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A fantastic DVD and a funny, quirky and unique film!,
This review is from: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World [DVD] (DVD)
Like others before seeing the film I had never read the comics, having now read the entire series I can attest to the film being highly enjoyable for both fans of the comics and to those who have never seen it. Director Edgar Wright brings his own stylistic choices to the series but with the creator of the books, Bryan Lee O'Malley, lending extensive support to the film the end result is a very enjoyable adaptation of a remarkable series of graphic novels.
The film itself has a slow start (and a nauseating credit role as well unfortunately) but this serves as an enjoyable contrast with the later action. The scenes themselves are lovingly shot in Toronto itself and the attention to detail and special effects are outstanding. One thing in particular which seems remarkable is how much fun the actors and actresses are having (particularly Satya Bhabha and Chris Evans as Evil Ex 1&2). The films many references and homage's to classic games ('look I can play the Final Fantasy II base line') to anime and comics (spot the Akira reference for example), those for whom Nintendo and anime means little or nothing (and those over 30) are likely to find the film more difficult to enjoy and at time befuddlining with its eye popping special affects, pop-culture references and rapid fight scenes, the music is always diverse and exciting (featuring some great songs). One could complain that the final third of the film can drag a little, the final fight scene, while epic, drags on longer then it should, plus some of the more interesting side characters from the books are never touched on and others such as Kim Pine and Stephen Stills could have used some more development.
However as a whole the film is both funny, touching and exciting, anyone who enjoys video games, anime, comics etc will find it doubly so, 8.5/10
The DVD package is excellent, inside a nice shinny slipcase there are two discs filled with hours of extras. Disc One, apart from having the movie itself also has an alternative ending, some very funny outtakes, commentary and gallery. The second disc is crammed with extras, a full 50 minute documentary on 'The Making of Scott Pilgrim' which is highly enjoyable, a series of videos looking at the visual and sound effects, trailers, a very funny 'TV safe' version of the film with the sections with bad language having silly words inserted instead. Along with several other extras there is also the 4 minute short 'Scott Pilgrim VS the animation' an animated segment that looks back at Scott's history with Kim Pine (basically being a retelling of the second books, first chapter) it was so much fun I wish there were more shorts like it. Excellent package, 10/10
Conclusion - If you enjoyed the books or are looking for an inventive, unique film there is nothing quite as funny and enjoyable as this.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2011 07:22:47 BDT
Hi there mate, you gave a very detailed review of the product, but I have two little questions and I hope you can help me (I´m deciding whether to buy this Steelbook version of the film, or the US "normal" version).
- First, does this version have the same amount of extras that the US version of the Blu-ray Disc have, or more?
I can see by the pictures of the product that it contains two discs, a Blu-ray and a Dvd. I´m assuming that the BD disc has the movie and the extras listed in the "Reviews" section under "Amazon.co.uk Review... Special Features", and the Dvd only has the movie, like it usually is with the "Double Play" movies. But your description contradict this, and as I understand it, you´re saying that one disc (the BD I guess) has the movie and a bunch of extra´s, and the other (the Dvd?) has a whole other bunch of extras, different from the ones in the first disc? I would really appreciate if you could clear this up to me.
- And second, does the movie have only english subtitles? No spanish?
I hope you can help me with this, and thanks in advanced mate.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2011 17:30:29 BDT
Hi there, let me reply to each in turn,
- Yes the 'level up! 2 disc collection edition' standard DVD does have the same amount of extras as the US blue-ray Disc version.
- Second, at the moment I have lent the disc to a friend but when I get it back I can see if it has Spanish subtitles for you if you like. According to Amazon the disc has subtitles in English, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.
Hope that helped :)
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2011 17:31:56 BDT
Oh and yes, the movie is on one disc and all the extras are on the second disc, again I will try and remember to check which extras are on which disc if you like (but I think the film/commentaries were on one and the rest of the extras on the other!)
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2011 05:31:36 BDT
Wow! Thanks for your prompt response mate! But I have to say, I´m still confused about exactly what things brings each disc (I´m VERY picky when I´m deciding whether to buy one thing or another).
You said "I will try and remember to check which extras are on which disc if you like"... well mate, if you could do that when you get your Steelbook back, like, list me exactly what features (whether is the movie, extra ´ s, etc) brings each disc, the BD and the DVD, well I would really REALLY appreciate it (and I know I would be taking away a good couple of minutes from your time).
That and to know exactly what languages are to choose from, for the audio and the subtitles (from what I see in the Product Details, it looks like it`s english only, which contradicts with what you said about the discs having numerous languages to choose from); if there is no spanish, then that would be an important thing for me to consider.
Again, thanks in advanced mate!
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2011 11:01:55 BDT
Okay, my set is the standard definition, 2 disc collector's edition, Disc 1 has the film itself, deleted scenes, outtakes, commentaries and galleries, Disc 2 has Alternative Edits, the making of, pre-production footage, music videos, the animated feature, tv trailers/spots and a few other things, but it's all good.
Subtitles are in Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish - sorry i couldn't see any Spanish :(
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011 07:32:58 BDT
Aaaaawwwww so you have the standard definition version, not the Blu-ray one, I think that was where my confusion laid.
Well, again, thanks a lot for your help mate! Take care!
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