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Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013)
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A pioneering film within Animation, Musicals and Fantasy, Walt Disney's Mary Poppins is possibly one of the warmest and dearest films ever made. Based on a story by PL Travers we find Julie Andrews on fine form in her debut lead role (for which she would win the "Best Actress" Oscar). She is practically perfectly teamed with Dick Van Dyke as the lovable chimney sweep Burt, whose cockney accent is endearingly inaccurate. Along with a fine supporting cast, where even the child actors hold their own without appearing like stage school wannabes, Poppins and her crew take you on a magical ride through chalk pictures, the roof tops of London and show you that laughter is not always the best medicine (even with a spoon full of sugar) when you can't get down. In total Mary Poppins clocked up five Academy Awards including Best Song and Best Visual Effects and has made it into the staple diet of family viewing across the world. On the DVD: Mary Poppins has certainly cleaned up a treat, restoring her to 1.85:1 widescreen glory and 5.1 Dolby digital sound--which is guaranteed to be music to your ears. The special features are "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with the "Sing Along with the Movie" subtitles for all your favourite songs when they appear in the movie and the "I Love to Laugh" game offering Uncle Albert flying high in his parlour once more. "The Movie Magic of Mary Poppins" lets you look behind the scenes at how the magic was done and is fun, informative and easily understandable--pity the same cannot be said about the narrator. "Hollywood goes to a World Premiere" is a warm and amusing reminder about how premieres and stars used to be in 1964. The only disappointment is the lack of commentary--Dick Van Dyke would surely have offered a gem of a cockney voice-over! --Nikki Disney
The Equalizer | DVD | (26/01/2015)
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Denzel Washington plays McCall a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters he comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem if the odds are stacked against them if they have nowhere else to turn McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Monsters, Inc. (Disney Pixar) Fullscreen (4:3) Single-Disc Edition | DVD | (07/09/2002)
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The monsters in Monsters, Inc. are just so incredibly cute--and they know it. Whereas Woody, Buzz and pals in the Toy Story saga were filled with self-doubt about just how much the children in their lives would continue to love them, here our heroic monsters and their impossibly lovable human ward Boo have no such worries, at least when it comes to the cinema audience. And that's why Monsters, Inc., for all its wondrous computer-animated artistry, its smart humour and its family-friendly appeal, doesn't quite capture the naïve charm of its predecessors. Nevertheless, John Goodman and Billy Crystal, as scare-champions Sulley and Mike, are a great double-act whose comedy never goes over kids' heads but still reaches up to make their parents laugh. The film's central conceit--that monsters in the bedroom closet are just doing a night's work in order to generate power from screams for the city of Monstropolis--is funny and cleverly worked out; and kids will of course love the fact that the monsters are mortally afraid of the very children they are trying to frighten. The animation is extraordinarily detailed (Sulley's fur is a marvel in itself) and the set-piece action sequences top anything that has gone before for sheer audaciousness. But overall Pixar play things very safe, from the hissable villain to the end credit "outtakes". A bolder film might have taken inspiration from The Nightmare Before Christmas; instead, a little of that Disney disease of knowing cuteness seems to have crept into the formula. --Mark Walker
Peter Pan 1 & 2 | DVD | (05/11/2012)
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Disney's magical classic that taught us to believe We can fly! has enchanted generations with its spectacular story, memorable music and beloved characters including Peter Pan, the feisty Tinker Bell and infamous Captain Hook. Now you can experience the Peter Pan, its sequel Peter Pan in the Return to Neverland Bursting with fantasy, adventure and pixie dust and more!
