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Finding Nemo- Blu Ray Review,
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This review is from: Finding Nemo [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
You know the film & it's story so lets get to the point, is the blu ray any good?
Well I'll start by saying a star is lost instantly for the lack of extra content. I'm generally not that interested by much other than the film but it's getting on my nerves how film companies, Disney in particular, are aiming for a double dip into consumers pockets. This has no worthwhile extras and you just know that an all singing, all dancing 2 or 3 disc affair will be in the pipeline.
I could hack this a little more if it weren't for the fact that the US gets it's all bells & whistles releases straight away for this release, (the same happened with the incredibles). The UK is being gouged.
Whinge over what about picture & sound? Well the sound is certainly improved over the DVD version as you would expect. Detail in particular is placed much wider out around the 4 rears in Disney's usual expert 7.1 remastering process. Voices are tracked all around as are background effects. I would have to say that low frequency effects are perhaps a little more subdued than I would have hoped for. This is highlighted well during the whole 'Bruce the shark' sequence which could perhaps have dropped the bass a few fathoms more for my liking? You can adjust your settings of course but if everything is set up fine for all my other blu rays then why change for this one? When the mines explode the depth is cut off jus a little to quickly, a little more rumble wouldn't have hurt!
The picture though is without any fault for me though & is what makes this a worthwhile purchase. Extremely crisp and fluid with colours that are simply stunning. The opening minutes around the reef are superb.
For me the biggest improvement can be seen at the dentists scenes where the fish tank takes on a 3D like quality, (for real if you've bought 3d of course!) and the night scene in the tank is full of shadow and reflected light that works beautifully.
The film remains not just one of Pixars best but a real classic in its own right. Sweet, funny & well paced.
This Bluray may not be packed with extra's & the sound just a little short of the hoped for subterranean depths that can be delivered by the best out there but the picture is just about perfect and a real pleasure to view. All in all this is worth purchasing but it doesn't quite deliver the whole package. One to be enjoyed but with a little regret.
What an opportunity missed by the house of mouse.