Thursday, March 31, 2011

Material Girls Blu-ray Review

Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Disc Size: 32.3 GB
Film Size: 30.2 GB
Film Rating: PG
Region: A
The Video
Material Girls’ debuts on Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation that comes a little over 4 years after the original DVD release, and for the most part looks quite impressive in high-definition.

The transfer itself appears to be an accurate presentation of the film. Colors are well balanced and blacks are inky. The textures and detail of the environments and characters are easy to appreciate and an obvious upgrade from standard-definition.

There were no technical issues that I found throughout the presentation. However, not everything is perfect. It does not appear that the film is being preserved in the best way possible, as specks do pop up on occasion; perhaps a few times more than there should be for a more recent catalog film.

Overall the specks aren’t overly distracting; they just make the film look a bit more dated than it actually is. As a whole the presentation is very impressive, and I think fans of the film will be very pleased by the clear upgrade that is to be had by this Blu-ray release. 8.5/10

The Audio
An English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is the lossless option included. Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital surround tracks are also included. Optional subtitles include English SDH and Spanish.

The audio starts off quite strong from the very start, MGM Lion roar and all. The film’s opening theme song ‘Material Girls’ features aggressive beats and you begin to think this is going to be a very good mix. Unfortunately things don’t stay that way and quickly go from good to mediocre.

Dialogue is easy to understand overall, but there are moments that sound quite flat and lifeless. The film’s surround use is very minimal; most scenes are restricted to the front speakers only. Club scenes expand to the surround speakers to create a decent surround experience, but it was nothing special either.

As a whole I think the mix sounds fine. I didn’t expect to be impressed by the audio and I left quite unimpressed. I do think there is an improvement in quality with this lossless mix, but even a lossless codec can’t save a lifeless audio mix. There was nothing too bad about the mix, it just doesn’t stand out and is very forgettable. 6.5/10

The Extras

Audio Commentary
With Director Martha Coolidge

Getting To Know Hilary and Haylie (9:42) (SD)
As the Marchetta sisters

Cast of Characters (9:56) (SD)
The making of Material Girls

Material Girls Music Montage (2:22) (SD)
Clips of the film with theme song “Material Girl” performed by Hilary and Haylie Duff in the background.

Music Video (3:11) (SD)
Hilary Duff - “Play With Fire”

Theatrical Trailer (2:19) (HD)
The theatrical trailer is included in high-definition, unexpected, but hopefully a trend that continues.

This Blu-ray disc does not feature a main menu, rather a generic pop-up menu that is available anytime during the film with audio/subtitle options, chapter selection and bonus feature selections. Thankfully MGM has ported over the previous DVD extras and included the theatrical trailer in high-definition, which is a nice and welcome surprise.

The bonus features are satisfying for a film like this; younger audiences will likely enjoy them a lot more. Overall I think viewers will be very pleased by the extras included and it is understandable that no new extras were included for this non-special edition release. 5/10

The Movie
Material Girls’ stars Hilary Duff and her sister Haylie Duff. The film is directed by Martha Coolidge who was directed films such as ‘Real Genius,’ ‘Out to Sea’ and ‘The Prince and Me,’ as well as television episodes for ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Psych’ and ‘Weeds.’

‘Material Girls’ tells the story of the Marchetta sisters who are living the dream life but things ultimately come crashing and are lead to face reality. This storyline isn’t very original and we have seen it done a few times in slightly different ways, but it isn’t all bad.

The film is quite cheesy, many moments feeling like a made for television production and not a feature film. Hilary and Haylie Duff are likeable leads, but don’t really bring anything special to the roles and there are certainly some moments of really bad acting.Let’s face it though; this film was not made for adults. The target audience is clear with the storyline, casting and style. Tween girls in particular will definitely enjoy the film a lot more than adults would, and why not, the film is harmless and fun.

The film has been butchered by critics and plenty of viewers, but I have seen far worse when it comes to teen/tween targeted films. The film while far from perfect delivers a cute storyline with a good message for young viewers. This is certainly no Oscar worthy film, but I don’t think tween audiences will mind. 6/10

The Blu-news Summary
Material Girls’ is a fun harmless film that younger audiences will enjoy much more than adults will. The Blu-ray release features a strong video presentation and decent audio mix. The extras are all ported from the DVD, but the high-def trailer is a welcome addition. Overall this Blu-ray release is ‘Recommended’ to any fan of the film.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Runtime: 16 hrs, 14 mins
Region: A
The Video
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection’ brings 14 films on 5 discs with 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentations. This release was a welcome surprise when announced, but I kept my expectations low as the films are very old and I wasn’t sure what condition the sources used would be.

