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A Lovely Little Blu Ray Collection
on 11 November 2013
There doesn't seem much point in telling you what's available to watch as that's already been described well enough so I'll just let you know the quality.
The box itself is surprisingly small at 160x140x130mm. Compared to the amount of room the blu ray packaging would normally take up it may seem a little underwhelming but actually it works beautifully. The box lid is fully removable & fits snugly.
There is foam either end to keep the cases tight. The discs are held in card digi-paks which is how it all fits in so small.
Instead of just reproducing the original artwork each title has a unique portrait of one of the films main characters. So for instance Toy Story 3 has Lotso, Wall-E has Eva & finding Nemo has Dory & Monsters inc has Boo etc. None of the images are of the main character which is a nice touch.
Added to this is that each film's discs are colour coded with the cover background and the inside of it's own packaging & are unique to that film & to the box set.
The spine of each case has the title, date of release & a colour coded star that matches the films own packaging.
The booklet, while printed on nice paper, colourful & with a few facts on each film, (not sure how useful knowing the box office takings for each film is?), is really little more than a gap filler. Nice to have but little more.
This is a weighty little item & there is something very pleasing about the package as a whole.
A star is lost because the sound on Ratatouille & Wall-E remain non-HD. It wouldn't have hurt to have a bit of re-mastering for this set. Also, although not flimsy, it won't stand up to the bashing little hands are likely to give it.
All in all this is a really nice item. All Pixars films to date for less than a hundred notes is a bargain. This set tempts the viewer to try them all in date order and see how things have changed in the world of digital animation. It also highlights just how great Pixar can be at their best.
Packed to it's lid with loveable characters, fun stories, humour, in jokes, extras and hours of not just awesome animation but some truly classic movie making, this box set is impossible not to recommend.
If you have some of the collection but haven't gotten 'round to getting them all then here's you're chance & if you know someone who is a fan then this a present to bring a smile.
Great value for money.