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5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Nemo (blu ray): Finding Nemo (especially 3D) is like Finding Perfection!
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Finding Nemo arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.78:1 encode. This was Pixar’s fifth film. The transfer is simply perfect, and is utterly jaw-dropping. Pastel tropical colours highlight the exotic, and incredibly detailed, locations that seem to go on forever, until the ocean's depth and darkness swallows all visible light. Certain...
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I'm never too old for movies that appeal to the young. Though I'm not a huge fan of Pixar, I thought "Toy Story 2" was amazing in every way. I saw the preview of "Finding Nemo" in the theater. I was amazed, and was anticipating what seemed like was going to be a very good film, the best Disney/Pixar movie to be released. It seemed like it was going to...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Nemo (blu ray): Finding Nemo (especially 3D) is like Finding Perfection!, Dec 5 2012
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Dr. Joseph Lee (Toronto, Canada) - See all my reviews
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VIDEO (2D):

Finding Nemo arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.78:1 encode. This was Pixar’s fifth film. The transfer is simply perfect, and is utterly jaw-dropping. Pastel tropical colours highlight the exotic, and incredibly detailed, locations that seem to go on forever, until the ocean's depth and darkness swallows all visible light. Certain textures, particularly the rusty red metal buoy and the metal pulley on the fishing boat, appear as photo realistic. While Finding Nemo may not have the textural complexities of Pixar's newer work, the look of the underwater world is oh so realistic. The vibrant colours of different corals, sea anemones and fish simply pop off the screen. Blacks are deep and inky. The part from the beginning of the film, seeing about realistic underwater looks like to Nemo going to school showing off various colourful plants and creatures is a first-class demo material. The whole transfer is simply amazing and magnificent. (5/5)

VIDEO (3D):

Finding Nemo - 3D premieres on blu ray with a stunning MVC MPEG-4 encode framed in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. In addition to a perfect transfer and conversion, this 3D version gives us a totally immersive, first-class experience. While some of the film's water textures show their technological age when compared to their newer films, overall Finding Nemo remains a boldly realized, intricate, and simply stunning universe. There is so much detail, exotic locations, and tropical colours that make CGI animated films perfect HD showcases. Another thing I love about Pixar films is how certain textures, particularly the rusty red metal buoy and the metal pulley on the fishing boat, appear as photo realistic. If you have a 3D TV, I would strongly recommend that you skip the 2D version and jump right into this immersive 3D experience. Perfect! (5/5)

AUDIO:

Both the 2D and 3D versions have the same superb Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track. This soundtrack is so good that you actually stop thinking about what's happening around and simply fall into the Nemo world. Dialog is not only perfect, but the soundstage is so lifelike and wide. The choice of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould as voices for Marlin, Dory and Nemo respectively is spot-on! The various environments are sophisticated and subtle: like you are really underwater. Thomas Newman's emotional score soars from every channel, sucking you into story and character. Finding Nemo features a delicate, discrete, reference quality surround sound mix that beautifully compliments everything on screen and never steps on the action. This spectacular audio complements the outstanding video to bring us a totally immersive experience. (5/5)

MOVIE:

Finding Nemo builds its dramatic spine from a parent's greatest fear: losing a child. Marlin (Albert Brooks) is a clown fish who, after losing his wife and all but one single egg, is trying to be a good father to his young son, Nemo. Scarred by his traumatic experiences, Marlin becomes so over-protective that, in a moment of rebellion, Nemo wanders too far away from the coral reef where a human diver captures him. Unable to stop the fish-napping, Marlin embarks on a quest to rescue his son, evading sharks and exploding WWII mines and jellyfish and whales and hungry birds. Along the way, he befriends Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a loyal blue tang fish with hysterical short-term memory problems. Through this journey, Marlin must not only face impossible odds and show more courage than he ever has, but he must grow and change as a father. The only way for him to be a great father is to trust that Nemo must do some things -- even really hard things -- on his own. The Pixar universe is special because of the way they marry the essential visual qualities of fish (or toys or bugs or cars) with universal human emotions. Speaking of toys, I still have the two toy clown fish (from last DVD purchase) snugly seated underneath the computer monitor, starring at me. (movie: 5/5)

TRIVIA:

Finding Nemo has an estimated budget of $94 million, but its worldwide gross is a staggering $865 million!

It won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature for Andrew Stanton in 2004. It was also nominated for Best Original Score (Thomas Newman), Best Sound Editing (Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers) and Best Writing, Original Screenplay. Not bad for an animated feature!

