HTF REVIEW: "Monsters, Inc." (Highly Recommended) (with screenshots)

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    Monsters, Inc.




    Studio: Disney
    Year: 2001
    Rated: G
    Film Length: 93 minutes
    Aspect Ratio: 16X9 Enhanced Widescreen (1.85:1)
    and full-frame (1.33:1) transfers.
    Subtitles: English



    We scare because we care!
    Did you ever wonder as a kid about the monsters
    that lay waiting in your closet at night, and what
    they did with themselves during the day? If you
    are to believe Monsters, Inc., they live
    in Monstropolis, a thriving metropolis populated
    with bizarre creatures whose world is powered by
    the screams of children in our world. Closet doors
    are the portals to Monstropolis, where Monsters,
    Inc., serves as a kind of Con Edison energy company
    where the power of children's screams are stored.
    One of the things we quickly learn is that while
    the monsters are allowed to scare the kids, they
    can't touch them because any contact would be fatal
    to the monsters.
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    The top scarer of Monsters, Inc. is James P.
    Sullivan/Sulley (John Goodman), a huge, good-natured
    monster with purple fur. Together with his assistant,
    Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a one-eyed green
    basketball with arms and legs, he aims to win the
    company award as top collector of children's screams.
    Jealousy runs high at the company, however, as we
    find chameleon Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi), trying
    to undermine Sullivan's success by dwelling in sneaky
    dealings.
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    One disastrous night, Sulley accidentally lets out
    a toddler, whom he nicknames Boo (Mary Gibbs). She
    goes through the portal from her room to the
    monster's world. Sulley views Boo as something
    akin to a biological hazard and the rest of the
    movie involves his and Wazowski's attempts to return
    Boo to her own world before Boggs can get to her first.
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    I never originally liked Monsters, Inc. when
    I saw it theatrically last year. While I found the
    film to be highly inventive, I didn't think it had
    any of the charm of Pixar's Toy Story or
    A Bug's Life. The film lacked adult satire,
    being reduced to more of a kiddie-movie level --
    especially since the star of the film was a little
    girl. Though the sophisticated 3D animation is
    flawless, the jokes are a little sparse. Still,
    with each subsequent viewing, I find myself enjoying
    this movie a little more.
    How is the transfer?
    Words alone cannot convey how remarkable this
    transfer is. This is a direct transfer from
    the digital source without any film being used
    as the middle-man. The result is crystal clear
    picture quality that is flawless. In fact, I
    have yet to see anything that looks this close
    to high-definition.
    Imagine a picture so velvety smooth with total
    absence of film grain. From this palette rises
    a rush of colors that paint your television with
    blues, purples, reds and yellows that come across
    with incredible vividness, yet never nearing
    oversaturation.
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    What is most impressive about watching the transfer
    of this film on DVD is the picture's incredible
    attention to detail. Sulley's soft feathery fur
    looks breathtakingly real. Everything has a sort
    of 3-D effect as if it were ready to leap off the
    screen.
    The 5.1 Dolby Digital EX mix creates a sensational
    sound environment with each of the channels receiving
    distinct information that puts you in the middle
    of a monstrous environment. Dialogue rests squarely
    in the center channel. The film's main thrust comes
    across robustly through the front two channels with
    clean and distinct stereo separation. The rears do
    an admirable job of constantly supplying supportive
    effects such as the hums of the machines inside
    Monsters Inc., or greetings from its workers that
    emanate from every channel as if the monsters were
    surrounding the listener. Perhaps the best demo
    of how well all these channels interact together is
    during the conveyer belt door chase at the end of
    the film with the whooshing sounds from the rears
    just making themselves known above the deep rumbles
    of the LFE channel.
    Speaking of the LFE channel, this is where the
    5.1 mix really excels. Be prepared. This channel
    provides earth-shattering bass that must be felt
    to be believed. You'll hear it as Sully and
    Wazowski greet a huge co-worker on the streets.
    You'll hear it again as a sock is placed under a
    protective dome and exploded. You'll feel it as
