Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Dead

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Blu-ray Review - Dead

About the Blu-ray
Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) delivers one of his most memorable performances in Dead Poets Society – digitally restored and presented for the first time ever in breathtaking Blu-rayTM High Definition.

For generations, Welton Academy students have been groomed to live lives of conformity and tradition – until new professor John Keating inspires them to think for themselves, live life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem.” This unconventional approach awakens the spirits of the students, but draws the wrath of a disapproving faculty when an unexpected tragedy strikes the school. With unforgettable characters and beautiful cinematography, Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you time and time again.
Talent/Cast: Robin Williams (Good WillHunting); Ethan Hawke (Training Day); Robert Sean Leonard (TV’s “House”)

Director: Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, Witness)

Producers: Steven Haft (Last Dance, Tigerland); Paul Junger Witt (Insomnia, Three Kings); Tony Thomas (Final Analysis, Mixed Nuts)

Writer: Tom Schulman (Academy Award® winner, Dead Poets Society, Best Original Screenplay 1989)

Release Date: January 17, 2012 (Direct Prebook: 11/22/11/ Distributor Prebook: 12/6/11)

Release Formats & 1 Disc Blu-ray = $20.00 (U.S. and Canada)
Suggested Retail High Definition Digital Download = $20.00 (U.S. and Canada)
Prices: Standard Definition Digital Download = $14.99 (U.S. and Canada)

Rating: US-PG (Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children)/ Canada-PG
Bonus material is not rated

Feature Run Time: Approximately 129 minutes

Bonus Features: “Dead Poets: A Look Back” featuring interview footage with Director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and many others; “Raw Takes;” “Master of Sound: Alan Splet” - interviews with David Lynch And Peter Weir; “Cinematography Master Class” – an intensive and inspirational lighting workshop with Cinematographer John Seale; “Audio Commentary” with Director Peter Weir, Cinematographer John Seale and Writer Tom Schulman; and the “Theatrical Trailer.”

My Take on the Blu-ray
I always loved this movie and when I heard that it was coming to blu-ray, I was so excited. This version of the movie was amazing. The colors jumped off the screen and it also has some amazing bonus features that allow you to completely understand the making of the movie and the story behind the story. I particularly enjoyed hearing more about the movie from the Director. If you love Robin Williams you will find this rendition of one of his best movies (in my perspective). So "Oh Captain My Captain", go and watch this amazing film, you will not be disappointed.

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