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'Monsters, Inc. (Ultimate Collector's Edition)'
(John Goodman, Billy Crystal, James Coburn, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, et al / Blu ray+DVD / G / 2013 / Disney + Pixar)

Overview: The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “'Monsters, Inc.'” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. But things have changed - as now this film is in 3D!!

Blu ray 3D Verdict: If I had to sum this "new" film up, it would be as folows: Clear and sharp picture. Great film. Highly recommended to everyone. Great storyline. And a marvelously-cute happy ending!

But, as we need to delve deeper into this new release, let me further wisecrack about its validity in our marketplace. Sure, this has become a monetary trend to re-release a cherished animated title in 3D (re: 'Toy Story 1 & 2,' 'The Lion King,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and even 'Finding Nemo'), but for 'Monsters, Inc. 3D' there are just so many people out there who haven't even met the big-and-furry James P. Sullivan (Goodman) and/or the one-eyed Mike Wazowski (Crystal) that they do need to now - and in 3D too!

So, the big question is, as we all know the storyline and what it entails by heart, is the 3D post-conversion enhancement a wonderment of viewing technology or does it sadly detract from the said viewing experience?

And, in truth, as I have to be sincerely honest here, to my point of view (and those that have sat here and watched it with me; their own 3D glasses attached to their heads), it does not benefit from the added depth in its colorful monster world.

Watching it twice, I even believe that to do what they did in Post caused some of the once vibrant colors and such of the Monstropolis inhabitants re: citizens to become, well, duller, if you please. Sometimes when the characters run I could swear there is a slight "blur trail" now attached to their backsides! And, in the most poignant case I can bring to the fore, we all were amazed at the calrity of when those wooly hairs flowed in the breeze of a said run, the first time around. This time around those same hairs just don't "pop" like they once did.

'Monsters, Inc. is meant to be the stuff of nightmares, handled lightly and inventively, so that kids f all ages can not really get a 'sacre" from it, but embrace that "bogeyman" underneath their bed at night! And this new edition doesn't rid us of that by any means. It's just the 3D upgrade was pointless and simply just doesn’t add much, sorry. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the special features of:

Blu-ray Contents:
Disney Enhanced HD Picture and Sound
“'Monsters University'” Sneak Peek
Toy Story Toons: “Partysaurus Rex
” “For The Birds” Short
“Mike's New Car” Short
Filmmakers Round Table
Audio Commentary
Roz's 100 Door Challenge Game
Pixar Fun Factory Tower
Banished Concepts

DVD Contents:
Audio Commentary

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