DINOSAUR - 2-DISC BD BILINGUE COMBO PACK (BD+DVD) [Blu-ray]
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Join the action-packed adventure of a group of dinosaurs overcoming enormous challenges through courage, loyalty and hope in Disney's DINOSAUR, a special effects phenomenon! Set 65 million years ago, DINOSAUR tells the compelling story of Aladar, an iguanadon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs, including the wisecracking Zini and the compassionate Plio. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Along the way, Aladar befriends Baylene, an elderly brachiosaur; Eema, an unstoppable styrachosaur; and Neera, a feisty fellow iguanadon. Together, they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron. A landmark in filmmaking technology, DINOSAUR's theatrical quality is fully captured in this High Definition Blu-ray(TM) and DVD, which features a digital-to-digital transfer that ensures the best possible picture and sound quality!
The two-disc Collector's Edition speaks directly to the film's core audience: kids and animation enthusiasts. Along with a widescreen version of the film, the first disc is very kid-friendly with two games ("Aladar's Adventure" is quite fun) and an informative short naming the dinosaurs seen in the movie. Using the "Fossil Dig" mode to watch the film, a viewer can see behind-the-scenes footage during certain scenes, as a dinosaur icon appears in the corner of the screen, and then is taken back to the film automatically. This is a great way to see the movie anew during repeated showings. As with previous Disney DVDs, there is plenty on the animation process on the second disc--hundreds of sketches, examples of the complex layering of scenes, and illustrations of the different forms of filmmaking from storyboards to 3-D workbooks. Six dropped sequences are shown (in various stages of completion) that hint at a darker-toned film. Best are the segments of how the show-stopping scenes (the asteroid impact, the "dino" cam) were created and some early presentation reels. The two commentary tracks are standard fare, but the hidden "Easter Eggs" (hidden features--look for the dinosaur-head skeleton) are quite fun, delving into other dinosaur tidbits from the Disney archives. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Although this movie does have major flaws, it still is worth buying. What flaws you ask? For instance, the star of the show, Aladar, is an Iguanodon. The main villain in the show, is a Carnotaurus. Unlike the movie, Carnotaurus was much smaller than any Iguanodon.
But I reccomend you still buy it! It's really worth more than it is advertised.
Beginning with the telling of how the main hero(Aladar) winds up on his lemur-infested island,the film really has its best punch in the meteor shower which hearalds his return to dinosaur life. This sequence is among the most amazing put to animation film, and is a guarenteed jaw-dropper.
Unfortunately, the story snags quite a bit after that, only working in fits and starts. The Carnotaurs are credibly fearsome, but seeing how all the other charactors in this film speak, it seems odd that the Carnotaurs don't. The whole point of the film after the meteor is to reach the lush, verdant nesting grounds, which are undeniably beautiful...
... Despite that, the CGI work in this film is truly amazing, you really can't tell where reality ends and computer takes over, with real-life backgrounds with computer-rendered dinosaurs and effects. While certainly not award-winning for its story, the film is worth having just for those eye-popping visuals, which are, again truly astounding.
You know I don't care about the story,I know the story is weak but I don't care about it and people don't like the Dinosaur that start talking,so what!,look at other disney cartoon movie like The Lion King and Tarzan,they talk too.Watch BBC walking with Dinosaur instead they don't talk on the movie. I like this movie and is good and I enjoy it,my younger brother enjoy it too.
I bought the Dinosaur 2 disc special edition,I've play both of the disc on my old 16 month Panasonic A120 DVD player and it play fine.There no freeze on some part of the scenes I watch and I watch the supplemental material,no problem there too.I've watch Dinosaur fifth time already and the disc work good on my dvd player,strange hey that Dinosaur dvd can't play on those other people dvd player,that not good for people who not get to listen a dts surround sound on Dinosaur,but for me,I've heard it and it's awesome! :-)
I'm an animation buff, so I can well say that this film received the maximum rank on animation - the amount of details and thought that was put into every movement and shot is admirable, and the result shows. It is certain that the animators did an excellent job - even went down to details such as having the muscles of the dinosaurs vibrate when the foot hits the floor. Sometimes I actually forgot that this was an animation movie, and mistook it for a National Geographic feature.
The story, on the other hand, is rather disappointing. It seems like the development process stopped after the story became reasonable. The characters are only skin-deep, and it is frustrating for someone who had already seen a couple of movies before that this one brings nothing new to the screen. It's sad to notice so many 'deja vu's while watching, seeing so many thing that you have already seen before, especially that the main character - Aladar - is an orphan dinosaur raised by monkeys, carries a close resemblance to Disney's previous feature, Tarzan.
Two thumbs up for the music - it really hits the spot. The composer captured every moment so naturally that it fits like a glove. Nothing I say can convey the impression, so you might as well see it for yourself.
All in all, an amazing animation feature with a weak plot. This film - in itself - receives 4 stars from me, although if I had calculated my impression on the Collector's edition, I would have definitely lowered it to 3. It simply wasn't worth the extra money I added. The second DVD contains very little material, and I really expected more from a highly documented production such as this one to include more material. People purchase this item to get more information about the animation process, and I really feel like I wanted more. I really think that I should have bought the regular edition and saved some cash.
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