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Little House on the Prairie: Season 9 [Blu-ray]
Little House on the Prairie: Season 9 [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Melissa Gilbert
Price: $29.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A box set to be cherished!, April 23, 2016
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Season 9 looks as good as seasons 7 & 8. But it does not have the crystal clear polished look season 1 through 6 have. The only difference is season 9 still looks nice and clear but it has film grain like you'd expect from a movie or tv series shot on film. Even with the film grain it looks very clear and looks great on blu-ray. The amount of film grain present in the picture does not take away from the enjoyment of the episodes in any way. One important thing to note is that amazon.com lists Season 9 as being manufactured on demand. It is a professionally pressed 6 disc set and not BD-r. So it will play in any U.S. blu-ray player. I was completely satisfied with this box set and have given it 5 stars.


The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Soundtrack)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Soundtrack)
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack! Once again John Williams has given us ..., July 15, 2015
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Great Soundtrack! Once again John Williams has given us music to remember him by long after he is gone. He writes music like no other composer in Hollywood. Most of his music for his many film credits have themes that sound alike in a way that when you hear it you instantly can tell it was composed by The Man Himself, John Williams. John Williams is my favorite composer and was a great choice to do the music for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His music envelopes the film in a way that makes the music almost like a character in the film and follows the action throughout very well. His music makes any film including this one come alive. This is a great soundtrack and very nice to listen to a part from the film. If anyone loves orchestral music this is one soundtrack to get your hands on. Not only do I love orchestral music but my music collection would not be complete with adding this piece to my John Williams collection of soundtracks.


2 Muppety Adventures:  The Great Muppet Caper / Muppet Treasure Island Of Pirates & Pigs [Blu-ray]
2 Muppety Adventures: The Great Muppet Caper / Muppet Treasure Island Of Pirates & Pigs [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Tim Curry
Price: $17.99
33 used & new from $7.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Both Films Are Great But One Suffers Incorrect audio placement mix!, July 14, 2015
The picture quality is OK as far as blu-rays go. I would have given this five stars if not for the 5.1 audio mix on Muppet Treasure Island. Everything is where it should be in the mix except for the main dialog from every person or character who spoke in the entire film. You can hear the character's dialog OK but for some reason it got placed in the left channel instead of the center channel and is very annoying. I only have one other blu-ray that was mixed this way. I played it on all the blu-ray players I have and the audio is still the same with nice stereo sound except for the main dialog placed in the left channel. This lets me know it's not an audio decoding glitch in my blu-ray player but a error from the Studio. Beats the heck out of me why Disney would allow the audio to get mixed this way on the blu-ray because the dialog was correctly placed in the center channel in the audio on every previous release.


Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 [Deluxe Remastered Edition - Blu-ray + Digital HD]
Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 [Deluxe Remastered Edition - Blu-ray + Digital HD]
DVD ~ Melissa Gilbert
Price: $19.99
27 used & new from $16.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb release from Lions-gate!, September 7, 2014
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This is a superb release. The sound quality deserves 5 stars as well. The audio is crisp and clear. Exactly what you would expect from a HDMA audio track. The picture quality is way better than I ever remembered it. It has a very smooth film like appearance and is crisp and clear. Once again Lions-gate has done it right! They delivered a quality product. Season two looks just as good as season one. They obviously put a lot of painstaking care and love into the restoration of these episodes. Every Little House fan will be pleased with these new re-leases. These absolutely are the original un-cut releases. The only thing I wish is that they would use these re-mastered versions on TV when they show the re-runs. I am proud to have these new remastered Seasons up on my shelf alongside all my other blu-rays. I want to give out a big THANK YOU to Lions-Gate for giving Little House on the Prairie the blu-ray treatment. Michael Landon would be so proud of these releases if he were alive to be able to see them. If you purchase Season 2 you will not be disappointed.


The Little Rascals (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
The Little Rascals (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Travis Tedford
Price: $7.88
30 used & new from $5.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What's up with the sound, June 30, 2014
I purchased this from Bull Moose at Midnight on July 1st, took it home, put it in, and started watching it. Universal Studios got the sound on the English and French tracks messed up. All the sound effects and music are in surround sound like they are supposed to be but the characters voices when they talk are supposed to be in the center but somehow they got put in the left channel and it drives me nuts. If Universal Studios did this on purpose, I don't understand what they were thinking. The DVD has the voices correctly placed in the center were the dialog is supposed to be but the blu-ray has the main dialog in the left channel only for the entire film. Because of this I cannot give the film five stars. I will try to contact Universal and ask them if this was done on purpose or if this is a glitch in the encoding of the sound on the blu-ray disc. Other than that, the film looks stunningly clear and shines on blu-ray. I can give the film picture quality five stars but not the sound.


