Friday, October 25, 2013

Blu-Ray Review: Monsters University!

It's time for another Blu-Ray Review! This time it is for the Monster's University 3D Blu-Ray Ultimate Collector's Edition!

Click the link below to read my review of the movie!
Review of Monsters University!

Video Quality
The 3D as well as the 2D presentations are some of the best ones I have seen all year! The colors are lush and vibrant! You will love the details as you will see every bit of fur, slime and scales with straight from the digital source perfection! The 3D produces a convincing amount of depth! This is one of Disney's best efforts this year! 

Audio Quality
The audio is even better than the video here! The front speakers bring everything to life espeically Sulley's roars! The rear channels are surprisingly active creating a very immersive environment. Voices are crystal clear and there are some great uses of the surround sound field. Wait until you hear the audio created in the library scene as well as the rest of the Scare Games!

Bonus Features

  • Blue Umbrella (Disc 1 & 2, HD, 7 minutes): Pixar's latest gorgeously animated short film, is thankfully presented in 3D on Disc 1 and 2D on Disc 2.
  • Audio Commentary (Disc 2): Director/co-writer Dan Scanlon, producer Kori Rae and story supervisor Kelsey Mann provide wonderful insight on Pixar's first prequel. You will learn about the the decision of ignoring Mike's line from the original film about meeting in the fourth grade, animation, story development, voice casting, and more.
  • Campus Life (Disc 3, HD, 15 minutes): Take a look at a day in the lfie of the movie and it's production from meetings, to animation reviews, to voice recording sessions and more.
  • Story School (Disc 3, HD, 9 minutes): Take a look at the process of crafting the story from conceptual artwork, to pre-visualization, to storyboarding.

  • Scare Games (Disc 3, HD, 5 minutes): "Pixar takes its fun very seriously!" See how the MU Team brought together a fun competition between the various departments in their own version of the Scare Games.
  • Monthropology (Disc 3, HD, 6 minutes): How the MU team created a diverse amount of monsters to make up the student body using every tool in their arsenal!
  • Welcome to MU (Disc 3, HD, 6 minutes): Learn about the campus itself, including its architecture, grounds and history.
  • Music Appreciation (Disc 3, HD, 7 minutes): Creating the score for Monsters University with Scanlon, music editor Bruno Coon and composer Randy Newman.
  • Scare Tactics (Disc 3, HD, 5 minutes): Learn how the animators performed and created the look for the perfect scare.
  • Color and Light (Disc 3, HD, 5 minutes): Look at before and after shots of the MU as color and light is incorporated.
  • Paths to Pixar: MU Edition (Disc 3, HD, 8 minutes):Take a look at how some of the folks at Pixar came to work at Pixar!
  • Furry Monsters: A Technical Retrospective (Disc 3, HD, 5 minutes): Take a look at the differences in animation between the original Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University!
  • Deleted Scenes (Disc 3, HD, 22 minutes): Four unfinished deleted scenes -- "Rivalry" (an alternate version of Mike and Sulley's meeting), "Recon," "Movie Night" and "Drama Class" -- with director's intros.
  • Promo Picks (Disc 3, HD, 14 minutes): Take a look at all the commercials, promos, teasers, trailers and tie-ins for Monsters University.
  • Set Flythroughs (Disc 3, HD, 6 minutes): Check out the Monsters University campus, the Scare School, Frat Row and the OK House beautiful high definition fly-throughs.
  • Art Galleries (Disc 3, HD): View a large collection of artwork divided into five categories: "Characters," "Color Keys," "Development Art," "Environments" and "Graphics."
This is an 'A++++' effort by Disney/Pixar. Perfect video, audio, 3D, and a ton of bonus material!
Time to pack up your bags and get ready for another semester at MU! Monsters University hits store shelves October 29th!

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