    doors race along a conveyer belt in a high-speed
    chase. The heart-stopping bass will almost make
    you think your system is about to explode!
    Special Features
    I have really grown to love the about face attitude
    that Disney Home Video has shown to the DVD market
    over the past two years. Leave it to the folks at
    Disney Home Video to put together a sensational
    Special Edition -- the way such editions ought to
    be done. Take for instance the fact that they put
    both a WIDESCREEN and FULLSCREEN version on a
    single disc, complimented with a second disc that
    is chock-full of supplemental material.
    Once you pop the DVD in, you have the option of
    viewing trailers for the upcoming DVD releases
    of Beauty & The Beast, Lilo & Stitch and
    Inspector Gadget 2 as well as trailers for
    upcoming theatrical releases, Treasure Planet
    and Pixar's Finding Nemo.
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    Once you make your way to the MAIN MENU, you
    will be pleasantly surprised by a new animated
    sequence with clawed monsters coming out of doors
    leading up to the final menu of selections.
    The entire film resides on Disc One. The
    option of WIDESCREEN or FULLSCREEN can be selected
    from the SETUP menu.
    Bonus Features on Disc One include
    a 5.1 Surround effects mix. I urge you to give
    this mix a listen as it really shows how important
    these effects are to a film. There's no music, no
    dialogue, just sound effects.
    A full-length audio commentary features
    a variety of filmmakers that include Director
    Pete Doctor, Co-Director Lee Unkrich, Executive
    Producer John Lasseter and Screenwriter Andrew
    Stanton. Please forgive me for not being able
    to differentiate between the voices (they are
    all so close to each other). These guys are
    having a great time together, providing quick
    and fluid commentary that describe everything
    you are watching. Through the words of these
    guys we learn how unique ideas are selected for
    these films, taking something that is familiar
    to audiences and adding an interesting twist to
    it. We learn how the film's original introduction
    to Sully as a growling monster was changed to one
    where Mike awakens him as a radio announcer. Billy
    Crystal was a natural choice for the role of
    Wazowski due to the range of his comic talent. You
    will be surprised to hear that Billy was the first
    choice to play Buzz Lightear for Toy Story,
    but turned it down only later to regret it. We go
    on to hear how the other voices were selected for
    the monster characters. It's interesting to hear
    how these monstrous characters were developed by
    taking textures and surfaces of the real animal
    world and combined it with colors that represented
    the figment of a child's imagination. The team
    describes the film's climatic rollercoaster ride,
    giving you all the dimensions of the door vault as
    well as how many doors were drawn. There's absolutely
    no cheating done here as the computer drew thousand
    and thousand of doors. It's rather cool to watch
    this film aided by an encyclopedia worth of facts
    about why this piece of animation was added or
    why this concept had to be changed or what initial
    problems there was accomplishing the difficult
    animation. Scene after scene has a story to it,
    and it's so wild to hear how many personal touches
    so close to the filmmakers were added to the film.
    Not a dull moment here!
    Now let's take a look at Disc Two, which
    houses all the supplemental material...
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    Talk about getting in the mood! The moment you
    insert Disc Two you are greeted with live
    video of the filmmaking team of Monsters, Inc..
    There's an approximate one minute introduction
    from the team (mostly Directors) who pretty much
    lay out what to expect on this supplemental disc.
    The general idea is that the disc is divided into
    two areas. There's the HUMAN area and (if
    you dare enter) the MONSTERS area. Let's
    enter one of these doors and see where it leads us...
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    As you enter the HUMANS area, your door
    is taken on a conveyer belt where you are brought
    to a group of additional doors. Every door has
    its own individual subject matter.
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    Entering the Pixar door, we are greeted by
    Director John Lasseter (Director of Toy Story 1&2)
    who takes us on a tour of Pixar's brand new studio
    in California. As we tour the building, we are
    introduced to the many individual dressings of the
    innard offices (one is made up as a Tiki Lounge).
    There's a room full of toys as well as room to
    play golf or karaoke. It's sort of a fun look
