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post #31 of 91
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Originally Posted by butsu View Post

Looks like The BEST BD of The Year,I must get one of this.


I think that it might have some stiff competition in Monsters Inc that comes out Tuesday as well. I hope that Ralph or Lee review that one as well. Monsters Inc was amazing on DVD, I can only imagine it being gorgeous on blu-ray...but all of the pixar movies have gotten steller reviews from Ralph.
post #32 of 91
Should I be concerned about the "viscously" trained dogs? Are they "globs" of fun or do they hurt the movie's "flow?"

All joking aside, this is a great review and I'm now really looking forward to seeing this one at home.

Thanks!
post #33 of 91
IMO, Disney should be left out from getting any of the praise for any of these movies

It's all Pixar!

Disney stays out and lets them do what they do best, and what they have been doing before Disney came along (Toy Story).. great stories, characters, and visually stunning

Let's hope they continue like this for years to come!
post #34 of 91
Great review,i haven't seen this in a theater. I wasn't to sure on the trailer ,so after reading this review i may have to rent it. I'm sure it's gonna sound awesome
post #35 of 91
Ralph,

You should be making commissions on the number of disc your reviews sell. As someone who does not generally make blind buys (I got stung with 'Slither'), I have purchased "Kung Fu Panda", "Bolt" (Loved 'em both), and now "Up" (on pre-order, anyway) based on your reviews. We will see if Up continues the trend.... Togther with "Star Trek" (another blind buy... I have my doubts that it is true 'Trek', but I am hoping for a great action movie) this is turning out to be one expensive month (care to send some of those commissions my way...?)
post #36 of 91
Guys,I have not seen this movie...but im thinking about blind buying it ,but before I do I want to tell you that I loved Toy Story 1&2,A Bugs Life,Finding Nemo,and Monster's Inc.

But I never cared for Cars,The Incredibles,Wall-E,Bolt.

Is UP more like the newer movies or their older ones?

The newer ones are lacking something,Im not sure what it is........but they dont feel like the older movies!
post #37 of 91
Ralph, great review as always. I am surprise that this didn't get a score of 100%.
post #38 of 91
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Originally Posted by quickfire View Post

Guys,I have not seen this movie...but im thinking about blind buying it ,but before I do I want to tell you that I loved Toy Story 1&2,A Bugs Life,Finding Nemo,and Monster's Inc.

But I never cared for Cars,The Incredibles,Wall-E,Bolt.

Is UP more like the newer movies or their older ones?

The newer ones are lacking something,Im not sure what it is........but they dont feel like the older movies!

Based upon the movies you mentioned as liking versus not liking, I think you may enjoy it. It's less "action" oriented and more personality driven IMO.
post #39 of 91
Thanks Dave,Im going to buy it....to many people are saying its a GREAT movie!!!

So thats UP,Monsters Inc. & Forrest Gump( I've heard Forrest Gumps audio & video are GREAT too) :-)
post #40 of 91
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Originally Posted by quickfire View Post

Thanks Dave,Im going to buy it....to many people are saying its a GREAT movie!!!

So thats UP,Monsters Inc. & Forrest Gump( I've heard Forrest Gumps audio & video are GREAT too) :-)

I'm popping that into my player tonight. I love the theme song...it's been in my head all day in anticipation!
post #41 of 91
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Originally Posted by quickfire View Post

Thanks Dave,Im going to buy it....to many people are saying its a GREAT movie!!!

So thats UP,Monsters Inc. & Forrest Gump( I've heard Forrest Gumps audio & video are GREAT too) :-)

I've been a fan of Forrest Gump.....in no small part because my son, who was a pre-teen when it first came out, absolutely loved the film. I always worried that some of the story may have been a bit much for him (relationship between Jenny, Forrest being chief among them). But, I was wrong.

While some don't care for Tom Hanks in this movie, I thought it was the strongest performance he's ever done (which is saying something, since he's amassed many accolades in other films). The other actors are all at top form here, too (particularly Gary Sinise and Sally Field). We all know the story. So, either you like it, or you don't.

Having gone from the DVD to the BD, the BD is a very worthwhile upgrade, if you're a fan.
post #42 of 91
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Originally Posted by quickfire View Post

Guys,I have not seen this movie...but im thinking about blind buying it ,but before I do I want to tell you that I loved Toy Story 1&2,A Bugs Life,Finding Nemo,and Monster's Inc.

But I never cared for Cars,The Incredibles,Wall-E,Bolt.

Is UP more like the newer movies or their older ones?

The newer ones are lacking something,Im not sure what it is........but they dont feel like the older movies!

I feel like UP! fits in with Monster's Inc and Finding Nemo best.
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by Eldorado View Post

IMO, Disney should be left out from getting any of the praise for any of these movies

It's all Pixar!

Disney stays out and lets them do what they do best, and what they have been doing before Disney came along (Toy Story).. great stories, characters, and visually stunning

Let's hope they continue like this for years to come!

Finally, someone after my own heart. Unfortunately the name "Disney" alone has more power alone than anything. People call Pixar films Disney films all the time, and I want to spit in their face, but I keep that in my head.

