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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (BLU-RAY)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Movie
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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Grade:
A+
Running Time: 
167 Minutes
A DIFFERENT VIEW

Different directors and actors that were attached to this movie include Steven Spieberg, Spike Jonke RonHoward, Tom Cruise and John Travolta

A long movie?  Sure.  A hit or miss?  As every other person you talk to loved it or hated it, that would also be a yes.  What can't be argued is the success of this deeply poetic and strange tale of a man-boy who grows into a boy-man.

QUALITY:
Absolutely incredible.  The picture is quite possibly one of the best I have ever seen.  The sound is shattering, taking full advantage of the 7.1 surround capabilities.

BONUS FEATURES:
Interviews, behind-the-scenes, making-ofs, featurettes, commentary.

Not that you need them for a 165 minute movie but the lack of deleted scenes is a little surprising.  The special features are amazingly transferred from the original digital files, 90% of which never even touch the less impressive "film" format.  The bonus features, although plentiful, mostly take away from the magic of the special effects, acting and story.

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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