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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treat In HD
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...
Published on 2 Nov. 2009 by A. Foxley

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3.0 out of 5 stars the sound is not great, which was a dissapointment
the sound is not great, which was a dissapointment. otherwise its great with extra features behind the scenes. gotta love 'em.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treat In HD, 2 Nov. 2009
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A. Foxley (UK) - See all my reviews
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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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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not 'complete' but otherwise brilliant, 9 Mar. 2010
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Mr. Stuart Bruce "DonQuibeats" (Cardiff, UK) - See all my reviews
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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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Collection - but not original music, 21 Jan. 2011
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the most brilliant claymation ever., 29 Jan. 2010
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If you know about Wallace And Gromit, you hardly need a review to tell you how clever and fun these videos are. The story lines are complex enough for the most discriminating adult (there are dozens of little bits on newspapers, cereal boxes and so on) while the animated characters hold the attention of nearly any child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun DVD, 7 Oct. 2010
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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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars splendid movies (but blu ray could be better), 11 Dec. 2009
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W. van Leeuwen (Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars ''Smashing episodes, Gromit''!, 3 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Wallace & Gromit - The Complete Collection [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD has all 4 half-hour episodes of Wallace and Gromit and Extras.

Episode 1: A Grand Day Out (1989). Wallace and Gromit are relaxing at home on night. Wallace loves a bit of cheese with his crackers, so he goes to the kitchen only to discover that they our out of cheese, with the local shops all closed for the Bank Holiday, they are forced to go a bit further. (7/10).

Episode 2: The Wrong Trousers (1993). It's Gromit's birthday and Wallace buys him a pair of 'techno trousers' so Gromit can go for walks on his own. Meanwhile, Wallace has lots of bills to pay and does not have enough money to pay them off. So he lets a penguin stay in there spare room for a few nights if he pays for bed and breakfast. This penguin is posing as an innocent lodger, but is he? (7.5/10).

Episode 3: A Close Shave (1995). Wallace and Gromit have a ''Wash'n'go'' window cleaning service and Wallace falls in love with one of his costumers, 'Wendolene', who has a dog, 'Preston' who is on the prowl. *Featuring Shaun the Sheep. (9/10).

Episode 4: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008). This time Wallace and Gromit have opened a bakery - Top Bun. A deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other backers in town, so business is booming for them. Meanwhile, Wallace meats the Girl of his dreams. Can Gromit save Wallace from becoming the next backer to be butchered. (10/10).

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DVD Extras:

Audio Commentaries
The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit
Inside The Wrong Trousers
A Close Shave - How They Did it
The Making of A Matter of Loaf and Death - How they Donut
When Wallace met Harvey
Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures
Shaun the Sheep Trailer
Picture Gallery
Invention Blueprints

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Overall, Wallace and Gromit have delivered lots of humour and entertainment, and thanks to this DVD we can enjoy all the laughs over and over again.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best, 3 Nov. 2009
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D. Hunter (Maldon, Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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Collecting all the TV specials together may seem overkill, as most people will own them already (or at least some of them). However, they are brilliant entertainment and all in a smaller package.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wallace & Gromit 'The Complete Collection', 6 Feb. 2011
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Bought this as a present and the recipient loves it. They are hilarious and are timeless classics of british humour/comedy.
Well worth the money and guaranteed stacks of laughs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply magical., 27 Feb. 2015
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This collection of four short films are simply magical and is proof that these two wonderful characters are a British institution.
I love all the shorts(as well as the excellent Curse Of The Were-Rabbit movie)but my favourites are The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave which i think are unbeaten in animated history in either short or feature length movies.
I adore Peter Sallis in the Wallace role as his voice is so unique and funny that no one else could ever top him in this role and i love the fact that most the way Wallace is the only voice you hear and also love that they didn't decide on a voice for Gromit as he is perfect mute and just uses mannerisms to express himself.
I love that each story has a villain whether its a robot cooker,a cunning penguin(who is a excellent bad guy),a cyborg type dog or a mad serial killer woman they complete each story in their own ways.
No matter how many times you watch them Wallace And Gromit are simply a magical double act and hope one day they return to tv or cinema as a world with them in is a better place.
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