PACKAGING:

This Ultimate Collector’s Edition truly deserves the title Ultimate, because it features 5 discs: 1 3D blu ray disc, one 2D blu ray disc, one blu ray disc for legacy Special Features, one DVD and one Digital Copy disc. The film's packaging includes a stylish slipcover with a chrome border and lenticular cover art. On the Blu-ray 3D, 3D trailers include 'Monsters, Inc. - 3D', 'Monsters University', and 'Planes'. On the Blu-ray, trailers include a 'Monsters, Inc. - 3D' (not in 3D) and 'Peter Pan' (coming in Spring 2013).

Other editions include the 3-Disc Collector's Edition (2 Blu-rays + DVD), 3D Digital Download, and HD Digital Download.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Finding Nemo is a classic adventure tale about an overbearing clown fish father who travels an entire ocean to rescue his son. Along the way, he meets new friends, survives impossible odds, and learns what it will take to become a better father. Both the video and audio are top-notch. If you have a 3D display, I would strongly recommend that you watch the 3D version: a totally immersive experience. Naturally, this set is very highly recommended.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Nemo!, Sept. 7 2012
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Scoopriches (Toronto, Ontario) - See all my reviews
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To celebrate Easter this weekend with family and friends, we humbly suggest a Pixar movie that makes my wife laugh hysterically every time. If you love fishes, turtles, seagulls, whales, or hearing the awesome Ellen, then Finding Nemo is one for you to find. Ouch!!

What's It About?
Nemo is a little fish with a very overly protective dad. Nemo is fishnapped by some humans, which causes his dad to swim off in hot pursuit. Along the way he befreinds a forgetful fish named Dory who attempts to help him on his quest. Much craziness ensues, while as Nemo is plotting his own escape. What will happen? Will a happy ending be in the offing?

Is Ellen The Greatest?
Why, yes she is. Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most amazing voice talents to ever grace the Pixar soundbooth. Every line she utters, every emotions she transmits, brings the laughs and the love right to your heart. How much is scripted and how much she is riffing on, we might never know, but it all is gold.

Can You Speak Whale?
When Dory/Ellen decides to communicate with a Whale in order to secure help for their cause, you will literally convulse with laughter. In fact, let me try to emulate that scene here. "Heeeelllllo!!! Hhhooooowww aaarrrreeee yyyyyouu, haaavvvvvvvviiiiinnggg aaa nnniiiiccceee daaaaayyyy???????" Okay, that sucked big time. Just watch that part of Finding Nemo and ignore my horrid interpretation. Please.

So, this Easter, sometime between all those tasty meals and gobbling down whack-loads of chocolate the Bunny leaves for you, pop Finding Nemo in to your dvd player. And remember to shout "MINE!" a lot.

Scoopriches
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parfait, Feb. 19 2013
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J'ai reçu le film dans son emballage d'origine et il est arrivé plus rapidement que prévu.
Tout est en bon état!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devon loves it! Pixar does it again!, Sept. 18 2010
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This review is from: Finding Nemo (2-disc Collector's Edition, Widescreen & Fullscreen) (Bilingual) (DVD)
My great-grandson Devon is at the age where he's entranced by cartoons, so I bought a used version of this movie in order to be able to buy him more.

He lives in another city, but his mother told me he loves it so-ooo much. She said his eyes grew round as beach balls as the breathtaking underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef unfolded before his eyes. His mouth flew open when Nemo was captured by a scuba-diver and got separated from his father, a nervous clownfish named Marlin. Then as the adventure progressed with Nemo meeting a scatter-brained blue fish named Dory and on through all kinds of wondrous, colorful critters--including sharks, jellyfish, sea turtles, pelicans and more--Devon fidgeted with pleasure...and anticipation...

I saw this movie years ago and loved it. Since Devon and I are kindred spirits (I'm a big kid at heart), I thought he would enjoy it and am delighted that he does.

Since 1,049 other people reviewed this movie before me, there's not much left to say, but it made Devon happy and kept him entertained (a big help to his mother, I'm sure)...and that's good enough for me!

I'm very impressed with the awesome job Pixar does with all its movies; from animation to voice-overs to graphics, these filmmakers can't be beat! Pixar, as you might know, is the Academy Award-winning creator of "Toy Story 1, 2 and 3," "Monsters, Inc.," "It's a Bug's Life," and more.

Devon and I both recommend this movie to kids of all ages!

