I don’t know that I have anything specific to say about Monday’s comic except that there is a genuine level of excitement for Pixar releases that is mutual between Cami and I in our household. We look forward to them every year – both in the theaters and on DVD. We were fortunate enough to get an extra helping of Pixar a couple of weeks ago when Toy Story was back in theaters. It was kind of like Christmas in July at our house.
Up comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow and I’m excited to talk about it. I have to hold back, however, because I’m reviewing a copy sent to me last week that will be posted to the site on Tuesday.
Without getting too specific, the Blu-ray looks phenomenal and the bonus material is very insightful. I always felt like co-writers/directors Pete Docter and Bob Peterson had built layers into Up – some that were obvious and some that were not. So it’s very interesting to watch the behind-the-scenes documentaries and the character development that occurred.
There is an excellent alternate scene/animatic called “Married Life” that plays out in great conceptual detail an altogether different montage events in the marriage between Carl Fredricksen and his beloved wife Ellie. That montage delivers an emotional sucker punch in the finished movie and I am pleased to report that even the alternate montage still packs a wallop.
I think it’s a testament to the storytelling going on her that allows you to become so invested in these characters early on, without a word of dialogue spoken. Even when the details are changed, it’s still fantastic.
We might talk a little bit about Up on tonight’s The Triple Feature – I don’t know.
I know Joe saw both A Christmas Carol and The Box, so hopefully he has some insights on those two movies that he’d like to share. Otherwise, it’s a bit of a crapshoot!
I hope you’ll join us as we record the show live, tonight at 9:00 PM over at Talkshoe. Fell free to submit any questions or suggestions for topics of discussion to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also communicate with us through our Facebook page.
See you later!
First, when Pixar released Up in theaters.
Second, when Pixar releases Up on DVD.
You mean to tell me you're more excited to celebrate the release of a movie on DVD than... I don't know... my birthday or our anniversary?