Friday, October 30, 2009

Up Blu-ray Review

Disc 1 Size: 41.5 GB
Disc 2 Size: 17.8 GB
Film Rating: PG
Region: A

Video
Up comes to Blu-ray with a wonderful 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. What I love about Pixar is the clear attention to detail they put into their animation, and thanks to a high-def format, the work put into it can truly be appreciated.

Textures are absolutely stunning on this film. Whether it be the environments, clothing, or even skin and fur details, it all just pops. Colors on this release are also out of this world, creating a rich and vibrant look that easily leaps off the screen.

This presentation is flawless, and like with Monsters, Inc. I was truly amazed. It's like seeing Blu-ray for the first time all over again. If you needed any reassurance for supporting Blu-ray (as if), this is just one more title to easily remind you why you went Blu.

It's no surprise the film looks good, animated visuals can only look as good as the work put into them, and that's where Up truly shines and sticks out among other animated releases on the format. 10/10.

Audio
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is included and sounds amazing. The film is provided with a terrific and immersive lossless mix. I always love a track with great direction and balance, and Up brings both with absolute perfection.

We go through many different weather conditions, environments, and levels of intensity in the film, and the track matches each setting so nicely. No matter the condition, the track is presented with such clarity in dialogue, as well as the effects and music. The surround speakers are used to create environment in such fitting ways, whether it be the quiet creaking home or open wilderness.

Despite being an animated film the sound effects are believable and used very nicely. Like the video presentation, the audio presentation has so much detail put into it it's impossible to be disappointed. The storm scene is also very impressive, filling your viewing room with so much activity and rage.

The film's music is particularly beautiful, presented throughout the entire soundscape and clear as can be. You will easily be impressed by the audio track, making this Blu-ray release a definite demo disc. 10/10.

Extras

Disc 1:

Cine-Explore (PiP)
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson provide audio commentary for the film, presented in a Blu-ray exclusive picture-in-picture track that features images and more during the many stages of production. They go so much into detail about the many ideas for each scene, the challenges they came across, the inspiration for things and much more.

Party Cloudy: Theatrical Short (5:46) (HD)
The animated short that was played before the film theatrically is present on the Blu-ray release in beautiful high-definition. This is a fantastic short that everyone will enjoy.

Dug's Special Mission: All New Original Short (4:40) (HD)
Dug the dog gets his own short as he embarks on his own little mission, it's very cute and very funny. Kids will definitely enjoy this added short.

Adventure Is Out There (22:17) (HD)
All about the inspiration for the wilderness locations in Up. They talk about specific locations and their travels in Venezuela. The animation team discuss their experience there, as well as show it with actual footage from their travels.

Alternate Scene: The Many Endings of Muntz (4:56) (HD)
Learn about the many ideas for the ending of Muntz. They had many different approaches, ultimately deciding his fate. The possibilities are actually quite funny, but as mentioned in the feature a few were quite random and even creepy.

Easter Egg: The Egg (1:55) (HD)
An extra feature all about the importance of the egg featured in the film. This is an easter egg for the film that I came across by accidentally scrolling left on the main menu rather than going up and down the menu.

Disc 2:

Geriatric Hero (6:24) (HD)
All about the inspiration for Carl. There was quite a bit of research put into the character, much more than I expected. Anyone who loves the character should definitely watch this very informative feature on the character.

Canine Companions (8:26) (HD)
A feature all about the dogs in the film, the different roles they played and much more. Since these are talking dogs, they wanted the body expressions to be accurate to what was being said so they studied real dogs and got information from professionals.

Russell: Wilderness Explorer (9:00) (HD)
See the many ideas for Russell, learn about the inspiration for the character design and much more. They also go quite in-depth about the character's personality and backstory.

Our Giant Flightless Friend, Kevin (5:04) (HD)
It was only fitting for Kevin to get her own feature as well. There were many ideas for the design, since it is a non-existent bird it was quite difficult to get to it's finalized form.

Homemakers of Pixar (4:38) (HD)
All about Carl's home in the film. The importance of the look of the home is made quite clear, and the attention to detail on the home is quite impressive. They show the physical models used to help the animation team.

Balloons And Flight (6:25) (HD)
Both the flying house and Muntz' dirigible are covered in this feature. The animation for the balloons is very cool and we get to see it in early stages of animation too. They also talk about the storm featured in the film.

