Just got a new copy on Blu-Ray, and it's lovely holds up even 12 years later. In fact, there are moments that I actually experienced eye strain from the amount of ghosting and occasional blurriness. The 3D is quite good in places, with a very nice third dimension in evidence. As we grow, we also lose our innocence and belief in the simple, small things in life. Saying the colors are robust is a bit of an understatement, as they're intentionally saturated so they pop off the screen. However, it's not merely a repackaged disc. It is a fun story about a child who is whisked away to the North Pole to meet Santa in person and the adventures he manages to have while on the train.
My fiance and I both loved this movie when it was released and we still do. It was very sad that it did not work out because such an amazing holiday movie with such great animation would be a no brainer to have as 3-d but unfortunately it just is not worth the headache and strain. The Polar Express nails it. For more about The Polar Express and the The Polar Express Blu-ray release, see the published by Martin Liebman on November 22, 2007 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. The oncoming sound of The Polar Express literally shook my floor. Some of you I know aren't as tolerant to the 3D glasses as others though, so if you get headaches from wearing these glasses easily, you're more than likely to get those headaches while watching this. Tom had to act out parts on his own, and later act against his prior performance as another character.
It covers every aspect of behind the scenes work, which is really the basic framework for the entire film, music, hair and wardrobe, as well as the effort to create a North Pole that people would believe in. Potentially, The Polar Express could have been a flagship animated feature release for the studio on the 3D format. Polar Express, The: Presented In 3-D All the enchantment, all the joy of The Polar Express - all in amazing 3-D! No, I would not recommend this to a friend From the first time I read the story book, the Polar Express, in the fifth grade I was enchanted. This is an excellent family film, my kids definitely loved it. Advertisement Where I think it works brilliantly is in capturing the children and their reactions to the magic of Christmas.
Unfortunately, Warner had once again decided not to include a lossless audio track, but in this case the compressed Dolby track excels at every level. Movie is a modern classic that is based on a book and it has become a phenomenon as a Christmas movie and also for the traditional holiday magical tie-in of both real trains and model toy trains with the Christmas holiday season. This kind of feature isn't something you see on a lot of films that are based off of something, so I thought this was a refreshing extra that gave the credit where it was due. There are problems with doing this to my mind, the first being that this system robs the images of colour to create the 3D effect. Also Includes the 2-D Version, Playable on Your Standard Blu-ray Player.
The Polar Express is kickin' it old school though, as it decided to stick with the red and blue color scheme. What it doesn't tell you however is what kind of a person we find Chris to be. The Polar Express is a demonstration-worthy Blu-ray disc, and one you can use to show off to any friend or family member, regardless of age or background. But lo and behold, when the family finally dragged me out to see the flick a few years back, I somehow survived the experience without suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. This may just be the most exciting trip to the North Pole ever. Now that I have it, I would have gladly paid regular price but who doesn't love a bargain?! I don't want to detail them for fear of spoilers, but once you see them unfold you can instantly guess how they will a progress and b finish.
If you watch the 3D version, make sure you also turn your contrast or backlight up. Forgive me, but I expected something a bit deeper. So here we have this immaculate, gorgeous holiday eye-fest that would have looked perfect on 3D if not for the fact that it is marred with ghosting problems. Instead, we get a much more natural sense of depth. Lots of pop out effects, and overall the movie has great depth. Quite frankly, the morose, self-involved little brats riding 'The Polar Express' deserved to spend their Christmas Day working in a soup kitchen, not walking away with a new iPod. But though I made it to the final shot of the story, the instant the first of the closing credits appeared the glasses were whisked off with gusto.
But then, on the night before Christmas, a mysterious locomotive pulls up in front of Hero Boy's house. This in turn affects fine object detailing, making much of the picture softer than would be expected of a carefully-designed animated feature. Behind the Scenes of 'Believe' 480p, 4:24 takes viewers into the recording studio and offers a brief history of the development into this song, including a chat with singer Josh Groban. Despite the photography's generally soft-focus appeal, the picture displays a wonderful depth of field with terrific differentiation of background objects from the foreground. We saw this in the movie theatre, and hearing the music in the workshop in surround sound was great in the theatre, so having it in a home theatre setting with surround sound is a must. Another thing that helps bring the loud scenes to life is the dynamic range on the track.
Also, judging the 3D version from a detail standpoint is pointless, as the anaglyph glasses will make the finer details go away. The pristine quality of the Blu-ray really makes this work though, and as long as you don't mind seeing the film in a two tone color scheme, you're in for a treat. He no longer visits the mall santa, does not make a Christmas wish list, and the job of leaving cookies and milk for Santa is now his younger sister's. I would recommend this to a friend. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the film's target audience, but I'm also not immune to the powers of such fare.
The story was never that compelling to me and the primitive motion capture was like watching a dubbed foreign film where you start watching the non-matching lips versus the dialogue. And while there were a couple of shots that seemed to reach out toward me, most of the 3D seemed to extend backward instead of forward, giving the illusion that my screen was a window onto a 3D world behind it. We have an anaglyph 3D version of the film, as well as the 2D version, and a better audio track has been brought into the mix as well. I have to try it with my grand daughter to see if gets bored. The animation in The Polar Express is truly breathtaking. Black levels are solid and there's a nice and dynamic contrast that's always on display. Although the story itself may be enduring, taken in the context of a million other Christmas movies, it's a bit of a shopworn cliche.