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Rio (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
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From the creators of Ice Age, Rio is comedic adventure that tells the story of Blu (voiced by The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg), a likeable “nerdy” bird who can’t fly who embarks upon a wild adventure in one of the most exotic and magical places on earth where he makes incredible friends, discovers his inner hero and finds that he has what it takes to soar.
- Featurettes including--Blu Shows the Way, Saving the Species, One Voice at a Time, Boom Boom Tish Tish: The Sounds of Rio, The Making of Hot Wings, The Real Rio, Explore the World of Rio, Carnival Dance-O-Rama and Rio de Jam-eiro Jukebox
- Deleted scene
- Taio Cruz "Telling the World" music video
- "Welcome to Rio" music video
- Exclusive 15 all new levels of Rio Angry Birds game
A classic tale of self-discovery, romance, and adventure, Rio is the story of Blu, a flightless macaw who was taken from the forests of Rio de Janeiro as a young bird and raised by a kind girl in a small Minnesota town. When an ornithologist comes to town and informs Blu's now-grown owner Linda that Blu is the last male of his species, Blu and Linda return to Rio so that Blu can mate with a feisty female named Jewel. Thus begins an adventure in which Blu encounters everything from the complexities of courtship and love, to thugs involved in an exotic animal theft ring, strange new friendships--including one with an overly friendly slobbering bulldog--and a crazy ride through a carnival parade. Blu and Linda both mature as a result of their journey in Rio, and love ensures that life will never be quite the same for either ever again. The animation in Rio is quite impressive, the characters are endearing, the Brazilian music is very appealing, and the star-studded voice cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Wanda Sykes, Jane Lynch, George Lopez and Jamie Foxx. While the story doesn't really offer anything new--instead playing much like a rehashing of some of the major plot points from movies like Madagascar, Finding Nemo and Babe--that doesn't mean the film isn't perfectly entertaining for both kids and adults. (Ages 6 and older) --Tami Horiuchi --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.
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Rio has some quality characters, and plenty of quirky, unexpected moments, tons of fun and the right touch of romance. It's satisfying for adults and kids alike. Feels much fuller and more engaging than the Ice Age films.
It's combination of colour, music and a vibrant South America reminds me of old Disney classics (such as Three Caballeros) but it's well balanced with modern humour and pace.
There's been some fine animated/kids films this year - Legend of the guardians (beautiful detail), Narnia 3 voyage of the dawntreader (an underrated and gorgeous looking, old fashioned adventure) but fresh out of the clear blue skies comes this little gem.
For a family film, after the sunday dinner etc - it doesn't get much better than this. Highly recommended.
Amazing! I saw this film in the cinema in 3D and I was amazed by it so I got it on dvd (also because my sister wanted to see it because she hadn't seen it before) I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was on the big screen but I was wrong. Without the 3D glasses (that darken the screen slightly) you are able to appreciate the wonderful colours and animation properly. It is magnificent!
The music that has been chosen is also outstanding and really gets you in to the carnival spirit - there were a few times both at home and at the cinema when I wanted to get up and dance! The storyline is great and teaches you to believe in yourself which I think is a great message for children.
This film is highly recommended and is one of the best animations I have seen - You won't be disappointed!
Now off to carnival! :D
PROBLEM! The film refused to play 3d saying that it was not linked to a 3d display. I checked all connections and tried again. Fearing the worst that the (Sony) tv or equipment had developed a fault, I tried another 3d film and everything was working perfectly. Tried the "Rio 3d" again but problem still there. Never one to quit easily, I played around with it and found that if I ignored the film start button but clicked on "scene 1"selection instead, the 3d film would start from the beginning in 3d. So basically it does work in 3d, just not in the way I expected it to.
THE FILM......It's a cracking film with excellent graphics, great music and atmosphere although I find that 3d is best suited to slow moving subjects. My own tv has a 200hz refresh rate but that doesn't seem to improve the smoothness of the film by much.
The content, I award 5*
Ease of playing 2*
3d effects, I award 4*
Amazon service 5* (of course)
Problems aside, this is the best animated film not to come out of Disney/Pixar since Shrek 2. Fun for all ages, the picture is perfect and the sound is amazing, well worth a purchase. Hopefully Fox will fix the problem with the discs and make this a 5 star item, but with the playback problems 1 star is taken away
This AVC encoded 1080p 2.40:1 transfer is simply gorgeous. From a visual standpoint this is state of the art CGI. There are all sorts of outlandish bird creatures, many in stupendously bright and beautifully saturated colour. Deep blood reds and unbelievably gorgeous cerulean blues fill the frame. But colour is only half of what's at work here; rich textures in the characters and environments bring great fidelity to the picture quality, which compliments the color palate very well. The shining moments of the picture come in the wide shots of the city, the jungle, or of the spectacle of Carnival. Fine detail is exceptional, especially with regard to the rendering of the feathers, which flutter seemingly individually in the virtual breeze. (5/5)
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack really rocks. The pulsating samba rhythm is really immersive and simply fills up the entire home theatre. Sound effects and music are perfectly positioned around the surrounds, and fidelity and dynamic range are spot on. Dialogue is precise. Voicework is also very well handled, with Hathaway once again proving what an appealing audio heroine she can be. (4.5/5)
Did you notice that during the scene where Nigel is asking the Marmosets for help, Nigel threatens three monkeys after he tosses the main one in the sky. One monkey has his hands over his eyes, another over his ears, and another over his mouth. (See, Hear, Speak No Evil)
Overall, Rio is a really enjoyable movie. You will clap happily for the hero and heroine at the end. All the birds have their own characters, and are very well illustrated. They look alive and 3-dimensional, as compared to that of the humans. The video and audio are both top notched, with brilliant colours and fidelity, with great sound beat. Highly recommended.
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Unfortunately the digital copy did not work for me. Kept telling me wrong code.Published 7 days ago by Pveijndhoven
the children were doing a Rio Carnival so this gave them great ideasPublished 12 days ago by Helen Ford