Composing For Characters (7:37) (HD)
The film has such beautiful music, and they talk about the different themes for each character. The music brings so much emotion to the film, it's very powerful. Anyone who loved the music will find this feature very entertaining and interesting.

Alternate Scene: Married Life (9:15) (HD)
Ideas for the 'Married Life' sequence, clearly the version in the film is the best.

Up Promo Montage (6:00) (HD)
The title is quite self-explanatory. It's a very funny montage of the many promos for Up.

Global Guardian Badge Game (BD-Live)
A cute little game available in easy and hard difficulty modes. One of the easy mode activities include knowing where every state is on a map. Depending on your child's intelligence level, this could be a very fun or very frustrating experience.

Worldwide Trailers (HD)
Included are two theatrical trailers. The first one titled 'Theatrical Trailer #2' which runs 1:48, and the second titled 'Theatrical Trailer #3' which runs 2:29.

Disc 3:

DVD Copy of the film

Disc 4:

Digital Copy of the film
Compatible with iTunes and Windows Media.

This is quite the supplements package, everything is so informative and fun and viewers really get an in-depth look of the film's production. The inclusion of the DVD and Digital Copy also help this release out in the extras category, as I'm sure many kids will want to view the film on the road or in their rooms. 10/10.

Blu-news Summary
Last year I feel in love with a robot named Wall-E, becoming my favorite Pixar title....until Up came along. While I found Wall-E beautiful and amazing, I was not prepared for the experience that was Up. I have to be honest, when I saw the original teaser trailer for Up I was totally turned off to the film. The movie just didn't appeal to me at all, whether it be the old grumpy man or the whole balloon house in the sky.

I gave the film a chance though, being a Pixar production I still had faith it would be at least a bit fun. I have only truly been disappointed by Cars, but I'll save my thoughts on that until I review the upcoming combo pack release or something.

I have never cried in a theater, never, not even close....until Up. I found myself in tears within the first 15 minutes of the film, and then again towards the end. The scenes in the film were powerful and even though they were animated characters, I connected with them and they came to life. The entire movie is wonderfully crafted, each scene felt fitting and the film has such a fantastic flow.

Now don't start avoiding the film just because it has it's very sad moments, you may even find yourself with tears of joy while viewing the film. Aside from the powerful moments, we get such a funny funny movie. The characters are extremely memorable, and you will find yourself laughing quite constantly.

I was left amazed by what I had seen, the film did not just become my favorite Pixar film, it also became one of my favorite films in general. So as you can probably tell by now, I was definitely anxious for the Blu-ray release, each day felt slow as I awaited Up this week. Right when I received I began to watch, and the film is still as amazing as the first time I saw it.

This is truly a film everyone should see, whether it be a 4 year old child or 96 year old man. The film easily appeals to everyone and you do not need to have kids to enjoy this film at all. It's clearly intended for all audiences, with moments that will strike adults with much more emotion than it does children.

I was truly surprised how much I connected with the film, and how powerful of an impact a cartoon had on me. This one not to be missed, buy it now! 10/10.

The Blu-ray release is stunning in all aspects. Not only is the film amazing, we get astonishing visual and audio experiences. Extras on this release are quite extensive, and the inclusion of a DVD and Digital Copy automatically makes it easier to recommend. Up on Blu-ray is a 'Must Own.'

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Night of the Creeps Blu-ray Review

Disc Size: 36.3 GB
Film Size: 23.6 GB
Film Rating: Unrated
Region: Free

Video
Night of the Creeps comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. I was very pleased when I started the film to see a very grain heavy experience. The film looks very natural and authentic, but still boasting a very high-def picture.

Clearly I did not have the day-and-date DVD to compare, but the film definitely looks good considering the time it was released and the type of film it is. There is an overall sharpness and detail that will leave fans very impressed. Colors were also very strong, black levels were also very good overall.

The very beginning of the film is the least impressive visually, but it's quick and in a lower-light setting that makes it very easy to forgive. The film won't be anyone's catalog demo material, but it's very strong when you take everything into consideration. 8/10.

Audio
A 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included. It really does help the film had not received a proper 5.1 mix prior, as this track definitely feels more recent than it does aged. Surround use is very good, incorporating effects and music quite nicely and aggressively.

Dialogue was front and center, generally very clear aside from a few quick instances. I was very impressed by the environment created in the film, showing some strong direction as well. There's no way one could not enjoy this high-def mix. 8/10.

