Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [Blu-ray]
by Directed by Chris Columbus
Review by Charles Mohapel
Fox 2000 Pictures Blu-ray ISBN/ITEM#: B002ZG98J6
Date: 24 July 2010 List Price $39.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
If you don't know the name of Percy Jackson, you must not have school age children at home. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series of children's books written by Rick Riordan is to Greek mythology what the "Twilight" series is to vampires and werewolves and the "Harry Potter" books are to magic.
Even though I think this film is ideally suited as family fare in the pre-Christmas or Summer time slots, it was released on February 2, 2010. On the other hand, choosing to release it after Christmas meant it would not be going head to head with more hyped movies and risking being crushed.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on Blu-ray doesn't take itself seriously, nor should you take anything you see as being canon when it comes to Greek mythology in the film, but it sure is a rollicking good time.From official release/information:
3 Disc Combo Pack with Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy
Disc 1: Blu-ray
Promo for the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" books from Disney-Hyperion: "The Lightning Thief", "The Seas of Monsters", "The Titan's Curse", "The Battle of the Labyrinth", and "The Last Olympian".(1:00)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Feature (118:37)
"Secrets of the Gods"
"Discover Your Powers Quiz"
"The Book Comes To Life" with Rick Riordan (Author), Jake Abel ("Luke"), Brandon T. Jackson ("Grover Underwood"), Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson"), Alexandra Daddario ("Annabeth Chase"), and Chris Columbus (Director). (4:24)
"Inside Camp Half-Blood" with Craig Titley (Screenwriter), Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Chris Columbus, Bryan Korenberg (Prop Master), Alexandra Daddario Michael Barnathan (Producer), and Howard Cummings (Production Designer) (5:09)
"On Set with Brandon T. Jackson" featuring Brandon T. Jackson, Logan Lerman, Chris Columbus, and Alexandra Daddario. (5:56)
"Meet the Demigods" with Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Abel. (3:49)
"Composing for the Gods: A Conversation with Christophe Beck" (3:29)
Theatrical Trailer (2:26)
Disc 2: DVD
Promo for the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" books from Disney-Hyperion: "The Lightning Thief", "The Seas of Monsters", "The Titan's Curse", "The Battle of the Labyrinth", and "The Last Olympian". (0:59)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Theatrical Feature (118:29)
Discover Your Powers Quiz
"The Book Comes To Life" (4:23)
Theatrical Trailer (2:24)
Disc 3: Digital Copy
(Source: Fox 2000 Pictures)