COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Spartacus: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$84.81
37 min ago
Defiance: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$37.99
6 hrs ago
Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
 
The Doctor and the Devils (Blu-ray)
$8.99
22 hrs ago
Halloween: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$109.99
 
Snowpiercer (Blu-ray)
$14.96
 
Fed Up (Blu-ray)
$17.99
7 hrs ago
Americano (Blu-ray)
$10.98
10 hrs ago
Spartacus: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$84.81
22 min ago
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$17.99
2 hrs ago
The Ring (Blu-ray)
$9.99
7 hrs ago
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Seasons 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$48.78
10 hrs ago
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue | Liceu (Blu-ray)
$17.99
3 hrs ago
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$24.99
 
The Jack Ryan Collection (Blu-ray)
$19.79
 
Zodiac (Blu-ray)
$9.99
7 hrs ago


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (35513)
 Adventure (27212)
 Animation (8194)
 Anime (4469)
 Biography (3726)
 Comedy (26665)
 Comic book (4978)
 Coming of age (1735)
 Crime (18619)
 Dark humor (3690)
 Documentary (4849)
 Drama (42737)
 Epic (5068)
 Erotic (1055)
 Family (11581)
 Fantasy (15561)
 Film-Noir (1142)
 Foreign (6100)
 Heist (1608)
 History (5598)
 Holiday (1190)
 Horror (13372)
 Imaginary (882)
 Martial arts (3209)
 Melodrama (2280)
 Music (8283)
 Musical (3723)
 Mystery (10861)
 Nature (1793)
 Other (690)
 Period (6657)
 Psychological thriller (3062)
 Romance (15591)
 Sci-Fi (17459)
 Short (373)
 Sport (2728)
 Supernatural (4178)
 Surreal (1406)
 Teen (3111)
 Thriller (31465)
 War (5571)
 Western (2328)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray

United States
729
8
25
Special Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Disney / Buena Vista | 1996 | 79 min | Rated PG | Aug 03, 2010

James and the Giant Peach (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Note: I own the disc, no second...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy
BD-Live

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $26.50, Price history

Amazon: $12.25 (Save 54%)
New from: $7.79 (Save 71%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy James and the Giant Peach on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.6
124
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 3.2 of 53.2
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 1.2 of 51.2
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Animation83%
Fantasy57%
Adventure46%
Musical39%
84%
popularity
1829
collections
25
fans




James and the Giant Peach

 (1996)

James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray offers decent video and great audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

James, a lonely orphan, is sent to live with his wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City--a place, his father once told him, where dreams come true. Then James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical glowing green things (crocodile tongues) and tells him that marvelous things will happen. Racing home, James accidentally spills the contents of the bag at the base of a barren old peach tree. To his astonishment, a peach instantly appears on the branch and grows and grows until it reaches 20 feet in diameter. Hungry and curious, James sneaks out that evening and takes a bite of the peach. When a glowing tunnel appears, the frightened boy ventures inside and meets Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm, Grasshopper and Miss Spider. Rolling out to sea, the giant peach launches its passengers on a series of wildly imaginative adventures with New York City as their final destination.

For more about James and the Giant Peach and the James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray release, see James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Simon Callow, Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Miriam Margolyes, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves
Director: Henry Selick

» See full cast & crew


James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Assessing the quality of Disney's problematic 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation proved to be quite difficult. On one hand, videophiles will appreciate the faithful aspects of the transfer: its wonderfully grainy texture, Selick's subdued color palette, the preservation of his unforgiving shadows, and the gauzy, diffuse-lensed haze that settles overtop many of the film's live-action scenes. I know I did. On the other hand, many will rightfully criticize the transfer's many apparent problems: rampant crush, print blemishes and instabilities (among them a distracting fluttering that caught my eye again and again), flushed skintones, poorly contrasted live-action sequences (you can barely make out poor Postlethwaite's face) and other oddities and anomalies. As it stands, fans of their television's "Vibrant Contrast" mode and viewers with improperly calibrated displays will find some shots to be downright abysmal. Granted, the film's stop-motion animation looks dramatically better than its live-action bookends, but even its animated scenes aren't as crisp, clean or revealing as I expected. Oddly enough, the Blu-ray edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas trounces James and the Giant Peach in every conceivable category, and Burton's classic is three years older. It isn't entirely unwatchable, mind you -- the worst scenes are crammed into the first twenty minutes -- and the film's animated second act provides a welcome respite from the rest, but I have a hard time believing this is the best James and the Giant Peach could look. I suspect most viewers will be disappointed.


James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Thankfully, James and the Giant Peach's stalwart DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track fares better than its video transfer. Dialogue is intelligible and well-prioritized, Postlethwaite's soothing narration is situated perfectly in the soundscape, and the tiniest sound effects earn a seat at Disney's sonic table. The rear speakers are a tad restrained at times, as is the LFE channel, but the whole of the soundfield kicks into high gear anytime a mechanical behemoth or rotting pirate makes a grab for dear, old James and his friends. At its best, LFE output is hearty and robust, ambience is fairly enveloping, and dynamics are impressive. Directionality is precise as well, and smooth pans whip chunks of fruit from speaker to speaker with ease. There are a handful of instances in which I had trouble isolating individual elements of the mix -- chaotic scenes involving music, bombastic action-beats, shouts and cries of panic, roaring waves, and numerous other sound effects -- but each one was brief and easy to overlook in the grand scheme of things. Ultimately, while its video transfer will leave many shaking their heads in disbelief, James' lossless audio track is the highlight of the studio's release.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray, News and Updates



James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray Dated - May 8, 2010

An early announcement to retailers indicates that Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is set to release Henry Selick's animated movie James and the Giant Peach on August 3. No release details are available at the moment, other than the edition will consist of ...

James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray Coming Soon - January 15, 2010

A trailer has surfaced online to promote the upcoming release of the special edition Blu-ray of Henry Selick's animated movie 'James and the Giant Peach'. No other release details are given, other than the movie will be "restored and remastered". There is no specific ...


James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
50 Years of James Bond! 8250 5 days ago



James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray


$26.50 $12.25


Buy James and the Giant Peach on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
2. Godzilla
3. Godzilla 3D
4. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7. Hannibal: Season Two
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
9. The Fault in Our Stars
10. Godzilla
11. Godzilla
12. Time Bandits
13. Eraserhead
14. Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First S...
15. Ghostbusters II

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. Snowpiercer
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. The Maze Runner
7. The Expendables 3
8. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
9. Lucy
10. Boyhood
11. A Walk Among the Tombstones
12. The Drop
13. Tusk
14. The November Man
15. Frank
16. Hercules
17. This Is Where I Leave You
18. The Zero Theorem
19. The Giver
20. The Equalizer

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier 3D
2.  Jurassic Park 1-3
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Fault in Our Stars
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
8.  Halloween: The Complete Collection
9.  Godzilla 3D
10.  Neighbors
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
3.  Halloween: The Complete Collection
4.  Neighbors
5.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
6.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
7.  Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
8.  Snowpiercer
9.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
10.  Edge of Tomorrow
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
4.  Snowpiercer
$14.96, Save 50%
5.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
6.  Captain America: The First Avenger
$19.96, Save 50%
7.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
8.  The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
$22.99, Save 54%
9.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
10.  Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film C...
$34.99, Save 83%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Spartacus: The Complete Series

 United States


$149.99 $84.81





Defiance: Season Two

 United States


$69.98 $37.99





Marilyn Monroe: Classic Nine-Film Collection

 United States


$199.99 $34.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices