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Introduction: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 7500 DVDs and have reviewed over 3000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.
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find HD is swiftly pushing me in that direction. So be
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Gary W. Tooze
Tinker Bell [Blu-ray]
(Bradley Raymond, 2008)
Review by Gary Tooze
Studio Disney Studios
Video: Walt Disney Video
Feature Runtime: 1:18:04
Feature film disc size: 21.9 Gig
One dual-layered Blu-ray
Case: Standard Blu-ray case
Release date: October 28th, 2008
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Video codec: MPEG-4 - AVC
• BD Live (Movie Chat, Movie Mail,
Movie Challenge and Movie Rewards)
"Becoming a Garden Fairy"
Product Description: Though Tinker Bell might have played second fiddle to Peter Pan and Captain Hook in Disney's 1953 classic, the beloved fairy gets top billing--and a speaking role--with this animated adventure. In TINKER BELL, young audiences can journey to Pixie Hollow, the home of the fairies in Never Land. The spirited sprite is joined by a number of her magical friends: Iridessa the light fairy, Rosetta the garden fairy, Fawn the animal fairy, Silvermist the water fairy, and Clank and Bobbie the tinker fairies. Fans of the Disney Princess series will find much to like in this offering that introduces characters that children can identify with. Like other Disney films, TINKER BELL boasts beautiful CG animation and a number of celebrity voices...
If you’re a fan of Disney movies, then you certainly are familiar with Tinker Bell, a playful, headstrong and ultimately powerful little blonde fairy who’s a major supporting character – despite the fact that she never utters a line – in Disney’s 1953 animated feature, Peter Pan. I’m not sure how many children are fascinated by Tinker Bell, but I suppose Disney’s market research must indicate that a significant number are, as we’ve been treated to this direct-to-DVD release that promises to provide answers to all your questions about little ‘Tink.’
Image : NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.
Being digital animation - this image is flawless. As we know, it doesn't really even support some of the weaker qualities that we extol about in live-action to digital (DNR, Edge Enhancement, excessive Digital Noise etc.) Tinker Bell is pristinely clean, dimensional, bright and almost visually addictive to watch - I had trouble turning my head away. Contrast and darker scenes look fabulous. What I loved most was the old-style look to the animation. It surely harkens back to the past days of the Disney classics - yet looks as crystal clear and tight as most other modern digital animation flicks. The feature takes up about 22 Gig and the image is bristling with color and life. I suspect the Blu-ray must be far in advance of the SD-DVD and you can judge the quality yourself from the expandable screen captures below.
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October 18th, 2008