NCIS - Season 14 | DVD | (15/10/2018)
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It's a time of transition for the loyal agents of NCIS in Season 14 of the top-rated drama. Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the Major Case Response Team continue to answer the call of duty whenever and wherever crimes involve the U.S. Navy. This season, two new agents are welcomed to the family: Nicholas Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Alexandra Quinn (Jennifer Esposito). Also joining the crew is MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry), who specialises in cases with international repercussions. From terrorists and assassins to cyber-threats and anti-government militias, these fearless agents go where the evidence leads to keep America safe and sound in this 6-disc, 24-episode collection. Special Features: Table Read Nonstop Pandora's Box, Part II (NCIS: New Orleans Crossover Episode) Opening Pandora's Box Above Board: A Look At Season 14 Joining The Family: The New Agents Tribute To Gary Glasberg Brian Dietzen's NCIS Audio Commentaries On Select Episodes
Paddington | DVD | (23/03/2015)
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Adapted from Michael Bond's beloved books Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister seductive taxidermist it isn't long before his home - and very existence - is under threat... Produced by David Heyman (The Harry Potter series) Paddington is a timeless and universal story written and directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear the film's all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville Nicole Kidman Sally Hawkins Jim Broadbent Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Blu Ray | (10/04/2017)
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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. 2D Bonus Disc: The Stories - A Rogue Idea The Stories - Jyn: The Rebel The Stories - Cassian: The Spy The Stories - K-2SO: The Droid The Stories - Baze & Chirrut: Guardians Of The Whills The Stories - Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary The Stories - The Empire The Stories - Visions Of Hope: The Look of Rogue One The Stories - The Princess & The Governor The Stories - Epilogue: The Story Continues Rogue Connections Click Images to Enlarge
Up (Disney Pixar) (1 Disc) | DVD | (15/02/2010)
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At a time when too many animated films consist of anthropomorphized animals cracking sitcom one-liners and flatulence jokes, the warmth, originality, humor, and unflagging imagination of Up feel as welcome as rain in a desert. Carl Fredericksen (voice by Ed Asner) ranks among the most unlikely heroes in recent animation history. A 78-year-old curmudgeon, he enjoyed his modest life as a balloon seller because he shared it with his adventurous wife Ellie (Ellie Docter). But she died, leaving him with memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats to South America. The journey's scarcely begun when he discovers a stowaway: Russell (Jordan Nagai), a chubby, maladroit Wilderness Explorer Scout who's out to earn his Elderly Assistance Badge. In the tropical jungle, Carl and Russell find more than they bargained for: Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer), a crazed explorer whose newsreels once inspired Carl and Ellie; Kevin, an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate; and Dug (Bob Peterson), an endearingly dim golden retriever fitted with a voice box. More importantly, the travelers discover they need each other: Russell needs a (grand)father figure; Carl needs someone to enliven his life without Ellie. Together, they learn that sharing ice-cream cones and counting the passing cars can be more meaningful than feats of daring-do and distant horizons. Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) and Bob Peterson direct the film with consummate skill and taste, allowing the poignant moments to unfold without dialogue to Michael Giacchnio's vibrant score. Building on their work in The Incredibles and Ratatouille, the Pixar crew offers nuanced animation of the stylized characters. Even by Pixar's elevated standards, Up is an exceptional film that will appeal of audiences of all ages. Rated PG for some peril and action. --Charles Solomon
The Good Dinosaur | DVD | (21/03/2016)
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From the innovative minds of Disney¢Pixar comes a hilariously heart-warming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Bring home this original story full of humour, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family!
Iron Man 3 | Blu Ray | (09/09/2013)
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Marvel Studios&rsquo; Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy&rsquo;s hands he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey at every turn will test his mettle. With his back against the wall Stark is left to survive by his own devices relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Starring Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow Don Cheadle Guy Pearce Rebecca Hall Stephanie Szostak James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black.
