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Hugo (Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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VIDEO:

Hugo arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.78:1 encode. This transfer is beautifully detailed. Clarity is astonishing. Details far and wide -- whether in the train station or as seen in the overhead shots of Paris -- are spectacularly sharp and crisp. Close-up detailing is even more amazing. Not only are facial texture marvellous and clothing textures faultless, but the transfer's ability to capture and display the finest little nuances of worn gears, rusted metal, scuffed floors, and rough bricks is outstanding. The black levels appear naturally and deeply inky, with detail quality coming across with seriously impressive textural punch, and colour accuracy also well-defined. Simply a magnificent transfer. (5/5)

AUDIO:

Hugo's DTS-HD MA 7.1 lossless soundtrack makes full use of the entire stage -- the extra two surround channels included -- to create a seamless sound field that creates with great clarity and attention to detail the Paris train station, the mechanical objects, and other niceties scattered throughout the picture. Music delivery is perfectly spaced and immersive, playing with superb clarity as each note floats effortlessly into the listening area. Dialogue is clear and accurate. Dynamic range is unbelievable, with tremendous fidelity. Another great soundtrack from Howard Shore, who should have won the Oscar for Best Original Score. (5/5)

TRIVIA AND GOOFS:

This movie has a budget of $170 million, but so far to date, the gross receipt is only $106 million. (The Artist grossed even much less!) Losing the Best Picture Oscar to The Artist reminds me of the top grossing picture of all-time Avatar losing to The Hurt Locker in 2010.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best Feb. 2 2012
By L. Power HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
One of my favorite Oscar moments a few years ago came when after a highly distinguished career, fellow directors Spielberg, Lucas, and Coppola finally presented Scorsese with his first and long overdue directing Oscar for The Departed.

Throughout an illustrious directing career, Scorsese has directed some of the most critically acclaimed movies ever made, such as Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, The Aviator, and many many more.

Not only is he a great director, he is also a tremendous movie scholar, responsible for keeping in circulation classic movies such as Thief of Bagdad, a 1941 masterpiece, which influenced him, Coppola and Lucas, and the classic Red Shoes by Powell and Pressburger.

In addition he lectures in University on the movies, and you can get his dvd A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, which explores movies by well known directors of the past such as King Vidor, Fritz Lang, Cecil DeMille. Watching this made me realise the importance and contribution of the director.

Hugo leads the Academy award nominations list this year with 11 nominations, closely followed by The Artist with 10, Warhorse, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, all outstanding movies. Nominations for Hugo include Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

As the movie begins, in one extended shot we zoom through a bustling Paris railway station in 1931, and you become instantly aware that this is no ordinary movie. We meet a 12 year old urchin named Hugo who lives there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugh Oct. 2 2013
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One of the best 3D movies I have seen at home.
Quality is exceptional and the film is very entertaining.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hugo (Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] May 17 2014
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I’ve given a rating of 4 because it is an excellent movie
A very good movie can be viewed by the whole family.
But I feel that is more for kids 11 years and older.
I would recommend viewing by the whole family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of his comfort zone... Jan. 17 2014
By Simon Bergeron TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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It feels to me like Shutter Island was a definitive time in Martin Scorsese's career. Not only did it mark the director's first tackle into a suspense/eerie story (if memory serves), but his following film, Hugo, sealed his decision to truly better himself by offering us something we've rarely seen before: childhood through his eyes.

Hugo is a real achievement. A film about film, one that would have deserved much more awards than this. The child actors give nuanced, even mature performances at times, the background, storyline and overall film truly mesmerize the senses. Having recently seen Méliès' "Voyage to the Moon", Hugo's distinct homage to cinema's first filmmaker made Martin Scorsese's picture all the more important. This passing of age story has action, acting, special effects, costumes, touching moments and many more for everyone to marvel at.

Sadly, the special features are quite short and consist only of a few featurettes that total a running time of 56 minutes. An insult to this great production, and to make matters worse, several of those featurettes are not that interesting, feeling more like an EPK material, which makes no sense given that you've already bought or rented the movie in the first place, so selling an already bought film... you know...
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Most recent customer reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Where ever Hugo there you are
This is a unique combination of the way the story is told as an interweaving of a fictional protagonist to tell the story of a real life person. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie
Its a great movie with a good story, the 3D is well done and it works very well with my LG 3D TV.
Published 19 months ago by Dennis Wiens
5.0 out of 5 stars Better 3D effects than in Avatar.
Best 3D movie ever made. 3D effects beat even famous Avatar. Amazing picture and sound quality. It is a family movie. It is a masterpiece but some people may not like this topic. Read more
Published 20 months ago by ps123
5.0 out of 5 stars a geat movie
It is a great combo for the price you get a 3D. A bluray and a DVD a real bargain
Loved the 3 D effects would buy another one anytime
Thank you
Published on July 22 2012 by satisfied customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Hugo - for the family
Hugo is an all around nice family story to be watched with Grandma and/or the kids.
Good use is made of 3D technology
Published on June 25 2012 by David
1.0 out of 5 stars Tooooo sloooowwww ...
Thought this would be entertaining for my son. He fell asleep 1/2hr later .. tried to watch it and mid way had to shut it off. Way too slow .. Read more
Published on June 13 2012 by R. Sarwar
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even worthy for Oscar nomination
Honestly Hugo is dull, boring and I don't see any sort of innovation coming out of this film, other than being shot in 3D. Read more
Published on May 30 2012 by S. K. L. Ip
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugo combo pack
Excellent combo pack provides flexibility for several video formates. Movie is excellent, plays with all your emotions, special effects were great.
Published on April 14 2012 by bpet
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great 3D title. A Good movie.
Since Avatar isn't out to buy in 3D yet, this is the best example of how to make a 3D movie that is out on Blu-Ray right now.
Published on April 4 2012 by G. Galaugher
5.0 out of 5 stars hugo
I received this order in a timely manner. The quality of the iBlu-Ray / DVD in very good condition. A very good movie, I would recommend Hugo a great family movie.
Published on March 27 2012 by Sid Fox
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