    at the studio and the truly "animated" workers that
    work inside.
    (length: approx. 3.5 minutes)
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    Entering the Story door, we find a list
    of individual segments. All of these segments
    are relatively short. In Story Is King
    we meet co-Director David Silverman who reminds
    us just how important a story is to the film. We
    meet the storyboard artists who draw the initial
    comic style layouts that get pitched as a final
    idea for the film. In Monsters Are Real
    we learn how the creative team at Pixar chose to
    make their monsters more scared of themselves than
    the kids were of them, aided by short interviews
    from the voices (Goodman, Crystal, Coburn) themselves.
    In Original Treatment we are taken through
    early drawings that made some of the original ideas
    of the film. In Story Pitch, we find a
    story supervisor pitching his ideas for a back to
    work scene, using storyboard drawings. Banished
    Concepts is a set of four deleted scenes. You
    may be disappointed that these are all storyboard
    drawings of concepts never used (the voices are
    not supplied by the stars). However, watching these
    conceptual scenes is rather fun, and often funny.
    Some of the dialogue in these storyboard sequences
    ended up being used in the final version. Original
    Sulley Intro is an alternative 1-minute clip
    that shows us a slightly different manner in which
    our purple hero is introduced to us. Storyboard
    To Film takes one scene then divides into
    three segments that takes us from storyreel to
    colorization and then a split-screen comparison of
    before and after.
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    Enter the Monster Files door. Cast of
    Characters introduces us to Director Pete
    Doctor and Co-Director Lee Unkrich who take us
    to the recording studio as we meet the actors
    behind the voices. There's some neat footage of
    the actors behind the mike supplying the sound long
    before the animation is done. What Makes A
    Great Monster? takes us through the art
    department where we meet the people who created
    the original concepts behind the monsters.
    Character Designs is really neat. With
    an entire laundry list of animated characters to
    choose from, you get to pick and see how that
    individual's character was shaped and evolved from
    initial drawing concepts to final form. Neat!
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    Enter the Design door to find an array
    of subject matter. In Monstropolis, a
    team of artists take us through the creation of
    a monster world, with all the little details added
    that you may not catch the first time around.
    Setting The Scene takes us through the
    process of taking a computer image of an empty room
    and a Set Dressing Supervisor adding the extra
    dressings to the scene. An actual step-through
    uses your remote as you advance frame by frame on
    an empty Monstropolis street as all the extra
    dressings are added. Color Scripts contain
    a gallery of photos that you can browse through that
    give you an idea of how color was conceptualized
    for each scene. In Master Lighting you
    have the opportunity to browse through the gallery
    of pictures that let you switch back and forth
    between the conceptual art and the final art,
    giving you an idea of how lighting was used in the
    drawings. Location Flyarounds is kind of
    cool, giving you your own private tour of downtown,
    the apartment, Monsters Inc., the simulator and
    Boo's room. Obviously used as a computer simulation
    to map out an environment, this is really fun to
    watch! Monstropolis Art is a collection of
    conceptual drawings that you can browse through in
    gallery form giving you an idea of some of the
    earliest conceptualizations. Finally, a Guide
    to "In" Jokes is a fun look at the usual Pixar
    personal touches that are added to their films.
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    Enter the Music and Sound door and select
    Monster Song to watch the recording the film's
    final credits song, written by Randy Newman. There
    are interviews here from Goodman, Crystal and even
    Randy Newman. Sound Designer takes us to
    Skywalker Ranch (ooh, I'll be there soon) where
    bits and pieces of sound were put together to make
    a believable film. We watch the sound designers
    talk about how they pieced this sound together
    as we watch foley artists watch the film and
    record sounds for it. Many of the sounds in
    this film were recorded individually, transferred
    to a keyboard, and then had the pitch levels
    changed so different sounds could be created. In
    Binaural Recording we learn how a recording
    is made to utilize spacial imaging and depth cues.
