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Cars (3-D BLU-RAY)


On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Running Time: 
116 Minutes
Interesting Tidbits

The Pizza Planet delivery truck from the "Toy Story" series is hidden somewhere in this movie as well. Can you spot it?

“Cars” was first released in theaters in 2006 and has created a humungous fan base. The movie received a lot of critical praise and even spawned a sequel this past year. Just like Disney/Pixar’s other older movies, “Cars” has just been re-released in the 3-D Blu-ray format. The movie follows hot-shot rookie race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he prepares for the race of his life and career until an unforeseen incident has him ending up in a small town called Radiator Springs. Lightning makes some new friends and learns some life lessons that make him realize that life is not all about glory and fame. The Ultimate Collector’s Edition of “Cars” included the movie in 3-D Blur, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy formats.
As usual, Pixar and Disney always stun me with their attention to fine details in all of their computer animation movies. “Cars” was not an exception and everything looked so realistic and the world they created was so thoughtful and unlike anything I have seen before. Also, the use of 3-D in this re-release was flawless and properly utilized to give you added depth to your viewing experience. Pixar/ Disney are experts at converting their older movies to 3-D and I felt like I was watching an even better version of a movie I watched several years ago.
The characters were also memorable and loveable, in usual Disney fashion. The only car I could not stand was Mater because his jokes felt forced and unnecessary. Other than that, I loved the world cars they created. Also, the sound was so realistic and sounded great in surround sound. From the roaring of the engines to the sounds of the crowd, it felt like you were in an actual race. To add to the value of the re-release, they also included tons of bonus footage and content for fans of the movie and the series. If you love “Cars” this is the edition or you.
I’m an even bigger fan of “Toy Story” and “Monster Inc.,” but “Cars” still manages to hold its own in the Pixar universe. If you or any children you might know loves “Cars,” this edition is sure to blow them away and looks even better in 3-D. It is a simple, but good story that has mass appeal for kids of all ages. For those reasons, I am giving “Cars: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition) an “A-.”

Paul Arca
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