Disney almost killed Pixar before they finished Toy Story, stabbed them in the back constantly, and questioned them every step of the way. I wish they hadn't of signed a merger with them, but they had already signed a deal with the devil, and they wanted their characters and rights back.
post #44 of 91
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Originally Posted by quickfire View Post

So thats UP (&) Monsters Inc.

FYI - Amazon is running a special if you pre-order both of these.
post #45 of 91
Great review. Definitely picking this one up.
post #46 of 91
Great review of a great movie! My wife and I are impatiently waiting for next Tuesday!!
post #47 of 91
Looking forward to this movie, Cant wait to watch it

My pixar collection is growing
post #48 of 91
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Originally Posted by ABBN View Post

Finally, someone after my own heart. Unfortunately the name "Disney" alone has more power alone than anything. People call Pixar films Disney films all the time, and I want to spit in their face, but I keep that in my head.

Disney almost killed Pixar before they finished Toy Story, stabbed them in the back constantly, and questioned them every step of the way. I wish they hadn't of signed a merger with them, but they had already signed a deal with the devil, and they wanted their characters and rights back.

I also agree with this. I just hope that Disney keep it's nose out of Pixar, and Marvel as well. They can collect the royalties, but leave them alone to do what they know how to do best, without "disney-fying the characters and stories.
post #49 of 91
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Originally Posted by Vader424242 View Post

I also agree with this. I just hope that Disney keep it's nose out of Pixar, and Marvel as well. They can collect the royalties, but leave them alone to do what they know how to do best, without "disney-fying the characters and stories.

Well, with Lasseter heading up Disney animation, I don't think you have anything to fear. The quality of all Disney animated titles have gone up since he came on board.
post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Well, with Lasseter heading up Disney animation, I don't think you have anything to fear. The quality of all Disney animated titles have gone up since he came on board.

Because of that, I am very hopeful, at least for animation. IMO, Bolt was Pixar quality, just without the Pixar name... Now, if they would just keep their syruppy-sweet nose out of Marvel (at least until "The Avengers" is finished), I'm golden...
post #51 of 91
I think those are different departments, so you should be safe there. One thing Disney has is a "quality" reputation, unlike some other movie studios, so there's hope
post #52 of 91
Put my order in a few seconds ago. I was "warned" about the first 15 minutes of this film when I went to see it in the theater. I thought I was ready. But there I was chanting in my head... "I am a man, I will not cry!" ^_^

Can't get over the good deals to be had already this season. Up + Monster's Inc. + Snow White @ Amazon for only $42. And those all come with a bonus DVD copy! (. And we were whining about the prices just a few months ago. ^_^)

So yeah, mailman don't fail me now!
post #53 of 91
I have always said a GREAT movie....has to make you angry at some point,cry,laugh,and make you think!!!!

If you have all of these....which ive heard UP is.....99% of the time the movie is GREAT..no matter if its animated or not!!!

I'm buying Monsters Inc & UP tuesday.....Im using the $8.00 coupon on Monsters Inc so I should be able to get them both for around $32.00...can't wait til Tuesday!
post #54 of 91
I'm curious about the aspect ratio of this film which I noticed was in 1.78:1. Was this the theatrical aspect ratio or the IMAX aspect ratio? The other Pixar blu ray movies were always 2.35:1 to 2.40:1.
post #55 of 91
Picked UP() my copy today. Great LFE!
post #56 of 91
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Originally Posted by pcdo View Post

I'm curious about the aspect ratio of this film which I noticed was in 1.78:1. Was this the theatrical aspect ratio or the IMAX aspect ratio? The other Pixar blu ray movies were always 2.35:1 to 2.40:1.

Toy Story 1, 2, Finding Nemo, and Up were all rendered at 1.78:1.

Monster's Inc was rendered at 1.85:1.

A Bug's Life was rendered at 2.35:1.

The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and WALL-E were rendered at 2.39:1
post #57 of 91
We are watching it now (stopped for an important phone call). All I can say is WOW on everything about this movie! And since we didn't see it in the theater our daughter had us watch "Partly Cloudy" first! That was awesome as well. Great review Ralph!

Jeff
post #58 of 91
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Originally Posted by pronghorn/az View Post

We are watching it now (stopped for an important phone call). All I can say is WOW on everything about this movie! And since we didn't see it in the theater our daughter had us watch "Partly Cloudy" first! That was awesome as well. Great review Ralph!

Jeff

Greetings,

Glad to hear you're enjoying Jeff..


Regards,
post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by ABBN View Post

Toy Story 1, 2, Finding Nemo, and Up were all rendered at 1.78:1.

Monster's Inc was rendered at 1.85:1.

A Bug's Life was rendered at 2.35:1.

The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and WALL-E were rendered at 2.39:1

Thankyou
post #60 of 91
No doubting the BD quality but this film just doesn't do it for me personally even after a second go with it now via rental after my earlier theater encounter when it was released. I really didn't think my opinion of it would change.

If you like the movie though, run don't walk!
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