‘Wreck-It Ralph’ rockets into blu ray (3D) with MPEG-4 MVC 1080p 2.39:1 encode. The transfer is simply a wonder to behold. Colours are bold and vibrant and exhibit warm and rich hues that pop, with gorgeous primaries, bright swaths of blue and green, lovely splashes of pink and purple, and deep, inky and solid blacks. Resolution is simply incredible, with every fine detail perfectly discernible. Despite being black, you can see the individual strands of Vanellope's hair. Edges are refined, surprisingly natural and consistently clean, while the finest textures and tiniest touches are flawlessly resolved. For example, as Ralph sorts through the relics of other games, the tiniest of dust particles slowly float out of the box, each appearing at a different distance of depth into the 3D world. The same tender love and care has been applied to "black snow" ash that slowly falls in 'Hero's Duty.' The 3D imagery is impressively dimensional and pristine, for a visually enthralling and breathtaking experience that will fascinate your visual senses. The enhanced 3D depth perspective and dimensionality is dazzling. Depth and dimension are perfectly and naturally rendered. This 3D experience is totally absorbing and immersive. (5+/5)
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ arrives at blue ray (2D) with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.35:1 encode. This 2D transfer has all the highs from the 3D transfer, with brilliant intensity and vibrant eye-popping colours, and tremendous details. This is a top-notched video transfer. Simply perfect! (5+/5)
AUDIO (3D & 2D):
The audio is the same for both 3D and 2D presentations. This DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio is energetic, explosive and simply electrifying, utilizing every inch of the dynamic range. The first-person shooter segments are worth the price of admission alone, with a steady eruption of action that digs deep and takes full advantage of the tools at its disposal. Game Central Station is bustling with activity: all-encompassing, all-enveloping and wholly immersive. Directional effects are a brisk blast, and cross-channel pans are a convincing delight, with exacting dynamics. Dialogue is clearly audible. This outstanding audio track really complements the high quality of the video to make the entire experience totally immersive. (5/5)
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ has an estimated budget of $165 million, but its worldwide gross was $368 million. To Disney, it must be a relative disappointment. ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ (20th Century Fox) was the top animated movie in 2012 with $879 million, while ‘Brave’ (Disney/Pixar) had the gross of $531 million.
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Disney’s other nominee, ‘Brave.’
I do not appreciate the 2D blu ray disc is on top of the DVD on one side. Each disc should be housed in its own flipcase.
Although I am not a video gamer, I still find ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ very enjoyable. Its immersive video and explosive audio are top-notched. I bought this 3D movie by chance. When it was first announced, the price was over $41! I waited, and waited. And it paid off: Amazon.ca offered $8 off when you purchased this set (now even at a lower price of $27.99 when I placed my order) together with another set (and I chose ‘Mulan I & II’, when its price was lowered to $29.97…$37 before). So my advice for buying major releases, usually the closer to the release date, the cheaper the product is. And also browse the website for special deal. ‘Wreck-It Ralph 3D’ and ‘Brave 3D’ are my two favourite new animated features for 2012. ‘Finding Nemo 3D’ is my favourite catalogue release the past year. This movie, whether 3D or 2D, is highly recommended.