Sunday, March 9, 2008

Enchanted Blu-ray Review

Enchanted comes to Blu-ray day and date with the DVD version, and I have to confess, I have been anxiously awaiting this release. This was one of Disney’s great ideas, a live action family film mixing classic Disney (including a few spoofs) with a current day romantic comedy. This movie is filled with some fun songs, fantastic acting, and a great story.













Video:
Disney releases this with the standard 1080p AVC MPEG-4 video encode, and it looks stunning. The image leaps off the screen, with some amazing colors only seen on few releases before, all Disney of course. There is some grain in some dark scenes, but it’s minimal and unintrusive to the experience. 9/10













Audio:
Disney gives Enchanted their first Dolby TrueHD audio track and it’s great. The musical numbers shine, the action sequences also amaze. The music is from Alan Menken, so there is no way you can be let down, and this Blu-ray experience is the only way it should be heard, simply great. Not much more to say. 10/10













Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Bloopers
Fantasy Comes To Life: Behind The Scenes
Pip’s Predicament: A Pop Up Adventure
"Ever Ever After" music video from Carrie Underwood
Exclusive to Blu-ray:
Disney D-Files:
A game in which you find all the Disney references in the movie, in an exclusive Blu-ray Java game.
Overall, I would say the extras are pretty good. The Disney D-Files game is pretty neat, and I’m glad to see Disney bringing more interactivity and exclusive features to their big Blu-ray movies, and can’t wait to see what they will come up with next. 7/10


Overall:
The movie was one of my favorites honestly, originally I thought it looked pretty dumb. I ended up going to see it, and loved it. This Blu-ray release is impressive at every turn, and would easily recommend this one. The picture quality is superb, the audio quality is top notch, and the extras are pretty good as well. Highly Recommended

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