Critically-Acclaimed, Enchanting Film Debuts on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 28, 2012
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Renowned director Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking and original adventure HUGO makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, all with UltraViolet™, On Demand and for Digital Download on February 28, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Recipient of more Academy Award nominations than any other film, HUGO was honored with 11 total—including Best Picture and Best Director—and has already won Martin Scorsese the Golden Globe for Best Director, was named the best film of 2011 by the National Board of Review, and was cited by more than 150 critics as one of the top 10 films of the year including writers for Associated Press, New York Times,Rolling Stone, Time, Entertainment Weekly, New Yorker, New York Daily News andThe Hollywood Reporter, among others. Called “magical and enchanting” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times) and “one of the wonders of the world you need to see” (David Edelstein, New York Magazine), HUGO is bursting with dynamic action, sumptuous imagery and a heartwarming and magical story that audiences of all ages can enjoy.
HUGO will be available in a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, as well as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, each of which boast nearly an hour of behind-the-scenes special features including an illuminating making-of featurette, a retrospective on the extraordinary genius of filmmaker Georges Méliès, a look at the mechanical man at the heart of HUGO, plus interviews with the cast and crew and more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD. All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.
( OHM sidenote: the fineprint says US only for UltraViolet )
We all sat down for a family movie night last night to check this one out. Hero (11yr dd) was VERY eager to watch this one, as this genre is all her! She even had the big movie companion book she got from the library snuggled up in the chair with her! How she was able to watch the movie and yet spew out tidbits of knowledge about the movie at us is beyond me! lol.
I was under the impression before watching that this was a children's movie, but realized that it really isn't..it's more of a children's movie for adults. It's literary, and Orangie(7 yr dd) spent more time asking question and clarifying then i think she spent watching the movie!
But regardless, we very much enjoyed all 2 hours of it. It was very unique, mysterious, almost magical even. The characters were brilliant, and so well played. This movie is very much a welcome addition to our movie collection!
(interesting sidenote: so Johnny Depp is a producer on this movie, and there are a couple scenes where there is a band playing music and instantly we're like 'oh my gosh! very cool cameo by Depp!'...only to find out after watching and google'ing that it seems that it's NOT Depp doing a cameo but a look-alike actor, Emil Lager, or is it? lol )
* I received the above product for free, for review purposes. As always, you got my honest opinion. Your opinion may differ. *