on April 30, 2014
This is for the Ice Age 4-Movie Set (Blu Ray) A few things not mentioned in the description that people would probably want to know
Yes you get all 4 movies.
-Each move has its own box case. (as if you bought them individually)
-Each movie box case consists of a blu ray disc, DVD disc and digital download disc (in case your car only has a DVD player). So its nice to have all three formats
- The Sound is in DTS HD Master Audio for all the Blu Ray Discs. Pretty sure only one of the movies is 7.1, the rest are 5.1
The movies are cute and the picture quality is awesome. Enjoy
on July 19, 2014
As others have mentioned, while the description lists only Blu-ray discs, this set does, in fact, include blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies of each of the four Ice Age films. At this price, it's an absolute steal!
We had the first Ice Age on DVD only, and the third on blu-ray, DVD, and digital, so I thought I'd purchase 2 and 4, preferably in the combo pack format. It would have been more expensive to purchase those two than all four in this set! No brainer -- it gives us a couple extra DVDs for those that (inevitably) get scratched.
on January 28, 2015
My son adores all four of these movies. After realizing the ridiculousness of having them all recorded on our DVR, some with commercials and scenes cut and some without, I decided to get these for him for Christmas.
I was honestly expecting just the four Blu-Rays and possibly all in just one box and was content with that for the price, honestly. I was delighted to find that this is a proper box set. It's all 4 movies, in their own Blu-Ray cases all in a cardboard box. Each Blu-Ray is just the way you'd buy it individually from the store, complete with. Blu-Ray disc, DVD disc and digital copy. Hot dog, what a deal!
When we get Blu-Rays of family movies we usually send the DVD copy over to my in-law's house. My son and his cousins usually spend a couple of days a week there, so it's nice to be able to send their favorite movies over and not have to worry about remembering to get them back or trying to remember if they bought so-and-so movie themselves or if it's one we brought over and forgot. My MIL loves the Ice Age movies, but only has a copy of the first one, so she was just as excited as the kids to have copies of them all at her house.
And I now have the option of loading up one or two of them on the tablet for the next time we go on a road trip.
One thing I was worried about is the captions. I have hearing issues and my son is very used to watching movies with the captions on. Even if I'm not watching it he will turn them on himself because he prefers it. I've had issues before where I've ordered inexpensive copies of movies on DVD online only to find that it didn't have captions. Some only had poor subtitles, only had subtitle options in languages I don't speak, or had no subtitle or caption options at all. (NOTE: the difference between captions & subtitles: captions have indications of who's talking if they're not on screen, sounds that are happening in the background, tell you if music is playing, etc. Subtitles only copy the dialogue, not background noises, nonverbal sounds, and often don't indicate who is speaking. Poor subtitles will leave out lines, make long sentences more concise by removing details, and often won't indicate one-word statements like "yes," "no," "uh-huh," or one character calling another's name. It makes a big difference when your hearing problems are slight enough to allow you to understand most dialogue, but not be able to hear many background noises, the difference between things like "uh-huh" and "uh-uh", or fully understand especially deep or especially high voices. And if especially makes a difference when you have friends and family that are Deaf.)
These Blu-Rays (and I believe the DVDs as well) have proper Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (which are proper captions). I think they might also have options for subtitles in a couple of languages that aren't frequently offered on DVDs distributed in the USA (I'm pretty sure Mandarin is an option and Cantonese and Korean might be as well) but as I don't read/speak those languages I mostly noticed it because it was an unusual thing to see in a subtitle menu.
These really and truly are, as far as I can tell, the exact same Blu-Ray dvds you'd buy in the store, but all in a set and at the cost of only one-and-a-half of the dvds, if that. Highly, highly recommend!
on October 31, 2014
As other reviewers have mentioned, this includes 4 movies each in their own DVD case, then packaged into the 4-movie set box. You get three formats of each movie: Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital version. My 3 1/2 year old was very excited about the first movie and is looking forward to seeing his favorite characters in the next three. Great deal for a 4 disc set.