Twelve of the films are listed as being restored to their original theatrical condition by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ were not restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, but perhaps another company restored those as they look pretty good.

I really had no set expectations on this release, considering the age of the films it was hard to imagine the condition of them and how well they could be restored. Watching the films on Blu-ray proved to be a nice surprise, but of course they aren’t perfect.

Each film features a nice layer of grain, thankfully DNR was not the route taken for the ‘restoration’ like other studios have done. Dirt and specks are present at times, but it really depends on the film on the intensity level.

The films are all presented in their original 4:3 aspect ratios and black and white prints. The majority of the films are very sharp and filled with detail; there are very few softer looking sequences. The textures of the clothing and skin details were quite impressive; there are certainly some demo moments throughout the films.

Serious print damage is minimal, but there are a few scenes which I did find a bit rougher looking. I don’t think much can be done to fix the issues present. The high-def clarity and improvement of these films is obvious and while they aren’t among the most impressive looking catalog films, they certainly are fantastic as a whole. 8/10

The Audio
An English 2.0 LPCM audio track is included for each film and serves as the lossless option included. A few commentary audio tracks are included for select films. Optional English subtitles are also included for each film.

I was worried about the audio mixes, but was also pleasantly surprised. Considering nearly 70 years have gone by since many of these films were produced, it is unrealistic to expect too much. That being said, I found the quality quite impressive.

Dialogue was easy to understand, definitely clearer than I expected, with minimal hissing and cracking to be found. The film’s music comes through clearly as well, as do the majority of the audio effects in each film. I really don’t think these films could sound much better if at all than they do here, keep your expectations realistic and you will be very pleased. 7/10

The Extras

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc) (46.0 GB):


Introduction by Robert Gitt (4:39) (SD)
Robert Gitt talks about restoring the films and the long process involved.

Audio Commentaries for:
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Disc) (43.0 GB):

Audio Commentary for:
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Disc 3 (Blu-ray Disc) (44.0 GB):

Audio Commentary for:
Sherlock Holmes the Scarlet Claw

Disc 4 (Blu-ray Disc) (34.6 GB):

Audio Commentary for:
Sherlock Holmes the Woman in Green

Disc 5 (Blu-ray Disc) (35.0 GB):

Audio Commentary for:
Sherlock Holmes Dressed to Kill

Photo Galleries (SD)
A collection of five photo galleries are included

Theatrical Trailers (7:05) (SD)
Theatrical trailers for six of the films are included.

Footage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1:16) (SD)
A screen memoir of the great novelist and spiritualist.

There are not an overwhelming amount of features included, but considering the age of these films it is hard to imagine too much being produced. The commentary tracks are enjoyable and the introduction by Robert Gitt is also interesting to hear. 6/10

The Movie Collection
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection’ is one of those releases I least expected to be announced on Blu-ray, but I was definitely excited when it was. The film collection includes all 14 films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. The films and their discs are listed below:

Disc 1 Films:
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Disc 2 Films:
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
  • Sherlock Holmes in Washington
  • Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Disc 3 Films:
  • Sherlock Holmes in the Spider Woman
  • Sherlock Holmes the Scarlet Claw
  • Sherlock Holmes in the Pearl of Death
Disc 4 Films:
  • Sherlock Holmes the House of Fear
  • Sherlock Holmes the Woman in Green
  • Sherlock Holmes Pursuit to Algiers
Disc 5 Films:
  • Sherlock Holmes Terror by Night
  • Sherlock Holmes Dressed to Kill
Viewing the films (many for the first time) was very fun and time consuming, but totally worth it. Many of the films hold up surprisingly well, which I didn’t expect.

Basil Rathbone plays the role of Sherlock Holmes perfectly. Not only is he very likable, but he just looks the part that I am sure many would imagine for Sherlock Holmes. His partner in mystery however wasn’t a favorite of mine and I am sure many would agree, but oddly enough though it is the best duo we have seen in a Sherlock Holmes film(s).

The films are all very fun, but some are a bit cheesier and out there. I do appreciate that MPI Home Video managed to take the time to include original opening intros and logos, which while not always the best quality, are the way the films were presented originally.

