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Ryan Checks Out Bolt on Blu-Ray

Published March 30, 2009 in DVD News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Walt Disney Pictures
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Studios should make it a point to send me all their CG-animations on Blu-ray, as I'm so wowed by the medium on the HD-format that I rarely seem to dislike a title. The same holds true for Bolt, which is one of the best-looking CG blu-rays to date.

Blu-Ray Review: Bolt


While Fred thought the strong clarity of Bolt made it look fake, I found that the look perfectly fit the medium. Can a picture be too clear? Then I guess the upcoming Laser TVs have no future. Yes, the HD video is exceptionally clear on my 32" Sharp Aquos, though I've seen better sharpness. For something as detailed and clear as Bolt, objects and characters didn't stand off the background as well as they should have. But I'll let that slide, as the picture is still excellent and very vibrant.

The clear picture does show Disney's attention to detail. Especially in the city, where one can pay attention to all the finer details of the setting including decay, scratches, dents and rust.

Considering that I wasn't able to catch the film in theaters, the story was everything I expected and above par when compared to the multiple CG releases of the past couple of years. While I hoped the entire movie would play out like the opening action sequence, the comedy fills in nicely and does provide chuckles for both adults and kids.



Like just every other Blu-ray, the HD extras and features packaged with Bolt were in short supply. Nothing there to really grab my interest. Again, I'll let it slide, as Disney was at least sure to include a digital copy of the film for your iPhone or other portable. Something that should be a must in the near future.

Bolt is out on Blu-ray now.

For stills, trailers, clips, posters and more movie info, go the Bolt Movie Page.

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