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Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson And The Lightning ThiefThe highly entertaining fantasy
  adventure film Percy Jackson And
  The Lightning Thief
scores high
  as mythology clashes with the 21st
  Century, setting Gods at loggerheads,
  unleashing all manner of dangerous
  creatures and causing mega-problems
  for a young demigod called Percy
  who is unaware of his real identity

WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE THEFT OF THE LIGHTNING BOLT belonging to Zeus (the versatile Sean Bean: Sharpe; Lord Of The Rings) comes an adventure that will literally shake up Heaven, Earth and the underworld as a far-from-ordinary boy takes on the Gods themselves when he finds he is falsely accused of stealing.

Seemingly average American High School student Percy Jackson (teen heart-throb Logan Lerman: 3:10 To Yuma) has no idea that he is to incur the wrath of the Gods, his life is in grave danger and that his long-absent father is about to make a dramatic appearance.

Percy's gentle mother Sally (Catherine Keener) is unhappily married to gross, low-life Gabe Ugliano (Joe Pantoliano) and Percy detests his stepfather. But Sally and Percy will find out that life can get a lot worse — Mount Olympus will have no peace until the bolt is back in its rightful place.

The finger of suspicion points directly at Percy, bringing him to the attention not only of Zeus but also of the underworld ruled by the diabolical Hades (Steve Coogan: Night At The Museum 2; Tropic Thunder) who will leave no stone unturned to find the bolt and use it for his own dark purposes.

Percy is coming to realise that not everyone is what they seem as at school he falls foul of a ferocious fury, only to be rescued by an unexpected ally. He then discovers that his real father is none other than the God Poseidon (Kevin McKidd: Trainspotting, Gray's Anatomy) and therefore he is a demigod.

Hades wants to find the lightning rod before the Gods can and realising the importance of Percy's dangerous task, his mother takes him to Camp Half-Blood to fulfil his destiny. It is a destiny that is to take him to the very depths of the underworld in the company of the remarkable Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario: Law And Order; All My Children) who is the daughter of the Goddess Athena and a satyr called Grover (Brandon T Jackson: Fast And Furious; The Day The Earth Stood Still).

Facing danger at every turn as he battles frightening creatures that include the blood-thirsty Minotaur and the evil Medusa (Uma Thurman: My Super Ex-Girlfriend; Batman And Robin), Percy and his friends must face the challenges of Earth, Heaven and the underworld, searching high and low to find the real thief who stole the lightning bolt and get it back to Zeus before the Summer Solstice.

But Hades has kidnapped Sally and is holding her to ransom in exchange for the lightning bolt. Will Percy avoid being turned into stone, outsmart the seductive Lotus Eaters and help his mother to escape from Hades? And will he find the lightning bolt in time to return it to Olympus and pacify the battling Greek Gods? Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief is an exciting blend of fantasy, adventure and enough thrilling action to keep you riveted.

Based on the best-selling books by Rick Riordan, this fast-paced adventure features an all-star cast that includes: Pierce Brosnan (Mamma Mia; James Bond) as Mr Brunner/Chiron; Rosario Dawson (Alexander; Sin City) as Persephone and Jake Abel (The Lovely Bones) as Luke, son of Hermes. Also featuring: Dmitri Lekkos as Apollo; Stefanie von Pfetten as Demeter; One Grauer as Artemis; Erica Cerra as Hera; Dylan Neal as Hermes; Luke Camilleri as Dionysus; Maria Olsen as Miss Dodds/Fury; and Violet Irene Columbus as Nymph Warrior.

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief was produced by Michael Barnathan, Mark Morgan, Guy Oseary, Mark Radcliffe, Karen Rosenfelt and Thomas M Hammel (Executive Producer); Writers are Craig Titley (Screenplay) and Rick Riordan (Novel); Original Music is by Christopher Beck; Supervising Art Direction by Sandi Tanaka; Costume Design by Renée April; Sculptor (Special Effects) is Andy Aitken; and the film is Directed by legendary fantasy Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter; The Goonies).

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief will be released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on 5 July 2010 and will be available to buy as a Blu-ray Triple Play including a hi-def Blu-ray disc for home viewing, a DVD for the youngsters and a Digital Copy Disc for watching on the go — a complete collection for the ultimate family viewing experience. Running Time: 105 Minutes | Certificate: PG | DVD Price: £19.99 | DVD+Blu-ray Triple Pack: £24.99.

DVD Special Features: Digital Copy

Blu-ray Special Features: Deleted Scenes | Secrets Of The Gods Featurette | Discover Your Powers Quiz | Inside Camp Half-Blood Featurette | On Set With Brandon T Jackson Featurette | Meet The DemiGods Featurettes | Composing For The gods: A Conversation With Christophe Beck | BD Live Extras.

"Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief is an exciting blend of fantasy, adventure and enough thrilling action to keep you riveted" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar