‘Lemony Snicket's' DVD Full of Fortunate Extras14 Feb, 2005 By: Brendan Howard
It will surely be fortunate for fans that more than five hours of extras — not including commentaries — will pack the April 26 DVD release of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The film, which had a series of fortunate days at the box office for a total of $116.7 million, will be available as a single DVD, a two-DVD set or rental-priced VHS. All of them prebook March 15.
In addition to two commentaries — one with director Brad Silberling and another with Silberling and the “Real Lemony Snicket” (book series author Daniel Handler) — there are 15 deleted scenes (“Dismal Deletions” and “Obnoxious Outtakes”), photo galleries and featurettes on special effects, sound design (“You Probably Shouldn't Listen to These”) and other aspects of the making of the film.
Jim Carrey stars in the book-turned-film as Count Olaf, who becomes the guardian of the trio of Baudelaire children after their parents die in a fire. Of course, no one with the name Count Olaf can be good, so it's no surprise when the fiend plots to steal the children's fortune. It co-stars Billy Connolly and Meryl Streep as other temporary guardians of the orphans.