The main feature of this Blu-Ray is the short film The Red Balloon. It is only 35 minutes long, but I loved every minute of it. The film tells the story of a boy and his new-found friend... a large red balloon. Being over 50 years old, I was expecting something a little more dated, but watching it, it's the sort of movie that could have been made last month... it's the very definition of timeless.
There's nothing complicated about the plot. It's sweet and innocent, and just makes you smile the whole way through. Watching it reminded me of the feeling you get while watching a Pixar short. There's little dialogue, but it has no trouble telling its story.
The picture quality looks great for a film of it's age. In some scenes, the picture is so clear you can see the tiny wires pulling the balloon around.
Also included on the disc is another of the director's short films, White Mane, about a boy befriending a wild horse. For what it is, it's far from a bad movie, it just didn't do nearly as much for me as The Red Balloon did. It's safe to say the The Red Balloon is the best of the two.
It's not every day I find a film like this. One that makes my heart smile. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I bought this, having bought it on hearing positive things alone. In the end, this was one purchase I'm really glad I made.