The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe DVD/Blu-ray

Editions (Click to order):


Release Dates:

  • 4 April 2006: 1-Disc WS, 1-Disc FS, 2-Disc Collectors
  • 20 Nov 2006: Extended Edition (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006: Extended Edition (US)
  • 13 May 2008: Blu-ray

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DVD Easter Egg (Disc 2)

  • Turkish Delight: Highlight “Anatomy of a Scene: The Melting River” and navigate LEFT.

(We have been unable to locate the “Turkish Delight” video on the LWW Blu-ray. If you find it, let us know!)

COMPARING EDITIONS: Not sure which one is for you?

DVD: 1-Disc vs. 2-Disc

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Widescreen The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Special Edition

Both editions include:

  • Audio Commentary: Director Andrew Adamson and the four Pevensie actors
  • Audio Commentary: Director Andrew Adamson, Producer Mark Johnson, Production Designer Roger Ford
  • Discover Narnia Fun Facts
  • The Bloopers of Narnia

In addition to the above, the 2-Disc edition includes:

  • Creatures of the World
  • Explore Narnia
  • Legends in Time
  • Chronicles of a Director
  • The Children’s Magic Journey
  • From One Man’s Mind
  • Cinematic Storytellers: Richard Taylor, Howard Berger, Isis Mussenden, Roger Ford, Don McAlpine, Sim Evan-Jones, Harry Gregson-Williams, Mark Johnson.
  • Creating Creatures: White Witch, Aslan, Tumnus, Wolves, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Ankle Slicers, Ginarrbrik, Beavers, Satyrs, Goblins.
  • Anatomy of a Scene: The Melting River

DVD: 1-Disc Widescreen vs. 1-Disc Fullscreen

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Widescreen The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Full Screen

  • The only difference between these two editions is the aspect ratio.
  • The Widescreen version presents the movie in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio (the way it was seen in theaters).
  • The Fullscreen version presents the movie with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which cuts off parts of the left and right sides of the frame, but expands the top and bottom.

Widescreen vs. Fullscreen

(The 2-Disc and Extended editions are only available in Widescreen)

4-Disc Extended Edition vs. 2-Disc Collector’s Edition

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Extended Edition The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Special Edition

  • The Extended Edition (EE) features a cut of the film that is eight minutes longer (this is the only version of the film on this release). It also includes an introduction by Director Andrew Adamson. A complete description of the added material is included in our review.
  • The EE includes all the extras from the 2-Disc edition, and more. Discs 3 and 4 are exclusive to the EE.
  • EE Disc 3 is a documentary called “C.S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia.”
  • EE Disc 4 includes a unique behind-the-scenes look at the film called “Visualizing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” as the main feature. It also has a new video called “Anatomy of a Scene: Behind the Battle,” and concept artwork.
  • The Extended Edition Gift Set includes two highly detailed bookends of Lucy and Tumnus

Advantages of Blu-ray Disc:

Disney Blu-ray Disc

  • The main attraction to the Blu-ray Disc is that it presents the movie in High Definition. A Blu-ray Disc can store five times as much information as a DVD, and this results in far superior video and audio quality.
  • The LWW Blu-ray Disc includes one feature that is not on any of the DVD releases: “The Battle for Narnia Interactive Game.” It also includes “Anatomy of a Scene: Behind the Battle,” which first appeared on Disc 4 of the Extended Edition.
  • Over the past few years, Disney has earned a reputation for producing some of the finest quality Blu-ray Discs, and constantly pushing the limits of the format.

Learn more about Blu-ray Disc

NOTE: In order to experience a movie in High Definition, you must have all of the following:
1) A Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3
2) An HDMI or Component cable
3) A High-Definition Television
4) The movie on Blu-ray Disc