Extras

Audio Commentary
with Writer/Director Fred Dekker

Cast Commentary
with Steve Marshall, Tom Atkins, Jason Lively and Jill Whitlow

Original Theatrical Ending (:29) (HD)
the original ending is included in high-definition, but your not missing too much as it's definitely quick and fairly weak.

Deleted Scenes (7:41) (SD)
Seven deleted scenes are included.

Thrill Me: Making "Night of the Creeps" (59:47) (HD)
An extremely in-depth and impressive making-of. Featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, and it's all presented in beautiful high-definition. Many things are covered here, from the original idea of the film to the casting, audience reaction and the Director's Cut premiere. It's nice to see how the cast looks now too. This is a very recent and very updated bonus feature that will impress all fans of the film.

Tom Atkins: Man of Action (19:56) (HD)
All about Tom Atkins, he discusses past projects and of course Night of the Creeps.

Trivia Track

Original Theatrical Trailer (1:31) (HD)

Previews (HD)
trailers for other Blu-ray releases.

Considering the film took forever to come out on DVD, this is quite the strong supplements package, we get more than just a trailer. We get very recent look backs on the film, new commentary, and an extremely extensive making of feature. This is a very strong supplements package considering the film's age where extras were not highly produced unless new. 8/10.

Blu-news Summary
Night of the Creeps comes to Blu-ray with a new Director's cut, which definitely felt much more in flow with the film than the previous ending did. The film ends the way it opens, answering quite a few more questions that were left by the ending.

This film is finally on DVD, so it's nice that it was also given the high-def treatment at the same time rather than waiting even more time to release it. The movie is the true definition of fun, and the lines featured are some of the best.

Detective Cameron: I got good news and bad news, girls. The good news is your dates are here.
Sorority Girl: What's the bad news?
Detective Cameron: They're dead.

This is a fun zombie film, which can get quite random at times, but never becomes bland while viewing. If you have not seen the film by now, definitely do give it a rent just in time for Halloween. 8/10.

The Blu-ray release is strong, featuring good video and audio presentations. Extras on this release are very impressive, particularly the making of featurette. The studio has done a lot of great work on this Blu-ray release, making this one 'Highly Recommended.'

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Stan Helsing Blu-ray Review

Disc Size: 22.1 GB
Film Size: 19.5 GB
Film Rating: R
Region: A

Video
Stan Helsing comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p VC-1 video presentation. I was very surprised by the high-def clarity on this release, prior to viewing I expected a very mediocre presentation to be honest. The film looks sharp and clean like a new release should, featuring impressive detail and colors.

The film is certainly stronger the first half of the film, mostly due to better lighting. Towards the second half, we begin to see darker environments which make the presentation look a bit muddy at times, but I thought black levels were good overall. There is also a nice layer of film grain present, particularly in the darker scenes.

Colors are very impressive, they are very rich and added a good amount of pop to the picture. Overall I am very pleased by the high-def presentation, it looks much better than I had anticipated. 8/10.

Audio
A 5.1 uncompressed PCM audio mix is included, it's nice but lacking from the start. The film is extremely front heavy and really is underwhelming overall. Dialogue was clear, front and center. The film's music and effects were almost always contained within the front left and right speakers.

While I understand this is not a big budget film, the mix feels rushed and weak compared to your average new release audio track. Surround use opportunities were actually quite extensive, but rarely used. This is a solid effort, but I definitely expected better and it certainly could have been better. 7/10.

Extras

Killer Parody: The Making of Stan Helsing (11:07) (HD)
Cast and crew interviews are included, as well as a good amount of behind-the-scenes footage.

Extended, Alternate & Deleted Scenes (8:02) (SD)
Six scenes are included, mostly extended or alternate.

Outtakes (5:00) (SD)
real and fake outtakes, actually not very funny at all.

Trailer (2:35) (SD)
A terrible quality trailer for the film is included.

Still Gallery

Storyboard Gallery

There are not too many extras, but I did enjoy the making of featurette, which is thankfully presented in high-definition. The other extras may appeal to big fans of the film, but the video quality is quite bad on the standard def extras, particularly the trailer. Overall it's a decent effort for a film like this. 4.5/10.