    There are two really cool audio and video
    demonstrations (featuring Crystal and Goodman) that
    truly show off imaging and depth as they move
    around the camera, and subsequently, around your
    listening area. An audio comparison shows us the
    difference between a stereo film mix to a binaural
    stage recording to a 5.1 surround mix.
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    Open the Animation door and click on
    Animation Process as it takes us through
    the complete animation process from storyreels
    to layout to video referencing and character
    refinements. Early Test give us a very
    primitive look at the early test models used
    to illustrate what could be done with the film.
    Opening Title Animation gives us a general
    idea of how this whimsical opening sequence set
    the scene for the entire film. We are taken
    through paper models that were used to properly
    create the animation, and the decisions made as
    how to draw these animations. Hard Parts
    takes a look at pushing the envelope and trying
    to do something new and creative, topping what
    animators have done the last time around. One
    of the biggest challenges was animating hair to
    the character of Sullivan. An animator would
    not be able to properly animate it, but the folks
    at Pixar figured out a way to do it -- and do it
    in such a way that hairs moved randomly according
    to character movement. Shots Department
    concerns the technical issues having to do with
    simulation. The effects department created an
    infrastructure and the talented people at Pixar
    were able to add the effects -- believably. A
    Production Demo allows you to use your
    remote to take a scene through several of its
    stages from original storyreel through layout
    and animation, ending it with final coloring.
    This is really cool as you can use your remote
    to quickly switch from the different angle
    perspectives without interrupting the action.
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    Open the Release door and take a promotional
    journey. Premiere takes us to a Hollywood
    premier party where the actors and costumed characters
    parade outside a theater. Toys shows us
    the merchandising of the film with all its dolls,
    board games and stuffed animals. Posters
    takes us through an interactive gallery of dozens
    upon dozens of poster designs created for the
    film. Outtakes, from what it looks like,
    is the hilarious reel that was added to theatrical
    prints shortly after initial release. With Randy
    Newman's theme playing in the background, we see
    flubbed lines, microphones in the picture, and
    even an appearance by Rex the Dinosaur from Toy
    Story
    . Very funny stuff! Three Trailers and
    four TV Spots are included here as well as
    a look at how International Inserts are done
    for audiences in different countries. A multi-
    language clip reel is an interesting look at
    how a scene from the film sounded in some of its
    30 languages created for audiences around the world.
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    Phew! Well that's that! Now let's move on to
    the MONSTERS portion of the DVD. As we enter
    the door we come to a letter board that lets us
    select several options.
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    New Monsters Adventures is a sort of fun,
    exploration era for adults and kids. It begins
    with an all-new Pixar short called Mike's New
    Car. In this 3-minute short we are reunited
    with our favorite characters Sully and Mike
    Wazowski (original voices). Mike has just gotten
    a beautiful new car, and he takes his friend Sully
    on a tour of the inside. The car, however, doesn't
    turn out to be everything it should. You can play
    this with or without accompanying commentary.
    Monster TV Treats is a group of promotional
    shorts that feature our characters in seasonal
    shots including those for Thanksgiving and Christmas
    as well as football and baseball spots. Ponkickies 21
    features new animation exclusively for this
    Japanese TV show. Kids can play along with these
    game shorts that star Sully, Mike and Boo. Boo's
    Door Game is really neat! Here is how it works..
    Boo's door has been shredded. Wazowski pleads with
    you to help find all the missing pieces by entering
    a total of 6 rooms where all the pieces are hidden.
    Using your remote, you click on a room, and further
    click on various objects inside. With each click on
    an object you find a little surprise -- sometimes
    a piece of the door, and other times just some
    sarcastic encouragement from Wazowski. Kids will
    absolutely love this feature! Disney Storytime:
    Welcome to Monstropolis lets kids read along
