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4.0 out of 5 stars Eye-candy of a high order, 16 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Lost In Space [Blu-ray] [1998] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Regarding the story and script of this big budget space opera, nobody expected it to be either deep or meaningful, and I'm sure nobody was disappointed. This is really just for fun, even though it does try to make a serious point or two about families and relationships. We're only here for the thrill ride, and we certainly get what we paid for. Plenty of action, some comedy, some drama, and lots and lots of explosions. The younger kids may be a bit let down over the cutesy merchandising opportunity, aka Blerp; the CGI creature is really far from cute, and the interaction with the human characters is pretty average in execution. But kids should love this film in other ways, since it has some of the best child roles in recent movies, and rarely strays too far from the action. Regarding the blu ray, I found this a pretty good transfer; it compares very favourably with my dvd copy. I watched it on a 32" Samsung HD tv, and it was clear, sharp, and bright. I noticed no problems at all. The sound was a bit less satisfying - to hear the dialogue I had to turn up the sound, which made the various blasts rather heavy on the ear. But there have been far worse films for that, and it did give the action scenes that bit more impact. I was not sorry to have upgraded, there was a very definite improvement in picture and sound quality. I'm also fairly sure there are a few extra bits of footage that were missing from my dvd copy, but I haven't done a side by side comparison to check, so I may just have forgotten some short sequences. The extras are good too - commentaries, deleted scenes, a couple of featurettes and the music video by Apollo 440 for the theme track. Worth investing in, I think.
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