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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
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Whos got a nose for Christmas? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Just in time for the holidays, here comes Rudolph in the most beloved special of all time! Packed with a sleigh full of memorable songs and unforgettable characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights up the hearts of young and old alike.
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Could there be any show more deserving of a full-out, no expense spared box set with all the goodies for its 50th anniversary than this beloved holiday classic? I think not. And there are countless millions of fans--50 years worth of them!--who'd happily pay a premium price for that kind of special edition if it had been done right.
What we've gotten instead is this cynical money-grab in which the absolute minimum effort was expended to slap a "50th Anniversary Collector's Edition" label on the box. (Which begs the question: Collector of WHAT?) So here goes...
NO NEW REMASTER: This is the same blu-ray remaster from 2008, complete with the dust, scratches, wavering colors and other artifacts that they failed to remove back then, along with the "Sliver and Gold" audio glitch. Really Dreamworks? You couldn't expend the effort to finally restore Rudolph to its original, pristine condition?
AWFUL EXTRAS: They're mostly SO bad, they're an embarrassment--better to have not included them at all. You get:
* The Rudolph Pop-Up Book: A Sam the Snowman impersonator narrates a heavily abbreviated version of the Rudolph story, accompanied by super low budget animation of a pop-up book with the characters.
* Sam the Snowman's Sing-Alongs: The two scenes from the show featuring the songs Holly Jolly Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are simply replayed here, except the lyrics are superimposed on them. But it gets better: since there are two songs, this is actually listed as two separate "extras." Wow, how generous!
* Learn to Draw: Some Dreamworks animation artist teaches you how to draw three of the characters from the show. 'Cause you were really hoping for that as an extra, right?
* Rudolph Unwrapped: It looks like Dreamworks spent about a dollar to make this, but at least it's entertaining: this extra simply reveals a series of fun and little known facts about the show. Ex: do you know the five different breeds of dogs that pull Yukon Cornelius's sled? I didn't. Or that the time never changes on Sam the Snowman's watch throughout the show--it's always 2 o'clock.
THAT. IS. IT. Unfortunately, you don't have much choice if you want a blu-ray of Rudolph. The first blu-ray, which uses the same remaster, contained no extras at all and sells for more than this 50th Anniversary edition. The best version I've seen for extras is the 2002 Sony Wonder DVD, which has about 45 minutes worth of them. That's also a very good quality remaster, which looks pretty darned good when uprezzed via your blu-ray player or television to high def.
So Happy 50th Birthday, Rudolph! This is no way to treat an elderly reindeer!
Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and I hope you find it helpful in making a purchase decision.
finally the restored version that first aired in 1965. Make sure you are buying the disc with only the Rudolph Classic. The box has Rudolph's giant face on the cover
and a small circle next to his nose with a green trim and the red text saying The Original Christmas Classic.
the running time on the back is 52 minutes.
I almost fainted when Cornelius lifted his ice pick and shouted PEPPERMINT! I couldn't believe it.
in the special features menu on the tv screen (it doesn't mention it anywhere on the box), you will see the FAME and FORTUNE song!! For Real!
if you can get past the Destiny's Child video clip. And guess what? You can. Just toggle past it down to Fame and Fortune.
So finally after 47 years, we get to see it restored. And the colors are beautiful as is the video itself... You will notice little extra moments here and there.
The one that really stuck out for me was as Rudolph and Santa are taking off, we cut to Rudolph's Father, Mother and girlfriend watching and then the girl says
in a very odd quiet way "my hero" then Mom utters the same phrase also in a weirdly whispered way. Then Father shouts "thats my boy"
It is directly after this odd moment that the Yukon Cornelius famous Peppermint Discovery scene is shown, so pay attention!
Now if only they can find the missing Spider Pit Scene from the 1935 King Kong.
I have given this review and rating for the story and animation, NOT for the quality of the master.
I still recommend buying this disk as it is probably the best that can be found at this time.