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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
My 19 year old daughter is a fan of the Percy Jackson books from her earlier teens and we all really enjoyed Percy Jackson & the lightning thief back in 2010. Seemed an age for the 'Sea of Monsters' sequel to arrive in 2013, but we saw it at the cinema and liked it as much as the original. Set in the present day, young Percy is a half blood demi-god, the son of Greek God Poseidon/Neptune and a human mother, and these films are based on Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians' series of books. Aimed squarely at younger teens, the books and films follow the adventures of a group of kids being trained at Camp Half Blood, a camp specially set up for the human children of the Gods. It's all action and there's Minotaurs, Centaurs, Satyrs, the Hydra, the Medusa, nasty Cyclops and the like that help or hinder Percy and his young friends on their two epic quests. Logan Lerman (now 21) makes a likeable lead as Percy Jackson, ably supported by the other youngsters and adult stars (e.g. Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion). My teenage son and daughter loved the films, and there's enough humour and action to please the adults with them, so 5*. These films cover the first two books in the Percy Jackson series of the same name (so there's three more to go). We had the first movie on DVD but as this Blu-ray set didn't cost much more (£20), we decided to get the first one again in hi-def. The Sea of Monsters disk also has a Digital HD Ultraviolet version, although the 'Lightning Thief' disk doesn't.

Regarding the Blu-ray disks, 'The sea of monsters' is regions ABC, but 'The Lightning Thief' is only regions BC (i.e. not playable in the Americas/East Asia region A), so both disks are fine for Europe/Africa/Australia/China/Russia/India. As well as the 2D movies in Blu-ray hi-def, the Sea of Monsters extras are 'Tyson Motion Comic', 'Deconstructing a DemiGod', 'Back to Camp Halfblood' and 'It's all in the eye', with The Lightning Thief having 'Deleted Scenes', 'Secrets of the Gods', 'Discover your power quiz', 'Inside Camp Half Blood', 'On set with Brendon T Jackson', 'Meet the DemiGods', and 'BD-Live live lookup powered by imdb'. The two disks are English Language only with English subtitles & English audio description (no other languages). Sound is 5.1 Dolby Digital and 7.1 DTS-HD audio (Sea of Monsters) and 5.1 DTS-HD audio (lightning Thief), with predictably good sound and hi-def video via our Samsung 32" hi-def TV/Onkyo 5.1 surround sound system. Both films are PG rated (age 7+), and they are a little scary for younger preteens. The two standard size Blu-ray boxes come in a cardboard sleeve, and run time is 101 minutes (Sea of Monsters) and 113 minutes (lightning Thief). My daughter says the films are fairly faithful to the excellent books, but they are a bit like the Harry Potter movies - you know what Percy is thinking in the books, but in the films you have to deduce this from his facial expressions when he is being chased by a car load of Furies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2014
absolutely love these films, for children and adults alike, easy to watch over and over again. excellent cast and acting throughout. I had started to watch this at a friends and decided to purchase my own to watch over as missed some. Recommended purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2014
All the family (kids to great Grans) can enjoy this series of films - good storylines (sort of a modern day interpretation of some of the Sinbad or other mythical gods films) with good special effects and keep you interested throughout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2014
Had never heard about this mini series. Since we enjoy 'Monster' movies, took a chance in purchasing the Double set and was not disappointed with the films.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2014
These are excellent value and quality, especially good for teenagers. I will certainly recommend both product and supplier to friends and family
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2014
Great pair of films and thoroughly enjoyed them, great quality items and recommended seller, definitely a great buy and at a great price
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2014
My grandson loves Percy Jackson and. having watched it myself , its very entertaining.Well worth purchasing especially the twin pack
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2014
Love the Percy Jackson films, and love having both the films in the one case. Great adventure film for all the family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was bought as a present which was greatly received. We love the Percy films and can't wait for the next film!
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on 13 May 2014
The first film is great, my kids loved it. However the 2nd film is a major let down. After all the hype of the battles and the fighting skills in the 1sr film for some strange reason there is virtually no fighting in the 2nd film ? Also the story is weak. The film ends with the promise of a 3rd film however you can see why they never got funding for it as the 2nd is a flop - fact. Just by the first film and enjoy that.
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