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Pinocchio Blu-ray

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70th Anniversary Platinum Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Disney / Buena Vista | 1940 | 88 min | Rated G | Mar 10, 2009

Pinocchio (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: Dolby Digital Mono (Original)
French: DTS-HD HR 7.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (2 BDs, 1 DVD)
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BD-Live

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A (locked)

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Video 4.9 of 54.9
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
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Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Animation87%
Adventure71%
Fantasy62%
Musical47%
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Pinocchio

 (1940)

Pinocchio Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and solid audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Lonely woodcarver Geppetto longs for a child, and his wish is partially granted when the Blue Fairy brings his wooden marionette Pinocchio to life. In order to become a real boy, Pinocchio must prove himself worthy. He sets out into the world, accompanied by his "conscience," Jiminy Cricket. Pinocchio is led astray by the wicked fox J. Worthington Fowlfellow, first to "a life in the theater"- Stromboli's puppet show - and then to Pleasure Island, where boys behave like (and become!) jackasses. Pinocchio redeems himself by saving Geppetto from Monstro, the whale.

For more about Pinocchio and the Pinocchio Blu-ray release, see Pinocchio Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub, Walter Catlett, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie
Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts

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Pinocchio Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

After earning critical accolades for its immaculate frame-by-frame remastering of Sleeping Beauty, Disney has chosen Pinocchio to receive its next 1080p/AVC-encoded treatment, granting the 1940 classic a thorough restoration and producing one of the finest traditional animation transfers on the market. The film's colors have been completely reinvigorated, giving each scene tremendous vibrancy, depth, and dimensionality. Even so, the newly-minted 1.33:1 image never feels overworked or insincere, instead allowing its modern artisans the privilege of paying homage to their Disney forbearers. Detail is equally impressive -- the hand-painted backgrounds are wonderfully textured, minor elements on each character is more apparent than ever before, and the lineart is exceptionally crisp and well-defined. More importantly, the picture is incredibly clean and stable. Artifacting, print damage, and noise are non-existent, black levels are rich and deep, and contrast is attractive and, dare I say, flawless.

As it stands, I couldn't find much of anything to complain about... a welcome rarity in my position, I assure you. Pinocchio looks so amazing that I can't wait to see what Disney will do with the rest of its beloved canon in the years to come.


Pinocchio Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The relative low-point of Pinocchio's Blu-ray debut is undoubtedly its DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio track. Don't get me wrong, I can't imagine the film sounding much better than it does here, but voices alternate between thin and stuffy, LFE-laden effects are slightly inconsistent from scene to scene, and directionality is a bit artificial and spotty. Honestly, I preferred listening to the restored mono mix, if for no other reason than to revisit the film as it was meant to be heard. Still, it's impossible to criticize Disney's efforts and investment. A 7.1 surround track may seem like overkill to some, but I found the film's audio elements had been treated with extreme care, leaving little doubt in my mind as to how serious the studio is in presenting their catalog classics with all the bells and whistles available in this modern age without sacrificing the integrity of a film's original presentation. In that regard, Pinocchio offers an impressive audio package that does its best with the inherent limitations of its source material. Considering the film is celebrating its 70th anniversary, that's saying something.


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Blu-ray.com Confirms Pinocchio Audio Fix - April 19, 2011

Owners of the 70th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Pinocchio who have sent in their defective disc to Disney for replacement can rest assured. Blu-ray.com staff reviewer Jeffrey Kauffman has now received a replacement disc for Pinocchio and he can confirm the audio ...

Pinocchio Blu-ray Exchange Program (Update) - April 8, 2011

Walt Disney Studios is offering replacement Blu-ray discs for owners of the 70th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Pinocchio affected by a reported audio issue. Simply call 1-800-723-4763 and speak with a representative to receive an envelope by which to mail in ...

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For their second Platinum Blu-ray title, Disney decided to open their vaults and release their second feature-length animated feature 'Pinocchio'. This timeless story of a wooden marionette who, with help from his designated conscience Jiminy Cricket, is tempted ...

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