Little House on the Prairie: Season 1 [Deluxe Remastered Edition - Blu-ray + Digital HD]
Little House on the Prairie: Season 1 [Deluxe Remastered Edition - Blu-ray + Digital HD]
DVD ~ Michael Landon
Price: $19.79
24 used & new from $14.60

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collector's dream come true!, March 28, 2014
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This is a very special edition! The colors are bright. The picture quality is crisp and clear. The sound has been cleaned up and in pristine condition. Lionsgate did a great job at remastering all the episodes of season one. It is worth the money I paid for it. I would have paid more money if amazon had offered it at a higher price. It is that good of quality! If anyone is skeptical about buying the Blu-ray box set of Season One, don't worry. This collection is absolutely perfect. Don't hesitate to get your copy. You will not be sorry! The quality is better than any previous version offered or any broadcast on TV. Now I just hope they will take and use these newly remastered HD versions and use them for future TV broadcasts to replace the ones previously being broadcast.


An American Tail (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
An American Tail (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Dom DeLuise
Price: $9.49
28 used & new from $5.03

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little less than perfect remaster but overall a great film!, March 3, 2014
This is a great movie and it shines like never before on blu-ray. For the first time the film is presented in it's original 1:85:1 theatrical widescreen aspect ratio. The colors are bright and the picture quality is stunning and very clear. The picture quality is vastly improved over every other past release. There are a few flaws however that may not bother too many people. There is 99.9% no film grain but in a few scenes the picture looks like some of the characters have edge doubling. Almost as if they used a three strip technicolor master and miss-aligned the strips a tiny bit which caused a double effect or ghosting around the edges of some of the characters throughout the movie which however does not distract from the enjoyment of the film. This film definitely does not have the quality that Disney gives their re-mastered classics but all-in-all this is a great film and the 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack is superb. This is a great film recommended for children and adults of all ages. This is perfect family entertainment at it's best and for those who like classic and modern classic Don Bluth animation, this one film that is sure to please and a must-have for any blu-ray collection.
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Planes (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Planes (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Carlos Alazraqui
Price: $18.15
70 used & new from $3.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Flying Action, January 27, 2014
This was a rather exceptionaly great movie. At first I thought it was made by PIXAR but to my amazement it was not. It was made by DISNYTOON studios who make some of the computer animated tv shows on the DISNEY channel and Toon Disney. It was supposed to be a direct-to-video release but when DISNEY saw how good the scenes looked they decided they would give it a theatrical release. Even though it was not produced by PIXAR, John Lasseter who directed and produced a lot of the PIXAR films and works for the PIXAR company was executive producer for PLANES. I thought this movie was great. It had a great story line great animation and had great music scored by Mark Mancina. Plus the songs in the movie were great and fitting in the places they were played. Overall this was a great movie and in my opinion, it soared higher than any of the film critics remarks and was better than the credit they gave it. After all, I don't determine whether I like a movie based on critics' remarks anyway because I have loved many movies 100% that critics have said were nothing but crap! And on one more note, I did not notice any of the stereotypes one critic said were in the movie. I loved this movie just as much as I have loved any other movie to come from the DISNEY company. In my opinion, many of the critics who had anything to say about this film would not know a great film if it was shown to them because this film is obviously better than they gave it credit for.


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Price: $13.99
45 used & new from $7.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem Of A Classic, August 26, 2013
The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh is the definitive pooh movie. Is is perfect entertainment for children of all ages. There is nothing to offend parents for viewing by children. This has been completely restored in high definition and has a look not seen for many years since it's original theatrical release. This blu-ray gives the film a clean and vibrant look not seen on any other format. There are absolutely no artifacts or film defects noticable anywear in this entire film. Disney must have spent a lot of time and money and effort to clean up each frame. Even the sound is spectacular. The music has a wide stereo range and sounds better than any other release. This is a film that will please the disney fan in everyone. For purists and Disney collectors of classic Disney films, this film has the original voices, music, and sound effects. For those wondering, this film has nothing added or taken away. The originality of this fim has been left intact. It is the full uncut version. It is the original theatrical version. You can purchase this with confidence knowing that it is the exact same way you remembered it.


The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Jim Henson
Price: $13.99
29 used & new from $7.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney Video At It's Best, July 24, 2013
The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
This is real quality! I have seen a preview of this blu-ray and I can say It looks as good as The Muppet Chrismas Carol blu-ray. The Sound is perfect. The video is perfect for a blu-ray. The video quality looks like we are actually watching a film print in hd. They restored this so well that all the quality of the film print shows through. You can tell this was not shot on video or cheap film. It has a look of quality that rivals other films that are supposed to be better than this. The quality was way better than what I expected. This is truly what blu-ray hd should look like for every film from every company that gets put on blu-ray. The films Disney puts on blu-ray should be a refrence to all other companies as to what a film transfer to blu-ray should look like!
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