This is a fantastic set that any mystery fan will find hours of entertainment from. Most of the films aren’t very long and make for a perfect evening in. Whether you are a fan of the films or just a film lover in general, this collection is certainly worth watching. 8.5/10

The Blu-news Summary
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection’ is a fun set of films with a good Blu-ray release. The video and audio presentations are very respectable and it is nice to see extras included as well. Overall this Blu-ray collection is ‘Highly Recommended’ to any fan of the series or mystery fans in general.

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Made in Dagenham Blu-ray Review

Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Disc Size: 28.1 GB
Film Size: 24.1 GB
Film Rating: R
Region: A
The Video
Made in Dagenham’ debuts on Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. The film has a fairly soft look compared to your average new release film, but the high-def presentation proves to be a notable improvement from DVD.

The high-def clarity is especially obvious, with a noticeable upgrade in both detail and colors. Colors are somewhat muted, but are generally rich and easy to appreciate. Black levels stay solid throughout as well.

The film’s video presentation doesn’t quite reach demo material, but I cannot imagine the film looking any better. There are no technical issues to be found whatsoever, just an accurate presentation of the film in high-definition that will please any viewer. 8/10

The Audio
An English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track serves as the lossless option and only audio option, aside from the audio commentary. Optional subtitles include English, English SDH and Spanish. English Commentary subtitles are also included.

Going in I expected a decent audio mix, but I do think the mix included is actually better than my expectations. The film is generally quieter, but brings plenty of reasons to love it. Dialogue is key and is presented crisp and clear as can be.

The film’s surround use is quite constant, although the effects are a bit more on the light side and expectedly so. The mix works well with presenting the film’s audio experience like it should be and I think viewers will be pleasantly surprised. Don’t go in expecting demo material by any means, but I certainly think this is the best the film could sound. 8.5/10

The Extras

Audio Commentary
With Director Nigel Cole

The Making of Made In Dagenham (13:22) (SD)
Go behind-the-scenes with this Starz produced feature. The cast and crew provide interviews mixed with film clips and on-set footage.

Deleted Scenes (7:33) (SD)
Eight deleted scenes are included

Outtakes (2:18) (SD)
Outtakes for the film are included in standard-definition and nothing special.

Theatrical Trailer (2:19) (HD)
The theatrical trailer is included in high-definition, very nice.

Bookmarks
Save your favorite scenes and return to them at anytime via the bookmarks feature.

BD-Live Portal (Internet Connection Required)
Access HD and SD trailers for current and upcoming Sony Pictures releases.

The extras included on this release are certainly satisfying; however I cannot get over the fact that the majority of features are included in standard definition. It is a shame, but at least they are included regardless of quality. The theatrical trailer was a welcome addition and I hope the studio begins to make it a priority in including for all releases. Overall viewers will be satisfied, but may be left hoping for more. 5/10

The Movie
Made in Dagenham’ is a film I had an opportunity to see before the Blu-ray release, but I still was very excited to revisit the film. I love ‘Made in Dagenham’ and I think it is a shame the film is not getting nearly as much as attention that it deserves.

The film is directed by Nigel Cole and stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson. The story takes place in 1968 and is about the fight for equal rights among men and women. Like with most inspirational films, it is based on true events.

The film tells the story of Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins) and her female co-workers, all 187 of them compared to the 55,000 men employed by Ford. Their fight for equal pay makes for a truly inspiring story which made for big changes throughout the world.

The performances in the film, particularly that of Sally Hawkins truly impressed me, and I am glad to see she is getting some recognition for her performance. The story isn’t among the most inspiring we have seen on Blu-ray, but it goes to show what changes can be made when we stand up for change. It is a great film that I hope more viewers will take the time to watch. 8.5/10

The Blu-news Summary
Made in Dagenham’ is a very enjoyable film with a great video and audio presentation. The extras included are satisfying, but they did leave me wanting a bit more. Overall this Blu-ray release is ‘Recommended’ to all.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Treme: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Runtime: 632 Minutes
TV-Rating: TV-MA
Region: A
Episode List:
  • 01. Do You Know What It Means (Disc 1)
  • 02. Meet De Boys on the Battlefront (Disc 1)
  • 03. Right Place, Wrong Time (Disc 2)
  • 04. At the Foot of Canal Street (Disc 2)
  • 05. Shame, Shame, Shame (Disc 2)
  • 06. Shallow Water, Oh Mama (Disc 3)
  • 07. Smoke My Peace Pipe (Disc 3)
  • 08. All on a Mardi Gras Day (Disc 3)
  • 09. Wish Someone Would Care (Disc 4)
  • 10. I’ll Fly Away (Disc 4)
The Video
Treme: The Complete First Season’ comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation for all 10 episodes. The visual presentation of the series has been described as darker and intentionally so, they wanted to stay away from vibrant colors and go with a more muted palette.

