It’s little secret that Blu-rays of Pixar films are among the finest demo material you can lay your hands on for a half-decent home cinema set-up. But perhaps Up
is the most impressive of all.
The film itself is outstanding, and only the second to snare a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Telling the story of 78-year old Carl Fredericksen as he embarks, along with boy scout Russell, on a journey he promised his late wife he’d always take, it’s a stunning piece of work. Most memorable is one of the most moving sequences ever committed to animation, which hits you in the film’s first ten minutes, but there’s still plenty to keep you enthralled after that.
One of the most striking features of Up is just how visually arresting it is. The visuals crackle with exceptional levels of detail here, with a broad palette of colours shining through on the stunning 1080p video transfer. This really is reference-quality work, and just from a home cinema demonstration point of view, Up is a flat-out must buy.
But it’s more than that. It’s also one of the most ambitious, at-times original and boldest films to come out of Hollywood in recent times. When most other animation studios are content to stuff their films with cute animals and star names, Pixar continues to take risks, and while Up isn’t a perfect ride, it’s not too far off. A wonderful film, brilliantly transferred to Blu-ray. --Simon Brew
Immerse yourself in a whole new dimension of family entertainment. Bring the 3D experience home with this hilariously uplifting adventure from the creators of Monsters Inc
. and Finding Nemo
. Part rascal, part dreamer, retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. But unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time – Carl’s front porch! Experience every thrilling moment of their adventure as it comes to life before your eyes in spectacular Disney Blu-ray 3D – Magic In A New Dimension that will send your spirits soaring Up, up and away!Special Features:
Disc 1 - Blu-ray 3D™ Feature Film
Disc 2 – Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus*
• “Dug’s Special Mission” – All-New Short Follows The Misadventures
• “Partly Cloudy” – Theatrical Short
• Cine-Explore – The Making Of Up With Pete Docter And Bob Peterson
• The Many Endings Of Muntz – Alternate Scenes
• And More!
Disc 3 - Bonus
• Global Guardian Badge Game – A Multilayered Geography Game
• Married Life – Expanded Character Back Story
• 8 All-New Documentaries – Including “Adventure Is Out There” –
Travel To The Real Paradise Falls!
• And More!Subtitles:
3D Blu-ray: English / English for the hearing impaired / French / Dutch
2D Blu-ray: English / English for the hearing impaired / French / Dutch / Hungarian