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The Last Unicorn (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

4.3 out of 5 stars 1,869 customer reviews

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In this whimsical, animated film, a lone unicorn seeks out others like herself through a mystical land of talking cats and spellbinding magicians. Based on the book by Peter S. Beagle, this story has enamored the hearts of fans – young and old – from around the globe. In her search for other unicorns, the last unicorn encounters a cast of delightful characters as well as dangers she never imagined. Throughout the fantastic adventure, she learns of friendship, love, and most importantly, her true self. Discover the magic that has kept this tale a treasured classic. Featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow and Angela Lansbury, the story brings forth the power of friendship, the beauty of love and the pain of regret. Interlaced with songs and ethereal imagery, The Last Unicorn will reignite the hearts of its fans and entrance all who enter.

Special Features

Disc 1: Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
• "Immortal Characters" Featurette
• Audio Commentary with Writer Peter S. Beagle and Connor Cochran
• Fan Art Gallery
• Peter S. Beagle and His Work
• "The Tail of The Last Unicorn" Minidocumentary
• Schmendrick's Magical Gallery
• Original Trailer
• Trailer Gallery

Disc 2: DVD Feature Film + Bonus
• "The Tail of The Last Unicorn" Minidocumentary
• Schmendrick's Magical Gallery
• "Escape the Red Bull" Set-Top Game
• About Peter S. Beagle
• Original Trailer
• Trailer Gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,869 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004FHCHDC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,459 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By R. Sitze on December 18, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Just a note to fans of this film that are on the fence about this new edition.

According to Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits:

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The new Blu-ray will offer the film completely uncensored, but it will also include the edited "family friendly" audio track for those who prefer it. Both the censored and uncensored audio tracks will be DTS-MA 5.1. That comes directly from studio sources (and thank you to those sources!), so fans can rest easy.

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Hope this helps.
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This was one of the first movies I can remember watching, and it still haunts me. The book is one I return to year after year, and the movie does what is seldom done in adaptations and remains faithful to the text it was based on.
The animation itself is wonderful, whimsical, and the characters linger in the mind long after the more mainstream looking characters of other movies blur in the mind. Almost twenty years later, the Red Bull still scares me. Schmedrick the magician is a loveable character, a failure as a magician who still keeps trying, and strikes a familiar chord in us all. I think any woman can relate to Molly Grue, still waiting for her unicorn. Even King Haggard is a sympathetic character if only in his selfishness.
This is a definite must have to anyone who loves fantasy and unicorns. Though it might be a little too much for young children (it scared the pants off me the first time I watched it) it is something every child will appreciate. Heck, its something grownups will appreciate too, since I still love to read the book and watch the movie.
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Format: DVD
I've been waiting for this DVD release for a LONG time. I had videotaped the movie way back in 1985 from one of the pay moviechannels and had watched it multiple times, but was disapointed that it had been edited for time. I wanted to buy The Last Unicorn on DVD, but it received poor reviews on Amazon, so I waited for a letterbox version. I waited and waited and waited. And finally my wait is over! I felt like bursting into tears just like Molly had when she saw the unicorn . . . because, like many of the fans of the movie, I knew I was viewing the most unusually beautiful, poignant, and truthful animation ever created. It was how I felt at the age of nine, and hasn't changed all these years later.
The color is beautiful and crisp and the audio is crystal clear. The little background noises that I hadn't heard in earlier releases come through and both score and songs sound as if they were recently recorded. The volume is also loud enough, as with DVDs the volume can be low. Care has been taken to provide both excellent audio and video and that won't disappoint die hard fans.
What WILL disappoint . . . and what might be unforgivable to some . . . is the editing of "damn". It appears three times . . . if my memory serves me right. The first time it is spoken by Ruk("I don't care how many damn spells you put on her! Get rid of that harpy!) Well, on my second viewing last night, lo and behold, I realized it got left in! Maybe the bad guys can say damn. But the good guys obviously can't. They're removed it from both Molly's speech and Lir's exclamation as he asending the steps to meet Amalthea. They very neatly edited it out. You won't notice it if you haven't memorized the script, but for those who have(like me) it ruins one of the most moving speeches in the movie.
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Format: Blu-ray
For those of you not in the know The Last Unicorn is a really nice fantasy movie based on the popular book by Peter Beagle. As the name implies it's about unicorn who found out she is the last of her kind and sets out to uncover the truth behind that. She soon finds out all of the other unicorns have been captured by a mythical creature, and with the help of an inept magician and a surly maiden they seek out to bring the unicorns back from captivity.

The story is among the best in fairy tale fiction. You have a fair number of mystical creatures and learn interesting tidbits about them throughout the film. You also have a romantic aspect between a prince and maiden (which is required for many who love fairy tales), sword slinging action, wondrous magic, singing (we'll get to that later), and comedy all done up by the voice talents of A-list actors like Allen Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine, Edward Scissorhands), Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby, Hannah and her Sisters), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars prequels), Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Tron movies), Angela Landsbury (Beauty and the Beast, Murder She Wrote), and a slew of other notable talents.

The action scenes are exciting and directing does well with the movement and colors in these scenes. The scenes that involve the romance feel real with characters hitting home the type of emotions a young love can feel. The fun scenes are really fun, but it's more dialog kind of funny. Lots of good one liners come from the script. Not so much in the realm of visual comedy unless you count the scene with the laughing skeleton and maybe one scene with a talking cat. The villain (done by Lee) is pitch perfect in execution as both a bad man and a flawed human being.
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