    to a storybook of the film, or have a narrator
    read the story to them. This is yet another feature
    I think young kids will get a lot of wholesome
    enjoyment out of. Finally, there's a music video
    for Randy Newman's If I didn't have You that
    features the entire monster cast.
    DVD-ROM content includes a game and weblinks.
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    Behind The Screams begins with another
    assortment of outtakes that also look to
    have been the ones added to the theatrical versions
    shortly after their initial release. I am not quite
    sure what this is, but Company Play Program
    seems to be a cast biography satirized in the form
    of a play complete with playbook advertisements,
    photos and letters of congratulations. On The
    Job With Mike and Sully is an all-new animated
    interview piece that takes us to Monster's, Inc.
    via a news cast. A reporter interviews the top
    scare teak of Sully and Mike as they describe the
    rigorous duties of their daily job.
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    Orientation brings us through the halls
    of Monster's, Inc. where we get a hands-on look
    at daily operations. Welcome to Monster's,
    Inc. is an employee orientation film that
    gives us an overview of the purpose of scaring
    kids and how monsters are working for a better
    tomorrow..today. This was the television commercial
    shown at the beginning of the film where the "M"
    logo covers Wazowski's face. Your First Day
    is yet another promotional employee film that
    gives an overview of the company. It's a
    guidebook for new employees. You even learn
    first-hand how to operate the doors. What's kind
    of neat that is that grain was intentionally added
    to this short to give it an authentic look. History
    of Monster World gives us more information than
    I ever thought we needed, taking us back to a sort
    of prehistoric time when MANS and MONS first met,
    and how monsters and "monsterizing" was born out
    of this primitive culture. Now this is neat! An
    Employee Handbook (structured like a binder
    notebook) lets you browse through ID photos of your
    fellow employees, company safety regulations,
    a door station operation overview and even what is
    on today's lunch menu. For some real laughs, check
    out the advertising area of the notebook. Really
    cool! Monster Of The Month gives us pin-up
    photos of the Monster who contributed the most
    scares in a single month. It's sort of interesting
    to see that there isn't much variety in the winners.
    Scarer Cards are sort of fun. They are just
    like baseball cards but they feature all the monsters
    from the films, including their vital statistics.
    If that wasn't enough, an overzealous fan offers
    voice-over contribution.
    The original film short For The Birds, that
    introduced the film theatrically, is also included.
    Oye!
    Final Thoughts
    I am exhausted! When I started this review hours
    ago, I never knew what I was getting myself into.
    These discs took forever to go through -- and that
    says something very positive about the value of
    this 2-disc DVD set. I am sure there are little
    things I probably missed in my review, including
    Easter Eggs (which I never look for).
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    I have said this elsewhere in my review, but
    it bears repeating....in the past two years Disney
    Home Video has done an about face with their
    Home Video department. The two most stellar Special
    Edition releases I have seen this year both came
    from that studio. The first was Pearl Harbor.
    The second is this very DVD, Monster's, Inc.
    Thus far, Monster's, Inc. takes the lead
    spot for DVD OF THE YEAR. The reason this
    DVD takes the lead spot is quite simple: never
    before have I seen such thought and personality
    put into a DVD package. From the superb menu
    animations to new animations created specifically
    for this DVD to the live action videos from the
    guys at Pixar, you can tell that DVD was on the
    mind of everyone since the film went into production.
    Nothing but nothing has been left to the imagination
    here.
    I also must rave about the fact that Disney truly
    made this a DVD that appeals to both adults and
    kids. For adults there are very informative
    supplements that take us through the entire film
    production. For kids, there are some genuinely
    fun games to play as well as enough remote control
    interaction that will them glued to the screen for
    hours.
    You have heard many reviewers, including myself,
    talking about the ultimate Special Edition. Well,
    Disney has just raised that bar by making this
    Special Edition the one to beat!
    Highly recommended!
    Release Date: September 17, 2002
     
