Monsters, Inc. 2001

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Monstropolis, present day. At Monsters Inc., Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and sidekick Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scaring team on the job. Their task is to keep Monstropolis ticking over, running it on the power generated by children screaming - a production line of assorted terrifying monsters are sent to appear in front of children by passing into Earth through special dimensional portals then bottling the screams thus produced. Believing children are toxic, dangerous creatures who must be kept out of Monstropolis at all costs, Mike and Sully are terrified when they realise that a little girl called 'Boo' has followed them back through a door. Slowly they realise that little Boo isn't actually dangerous at all and uncover a sinister plot that exists behind Monsters Inc's happy facade, involving creepy arch-rival scarer Randall (voiced by Steve Buscemi).

Starring:
Billy Crystal, John Ratzenberger
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Monsters, Inc.

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Billy Crystal, John Ratzenberger, James Coburn, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Mary Gibbs, John Goodman
Director Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Genres Comedy
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English
Dubbing German
Subtitles English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Billy Crystal, John Ratzenberger, James Coburn, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Mary Gibbs, John Goodman
Director Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Genres Comedy
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Split-Pea Soup on 27 Nov 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This film is just a visual and audio treat. We have watched this blu-ray numerous times and each time is as funny as the last. It just seems to keep getting better with each viewing as we see more and more details in the picture, more and more subtle hints, jokes and producer tricks.

The story is moving, about monsters that work in a factory and scare children, collecting their screams for electricity to run their world. It has adult humor about the 9-5 grind, lots of laughs for the children, and of course, the bad guy. There is something for everyone in this film, and the characters are realistic, well portrayed, and you forget that you are watching a cartoon after a while. I don't post spoiler reviews, but the story is excellent here and one of their finest to date.

The DTS-HD MA sound delivers thumping bass and very realistic and believable surround sound perfectly balanced on all channels. The Subwoofer is well integrated into the sound effects for a nice deep addition to regular sound effects however, when it should thump, it really does. All channels get a good workout and really throw you into the movie. TEN stars for sound.

This cartoon may be a bit dated in terms of technical aspects but it is still an awesome display of cartoon. The picture is 1080P and just crystal clear and unbelievably cool to watch. Ten stars for video too.

After such an awesome sound/video quality, the story could be mediocre and it would still get five stars. However, the story is also very cool and entertaining to watch. This is one of the best blu-rays I have bought, and even better than some of the newer cartoons.
You can't go wrong with this Blu-Ray. A big thumbs up!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 July 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I know Monsters Inc is popular, but I've always thought of it as living in the shadow of the other Pixar films; it came nestled between the more successful and considerably more famous Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo, it's not one of the 'Brad Bird masterpieces'; it's even outshined by the comparatively duller Cars, a film that coasted into kids' hearts despite being missing something perhaps only we older Pixar afficionados can see.

This is a shame, as Monsters Inc is one of the studio's very best films, and indeed one of Disney's very best by default. First time director Pete Docter knows his stuff- the film is filled to the brim with background detail, and after the discovery of the child the pace is frantic 'til the thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Following three films directed by studio head John Lasseter, Docter paved the way for the other directors to tackle their own ideas, and ironically Lasseter's return to directing (with Cars) fell far short of the bar set by Andrew Stanton with Nemo, Bird's The Incredibles, and this sterling effort.

The Blu Ray is a stunning transfer. While it's arguable that the film's groundbreaking fur rendering looks dated now, it still looks amazing compared with lesser offerings from Dreamworks. EVERYTHING in this film, in fact, looks amazing, from the subtle hues and colours of the sky to the photorealistic blizzard and underground halls. The animation on token child Boo is so human its impossible not to fall in love with her, share her fears and her delights. Background detail is too presented with astounding visual clarity- see the combination locks in the locker room or cars in the exterior shot of the building for proof.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. Whalen on 24 Jan 2007
Format: DVD
My 3 year old daughter loved this movie and to be honest so did I. As mentioned by other reviewers the plot is well thought out and totally original. The film was released before my daughter was even born but has a timeless quality and loveable monsters.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By James on 15 Dec 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio of the feature film:
1.85:1

Languages of the feature film:
DTS Master Audio 5.1: English
DTS 5.1: French, Dutch
Dolby 5.1: Belgian

Subtitles for all the videos:
Dutch, French, English, English for the hearing impaired

Verdict:
An outstanding and perfect picture and sound quality, this film couldn't have been watched in better condition than it is today thanks to the blu-ray.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By beandog on 25 Feb 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
A totally winning combination. Great film, lovingly re-rendered in 3D with superb high definition and totally immersive surround sound soundtrack.

My favourite 3D so far, depths are clear and deep, which actually helps emphasise the background jokes, pop out 3d pops right out to tickle your glasses. Detail is fantastic, makes you want to reach out and straighten scully's hair, oh and to me the film is even funnier than it was 10 years ago.

Clearly a lot of love and care has gone into this release, and it shows in very frame. It's like an old friend has lost two stone and taken up weight training.

If you need a film to show off your system then this is it, also handy to keep the kids quiet and if you need a giggle on a Sunday afternoon. Brilliant!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "kirsty1711" on 28 Jan 2005
Format: DVD
I went to see Monsters inc because it was a Disney Pixar collaboration and I had loved their previous films Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Monsters inc doesn't disappoint with great gags, amazing animation and characters that everyone will adore.
Both the young and not so young will love this film. I would have given it 5 stars but then I saw Finding Nemo ( a true 5 star film!) what showed up a few flaws in this film, nevertheless you should still see this movie!!
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