 16X9 Televisions
Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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