  2. Adam_WM

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    WOOOHOOOOO!!! CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY FREE COPY FROM BLOCKBUSTER! RON'S GOT ME ALL PSYCHED!!!!!!
     
  3. Yumbo

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    anyone notice the dialogue distortion when James Coburn speaks during the scare demo scene?

    that was VERY suprising.
     
  4. Matt Bloxham

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    Wow, great review Ron[​IMG]
    The moment I saw the teaser for this on the Toy Story 2 dvd, I knew it would be great[​IMG]
    Saw this in the theater with my wife and kids and we all loved it (esp. the Ep 2 trailer:b )
    My kids and I can't wait until next Tues. 9/17 for this DVD, and it looks like Disney has not disappointed[​IMG] I knew we will all watch the film together, but I also can't wait to dive into the all of those extra's.
    Matt
     
  5. John Geelan

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    Great review Ron! And what a great DVD!

    Can't wait to get my copy from Blockbuster also.
     
  6. Graham Martin

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    I was hoping the review could contain a little more information. Oh well.

    :wink:
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    Yeah, Graham, what a waste of 6 hours [​IMG]
     
  8. Ray H

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    Thanks for the review!
    I may be picking this up. I liked the movie. A bit disappointing though. I'll give it another shot, but my main reason is to check out all the features! Another jam-packed release from Disney. Never had the oppurtunity to get my hands on the Toy Story box or a Bug's Life CE, so I'll just take this in their place.[​IMG]
    And Ron, Sully is blue (with purple spots) and the dinosaur from Toy Story is Rex, not Ted.[​IMG]
     
  9. Steve Clark

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    Thorough review [​IMG]
    Up until now I was excited about getting this DVD for my kids as I have not seen the movie (They loved it). Now I am excited about getting the DVD for myself.
     
  10. Carlo Medina

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    Had the luck of seeing a screener DVD of this, and I was excited way back then (and it was movie-only!). Now I'm just hoping and praying Best Buy ships the darned thing to arrive on street date.

    Great review, Ron!
     
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    Great review Ron. It's already on its way, can't wait to take a look at it myself.
     
  12. Alex Spindler

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    Great review as always Ron. Liked it in the theater, but this release looks so perfect that it must be had.
     
  13. Kenneth Cummings

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    Well Ron, I bugged you all week in any thread about reviews about this and now I got my treat. This review is VERY GOOD, and I hope you do the same for Beauty and the Beast. As for the movie, I went to see it in the theater and loved it, wish it came out sooner, but the extra content made up for the year wait. Blockbuster, prepare yourself on Tuesday. ^^
     
  14. Joseph J.D

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    You exhausted Ron? I'm exhausted just reading about all the features.[​IMG] This is one that I will have to get from the U.S. though because I've heard that Disney has removed the Sound Effects track in favour of 5.1 French for the Canadian version.[​IMG] Oh well, it will be mine next time I cross the border.
     
  15. Peter Kline

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    Ron, does the full screen version have the characters repostitioned in scenes ala Toy Story 2?

    My 9 year old nephew is coming over next week to see the film. He can't wait.
     
  16. Scott-C

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    I'll bet that sound effects only track will be pretty cool. I listened to part of the same track on Toy Story 2 a few weeks ago and it was pretty interesting and a great way to hear the importance of each speaker in your HT!

    Thanks for the review Ron - this one's coming to me free via the Blockbuster deal.
     
  17. Kevin. W

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    Excellent review Ron. Picked my copy up this past Sunday. Have only had time to watch the movie and not the extra's as friends were dieing to borrow it. One thing I am disappointed with is the option for Full and Widescreen on the same disc. It would have been nice if Disney had done the same as Dreamworks did for Shrek. We may have been able to get a DTS track if they had. And why the short cuts on Disc 1 and 2? Wasted space!!

    Kevin
     
  18. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Great review Ron!

    Alot of reviews lately, and you still manage to be thorough with all of them. We appreciate all your effort.

    For those Canadians who want to pick this up, Walmart has it advertised for $19.98 CAD.

    Great price!
     
  19. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

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    Thanks Ron and thanks Marc for the headsup on the Walmart price.
     
  20. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Great review, although I have a hard time shaking off that mental image of Ron jobless and sitting as his house growing a beard and doing nothing but watching DVD's and reviewing them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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