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CONTEST: Win Hitchiker's Guide On DVD & Check Out the Special Web Event!

By Brian B. — September 13th, 2005

Movie PictureTouchstone Home Entertainment presents The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the hilarious comedy-adventure movie based on the world-wide best-selling book by Douglas Adams, available on DVD and on UMDTM (Universal Media Disc) video format that plays on the new PSPTM (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system, on September 13. Twenty years in the making, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a dazzling cinematic mix of science fiction, comedy, adventure and philosophy that became the nation's #1 box-office winner during its first week of release. On DVD, this enormously entertaining adventure will include never-before-seen bonus features, including deleted scenes, deleted scenes spoofs, a making-of featurette, audio commentaries, "Marvin's Hangman" game, and hilarious sing along.

In celebration of this fantastic sci-fi extravaganza coming to DVD today, we're giving away copies of the DVD, the Hitchhiker's Book, and some towels from the film to some lucky MovieWeb readers!

CLICK HERE to enter the contest right now!

Also is celebration of this release, Buena Vista has unleashed a special one day web event over at the film's official site. Head on over right now for a 'site-altering' event which gives people a secret password to get all sorts of cool exclusive downloads.

{http://switch.atdmt.com/action/hitchhikers_grassroots|CLICK HERE FOR THE HITCHHIKER'S SPECIAL ONE DAY WEB EVENT!}

The unforgettable characters that Douglas Adams created come to life through the work of an outstanding ensemble cast. Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,) Mos Def (The Italian Job, "Something The Lord Made") Zooey Deschanel (Elf), Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, "The Office"), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Warwick Davis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Anna Chancellor (The Dreamers), Alan Rickman ("Harry Potter" series), Helen Mirren ("Prime Suspect"), Stephen Fry (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) all contribute stellar performances.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will be available on DVD and UMD for PSP at $29.99 (S.R.P.). Available on DVD in both widescreen and fullscreen formats.

DVD Special Features

- THE MAKING OF The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

- ADDITIONAL GUIDE ENTRY An extra entry from the "Guidebook" seen in the film

- DELETED SCENES

- FAKE DELETED SCENES

- SING ALONG "So Long & Thanks For All The Fish"

- AUDIO COMMENTARIES Commentary by Executive Producer Robbie Stamp and Douglas Adams colleague Sean Solle. Commentary by Director Garth Jennings, Producer Nick Goldsmith and Actors Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy.

- MARVIN'S HANGMAN A word game using the lovably depressed Marvin the Robot as the hangman.

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it all begins with Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), a typical guy having a very bad day. Arthur's house is about to be bulldozed, his best friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def) turns out to be an alien and, to top things off, it appears that Planet Earth will be demolished in mere minutes to make way for a hyperspace freeway. When Ford hitches a ride on a passing spacecraft, he takes Arthur along and a great adventure begins.

Jetting off into the complete unknown, Arthur makes some major discoveries about the true nature of the universe. Among them, he learns that a towel is the most massively useful thing a person can carry, and that Vogons are ridiculous-looking bureaucrats who are good at absolutely nothing except destroying the Earth in the name of progress.

Armed with a handy copy of the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur finds his way to the spaceship Heart of Gold and meets the two-faced President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell), beautiful former Earth girl Trillian (Zooey Deschanel) and their hilariously depressed robot Marvin (voiced by Alan Rickman). As they trek across the universe, they meet such characters as the giant computer Deep Thought (voiced by Helen Mirren), the planet builder Slartibartfast (Bill Nighy) and the off-beat intergalactic preacher Humma Kavula (John Malkovich).

While searching for the meaning of life and a good cup of tea, Arthur discovers such wonders as the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the Infinite Improbability Drive, and the hilarious Point of View Gun. But with Trillion he discovers that the most powerful force in the universe may be love.

Based on the book by Douglas Adams. Screenplay by Douglas Adams and Karey Kirkpatrick. Directed by Garth Jennings.

Watch clips from this DVD release!

Deleted Scene

Sing Along Song

Making Of

Dont't forget to also check out: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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