GHOST IN THE SHELL
Blu-RayTM + digital download | Blu Ray | (07/08/2017)
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In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to, and her life was not saved. Instead, it was stolen. Click Images to Enlarge
Ant-Man and the Wasp | Unknown | (03/12/2018)
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From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Features: Play Movie With Intro By Director Peyton Reed Making Of Featurettes: Back In The Ant Suit: Scott Land A Suit Of Her Own: The Wasp Subatomic: Super Heroes: Hank & Janet Quantum Perspective: The VFX And Production Design Of Ant-Man And The Wasp Gag Reel And Outtakes: Gag Reel Stan Lee Outtakes Tim Heidecker Outtakes Deleted Scenes: Worlds Upon Worlds Worlds Upon Worlds With Commentary Sonny's On The Trail Sonny's On The Trail With Commentary Audio Commentary
Logan | Blu Ray | (10/07/2017)
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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Back to The Future Trilogy | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015)
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Back to the Future: The future for 17-year-old Marty McFly is not shaping up well. His family is dysfunctional his schoolteacher Mr Strickland is out to get him his music is just too loud and the rest of the world doesn't care. Only with his girlfriend Jennifer Parker and local eccentric scientist Dr Emmet Brown does he find the encouragement and excitement he needs. Never in time for his classes or his dinner one day Marty wasn't in his time at all but having the time of his life. But what time is it? Marty got home early last night - 30 years early. One of the not-so-crazy scientist's experiment went slightly wrong and Marty was caught up in it to find himself at the wheel of a DeLorean car - converted into a time machine. It roars back to 1955 where he meets his parents when they were his age and sets out to make a man out of his dim-wit father. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes: Pinch Me Doc's Personal Belongings She's Cheating Darth Vader (Extended Version) Hit Me George You Got A Permit? The Phone Booth; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: In The Beginning; Tales From The Future: Time To Go; Tales From The Future: Keeping Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back To The Future; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter One; Archival Featurette: Back to the Future Night; Michael J. Fox Q & A; Behind the Scenes: Original Makeup Tests; Behind the Scenes: Outtakes; Behind the Scenes:- Nuclear Test Site with commentary; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs ; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Huey Lewis and the News Power of Love Music Video; Theatrical Teaser Trailer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 2: A scientist and his young friend discover on their return trip from the future that the present has been altered for the worse. Marty and Doc once again climb into the Delorean and travel back to the future in an attempt to put 1985 and their lives back to normal. The exhilarating visit by Marty and the Doc to the year 2015 seemingly resolves a few problems with the future McFly family. But when the two return home they soon discover someone has tampered with time to produce a nightmarish Hill Valley 1985. Their only hope is to once again get back to 1955 and save the future. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes ; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Time Flies; Tales From The Future: The Physics of Back to the Future with Dr. Michio; Archival Featurette: The Making of Back to the Future Part II; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy Chapter Two; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Production Design; Behind-The-Scenes: Storyboarding; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing The Delorean ; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing Time Travel; Behind-The-Scenes: Hoverboard Test; Behind-The-Scenes: Evolution of Visual Effects Shots; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Theatrical Trailer; Q&A with Director and Producer; Feature Commentary; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Back to the Future 3: At the end of the second sequel the Delorean breaks down in a thunderstorm and the Doc is whisked away to a mystery destination. Marty is left trapped and looking for his friend. Doc Brown has in fact been sent even further to the past into the age of the Wild West. Marty must travel to 1885 to rescue Doc from a premature end. Surviving an Indian attack and unfriendly townsfolk Marty finds Doc Brown the blacksmith. But with the Doc under the spell of the charming Clara Clayton it's lup to Marty to get them out of the wild west and back to the future. It's action laughs and romance in this grand finale to the blockbuser time-travel series. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: Third Times The Charm; Tales From The Future: The Test of Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back to the Future Part III; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter Three; Archival Featurette: The Secrets to The Back to the Future Trilogy; Behind-The-Scenes: Outtakes; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Town Hill Valley; Behind-The-Scenes: Designing the Campaign; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; ZZ Top Doubleback Music Video; FAQs About The Trilogy; Theatrical Trailer; Back to the Future: The Ride: Lobby Queue; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 1 Preshow; Back to the Future: The Ride: The Ride Part 2; Q&A Commentary with Director & Producer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton.
