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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mars Attacks Blu-Ray Review

Mars Attacks Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: AWAKE, EARTHLINGS! It’s later than you think. Don’t miss the hilarious frenzy as Tim Burton directs – and Mars Attacks! SEE! Stars that shine across the galaxy. Jack Nicholson (in a dual role), Glenn close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito and a dozen more! SHRIEK! At mean, green ivaders armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humongous brains – and enlivened with state-of-the-art special effects. GASP! As the U.S. legislature is overwhelmed. (Don’t fear, we still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for us.) THRILL! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians!

Review: Tim Burton is a genius.   The man has given us a wide variety of films, every one of them more entertaining than the last.  In Mars Attacks, a lesser known Burton masterpiece, he explores the often campy and crazy world of UFOs and Sci-Fi that was prevalent in the 1950s and early 1960s.  The cast alone should show you something!

I had a copy of this on VHS (yeah, we still have hundreds of those too!), so I was excited that the film was coming out on blu-ray.  Then, it hit me...what if we get another Ghostbusters or Beetlejuice?!  I can't take another grainy and pointless release.  Did WB live up to the hype?

The short answer is HELL YEAH!  Mars Attacks is one of many cool sci-fi blu-ray releases this month from Warner Bros (check out the site for more reviews of the other five, including the Matrix Reloaded!).  The picture is vivid, the colors pop and there isn't an ounce of grain that I could find.  I was very impressed and relieved that a true high-definition version of this Burton classic could now be obtained!  I highly recommend!

Interest Range: Tim Burton, Sci-Fi, Comedy