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Yesterday, I received a review copy of the Region 1 release of Cars, the latest Pixar Talking Picture. My brother got the limited edition Australian tin box release for his birthday, and a side by side comparison reveals that there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two. While neither are as eye-poppingly crisp as the excellent PAL release of The Incredibles, they’re definitely both better than the disappointing transfers afforded to Finding Nemo, and stack up reasonably favourably against the transfers of the various other Pixar DVD releases. Expect a full review at DVD Times within the next week.

PS. It seems that I have a fan. A fellow calling himself “Nick Jordan” (presumably not related to the fictional television character of the same name) has left me some of the most delightful feedback. He is, it would appear, a huge fan of both my site and my Suspiria audio commentary, and can hardly hold his bladder at the thought that I am about to undertake another. You can read his charming commendations here and here.

Update, December 19, 2006 06:03 PM: Fixed dead links.

 
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 8:57 PM | Comments: 10
Categories: Animation | Cinema | DVD | General | Reviews | Web

 
Comments

1.

I couldn't get into this film. There's just something about talking cars that doesn't appeal to me. (Unless they're Autobots!) It's going to be very difficult to top "The Incredibles" i feel.

Posted by: Phantom, November 13, 2006 2:41 AM

2.

It’s definitely not in the same league as The Incredibles, that much is a given. I didn’t think Cars was anything like as bad as some of the negative reviews suggested, though. I was a little worried by the idea of talking cars, but Pixar managed to make them considerably more expressive than I could ever have imagined.

Posted by: Whiggles, November 13, 2006 10:22 AM

3.

Re: Mr Jordan

Wow, a moron who knows next to nothing about you and on that impressive ignorance assumes he is innately superior.

I almost laughed myself to death when he claimed you knew nothing about gialli. But we shouldn't be too hard on him; after all, idiots can provide much amusement.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, November 13, 2006 12:43 PM

4.

Most interesting, to me, is the notion that I’m watching these films because they’re trendy. That’s right, saying I’ve reviewed Death Laid an Egg and Strip Nude for your Killer makes me a real hit with the ladies and gets me into all the exclusive clubs.

Posted by: Whiggles, November 13, 2006 12:57 PM

5.

Oh dear it would appear that i've upset the middle class student who still lives at home with his parents in the nice 'posh' part of Glasgow,sorry!Better watch out incase he sends Buffy to get me!!

Posted by: Nick Jordan, November 13, 2006 4:57 PM

6.

Upset? I think amused would be nearer the mark. Why don’t you do yourself a favour and grow up, kiddo? Better yet, since you know so much about me, why don’t you do me the same courtesy and tell me your real name? (Although, actually, I do have some idea of who you might be.)

Posted by: Whiggles, November 13, 2006 5:01 PM

7.

'(Although, actually, I do have some idea of who you might be.)'
Do tell dear fellow,do tell!
You'd be very surprised to find out who i am and i'm not a million miles from you!Ha ha ha

Posted by: Nick Joran, November 13, 2006 5:05 PM

8.

Oh, I have a pretty good idea of who you are, but I’d prefer to hear it coming from you…

Posted by: Whiggles, November 13, 2006 5:33 PM

9.

This guy also seems to have a great fixation with Buffy, doesn't he?

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, November 13, 2006 7:12 PM

10.

"Oh dear it would appear that i've upset the middle class student who still lives at home with his parents in the nice 'posh' part of Glasgow, sorry!"

What's all that in aid of? Can't beat a bit of inverse snobbery. Why don't you tell us all about your own fascinatingly street-cred existence, Mr Jordan?

Posted by: Philly Q, November 14, 2006 5:56 PM

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