Blu-news Summary
Stan Helsing is a stupid film, and I'm sure many critics will automatically give it bad scores due to the obvious. I actually thought the film was well done overall, especially considering that stupid is what they aimed for. While the writing was EXTREMELY weak at times, the actors were actually very enjoyable and funny.

The film does not stand out among the many spoof flicks we have seen release the past few years, but it's far better than let's say Meet The Spartans and miles better than Epic Movie. I really felt the actors in the film added so much to it, perhaps saved the film from being a complete disaster. I respect the film as it's a decent effort of a funny stupid movie, slightly saved due to good casting. 4.5/10.

The Blu-ray release is surprisingly strong, at least video wise. Audio was decent, I definitely was left wanting a better mix, but at least they gave us a lossless mix. Extras are weak overall, but the making of is definitely entertaining. Overall I would not recommend this release as a purchase unless your a big fan. If you do have slight interest in this film though, I say 'Give It A Rent' just in time for Halloween.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Blu-ray Review

Disc Size: 43.1 GB
Film Size: 29.2 GB
Film Rating: PG
Region: A

Video
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. It's no surprise that this Blu-ray release looks fantastic. The presentation features such a clear upgrade from DVD, and sports a fantastic amount of detail.

Colors are always impressive, they are very rich and vibrant, and always leap off the screen. The transfer also features a great amount of 3D pop, some that comes with the clear intent of releasing the film theatrically in 3D.

I do have a few complaints though, and this is more with the actual source than it is with the Blu-ray transfer. While the characters themselves feature great textures, I found the quality surprisingly lacking in the actual environments at times. I say at times because in the majority of scenes the quality is significantly better, making some of the weaker scenes look quite rushed overall.

To be honest some of the environments looked very mediocre, particularly towards the beginning. I find most recent animated releases to be much more impressive visually simply because the clear attention to detail is always present.

The Blu-ray transfer itself will find nobody disappointed, as it's clearly accurate to the source and presented without a flaw. The actual look and style of the film will keep this slightly behind the best animated Blu-ray releases, but certainly makes for great demo material regardless. 9/10.

Audio
A 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included, which I believe is a first for a Fox Home Entertainment release. The audio is very strong, I was particularly impressed with the high quality of direction the mix had. The release made full use of the surround speakers to create an environment for the film, as well as providing different character perspectives.

During one scene we are viewing from the eyes of Diego, the surround speakers are used perfectly to show distance from the screen where he is viewing as well by making him breathe from the rear speakers. Dialogue was always impressive, providing the perfect clarity we have come to expect from most new release films.

There are a few times I felt the track lacked that extra power it could have had during certain scenes, particularly the dinosaur scenes. It was still very good and had a great quality to it, I was just left hoping for a bit more.

Overall I was very impressed by the track, it had a great dynamic use, and hopefully we see more 7.1 lossless mixes from Fox in the future. The track creates a fantastic environment, and I really believe the additional speaker use benefited the mix greatly. 9/10.

Extras

Filmmaker Commentary

Live Lookup (BD-Live)
Obtain up-to-date actor filmographies and information related to Ice Age 3 via IMDB, powered by BD-Live.

Ice Age Storybook Maker
This activity starts by selecting a certain age group. The include age groups are Bronze Age (ages 1-5), Stone Age (ages 6-11) and Ice Age (ages 12+). You can take pictures from different scenes, place them where you want in your storybook and added text which varies depending on which age you selected at the beginning. It's a cute activity for kids, but I can see it getting old very quickly.

Evolution Expedition (18:25) (HD)
Trevor Valle, an assistant lab supervisor at the George C. Page Museum, talks about some of the Ice Age mammals, including modern day examples of life. Luis Chiappe, the Director of the Dinosaur Institute Natural History Museum talks about some of the dinosaurs featured in the film. This is a fairly informative feature that I'm sure kids will actually enjoy watching and learning quite a bit.

Buck: From Easel To Weasel (7:12) (HD)
A feature all about the new Weasel character 'Buck.' They talk about the creation process of the character, as well as the casting process for the voice of 'Buck.'

Unearthing The Lost World (8:41) (HD)
Cast and crew interviews on returning for Ice Age and the challenges of making the film fit with the first two but adding much more. The crew talks about the added dinosaurs in the film, and how they kept them from being too scary for kids.

Unfinished Deleted Scenes (4:34) (HD)
Two deleted scenes are included, clearly in very early stages of production.

