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Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a review by GSyren


TitleWho Framed Roger Rabbit (8-717418-389642)
DirectorRobert Zemeckis
ActorsBob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye
Produced1988 in United States
Runtime104 minutes
AudioEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD High Resolution 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
SubtitlesDanish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Commentary, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish
Overview
My thoughtsYou've all seen this film, right? If you haven't, shame on you! It's a brilliant film. Not only is it funny, but the interaction between the cartoons and the real world objects is done in a most amazing way.

Looking at it on Blu, the minor technical flaws that has always been there shows up more a bit clearly than on the old DVD. This is especially noticeable in some of the darker scenes. That has led some reviewers to feel that the picture quality on the BD is actually inferior to the DVD. That's unfair. For the most part the pq is better. Not drastically better, but better. But perhaps not so much better that a double dip is really warranted. The extras seem to be pretty much the same as the old 2-disc Vista Series DVD from '03, so if you've got that one the BD doesn't have that much to offer.

Looking at Roger Rabbit today one has to remember that it was made in the eighties. 1986 thru 1988 to be precise. Yes, they spent a long time making this film. Would it have looked different if it had been made today? Perhaps. But you can't compare WFRR to CGI efforts like Toy Story. You couldn't make WFRR with CGI. The whole point would be lost.

The film as such I rate as 4.5 / 5, but I'm deducting half a point for the pq flaws. It's still a really cool film, so if you don't have it in your collection already, now is the time to buy it, on BD or DVD. The extras reveal a lot of how hard the film was to make, so if you've only seen this in the cinema, you have missed quite a bit. Highly recommended.
My rating4 out of 5


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on June 29th, 2013)

Member's Reviews

Saludos Amigos, a review by Danae Cassandra




Saludos Amigos
Year of Release: 1942
Directed By: Bill Roberts, Jack Kinney, Ham Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Fred Shields, Jose Oliveira
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Musical

Overview:
Direct from the vault, Disney's 6th full-length animated film, Saludos AmigosSaludos Amigos is a hilarious visual feast that will entertain and delight the whole family.

My Thoughts:
Saludos Amigos is considered one of Disney's lesser efforts, and its not hard to see why.  That's not to say this is a bad film, only that it will never be counted among my favorites.  It's also not my least favorite.  The framing story dates this film; those psuedo-documentary sections are condescending.  The cartoons are fun.  My favorites were the beautiful Aquarela do Brasil and the amusing El Gaucho Goofy.  The other two are good, but I didn't find them to be quite as good.

I do wish Disney didn't feel the need to censor their earlier films for our "enjoyment."  A bit of smoking has been excised from El Gaucho Goofy, and though it's lack doesn't hinder enjoying the short, censorship is a terrible thing.  I'd like to see the package films come out on blu-ray - Saludos would make a nice 2-pack with The Three Caballeros

Bechdel Test: Fail
Mako Mori Test: Fail

Overall: 3/5

(From July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!) on July 7th, 2016)

Member's TV Reviews

The Flash Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


The Flash Marathon

Image: The Flash quickly cuffs a couple of bad guys.

Episode 8 - Shroud of Death
It all fits. Barry puts together bits of metal found at crime scenes and discovers they form a neofascist group's medallion. But will that intel be enough to keep Lt. Garfield from being the group's next target?

Guest Stars:
Mike Genovese as Lt. Warren Garfield
Lenore Kasdorf as Mavis
Walter Olkewicz as Callahan
Lora Zane as Angel
Don Hood as Frank Dejoy

My Thoughts:
Brittany watched this episode with me... which means there was no skipping past the theme. Though any other time I do. Thankfully this set has the next chapter right after the opening theme. Britt and I both agree... Julio... for a scientist he is pretty dumb. In  several episodes he sees something that should make it easy for him to figure out Barry is The Flash. And this happens four (Yes Four!) times in this episode alone. I can't remember for anything in the world if Julio ever finds out the truth about Barry or not. But over all this is a good episode. It has an interesting story with a few laughs.

My Rating:

(From The Flash Marathon on April 13th, 2010)