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This review is from: The Pursuit Of Happyness [Blu-ray]   [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
A lot of Blu Ray disks at the moment mainly concentrate on the film itself, which is nice, but having the extras is a bonus, and this disk doesn't disappoint: all the extras from the original The Pursuit Of Happyness are here, which is great.
The film itself is good, Will Smith carrying Chris Gardner off well, and his son Jaden great. The story can sometimes be a bit unbelievable, but the way it's told really does make it enjoyable. Plenty of funny bits in between the sadness; the chases to get the bone scanner being some of the best action bits.
The Blu-ray transfer is great, 24fps, 1080p AVC, so it's great quality. The sound is also well transferred: 5.1 PCM, which isn't bad, would have liked TruHD, but that's by the by.
All the extras are here, in MPEG2 format, which is just a touch over the DVD quality. The best one being the Rubik's Cube featurette, fascinating.
This is well worth getting on the HD platform, it's clear as a bell and reminds me of when I saw it in cinemas, clear, bright and colourful. You won't find a better transfer, well until HD is superseded, but that's a long way away. If you really like this movie, get it, otherwise might be better getting the DVD.
4/5 for the film, 4/5 for the transfer and 3/5 for the extras.
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Initial post: 31 May 2008 13:01:14 BDT
Mr. Si Smith says:
Good review but you say the story is a difficult to believe, it is a true story.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2008 16:13:43 BDT
DL Productions UK says:
I think it's more the way it's told that's rather unbelievable rather than the actual events
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