Directed by Brad Siberling, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS follows the Baudelaire orphans--Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and baby Sunny (played by twins Kara and Shelby Hoffman)--as they are followed by the wicked Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). A distant relative and an awful actor, Olaf is determined to claim the fortune willed to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, whose parents died in a mysterious fire. Enigmatic author Lemony Snicket (Jude Law) recounts the adventures of the three children as they change hands from the conniving Olaf to the reptile-loving Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) to Aunt Josephine (Meryl Steep), who lives in fear of just about everything. An adaptation that condenses the first three books in the series--THE BAD BEGINNING, THE REPTILE ROOM, and THE WIDE WINDOW--into one instalment, the film captures the darkly humorous tone of the popular children's novels by Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler). Carrey clearly has fun with his intentionally over-the-top role as the villain, while the young actors embody their resourceful characters wonderfully. The true star of the film, however, may be the production design of Rick Heinrichs (SLEEPY HOLLOW), which creates a visually stunning world filled with gothic mansions and ramshackle houses. By keeping the heart of the eccentric books intact, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS proves to be an usually inventive and quirky Hollywood film.
Audio Commentary By Director Brad Silberling
Audio Commentary By Director Brad Silberling With The Real Lemony Snicket!
Deleted Scenes And Outtakes
'Building A Bad Actor': a look at the process of creating Olaf's characters
'Interactive Olaf': an interactive look at costumes and character tests enabling the viewer to choose from four different Jim Carrey monologues
'Making The Baudelaire Children Miserable': the casting of the actors to play the Baudelaire orphans
'Count Olaf's Ghost Story' easter egg (hidden feature): Jim Carrey entertains cast and crew with an improvised ghost story that only he, as Olaf, could possibly pull-off!
Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages - English, Hungarian
Subtitles - English SDH, Hungarian
Region 2 & 4 / PAL / Colour
Running Time 103 Minutes