The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Country of Origin: United Kingdom, United States
Production year: 2005
Director: Garth Jennings
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-258462
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.38:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 13, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#598)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 10, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Here's the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Based on Douglas Adams' worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don't want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the paranoid android, search for answers to the mystery of Life, the Universe and Everything.
DVD Covers
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Misc.
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Genres
Comedy
Science-Fiction
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • Spyglass Entertainment
 • Hammer & Tongs Productions
Media Companies:
 • Touchstone Home Entertainment
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Interactive Game
 • Music Videos
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
From the DVD's Main Menu simply keep using the 'Improbability Drive' over and over again to randomly view the bonus materials on the DVD. Eventually, however, you will get to see a cartoon that is not part of the regular special features. It is the cartoon Deep Thought is watching on TV during the movie.
The number of times you have to use the Improbability Drive in order to trigger the cartoon varies, but seems to be somewhere between 3 to 10 times. If a feature other than the cartoon shows up, simply hit the 'Menu' key on your remote control to immediately return to the menu and then try again. This will help cut the waiting time down
Crew
Direction
Garth Jennings....Director
Writing
Douglas Adams....Original Material By
Douglas Adams....Screenwriter
Karey Kirkpatrick....Screenwriter
Production
Douglas Adams....Executive Producer
Robbie Stamp....Executive Producer
Derek Evans....Executive Producer
Gary Barber....Producer
Roger Birnbaum....Producer
Nick Goldsmith....Producer
Jay Roach....Producer
Jonathan Glickman....Producer
Cinematography
Igor Jadue-Lillo....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Niven Howie....Film Editor
Music
Joby Talbot....Composer
"So Long & Thanks For All The Fish"
Joby Talbot....Song Writer
Garth Jennings....Song Writer
Christopher Austin....Song Writer
Sound
Mark Holding....Production Sound Mixer
Ian Wilson....Supervising Sound Editor
Ian Wilson....Sound Designer
Alastair Sirkett....Sound Designer
Robin Knapp....Sound Designer
Tim Cavagin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David E. Fluhr....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Single....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Sammy Sheldon....Costume Designer
Joel Collins....Production Designer
Angus Bickerton....Visual Effects
Elizabeth Tagg....Make-up Artist
Frank Walsh....Art Director
Alan Cassie....Art Director
Dan May....Art Director
Andrew Thomson....Art Director
Phil Sims....Art Director
Rosemary Burrows....Costume Designer
Paul Gooch....Make-up Artist
Nikita Rae....Make-up Artist
Visual Effects by Cinesite (Europe)
Adam McInnes....Visual Effects
Matt Johnson....Visual Effects
Sue Rowe....Visual Effects
Special Effects: Special FX (UK)
Paul Dunn....Visual Effects
Cast
Bill Bailey....Voice of the Whale (voice)
Anna Chancellor....Questular
Warwick Davis....Marvin
Mos Def....Ford Prefect
Zooey Deschanel....Trillian
Su Elliott....Pub Customer
Martin Freeman....Arthur Dent
Stephen Fry....Narrator (voice)
Richard Griffiths....Voice of Jeltz (voice)
Dominique Jackson....Fook
Simon Jones....Ghostly Image
Thomas Lennon....Eddie The Computer (voice)
Mark Longhurst....Bulldozer Driver
Kelly MacDonald....Reporter
John Malkovich....Humma Kavula
Ian McNeice....Voice of Kwaltz (voice)
Helen Mirren....Voice of Deep Thought (voice)
Bill Nighy....Slartibartfast
Steve Pemberton....Prosser
Alan Rickman....Voice of Marvin (voice)
Sam Rockwell....Zaphod Beeblebrox
Jack Stanley....Lunkwill
The League of Gentlemen....Additional Vogon Voices (voice)
Mak Wilson....Voice of Vogon Interpreter (voice)
Albie Woodington....Barman
Creature Performers
Mason Ball
Sarah Bennett
Danny Blackner
Hayley Burroughs
Cecily Faye
Aron Freeman
Ian Kay
Nikki McInnes
Mohsen Nouri
Ollie Parham
Nigel Plaskitt
Lynne Robertson Bruce
Vogon Soldiers
Jerome Blake
Milo Bodrozic
Martin Dawson
Dan Ellis
Steve Grindle
Art Hewitt
Simon Hibbs
Rob Horseman
Mike Lewis
Paul Nathaniel
Tim Perrin
Jessie Riley
Tucker Stevens
Ashley Stuart
Ben Uttley
Patrick Walker
Spencer Wilding
William Wollen
Puppeteers
Sue Beattie....(puppeteer)
Richard Coombs....(puppeteer)
Phil Eason....(puppeteer)
Andy Heath....(puppeteer)
Brian Herring....(puppeteer)
Mark Jefferis....(puppeteer)
Rebecca Nagan....(puppeteer)
Katherine Smee....(puppeteer)
William Todd Jones....(puppeteer)
Rob Tygner....(puppeteer)
Mak Wilson....(puppeteer)
Sarah Wright....(puppeteer)
Jason Schwartzman....Gag Halfrunt (uncredited)