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. SEASON 5 | DVD | (01/10/2018)
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An impending apocalypse raises the stakes and shatters the boundaries of time and space in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.- The Complete Fifth Season. Following their escape from AIDA's virtual Framework, the team find the real world even more daunting when they're transported to outer space and catapulted into a terrifying future where the last humans alive barely exist under the sadistic rule of the Kree. Mankind's only hope of avoiding extinction is if S.H.I.E.L.D. can get back to their own time and avert the Earth being cracked apart by the prophesied Destroyer of Worlds ... Agent Daisy Johnson! Brace yourself for all 22 action-packed episodes - plus gripping bonus extras - with this must-own boxed set, as you ride the adrenaline rush that is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Features: Bloopers of S.H.I.E.L.D DELETED SCENE: Technically, They're Not Asteroids Welcome To The Future You Have A Dangerous Job? There Are Two Things I Fear Here's To You I Know More About Gravitonium Never Call Me That Again Lead The Way, Mack Hammer Now We're Down Two More Agents Phil Coulson's Coming For Me Are We Sure It's Not Another Trap? Good Luck Overall Intro
Despicable Me 1-3 Boxset
(DVD + digital download) | DVD | (06/11/2017)
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Despicable Me - When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. Despiacable Me 2 - When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. Despicable Me 3 - Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.
Thor Ragnarok UHD (Including 2D Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (26/02/2018)
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In Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarokthe destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilizationat the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avengerthe Incredible Hulk! Thor: Ragnarok thunders into U.K. theaters on October 24th, 2017.
The Princess Diaries/The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement | DVD | (03/11/2008)
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Princess Diaries (Dir. Garry Marshall 2001): Academy Award'' Winner Julie Andrews enchanting newcomer Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman) lead a charmed cast in Disney's The Princess Diaries a hilarious hip and heartwarming modern day Cinderella story. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) is a bright but terribly shy and gawky teenager whose goal in life is to survive each school day with a minimum of attention and embarrassment. Unfortunately her wish to be invisible is thwarted when her estranged grandmother arrives and delivers the shocking news that she's a real-life princess - heir to the throne of Genovia! Furious and incredulous the reluctant royal agrees to take princess lessons and make the biggest decision of her life - in three weeks. And so begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness when she finds herself in the middle of a media storm jealous schoolmates and a plot to take over her country. Funny uplifting and affirming - your entire family will thoroughly enjoy this crown jewel. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Dir. Garry Marshall 2004): As a teenager ugly duckling Mia (Anne Hathaway) learned that she was actually a princess. Now that the Princess has completed college in America she is returning to her country Genovia. Since Mia is turning 21 Queen Clarisse (Julie Andrews) plans to step down and give her granddaughter the throne. But evil Viscount Mabrey (Jonathan Rhys-Davies) believes his nephew is the rightful heir and Parliament decides that Mia will have to abide by an age-old Genovian law: no Queen shall rule without a husband. Mia has just thirty days to marry if she is to retain the throne that her family has held for over 500 years. The kindhearted but clumsy princess also has to win over the Genovian people and survive the constant paparazzi. Although a charming Englishman (Callum Blue) seems to fit the arranged marriage bill Mia also finds herself drawn to the very man that is vying for the throne the dashing Nicholas (Chris Pine). But can she trust her foe's intentions? Will Mia follow her heart or sacrifice love for her country?