The transfer is definitely darker as intended, which may turn off a few viewers looking for a rich and vibrant presentation. Detail however remains very solid throughout and is generally impressive. The high-def clarity is obvious and a clear improvement from DVD.

Like with any HBO Blu-ray release, the visual presentation was free of any technical issues. There are a few softer looking scenes, but that was not a technical issue. Overall the series looks great, fans of the series will be very pleased. 8.5/10

The Audio
An English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is the lossless option included for each episode. French 5.1 DTS Digital Surround, Spanish 2.0 DTS Digital Surround and Castilian 2.0 DTS Digital Surround tracks are also included. Optional subtitles include English SDH, French, Spanish, Castilian, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.

The English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix included for each episode is of the highest quality and expectedly so. HBO never disappoints with their audio mixes and this one is no different. The series puts a strong focus on music and it always sounds as clear as can be.

Dialogue is crisp and clear like most new releases, as are audio effects. The audio effects also manage to fill the surround speakers constantly and make for a very immersive experience. The audio mixes do not disappoint one bit, only impress. 10/10

The Extras

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc) (39.7 GB):


Down in the Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
Dig deeper into the world of New Orleans with Down in the Treme. This in-episode viewing mode includes five different features with unique content for each episode:
  • Music: Learn more about the artists who bring the Treme soundtrack to life.
  • Players: Read detailed bios on your favorite characters.
  • Lexicon: Brush up on your New Orleans vocabulary and the origins of some of the most popular phrases.
  • Locale: Explore the different neighborhoods of the Crescent City.
  • Cuisine: Satisfy your cravings with in-depth descriptions of the local delicacies
The Music of Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
Discover the brilliant artists and vibrant music featured in Treme. This in-episode viewing mode provides information about the song currently playing.

Audio Commentary on Episode 1
With Creators/Executive Producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer

Audio Commentary on Episode 1
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 2
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Disc) (44.1 GB):

Down in the Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
See ‘Disc 1’ section in review for details.

The Music of Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
Discover the brilliant artists and vibrant music featured in Treme. This in-episode viewing mode provides information about the song currently playing.

Audio Commentary on Episode 3
With Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander and Alan Sepinwall (TV Critic, HitFix)

Audio Commentary on Episode 3
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 4
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 5
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Disc 3 (Blu-ray Disc) (44.8 GB):

Down in the Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
See ‘Disc One’ section in review for details.

The Music of Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
Discover the brilliant artists and vibrant music featured in Treme. This in-episode viewing mode provides information about the song currently playing.

Audio Commentary on Episode 6
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 7
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 8
With Creator/Executive Producer Eric Overmyer and Producer/Director Anthony Hemingway

Audio Commentary on Episode 8
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Disc 4 (Blu-ray Disc) (44.4 GB):

Down in the Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
See ‘Disc One’ section in review for details.

The Music of Treme (Included for all 10 episodes)
Discover the brilliant artists and vibrant music featured in Treme. This in-episode viewing mode provides information about the song currently playing.

The Making of Treme (14:11) (HD)
Go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew, the feature is nice, but the next feature provides more substance and footage.

Treme: Beyond Bourbon Street (29:05) (HD)
Go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew in this entertaining and informative feature that should not be missed.

Audio Commentary on Episode 9
With Writer George Pelecanos and John Goodman

Audio Commentary on Episode 9
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

Audio Commentary on Episode 10
With Creator/Executive Producer David Simon and Executive Producer Nina Noble

Audio Commentary on Episode 10
With Josh Jackson (WBGO) and Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR Music)

The extras included on this release are fantastic, especially the in-episode features and commentary tracks. I do wish more behind-the-scenes footage was included, but for a television series the features are quite impressive. 9/10

The Season
Treme: The Complete First Season’ is the most recent Blu-ray release from HBO Home Entertainment and one that I was excited to see. I have to admit, I didn’t see the season on television like I do with most series, but watching it on Blu-ray has made for a very enjoyable experience.

