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February 23, 2012

HUGO Blu-ray and DVD Review


Nominated for 11 Academy Awards® Including
Best Picture and Best Director


FROM LEGENDARY DIRECTOR AND 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER*
MARTIN SCORSESE COMES THE YEAR’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE

HUGO
Critically-Acclaimed, Enchanting Film Debuts on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 28, 2012
  
                HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Renowned director Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking and original adventure HUGO makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, all with UltraViolet™, On Demand and for Digital Download on February 28, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Recipient of more Academy Award nominations than any other film, HUGO was honored with 11 total—including Best Picture and Best Director—and has already won Martin Scorsese the Golden Globe for Best Director, was named the best film of 2011 by the National Board of Review, and was cited by more than 150 critics as one of the top 10 films of the year including writers for Associated Press, New York Times,
Rolling Stone, Time, Entertainment Weekly, New Yorker, New York Daily News and
The Hollywood Reporter, among others.  Called “magical and enchanting” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times) and “one of the wonders of the world you need to see” (David Edelstein, New York Magazine), HUGO is bursting with dynamic action, sumptuous imagery and a heartwarming and magical story that audiences of all ages can enjoy.
HUGO will be available in a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, as well as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, each of which boast nearly an hour of behind-the-scenes special features including an illuminating making-of featurette, a retrospective on the extraordinary genius of filmmaker Georges Méliès, a look at the mechanical man at the heart of HUGO, plus interviews with the cast and crew and more.  The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.  All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.    


HUGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The HUGO Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray
·         Feature film in high definition
·         Shoot the Moon (The Making of Hugo)
·         The Cinemagician, Georges Méliès
·         The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo
·         Big Effects, Small Scale
·         Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime

DVD
·         Feature film in standard definition

HUGO Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The HUGO Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes all of the above, plus a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Blu-ray 3D includes the feature film presented in high definition and 3D.


HUGO Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition and Shoot The Moon (The Making of Hugo).


HUGO Synopsis
Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award-winning** filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling “the stuff dreams are made of.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).


Paramount Pictures and GK Films present a GK Films/Infinitum Nihil Production of A Martin Scorsese Picture: “Hugo,” directed by Martin Scorsese, with a screenplay by John Logan, based upon the book entitled The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.   It is produced by Graham King, Tim Headington, Scorsese and Johnny Depp.   The executive producers are Emma Tillinger Koskoff, David Crockett, Georgia Kacandes and Christi Dembrowski. The music supervisor is Randall Poster; casting is by Ellen Lewis.

Our Review:
My husband wanted to go see this movie in the theater on our date night, but due to scheduling issues, we were not able to go see it. As such, he was very excited when our review copy of Hugo arrived. We watched it right away. After we watched it, I was glad that we now own a copy because it is a wonderful film that our family enjoyed. I was also a bit bummed though, because even though we have a large flat screen TV, I could not help but wonder how much better it might have been to be able to see it on the big screen (since it was sooo beautifully filmed). Hugo is a movie about a little boy named Hugo. He lived inside of a railroad station. Having lost his father to a fire, he had to survive on his own. His dream was to  repair a automaton (I think that this was his way of staying connected to his deceased father). While Attempting to steal parts for the repair work, he was caught by a toy maker. Hugo then befriended the toy maker's goddaughter and unlocked the mystery to the automaton. This is a movie about love, friendship and dreams. We LOVE this movie and we would recommend it without any hesitations.

To pre-order a copy of it, please visit http://www.amazon.com/Hugo-Two-disc-Blu-ray-Combo-Digital/dp/B003Y5H5HE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

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