The Incredibles (Disney Pixar) (2 Discs) | DVD | (18/03/2005)
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After creating the last great traditionally animated film of the 20th century, The Iron Giant, filmmaker Brad Bird joined top-drawer studio Pixar to create this exciting, completely entertaining computer-animated film. Bird gives us a family of "supers," a brood of five with special powers desperately trying to fit in with the 9-to-5 suburban lifestyle. Of course, in a more innocent world, Bob and Helen Parr were superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl. But blasted lawsuits and public disapproval forced them and other supers to go incognito, making it even tougher for their school-age kids, the shy Violet and the aptly named Dash. When a stranger named Mirage (voiced by Elizabeth Pena) secretly recruits Bob for a potential mission, the old glory days spin in his head, even if his body is a bit too plump for his old super suit. Bird has his cake and eats it, too. He and the Pixar wizards send up superhero and James Bond movies while delivering a thrilling, supercool action movie that rivals Spider-Man 2 for 2004's best onscreen thrills. While it's just as funny as the previous Pixar films, The Incredibles has a far wider-ranging emotional palette (it's Pixar's first PG film). Bird takes several jabs, including some juicy commentary on domestic life ("It's not graduation, he's moving from the fourth to fifth grade!"). The animated Parrs look and act a bit like the actors portraying them, Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee also have a grand old time as, respectively, superhero Frozone and bad guy Syndrome. Nearly stealing the show is Bird himself, voicing the eccentric designer of superhero outfits ("No capes!"), Edna Mode. Nominated for four Oscars, The Incredibles won for Best Animated Film and, in an unprecedented win for non-live-action films, Sound Editing. The Presentation This two-disc set is (shall we say it?), incredible. The digital-to-digital transfer pops off the screen and the 5.1 Dolby sound will knock the socks off most systems. But like any superhero, it has an Achilles heel. This marks the first Pixar release that doesn't include both the widescreen and full-screen versions in the same DVD set, which was a great bargaining chip for those cinephiles who still want a full-frame presentation for other family members. With a 2.39:1 widescreen ratio (that's big black bars, folks, à la Dr. Zhivago), a few more viewers may decide to go with the full-frame presentation. Fortunately, Pixar reformats their full-frame presentation so the action remains in frame. The Extras The most-repeated segments will be the two animated shorts. Newly created for this DVD is the hilarious "Jack-Jack Attack," filling the gap in the film during which the Parr baby is left with the talkative babysitter, Kari. "Boundin'," which played in front of the film theatrically, was created by Pixar character designer Bud Luckey. This easygoing take on a dancing sheep gets better with multiple viewings (be sure to watch the featurette on the short). Brad Bird still sounds like a bit of an outsider in his commentary track, recorded before the movie opened. Pixar captain John Lasseter brought him in to shake things up, to make sure the wildly successful studio would not get complacent. And while Bird is certainly likable, he does not exude Lasseter's teddy-bear persona. As one animator states, "He's like strong coffee; I happen to like strong coffee." Besides a resilient stance to be the best, Bird threw in an amazing number of challenges, most of which go unnoticed unless you delve into the 70 minutes of making-of features plus two commentary tracks (Bird with producer John Walker, the other from a dozen animators). We hear about the numerous sets, why you go to "the Spaniards" if you're dealing with animation physics, costume problems (there's a reason why previous Pixar films dealt with single- or uncostumed characters), and horror stories about all that animated hair. Bird's commentary throws out too many names of the! animators even after he warns himself not to do so, but it's a lively enough time. The animator commentary is of greatest interest to those interested in the occupation. There is a 30-minute segment on deleted scenes with temporary vocals and crude drawings, including a new opening (thankfully dropped). The "secret files" contain a "lost" animated short from the superheroes' glory days. This fake cartoon (Frozone and Mr. Incredible are teamed with a pink bunny) wears thin, but play it with the commentary track by the two superheroes and it's another sharp comedy sketch. There are also NSA "files" on the other superheroes alluded to in the film with dossiers and curiously fun sound bits. "Vowellet" is the only footage about the well-known cast (there aren't even any obligatory shots of the cast recording their lines). Author/cast member Sarah Vowell (NPR's This American Life) talks about her first foray into movie voice-overs--daughter Violet--and the unlikelihood of her being a superhero. The feature is unlike anything we've seen on a Disney or Pixar DVD extra, but who else would consider Abe Lincoln an action figure? --Doug Thomas
Despicable Me 3
(DVD + digital download) | DVD | (17/04/2019)
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Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughtersMargo, Edith and Agnesand the Minions in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brothera brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footstepsone former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.Steve Carell not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second partthat of Dru, Gru's long-lost twin. Kristen Wiig returns as super-spy Lucy, while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker voices new villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with the evil TV character he played in the '80s. Gru's most formidable and comedic nemesis to date, Bratt is out to take down Hollywood and anyone who stands in his way. Despicable Me 3 comes with two brand new mini-movies The Secret Life of Kyle and Yellow is the New Black, a digital download to watch on your mobile devices, and lots of bonus content!