‘Treme’ takes place in New Orleans, months after Hurricane Katrina caused the devastation and damage that it did. The series follows many different characters through their struggles as they attempt to overcome the tragedy.

The series is created by David Simon (The Wire) and Eric Overmyer (Homicide), once again creating television magic that should not be missed. The focus on New Orleans works a lot better as a series than I expected it would.

The impressive cast includes Steve Zahn, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Rob Brown, Wendell Pierce, Kim Dickens, Khandi Alexander, Lucia Micarelli, Clarke Peters and more. The cast is simply fantastic, providing some incredible performances that certainly deserve award recognition.

The show is touching and exciting and I cannot wait for season two. The show certainly won’t appeal to everyone, but I do think most (if you give it a chance) will find an incredibly strong series that we can all connect with. 9/10.

The Blu-news Summary
‘Treme: The Complete First Season’ is a fantastic series with a strong video and audio presentation. The extras included are also solid and impressive. Overall the Blu-ray release is ‘Highly Recommended’ to all.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Blu-ray Review

Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Film Rating: Not Rated
Disc Size: 15.0 GB
Film Size: 9.91 GB
Region: ABC
The Video
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown’ comes to Blu-ray with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video presentation. Past ‘Charlie Brown’ Blu-ray releases have looked great, needless to say I had high expectations for a newly produced film.

The Blu-ray release is fantastic as expected. The film captures the same visual style Peanuts has always been known for, very simple. The character drawings are as sharp as can be, there were never any jaggies from what I noticed.

Colors are the best part of the presentation, rich and vibrant from beginning to end. The animation style may not make for demo material, but it certainly looks very strong as a whole. Compared to most animated material on Blu-ray, this one ranks quite highly. 9/10

The Audio
An English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is included. German and Spanish Dolby Digital tracks are also included. Optional subtitles include English SDH, French, German SDH and Spanish.

The audio isn’t very heavy on surround use, but I have to say I didn’t really expect it to be. Like with previous specials, this film is quite front heavy and features very few audio effects. Dialogue is of most importance and is as clear and crisp as can be.

The film’s music is light but also clear as can be throughout. The audio isn’t a surround sound experience, but the upgrade from the high-def mix is obvious, especially compared to the DVD. There is an added level of ‘oomph’ that is really appreciated. Keep it up Warner Bros! 8/10

The Extras

Disc 1 (Blu-ray Disc):


Deconstructing Schulz: From Comic Strip to Screenplay (12:29) (HD)
See how the creative team behind the film brought the strips together to make a film.

Happiness…Is Finding the Right Voice (11:57) (HD)
Meet the voices behind the new ‘Charlie Brown’ film.

24 Frames a Second (14:25) (HD)
Drawing and animating a Peanuts movie.

Deleted Scene (3:44) (HD)
Featuring an introduction by Director Andy Beall.

Trailers (HD/SD)
Trailers for ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’ and a few ‘Charlie Brown’ releases are included.

Disc 2 (DVD):

DVD copy of the film

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

The extras included are very entertaining and informative. The high-def features are especially appreciated, but I do wish an audio commentary track was included. Overall this is a solid package, with a DVD/Digital Copy addition which family audiences may put to good use. 7.5/10

The Movie
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown’ is the latest Charlie Brown special which attempts to capture the spirit of the holiday classics and comic strip we have all come to love throughout our lives. Does this 2011 release deliver? Yes!

The story is based on the infamous comic strip by Charles M. Schulz so I had pretty high expectations. The movie is 45 minutes long, which felt like the perfect run-time. The focus of the storyline is Linus and his blanket, but features several mini-stories throughout featuring other characters.The story is cute and features plenty of charm that is associated with almost all previous Peanuts films. The connection Linus has with his blanket is insightful for audiences young and old, surprisingly. The new voices are actually very good and the film captures the visual and audio style of the classic specials.

While I did find the story charming, I have to say it won’t go down as one of the most memorable ‘Charlie Brown’ films, but it did have some incredible specials to stack up against. Overall I think audiences of all ages will love this, especially those who are fans of the lovable stories and characters from Peanuts. 8/10

The Blu-news Summary
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown’ is a cute film that audiences of all ages will enjoy. The video and audio presentations are very good and the extras are also pleasing. Overall this Blu-ray release is easily ‘Recommended’ to anyone.

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