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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD Universal Studios | 2000 | 105 min | Rated PG | Oct 13, 2009

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1
French: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

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Video 2.7 of 52.7
Audio 3.9 of 53.9
Extras 3.1 of 53.1
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Movie appeal

 
Comedy100%
Family99%
Fantasy62%
Holiday29%
84%
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 (2000)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray features poor video and solid audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release

The curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of- control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

For more about Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray release, see Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Molly Shannon, Taylor Momsen, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin
Narrator: Anthony Hopkins
Director: Ron Howard

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.0 of 5

Whether you love Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas or absolutely loathe its every frame, there's no denying how awful, how truly, truly awful its 1080p/VC-1 transfer looks. The entire image is cloaked in a gray haze; an exceedingly drab veneer of poorly contrasted colors that rob the presentation of any depth, dimension, or punch. In short, contrast is a joke. While the film's palette is a bit stronger than it is on previous DVD releases, and fine detail a smidge sharper, everything else bears a striking resemblance to its standard definition counterpart. Blacks are unsatisfying and unresolved (referring to their color as charcoal would be generous), mediocre delineation frequently obscures the set designers' hard work, object definition is inconsistent and soft (even blurry at times), texture clarity is dull and indistinct, edge enhancement is out of control, and many shots... nay, many scenes are murky and lazily rendered. From the dreary confines of Whoville to the unforgiving shadows of the Grinch's cave, there isn't much to praise (aside from some bolder greens and more visceral reds). Sure, the picture doesn't suffer from any significant artifacting or banding -- two issues that plague the standard DVD -- but ringing, aliasing, crush, smearing, waxiness, and print damage still litter the proceedings.

I can't imagine how fans will feel when they see this mess. Had I enjoyed the film itself, I would be thoroughly heartbroken by Universal's shoulder-shrug of a transfer. A minor upgrade at best, How the Grinch Stole Christmas looks like a first-generation Blu-ray release, and a shoddy one at that. Prepare yourself accordingly.


Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

At least Universal's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track adds some value to this bargain bin-bound release. The only aspect that represents an upgrade from the standard DVD, The Grinch's lossless mix offers clear, well-prioritized dialogue, decent dynamics, and a series of suitably weighty sound effects (namely a rocket-powered sleigh, some packaging swiping contraptions, and the monstrous welcome mat pictured above). While the LFE channel isn't as robust or resonant as I had hoped, it nevertheless did a fine job with the film's more chaotic scenes. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of the rear speakers. Ambience is spotty, acoustics are unreliable and often unconvincing, and the two-dimensional soundfield produces an undeniably front-heavy experience. The musical score and the film's various action sequences tap into each speaker, but the majority of scenes fail to take advantage of the possibilities. Even so, the track bests the DVD's Dolby Digital bore, avoids any serious mishaps, and delivers a mix that will give enthusiasts some much-needed justification if they decide to buy the disc.



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