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, September 18, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Nemo [Limited Steelbook Edition] [Blu-ray 3D] [French Import], April 21 2014
Finding Nemo [Limited Steelbook Edition] [Blu-ray 3D] [French Import] Sea it like never before! For the first time ever, through the magic of Blu-ray, fully immerse yourself in the stunning underwater world of Disney's Pixar's Finding Nemo. From the creators of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., this critically acclaimed and heart-warming tale splashes off the screen with brilliant digital picture, high definition sound and breath-taking bonus features that transport you beyond your imagination. In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin [Albert Brooks], an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, get scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory [Ellen DeGeneres] by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic character on his momentous journey - to find Nemo. Bring home the humour and heartfelt emotion of the epic adventure that captured the Academy Award for Best Animated Film [2003] now even more with this awesome Disney's Pixar's Finding Nemo Limited Steelbook Edition Blu-ray 3D! Special Features • Aquariums • Reinventing The Submarine Voyage • Deleted Scene: Alternate Opening • A Lesson in Flashbacks • Finding Nemo - A Filmmakers' Roundtable • Knick Knack Pixar Animation Theatrical Short.

Voice Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, John Ratzenberger, Eric Bana, Elizabeth Perkins, Geoffrey Rush, Stephen Root, Barry Humphries, Bob Peterson, Joe Ranft, Vicki Lewis, Andrew Stanton, Bruce Spence, Bill Hunter and Erik Per Sullivan

Directors: Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

Producers: Graham Walters and John Lasseter

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds

Composer: Thomas Newman

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: English: 7.1 DOLBY TruHD, English 7.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0, French: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX

Subtitles: English SDH, English, German and Turkish

Maximize Your 3D Home Theater! 1. Getting Started. 2. 3D Alignment. 3. Left Eye / Right Eye Parity. 4. Aspect Ratio. 5. Brightness. 6. Contrast. 7. Gama. 8. Audio

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 2

Studio: PIXAR / Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Andrew’s 3D Blu-ray Review – The Limited Edition SteelBook French Import is absolutely fantastic held in the hand as it is to watch. A beautiful Embossed front with Nemo (if you can see him, it would have been nice to have a film called Finding Nemo with Nemo actually on the cover and not the German Title) but it still has Bruce as the main picture, that is still a stunning beautiful design. The inside artwork is actually a scene from the movie and the rear is of the mentioned Clown fish swimming away in the distance. Very nice indeed!

'Finding Nemo', is Pixar's fifth film, builds its dramatic spine from a parent's greatest fear. We've all been children faced with an overbearing parent who spoils the fun out of unnecessary paranoia; and many of us have been, or will be, the parent who would do anything to protect our children, like say spoil some fun. Marlin [Albert Brooks] is a clown fish who, after losing his wife and all but one single egg, is trying to be a good father to his young son, Nemo. Scarred by his traumatic experiences, Marlin becomes so over-protective that, in a moment of rebellion, Nemo wanders too far away from the coral reef where a human diver captures him.

Unable to stop the fish-napping, Marlin embarks on a quest to rescue his son, evading sharks and exploding WWII mines and jellyfish and whales and hungry birds. Along the way, he befriends Dory [Ellen Degeneres], a loyal blue tang fish with hysterical short-term memory problems. Through this journey, Marlin must not only face impossible odds and show more courage than he ever has, but he must grow and change as a father. The only way for him to be a great father is to trust that Nemo must do some things - even really hard things on his own.

I love the way PIXAR makes movies about personal passions. Toys and insects, cars, super heroes, monsters, fairy tales and of course fish. You can tell the 'Nemo' filmmakers love the ocean and all the miracles hiding within. When films are made like this, that passion is completely contagious. Or to put it another way, the passion put into PIXAR animation transforms into inspiration for all children and adults in the real world to learn and care about real things.

3D Blu-ray Video Quality - The 1080p encoded 3D experience is just awesome, and the film's vast ocean wonderland is a playground of convincing depth and dimensionality. Fish slowly swim right out of the screen, reefs stretch far into the watery distance, aquarium rocks and decorations provide a sense of boxed-in space and suitably cramped scope, sharks and sea turtles float in and out of the foreground, jellyfish clump believably to form a net of deadly obstacles, and the movie looks as if it were designed from the ground-up with a 3D presentation in mind. There also isn't any further aliasing or 3D-related anomalies to report, there aren't very many on-screen visuals or elements that fall victim to crosstalk (and those that do will only do so on 3D displays that are already prone to ghosting), and I didn't encounter much of anything that will give anyone pause. Ultimately, Finding Nemo's 3D presentation is as spectacular as its 2D counterpart and will surely delight long-time fans and newcomers of all ages. My scores for both Blu-ray discs rounds up to a nice, well-deserved 10.

