Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bolt Blu-ray Review

Bolt Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys JohnsonDisc Size: 31.0 GB
Film Rating: PG
Region: A

Video
Bolt comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. Animation typically is some of the best available on Blu-ray, particularly that from Disney/Pixar. Bolt is no different, as it features a fantastic and top notch presentation. Colors are bright and vibrant, and detail can be quite stunning as well. These definitely is one of the best looking high-def transfers of 2009, or ever for that matter. 10/10.

Audio
Disney has included a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track for Bolt, and it is very impressive. The very beginning especially will have your theater room shaking, and manages to stay quite impressive for the rest of the film as well. Dialogue is nice and clear, and the film uses the surround speakers very well. 9/10.

Extras

Disc 1:
Bonus Short: Super Rhino (4:28) (HD)
Rhino gets his own short, in which he is given super powers to save both Penny and Bolt. Rhino fans should definitely enjoy it.

Deleted Scenes (6:38) (HD)
Two deleted scenes are included, and are introduced by Directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard.

In Session With John Travolta And Miley Cryus (:59) (HD)
Very promotional, and John Travolta compares Miley Cryus to Olivia Newton John in Grease.

"I Thought I Lost You" Music Video (1:47) (HD)
Miley Cyrus and John Travolta teamed up for the film's song, and now presented in music video form. It features the artists in a studio, as well as footage from the film.

Bolt's Be-Awesome Mission Game (BD-Java Game)

A New Breed Of Directors: The Filmmakers' Journey (4:34) (HD)
Features interviews with Directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard, as well as John Lasseter.

Act, Speak! The Voices Of Bolt (9:47) (HD)
Features interviews and footage from the cast recording the voices for the memorable voices in the film. Fans should definitely give it a look, just to see how Rhino got his voice.

Creating The World Of Bolt (6:45) (HD)
Talks about the mix of paintings and CGI. Fans of the animation should definitely give this a look.

Bolt Art Galleries:
Character Design
Color Script
Storyboard Art
Visual Development

BD-Live:
Disney Movie Chat/Virtual Living Room
Disney Movie Challenge
Disney Movie Mail
Disney Movie Rewards Live!

Disc 2:
Digital Copy of the film (Compatible with iTunes and Windows Media)

Disc 3:
DVD copy of the film

Blu-news Summary
Bolt is a fantastic film, no doubt about it. The film borders on Pixar quality, and features a fantastic cast of voices. Each character is so unique and different from one another, and it's all brought together very well. Rhino is my personal favorite, and both kids and adults should get plenty of enjoyment from the film.

The Blu-ray release is fantastic, featuring demo material video and audio, and a small but nice selection of extras. Once again, Disney has included a DVD copy of the film for those with kids, or plan to transition to Blu-ray in the future. Bolt on Blu-ray is 'A Must Own.'

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1 comment:

Jamie g. said...

Of course is worth a purchase! Thats a no-brainer. Now is it fantastic as a film? Not quite, but it sure is above great, definetly not at the same level as The Incredibles as its been quoted on the cover, for instance.