Monsters Inc. (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Bilingual)
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The folks at Pixar can do no wrong with Monsters, Inc., the studio's fourth feature film, which stretches the computer animation format in terms of both technical complexity and emotional impact. The giant, blue-furred James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (wonderfully voiced by John Goodman) is a scare-monster extraordinaire in the hidden world of Monstropolis, where scaring kids is an imperative in order to keep the entire city running. Beyond the competition to be the best at the business, Sullivan and his assistant, the one-eyed Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), discover what happens when the real world interacts with theirs in the form of a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed "Boo," who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. Director Pete Doctor and codirectors David Silverman and Lee Unkrich follow the Pixar (Toy Story) blueprint with an imaginative scenario, fun characters, and ace comic timing. By the last heart-tugging shot, kids may never look at monsters the same, nor artists at what computer animation can do in the hands of magicians. --Doug Thomas
The all-new animated short "Mike's New Car" is the promoted highlight of the DVD release of Pixar's hilarious film. However, this short--as good as it is--is far from the only new footage here. If you saw Monsters, Inc. early in its theatrical run, you missed the outtakes included here. Bits seen or heard about in the movie--commercials, guided tours, the "Company Play"--are shown uninterrupted and are a delight. The easily navigated extras are broken into two parts. The Monster World should interest kids and fans, giving viewers a you-are-there tour of the fantasyland, including games and funky odds and ends. The Human World provides all the usual making-of background, albeit with Pixar's normal air of lunacy and completeness. The film can be seen in its theatrical widescreen aspect, or in a new, reformatted full-screen aspect. Also, watch the movie with the effects-only audio track for a new way to enjoy the film. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This is an adorable movie. One I will watch again, with or without my niece.
I guess I'm going to have to wait a year, when it's $19.99 at Best Buy.
Come on Amazon Canada, stop ripping Canadians off...please!!
Oh yeah, their profession? They are monsters, tasked with scaring little ones every night.
Sully and Mike are all fine and dandy until Boo arrives. This little girl is cute and precocious and is at the heart of a massive conspiracy which threatens all of monsterdom. Cue the scary music! Boo has an infectious laugh, which is instrumental in the finale, and will make you break out in giggles as well.
The old Three's Company theme song "Come On Knock On Our Door" is very apt for this modern classic. Doors of all types and styles are a prominent and hysterical part of Monsters, Inc. The great door slamming action at the end causes this ingenious plot device to come to life in very unexpected ways. Will the next one feature windows?
For years and years I tried in vain to find a most excellent nickname for my wife. And thanks to Monsters, Inc., one finally entered our lexicon. Mike's long suffering girlfriend Celia Mae is constantly conjuring up pet names for him. One of them struck our fancy, so now my beloved will be forever known as "Googliebear."
Monsters, Inc. provides thrills and chills and mind blowing kills. Well, not really, but that frying pan has got to hurt. Still, Sully and Mike and Boo will make you laugh. Laughing at what scares you is always a good thing.
Most of us were scared stiff at some point in our childhood by the spooky, imaginary "monsters in the closet," usually after we've read "Where the Wild Things Are" for the first time. "Monsters, Inc." plays on that near-universal fear by creating a rational explanation -- monsters live in a parallel universe, connected to ours by closet doors, and they power their land by the energy contained in human screams. Makes perfect sense!
Sulley (the hilarious John Goodman) is a celebrity in Monstropolis as the leading scare-getter for Monster's, Inc. Sulley is generally a lovable big blue yeti-bear-creature, but he can be quite terrifying. Blissfully unaware of the terror he unleashes, he enjoys his job. Basking in Sulley's reflected glory is his sidekick and assistant, Mike Waznowski (Billy Crystal, perfect as ever). Mike is a lime-green-yellow glob with one giant eye and an even larger mouth. He helps Sulley get the screams and stay one step ahead of the competition.
And the competition is fierce. The dragon-chameleon Boggs (Steve Buscemi, suitably creepy without being too scary for the kids) is right on Sulley's heels to be the scream champion, and he's willing to go to any lengths to beat his nemesis.
All is well in Monstropolis until Boo, a human child, accidentally finds her way through the closet and into Monstropolis. It seems that as scared as kids are of monsters, the monsters are equally scared of the kids -- their touch (allegedly) brings death and ruin.Read more ›
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