'Walk The Dinosaur' Music Video (1:32) (HD)
The song used in the film is turned into a music video featuring lots of different clips from the film.

Scrat Shorts (11:54) (HD)
Included are 'Gone Nutty - Scrat's Missing Adventure' and 'No Time For Nuts.'

The Saber-Toothed Squirrel: Nature's Nutty Buddy (1:49) (SD)
A very short 'education' film about Scrat, like those old black-and-white educational videos you would watch in school.

Scrat: From Head To Toe (8:24) (SD)
A learn how to draw Scrat tutorial.

Scratt "Breaking Story" (1:49) (SD)
a breaking story about the discovery of Scrat.

Scratt: "News Story" (2:30) (SD)
A fake news story about Scrat that attempts to be funny.

Falling For Scratte (8:30) (HD)
All about Scratte, Scratt's female counterpart in the film.

Fox Movie Channel Specials (27:53) (SD)
Quite a few different specials from the Fox Movie Channel, all promoting the latest Ice Age adventure.

Trailers (1:59) (HD)
A trailer for 'The Pink Panther 2', which is also available on Blu-ray.

DVD Copy of the film

Digital Copy of the film
Compatible with iTunes and Windows Media.

Extras on this release are mostly aimed at kids, but adults can certainly enjoy the featurettes as well. The inclusion of a DVD and Digital Copy on a release like this though is terrific, and I'm sure every parent can appreciate the inclusion of them. It definitely makes the decision to buy the Blu-ray release much easier. 8/10.

Blu-news Summary
I really like the Ice Age films, the characters are fun and we have seen the characters develop over the past two films. This film was certainly a box office hit for FOX, and it's not just because of great marketing. The story itself is very good, and the writing and animation teams have kept this film from being one of the many generic animated releases theatrically in the past years.

The addition of the dinosaurs was a great idea, these films were never about accuracy so it certainly works well. Fans of the previous two will enjoy the film very much and there's no doubt your kids will absolutely love this film. 8/10.

The Blu-ray release is great, featuring very good video and audio. Extras are also very solid, particularly the inclusion of a DVD and Digital Copy of the film. This Blu-ray release is 'Highly Recommended' to those with children, and certainly 'Worth A Look' to those without.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead Blu-ray Review

Disc Size: 20.2 GB
Film Size: 18.4 GB
Film Rating: Unrated
Region: A

Video
Wrong Turn 3 comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. The release starts off looking quite nice, sporting the quality of a major television program in high-def. It's not perfect but it's definitely nice, colorful and features a solid amount of detail. The look changes overall once the bus starts taking off in the film and night comes, mediocre is an easy way to put.

To be honest at times the quality dropped so much I felt like I was watching a mediocre looking DVD upconverted. Luckily the same feeling does not stay for the majority of the film, but it certainly had it's moments. Black levels were decent but never impressive.

A very healthy layer of film grain is present throughout the presentation, exhibiting no signs of edge enhancement or DNR. If you have ever seen a show on FOX in high-def, this is about the quality to expect, it can look very good, but it also suffers from time to time. The film just looks like it was filmed for TV, but at least it's decent. 6.5/10.

Audio
A 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included, and while it can't compare with my favorite horror mixes, this one definitely surprised me. The mix features a great amount of surround use and effects, attempting to create an environment for the film. Being direct-to-video I honestly didn't expect that much attention to be paid to the minor details, but there clearly was.

Dialogue was always clear, while the film's decent music made aggressive use of the surround speakers. The death scenes had overall good direction, although there were a few times where it sounded sketchy quality-wise, I actually expected worse. 8/10.

Extras

Wrong Turn 3 In 3 Fingers...I Mean, Parts (18:09) (SD)
There are actually three parts to this feature, available in play-all and individual features. They include 'Action, Gore and Chaos!', 'Brothers in Blood' and 'Three Finger's Fight Night.' Each section covers different aspects in producing the film, and features a good amount of behind-the-scenes video and cast/crew interviews.

Deleted Scenes (1:25) (SD)
Two deleted scenes, the latter which shows how a certain person is captured, since that person is only seen in her final moments alive in the actual film.

Overall we get some decent extras, I can't say I expected too much as far as supplements go. There is some good stuff included though. 4/10.

