FINDING NEMO  [Limited SteelBook Edition] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [German Release] Sea It For The First Time in 3D!
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 PIXAR’s / Disney'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  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.
FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: 2004 Academy Awards®: Won: Best Animated Film for Andrew Stanton. Nominated: Best Original Score for Thomas Newman. Nominated: Best Sound Editing for Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers Nominated: Best Original Screenplay for Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds. 2004 The American Screenwriters Association: Nominated: Discovery Screenwriting Award for Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds. 2004 BAFTA® Awards: Nominated: Best Original Screenplay for Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds. 2004 Golden Globes® Award: Nominated: Best Picture Musical or Comedy. 2004 Hugo Awards: Nominated: Best Dramatic Presentation in Long Form. 2004 MTV Movie Awards: Nominated: Best Comedic Performance for Ellen DeGeneres. Nominated: Best Movie. 2004 Motion Picture Sound Editors: Nominated: Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers, Al Nelson, Shannon Mills, Teresa Eckton, E.J. Holowicki, Dee Selby and Steve Slanec.
Voice Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins, Elizabeth Perkins, Nicholas Bird, Bob Peterson, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bruce Spence, Bill Hunter, LuLu Ebeling, Jordan Ranft, Erica Beck, Erik Per Sullivan and John Ratzenberger
Directors: Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Producers: Jinko Gotoh, Graham Walters and John Lasseter
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton (story), Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Composer: Thomas Newman
Cinematography: Jeremy Lasky, Jericca Cleland (uncredited) and Sharon Calahan
Video Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: English: 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, 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
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 2
Studio: PIXAR Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Andrew’s 3D Blu-ray Review: The Limited Edition SteelBook German Release is absolutely fantastic, especially feels good held in the hand and especially the beautiful Embossed front with the wording ‘FINDET NEMO’ and would have been much nicer to have it titled ‘FINDING NEMO’ instead of the German Title on the cover, still it has Bruce the shark 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 PIXARS'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 animation films about personal passions. Toys and insects, cars, super heroes, monsters, and fairy tales and of course fish. You can tell the 'Finding 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.
Visual imagination and sophisticated wit raises ‘FINDING NEMO’ to such a high level, but just below the peaks of PIXAR's 'Toy Story’ animation films and ‘Monsters, Inc.,’ which were created by many of the same hands. Andrew Stanton, who plays Crush and was co-director of ‘A Bug's Life,’ directs ‘FINDING NEMO’ with Lee Unkrich. As in the earlier PIXAR animation films, the animation achieves an astonishing synergy of voice, computer-animated image and dialogue. Facial expressions match vocal inflections with a precision that lends even the minor characters an almost surreal clarity.
The humour bubbling through ‘FINDING NEMO’ is so fresh, sure of itself and devoid of the cutesy, saccharine condescension that drips through so many family comedies that you have to wonder what it is about the Pixar technology that inspires the creators to be so endlessly inventive. The capacity of computer-animation to evoke a three-dimensional sense of detail obviously has something to do with it. But the enterprise still wouldn't amount to much without the formidable storytelling talents driving it.
3D Blu-ray Video Quality – The 1080p encoded 3D experience is just totally 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, the ‘Finding Nemo' 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 and well deserved 10 out of 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, prepares you 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 and 2D Special Features and Extras:
Special Feature: Aquariums [1080p] A collection of short-loop ocean floor screensavers. Discs 1 and 2 features a selection of six: "Anemone;" "Jellyfish;" "Plate Coral;" "Reef;" "Sandy Reef" and "School of Fish."
Sneak Previews [1080p] 3D Film Trailers for ‘Monster University’ and ‘Planes’
Special Feature: Animation Theatrical Short: Knick Knack  [1080p] ‘Knick Knack’ is a American computer-animated short film produced by PIXAR and directed by John Lasseter. The short is about a snow globe snowman who wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a summer themed party. However, the glass dome that surrounds him prevents him from doing so, thus leading to his many attempts to break out of his snow globe. ‘Knick Knack’ is PIXAR's fourth and final short produced during the company's tenure as a hardware company. This is Six years before ‘Toy Story,’ and this short hinted at what was to come in the very near future.
Special Feature: Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers’ Roundtable [1080p] [18:00] This newly produced exclusive roundtable reunites Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Bob Peterson, producer Graham Walters, production designer Ralph Eggleston and technical lead Oren Jacob for an engaging 10th anniversary retrospective.
Special Feature: Reinventing the Submarine Opening [15:00] Step aboard the Submarine Voyage, both old and new, and one of the most beloved attractions in Disneyland's ever-evolving Tomorrowland.
Special Feature: A Lesson in Flashbacks [1080p] [8:00] Andrew Stanton discusses one of the biggest and hardest lessons he learned while developing and refining Nemo's story.
Blu-ray Sneak Previews: ‘Monsters University;’ ‘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, PIXAR / Disney's 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 Germany, especially for the beautiful embossed SteelBook Cover and has now gone pride of place in my ever increasing PIXAR Blu-ray Collections, especially the 3D versions. Highly Recommended!
Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom