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
Hannibal: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$15.00
Fairy Tail: Part 12 (Blu-ray)
$31.69
The Spectacular Now (Blu-ray)
$7.88
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Blu-ray)
$7.88
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (Blu-ray)
$32.99
The Flintstones (Blu-ray)
$8.99
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Minority Report (Blu-ray)
$7.88
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 7 (Blu-ray)
$79.99
Nightbreed (Blu-ray)
$20.95
The Bubble 3D (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Planes: Fire & Rescue (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Blu-ray)
$4.88
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
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


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 (36596)
 Adventure (27993)
 Animation (8447)
 Anime (4607)
 Biography (3826)
 Comedy (27261)
 Comic book (5156)
 Coming of age (1789)
 Crime (19135)
 Dark humor (3839)
 Documentary (4991)
 Drama (43929)
 Epic (5224)
 Erotic (1109)
 Family (11774)
 Fantasy (16015)
 Film-Noir (1187)
 Foreign (6273)
 Heist (1657)
 History (5751)
 Holiday (1225)
 Horror (13775)
 Imaginary (912)
 Martial arts (3310)
 Melodrama (2348)
 Music (8615)
 Musical (3820)
 Mystery (11168)
 Nature (1811)
 Other (699)
 Period (6900)
 Psychological thriller (3165)
 Romance (15979)
 Sci-Fi (17999)
 Short (396)
 Sport (2802)
 Supernatural (4360)
 Surreal (1468)
 Teen (3178)
 Thriller (32319)
 War (5763)
 Western (2377)

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


Parenthood Blu-ray

United States
403
7
10
Universal 100th Anniversary / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Universal Studios | 1989 | 124 min | Rated PG-13 | Mar 06, 2012

Parenthood (Blu-ray)
Large:


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
French: DTS 2.0
Spanish: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
Digital copy (as download)
DVD copy
BD-Live
Mobile features

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

Price
List price: $14.98, Price history

Amazon: $8.15 (Save 46%)
New from: $4.85 (Save 68%)
Fulfilled by Amazon

Buy Parenthood on Blu-ray Movie

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7.3
76
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 3.9 of 53.9
Extras 3.8 of 53.8
Based on 2 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Comedy100%
Drama-
64%
popularity
759
collections
15
fans




Parenthood

 (1989)

Parenthood Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

A comedy about parenthood, and dealing with the lives of a family, from several points of view.

For more about Parenthood and the Parenthood Blu-ray release, see Parenthood Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce
Director: Ron Howard

» See full cast & crew


Parenthood Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Since Parenthood is a Universal catalogue title, someone is already unhappy with this review. Displeasure begins with the video score, and many readers never proceed further, even though the write-up in this section is essential to interpreting the score. Whenever a reviewer rates a Universal catalogue title too highly, someone cries foul, because it's an a priori certainty that Universal always "butchers" its catalogue. But the very same rating may draw criticism from the other direction, e.g., "It looks good on my set, and it's light years ahead of the DVD. Maybe the reviewer's screen is too big!"

Cinematographer Donald McAlpine can do lush, rich cinematography as well as anyone, as demonstrated by his work on Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet. But McAlpine's photography for Parenthood is as low-key and everyday as it comes, and that's what you get on Universal's 1080p, VC-1-encoded Blu-ray. The colors are distinct and varied, but they're rarely rich or heavily saturated. The detail is good enough to let one appreciate, as never before since the film was in theaters, such minutia as the goofily makeshift cowboy outfit that Gil has to throw together for Kevin's party, when "Cowboy Bob" doesn't show. Black levels are generally strong, although scenes calling for deep black are rare, and contrast isn't overstated. The film grain appears to be undisturbed by high-frequency filtering or other digital manipulation, and the use of a BD-50 has eliminated any risk of compression errors.

The sole negative in the video presentation is a hint, a tinge, a soupçon of oversharpening that makes the texture of the presentation lean slightly more toward a video than a film-like appearance. It's a minor quibble and not enough to make a meaningful difference in the video rating.


Parenthood Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Parenthood was released in Dolby stereo, and the 5.1 remix presented here in DTS-HD MA takes a conservative approach but still makes good use of the surround field at a few key moments. Chief among them is the climactic scene at a school play that doesn't go according to plan, where Gil Buckman has one of the fantasy visions that punctuate the film, revealing major truths to both Gil and the audience. This one is accompanied by the sound of a roller coaster, which can be heard coursing through the rear speakers. (The significance of the roller coaster is explained in a prior scene.) Kevin Buckman's Little League games and birthday party also provide occasions for use of the rear channels, but the sound design was never intended to have you looking over your shoulder, and the remix doesn't go overboard. The dialogue—frustrated, rueful, bitter, angry or, in the case of Tom Hulce's Larry, just plain false—is always clear, and Randy Newman's fine score floats above the proceedings like a distant and wise relation, the unseen Buckman who loves everyone and forgives them all.


Parenthood: Other Editions



1-disc
$13.48


Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »

Similar titles suggested by members





   



Parenthood Blu-ray, News and Updates



Parenthood Blu-ray - January 5, 2012

As part of its 100th Anniversary this year, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will offer re-issues of catalog titles, and the Parenthood Blu-ray will arrive in the March wave. Director Ron Howard's dramedy examines the multi-generational Buckman family, all ...


Parenthood Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Parenthood(1989) March 06, 2012 79 Aug 10, 2012



Parenthood Blu-ray


$14.98 $8.15


Buy Parenthood on Blu-ray Movie


 


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. Snowpiercer
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
3. Nightbreed
4. Hannibal: Season Two
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
6. Deliver Us from Evil
7. Edge of Tomorrow
8. Kingpin
9. Nightbreed
10. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
11. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
13. The Blob
14. Scanners
15. John Wick

Trending in Theaters
1. Fury
2. John Wick
3. Gone Girl
4. Annabelle
5. Dracula Untold
6. The Maze Runner
7. The Judge
8. The Book of Life
9. St. Vincent
10. The Equalizer
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
13. Life After Beth
14. Nightcrawler
15. See No Evil 2
16. Horns
17. A Walk Among the Tombstones

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Maleficent
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
5.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
8.  Tommy Boy
9.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
10.  Sleeping Beauty
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Maleficent
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  The Expendables 3
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
8.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
9.  Fury
10.  Hercules 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Maleficent
$19.94, Save 46%
2.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
$19.98, Save 49%
3.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
$19.99, Save 50%
4.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
5.  Tommy Boy
$4.88, Save 67%
6.  The Expendables 3
$19.99, Save 50%
7.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$39.96, Save 50%
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$18.96, Save 53%
9.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
10.  Hannibal: Season Two
$15.00, Save 62%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Hannibal: Season Two

 United States


$39.97 $15.00





Fairy Tail: Part 12

 United States


$54.98 $31.69





The Spectacular Now

 United States


$24.99 $7.88





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