Blu-news Summary
The Wrong Turn franchise has added a third film to the wilderness murderfest series with Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead. The first and second Wrong Turn are actually quite enjoyable, if not taken seriously (the second in particular). So after recently viewing the previous two films on Blu-ray, I was quite excited to see the third film, but did keep my expectations low.

This third outing is definitely the worst in the series, but I can't say I found it too horrible. My biggest complaint with the film was the extremely stupid 'twist' ending, which would have been better left out and as an alternate ending. The movie could actually be turned off a minute before the actual ending, and it would be much more satisfying as a whole. The ending was so out there, it was completely unbelievable (in a bad way), and that's by Wrong Turn standards where the most random things can happen.

I did like the new approach in the film, it gives it a slightly different vibe than the previous two films. This time it does not rely on stupid teenagers and young adults for this one, but mostly stupid prisoners filled with greed and anger. The deaths in the film were brutal, although the first few were very cheesy due to weak effects.

I thought Wrong Turn 3 was fun overall, but definitely more rental fun. If you hated the first two films, you will definitely want to skip this outing. But if you enjoyed the first two, this could make for a solid rental, just don't set your expectations too high. 5/10.

The Blu-ray release is decent, exhibiting a mostly high-def look throughout, but it did get pretty weak at times. Audio was quite nice, but it lacked the quality that comes with the best horror mixes on Blu-ray. Extras are weak, but really how much more could one expect. Overall this release is worth skipping if you hated the first two, and I would say 'Rent It First' to those who did enjoy the first two.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Love Actually Blu-ray Review

Disc Size: 41.0 GB
Film Size: 38.1 GB
Film Rating: R
Region: Free

Video
Love Actually comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p VC-1 video presentation that is sure to please. The film looks very natural, colors were rich but not overblown. There is a healthy layer of film grain present at all times, and detail is quite good throughout the presentation.

Unfortunately I do not own the DVD release to compare, but to be honest I don't see how the DVD could compete with the presentation of this release. Despite it being a bit on the softer side at times, it still exhibited the obvious high-def quality at all times.

There does not appear to be any DNR or edge enhancement, and I have to give props to Universal Studios for giving the film a very nice encode size. While the transfer doesn't reach demo material levels, I don't see it looking any better at least on Blu-ray. 9/10.

Audio
A 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included. I have to say I found the film's score very impressive, it's filled with emotion and comes through the front left and right speakers very beautifully and lively. The film is very front heavy, but I was still very pleased by the lossless audio mix.

Dialogue was crisp and clear like a new release. Sound effects were front heavy, but it actually works for this release, there's not too much going on that it would demand surround use to immerse. I think fans of the film will be very happy with the audio track, the clarity on this release is very impressive. 8/10.

Extras

My Scenes (BD-Live Enabled)
Save your favorite scenes and share them with friends over BD-Live.

Deleted Scenes (37:16) (SD)
with introductions by Richard Curtis.

The Music of Love Actually (SD/HD)
with Introductions by Richard Curtis. Intros are in standard definition, while music moments are in high-def after being explained.

The Storytellers (9:59) (SD)
A behind-the-scenes featurette with cast and crew interviews. It's not the most in-depth featurette, but certainly enjoyable.

Kelly Clarkson - "The Trouble with Love Is" Music Video (3:49) (SD)

Billy Mack - "Christmas is All Around" Music Video (4:13) (SD)

Audio Commentary
with Director Richard Curtis and Actors Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy and Thomas Sangster

What's New (BD-Live)
Check out the latest trailers, exclusive content and more! Powered by BD-Live.

Blu-news Summary
When this title was announced for Blu-ray, I could not remember if I had seen this film before or not. After viewing the Blu-ray release, I am absolutely positive I had not seen it prior, there is no way I could forget a film like this.

The film is touching, beautiful, and overall one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen. I don't know how I missed this release before, but it's a film I plan to watch many times in the future. The cast is extremely impressive, everyone brings such powerful performances and quality.

The film's script is the most amazing part through, the writing and scenes are truly terrific. If you have not seen this film before, I highly recommend doing so. While the movie is not intended for kids, it is a film that will appeal to both females and males, unlike many romantic comedies. 10/10.

The Blu-ray release is very good, featuring impressive visuals and audio. Extras are all ported from the DVD release, with the addition of BD-Live options. Ultimately this Blu-ray release is a 'Must Own' for fans and 'Highly Recommended' to those new to the film.

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