Tuesday, February 17, 2009

13 Going On 30 Blu-ray Review

13 Going On 30 Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 33.7 GB
Film Size: 26.8 GB
Film Rating: PG-13

Video
13 Going On 30 comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. The film looks very nice in high-definition, from the colors to the detail. Colors are quite impressive, they are rich but still keeps a natural look throughout. Detail is also very strong, and to be expected of a more recent film. Black levels are deep from beginning to end and will not disappoint. The Blu-ray release is quite nice when compared to the DVD, and I think this is about as good as it could get on Blu-ray. 8.5/10.

Audio
A 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track is included, and sounds quite nice for what it is. The film is a front-heavy film, and uses the surround speakers quite lightly overall. Dialogue was clear and natural, and the film's music added a nice touch to the overall track. This one won't impress, but it won't disappoint either. 7/10.

Extras
Director's Commentary
Producers Commentary
Alternate Beginning & Alternate Ending (11:35) (SD)
Deleted Scenes (27:10) (SD)
Bloopers (3:16) (SD)
Featurettes:
Making Of A Teen Dream (18:52) (SD)
Making Of A Teen Dream: Another Take (7:37) (SD)
I Was A Teenage Geek (8:01) (SD)
Fashion Flashback: Into The '80's (6:50) (SD)
Pat Benatar - "Love Is A Battlefield" music video (5:21) (SD)
"Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" music video (3:17) (SD)
Video Gallery (2:04) SD)
Previews (HD) - (Big Fish, Mona Lisa Smile, Maid In Manhattan)
BD-Live

Blu-news Summary
13 Going On 30 is a nice little romantic comedy that is sure to please most viewers. Jennifer Garner is great as the role of Jenna, and provides plenty of laughs and a lot to love. The film isn't memorable, but it certainly is fun and overall well executed. The overall story is quite silly, but certainly forgivable. Jennifer Garner fans should definitely enjoy this, and fans of romantic comedies in general should be pleased with the film as well.

The Blu-ray release is great, featuring a nice video presentation, and a decent audio track. All extras are ported over from the 'fun & flirty' edition DVD release, and I found quite a few to be entertaining. There are some that felt a bit pointless, but regardless they are still there for fans. 13 Going On 30's Blu-ray release is 'Recommended.'

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1 comment:

Phil said...

What's the alternative opening and ending? Any good?