Dinosaur Blu-ray Review

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    1. The News Bot

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      Reviewed by Chris McEneany
      A great film that actually tells a darker and more vicious story than you would normally expect from Disney. All the prerequisite things that the studio endorses are here in spades – outsider gains acceptance, finds love, family values of trust and dependability, standing up for oneself as well as the greater good – but the villainy involved is of an altogether different order than usual. Conniving crooks and swindlers are out, as are greedy, back-stabbing siblings. "In" are prehistoric animals that are just nasty because they are either bigger or hungrier than the good guys.

      If you have the SD double-disc release, I really can’t see the point of an upgrade to this edition. The picture may be better, barring that colour banding issue, but not by enough of a margin. The sound isn’t even much of step-up from the old DD mix – definitely granny and neighbour-friendly – and the extras are simply woeful. Disney were quick to roll this one out it seems, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover them unearthing it again for a remastered, all-singing, all-dancing version some time in the future. For the time being, leave Dinosaur’s Blu-ray fossils were they are and make do with your more, perhaps, primitive standard copy.
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      Not much improvement for Blu-Ray then? I don't know, you didn't compare.

      I have the normal SD DVD version and it looks fab. Not worth getting the BD version?
       
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      This review was never meant to be a full-on comparison. But I still made plenty of references throughout it about the quality between the BD and SD versions that I have. The final paragraph in the verdict says it all really.

      The BD does have a better image and sound, as I state, but with nowhere near-enough superiority to warrant upgrading to if you already own the double-discer, in my opinion.

      cheers,

      Mad Mac :devil:
       
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      This is the weakest Disney release and it was from their first week of releasing. Avoid it like the plague.
       

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