Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 Blu-ray Review

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys Johnson
Video
The Sisterhood comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p VC-1 video presentation that is sure to please. The transfer is bright and bold, colors are very vibrant, and detail is very strong. Blake Lively reveals all her flaws in the Blu-ray presentation, but it's okay, she's still gorgeous. Everything is sharp and clear. Black levels are deep at all times, and the film just popped off the screen from start to finish. 9/10.

Audio
A 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio is included. The film is of course very dialogue driven, and some would argue that it would not need lossless audio, I'm glad it was included. Dialogue was nice and clear, while the film's music made a nice light use of the surround speakers. The track sounds nice and it does a good job. 7.5/10.

Extras
Go Jump Off A Cliff (4:25) (HD)
Gag Reel (4:05) (HD)
Additional Scenes, each with an Introduction by Director Sanaa Hamri (8:29) (HD)
Digital Copy (Compatible with Mac and PC)

Go Jump Off A Cliff is a short behind-the-scenes of what inspired one of the final bits in the film. The gag reel is your typical short gag reel, nothing special. The additional scenes are scenes which were cut out to shorten the film, fans should enjoy them. Also included is a digital copy for those who want to take the film with them on the go.

Blu-news Summary
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 reminds me very much of The Cheetah Girls series, although a bit more for mature and minus the cheesy dance numbers and songs. The film is still intended for teenage girls, but involves issues such as pregnancy scares and sexual situations, which bumps it up a bit. The film still stays quite clean despite a few things implied in the film. The story should please fans, but it was a bit to much for me.
The Blu-ray release is very good, strong video being the highlight of the disc, with good audio, and some decent high-def features. The film is not bad at all, but I would say 'Give It A Rent' before considering a purchase.

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