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Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection 2009

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit - the Academy Award (Oscar) - winning claymated pair have specially re-mastered all four of their smashing half hour specials in this complete collection! Titles Comprise: A Grand Day Out: Wallace likes a nice bit of cheese with his crackers, so when this eccentric inventor finds his fridge empty and the local corner shop shut for the Bank Holiday, he is forced to look further a field for his cheddar. The two modelling clay heroes blast off in their home-made rocket on the ultimate day trip - Wallace and Gromit are off to the moon! The Wrong Trousers: This time the modelling clay stars are plunged into a hilarious tale of skulduggery involving an extraordinary pair of automated trousers and a villainous penguin. Posing as an innocent lodger, the fiendish fish-eater sets about recruiting mild mannered Wallace as an unwitting accomplice to his dastardly plot - a diamond heist with a technically advanced, trouser-inspired difference. It is left to Gromit to turn detective and save the day as malice and mayhem culminate in a breathless train-top chase - around the sitting room! A Close Shave: Trade is booming for Wallace and Gromit's Wash'n'Go window cleaning service and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop, the lovely Wendolene. But Wallace has a new incentive - a Knit-O-Matic machine - and adventure looms. Sheep are being rustled, wool is in short supply and Wendolene's malevolent pooch is on the prowl... featuring Shaun the Sheep! A Matter Of Loaf And Death: Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery - Top Bun - and business is booming, not least because a deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other bakers in town. Can Gromit save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered?

Starring:
Sally Lindsay, Peter Sallis
Rental Formats:
Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 50 minutes
Starring Sally Lindsay, Peter Sallis, Melissa Collier, Anne Reid, Sarah Laborde
Director Nick Park
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO
Rental release 2 November 2009
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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Format: Blu-ray
Marking 20 years of 'Wallace and Gromit', 'The Complete Collection' brings together all four of the dynamic duo's television films - 'A Grand Day Out', 'The Wrong Trousers', 'A Close Shave' and 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' is glorious HD - for the very first time, in the case of the first three. There's little that can be said about the films themselves that hasn't been said already - they're all brilliant, and have all garnered a plethora of richly-deserved awards to reflect that. The question is - what is the Blu Ray like?

Picture and sound quality on this release is excellent, particularly on 'A Matter of Loaf and Death', but even the earliest film, 'A Grand Day Out', looks impressive. The high definition presentation highlights a few visual elements that perhaps weren't so obvious in SD - obviously painted backdrops, thumb-prints in the plasticine figures, and so on - but none of these detract from the films themselves, and to some extent actually enhance them, as it gives you a better sense of the sheer amount of work that has gone into even the smallest scenes. HD is also great for spotting little visual gags that Nick Park and co. have left scattered throughout the background. All the films are accompanied by commentaries, and there's a wealth of behind the scenes material too - though unfortunately this is all presented in SD.

I've seen these films countless times down the years, but the Blu Ray release really does give them a new lease of life - and compared with the standalone release of 'A Matter of Loaf and Death', it's terrific value for money too.
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By Stuart Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Mar. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
It's not really the 'complete' Wallace and Gromit- no "Curse Of The Wererabbit" (available separately), no "Cracking Contraptions" (now hard to find), and none of their advertising and commercial appearances.

That aside though, you get all four of the half-hour Wallace & Gromit movies. The first three, originally shot on film, have been remastered for HD and done absolutely beautifully. They've been cleaned up very carefully, a lot of old movies don't look as good on Blu-ray as these do. Watching in HD, instead of exposing any problems with the puppets or sets, actually makes the whole thing more stunning. The attention to detail is captivating.

Each film has a commentary, as well as a 'making of' which charts the changes in technology and budget between the first and most recent films. A couple of other brief extras such as a photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes on the W&G Harvey Nichols poster campaign help fill the disc.

Ideally a 'complete' collection would have been a box set featuring "Cracking Contraptions", but what you do get is still beautiful animations with wit and charm.
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Format: Blu-ray
The four excellent short adventures on one BD. Seeing the four together in HD you can see the development of technique, however the first stories are as clever and funny as ever.

Only one real complaint, the music in "The Wrong Trousers" has been changed. Both the birthday card and the Penguin's radio. Just sounds does not sound right with the new tunes.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is all you need to have apart from the Curse of the WereRabbit and the blu ray edition of their shorts.
You have their oscar winning gems that will project you in their delicious world, made with an unparalleled craft and creativity and a unique touch of innocence and surreal evil.
Aardman is the Pixar of Plasticine, both in terms of visual ideas, storytelling and ability to create a whole world where everyday stories mix with adventure and can be totally enjoyed by both kids and adult.
Maybe they are even more talented than pixar, since, as in the best British tradition, they do not need exceptional and extraordinary adventures and situations to entertain and make you think.
Because, after all, we are talking about a guy with a dog and his neighborhood...
Blu ray is truly great and extra, although you would want more after watching those masterpieces, give you a good insight about how they did magical stuff like that.
I hope that, once you get to know them, you will also buy the others and find out about Shaun the Sheep and other great stuff they did
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Wallace and Gromit's adventures are a classic must have for anyfamily dvd collection - I purchased them as I want my 5 month old daughter to enjoy them when she is older as much as I have done. The films are smattered with adult jokes so they are entertainment for everyone! Highly Recommended.
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Format: Blu-ray
The animations are simply great, and that's what it is about. The later movies are razor sharp and beautifully lit.
However: three points of criticism.
First, it is not the complete collection. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is not on this disc.
Second, the menu. It feels like an old fashioned dvd menu, not accessible during movie playback. Special features return to the main menu after playback, instead of the Specials submenu.
Third, subtitles. Only English SDH is available, and after each movie it forgets this setting.

Nonetheless, these are minor issues, the movies are Grand!
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WALLACE & GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION [2009] [20th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] Three Amazing and Cracking Adventures!

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Academy Award® Oscar winning eccentric inventor Wallace, and his faithful, four-legged friend Gromit, have had all four of their smashing half hour specials in this complete collection, have been specially re-mastered!

Cast Voices: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier [Fluffles voice], Sarah Laborde, Geraldine McEwan (uncredited) and Ben Whitehead (uncredited)

Director: Nick Park

Producers: Rob Copeland, Peter Lord, Christopher Moll, Colin Rose, Peter Salmon, David Sproxton, Michael Rose, Carla Shelley

Screenplay: Nick Park, Bob Baker and Brian Sibley

Composer: Julian Nott

Cinematography: Nick Park and Dave Alex Riddett

Video Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: 5.1 TrueHD Master Audio and 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH

Running Time: 110 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Aardman Animations / 2|Entertain [BBC]

Andrew's Blu-ray Review: Continuing the noble tradition of fictional pets that are infinitely more intelligent than their master’s equivalent to their inferior American Cartoon Characters, Wallace and Gromit have cemented themselves into the hearts and minds of fans around the world, literally. Translated into more than 20 languages, their beloved short films and recent feature-length motion picture, Wallace and Gromit in `The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' [not included here, sadly] have been watched, re-watched, and talked about at length by fans and critics alike.
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