3D Blu-ray Audio Quality – The 7.1 Dolby TrueHD surrounded track is again totally awesome. Dialogue is crystal clear and perfectly prioritized, without a single muffled line, drowned cry for help or waterlogged whisper. No small feat considering just the exceedingly enveloping and engaging nature of Nemo's meticulously mixed undersea sound field. The rear speakers never rest and never relent. Schools of fish dart by, sharks circle, predators give chase, jellyfish press in, bubbles scurry toward the surface, fins flap, tails flick, sand swishes, anemone rustle, plankton flee a pursuing whale, seagulls mount a hungry assault and distant sounds echo through the ocean. Moreover, water flows, currents surge and waves lap throughout the proceedings, and there isn't a moment underwater when the sea isn't incorporated or represented to unmistakably immersive ends. Output is terrific too, with powerful low-end pulses, truly intense chase sequences and deep, resonant booms. And if a shark or whale is about to take the soundstage, prepare yourself for a thrilling, all-encompassing surround experience. Simply put, everything from the faintest blub blub blub to the most harrowing scene to the ebb and flow of Thomas Newman's pitch-perfect music sounds utterly fantastic.

Blu-ray 3D Special Features and Extras:

Aquariums: A collection of short-loop ocean floor screensavers. Discs 1 and 2 feature one each, Disc 3 features a selection of six: "Anemone," "Jellyfish," "Plate Coral," "Reef," "Sandy Reef" and "School of Fish."

Sneak Peaks: Disney / Pixars’s Monster University and Disney / Pixar’s Planes.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Knick Knack Animation Theatrical Short: Six years before Toy Story, this short hinted at what was to come.

Aquariums: A collection of short-loop ocean floor screensavers. Discs 1 and 2 feature one each, Disc 3 features a selection of six: "Anemone," "Jellyfish," "Plate Coral," "Reef," "Sandy Reef" and "School of Fish."

Finding Nemo – A Filmmakers’ Roundtable [18 minutes] This newly produced exclusive roundtable reunites Stanton, Unkrich, Peterson, producer Graham Walters, production designer Ralph Eggleston and technical lead Oren Jacob for an engaging 10th anniversary retrospective.

Reinventing the Submarine Opening [15 minutes] Step aboard the Submarine Voyage, both old and new, one of the most beloved attractions in Disneyland's ever-evolving Tomorrowland.

A Lesson in Flashbacks [8 minutes] Andrew Stanton discusses one of the biggest and hardest lessons he learned while developing and refining Nemo's story and flow.

Blu-ray Sneak Peaks: Disney / Pixars Monsters University; Disney / Pixar’s Planes; Disney Movie Rewards; Disneyland Paris Promotion and TinkerBell Movie.

Finally, Finding Nemo is many a PIXAR fan's favourite studio animation, and rightfully so. I certainly can see what draws so many people, young and old, deeper and deeper into its underwater adventure. Thankfully, Disney's / PIXAR Blu-ray release is a lot tougher to criticise thanks to a stunning video presentation, an excellent 3D experience, a top-tier 7.1 Dolby TrueHD surround track, and a treasure trove of special features, many of which are new to this release. So all in all this is a totally awesome Limited SteelBook Edition Blu-ray 3D, which is now in pride of place with my other fantastic brilliant extensive PIXAR Blu-ray Collection. But I suspect you are wondering why I purchased this particular Limited SteelBook Edition Blu-ray 3D from France, well I am not going to pay well over inflated prices that are on offer from other Amazon outlets and it is a small price to pay for a Cover that is only partially in English. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Findin Nemo, Feb. 19 2014
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Very satisfied with this purchase, received within a few days. We have enjoyed watching this DVD over and over again with our grandson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Nemo (French and English), Feb. 17 2014
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It was hard locating Finding Nemo that actually played the French version on the DVD. This product did as it was advertised, was shipped in a reasonable amount of time, and was packaged in such a way to protect the DVDs from damage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic movie even better in 3D, Jan. 8 2014
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Finding Nemo is a family classic and always great to watch. The 3D animation is wonderful and a must have for any DVD collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Such a great movie, Dec 30 2013
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Has great writing and many levels of humour - adults and kids love it ! Picture quality is excellent. Great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Beats Nemo, Dec 18 2013
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Simple to say, this movie is amazing no matter how old you are or how many times you've seen it. It's cute, funny, beautiful and unlike most children's movies, it is not boring. This is one of my favourite Pixar movies!
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