Disney's A Bugs Life Blu-Ray preorder - £12.49 deliverd @ Amazon or Play.com
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Disney's A Bugs Life Blu-Ray preorder - £12.49 deliverd @ Amazon or Play.com

Sloth/Mod 9
Sloth/Mod
Found 4th Nov 2010
Depending on which retailer you prefer. Also Amazon have the pre-order guarantee.

Out 06/12/2010


There was a rare magic on the big screen in 1995, when the people at Pixar came up with the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story, and their second feature film, A Bug's Life, may miss the bull's-eye but Pixar's target is so lofty that it's hard to find the film anything less than irresistible. Brighter and more colourful than the other animated insect movie of 1998 (Antz), A Bug's Life is the sweetly told story of Flik (voiced by David Foley), an ant searching for better ways to be a bug. His colony unfortunately revolves around feeding and fearing the local grasshoppers (lead by Hopper, voiced with gleeful menace by Kevin Spacey). When Flik accidentally destroys the seasonal food supply for the grasshoppers he decides to look for help ("We need bigger bugs!"). The ants, led by Princess Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), are eager to dispose of the troublesome Flik. Yet he finds help--a hearty bunch of bug warriors--and brings them back to the colony. Unfortunately they are just travelling performers, afraid of conflict. As with Toy Story, the ensemble of creatures and voices is remarkable and often inspired. Highlights include wiseacre comedian Denis Leary as an un-ladylike ladybird, Joe Ranft as the German-accented caterpillar, David Hyde Pierce as a stick insect and Michael McShane as a pair of unintelligible woodlice. The scene-stealer is Atta's squeaky-voiced sister, baby Dot (Hayden Panettiere), who has a big soft spot for Flik. More gentle and kid-friendly than Antz, A Bug Life's still has some good suspense and a wonderful demise in store for the villain. However, the film--a worldwide hit--will be remembered for its most creative touch: "outtakes" over the end credits à la many live-action comedy films. These dozen or so scenes (both "editions" of outtakes are contained here) are brilliant and deserve a special place in film history right along with 1998's other most talked-about sequence: the opening Normandy invasion in Saving Private Ryan. --Doug Thomas

9 Comments

this is going to be stunning!!!

Can't wait

Does anyone know the best place to order that will come with a slip case? Really prefer them but I think HMV and last time I ordered from Play I didn't get one

Original Poster Sloth/Mod

munnski

Does anyone know the best place to order that will come with a slip case? … Does anyone know the best place to order that will come with a slip case? Really prefer them but I think HMV and last time I ordered from Play I didn't get one



I always have from Amazon but i think it's pot luck.

I didn't realise this wasn't out in the UK yet! It was released in the States well over a year ago [it's region free] when I picked up a copy around May last year.

Yes, you are in for a treat, quality of both visuals and sound is exemplary!

I would have paid a lot more granted [can't remember now] but cheapest I can presently find is Axlemusic axelmusic.com/pro…288

Review here [US] bluray.highdefdigest.com/215…tml where the copy does come with a slip case, though it's in a narrower US case.

Movietyme price is £22.99 movietyme.com/cat…546 so UK release price is a steal!

Everyone should have a copy of this magnificent disc in their collection.

Off topic here, but I do wish they would release Finding Nemo on BR as well - rumoured to have been 'ready' for a couple of years now. It had been earmarked to coinside with the release of ToyStory 3 on 9th November [in the US] but has been shelved again for whatever reason

If you have a look at the very end of this embedded video here pixarblog.blogspot.com/201…tml you will see the artwork has already been done. Apparantly this video has since been revamped by Pixar to now show the DVD release instead - although the embedded one above still has the original.

As a point of interest, you can pre-order Nemo BR from Zavvi and Asda who show a date of 1st Jan 2020! :O

Original Poster Sloth/Mod

I'm eagerly awaiting Finding Nemo on Blu-Ray as well. Surprised they haven't got round to it yet............and Lion King soon i hope.

Lion King is Autumn 2011
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