Polar Express (3D Blu-ray)

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Tom Hanks Michael Jeter

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Comes with Red/Blue glasses.

by blu0val on 12/20/2010

Since you probably think this 3D version of the movie is for the active shutter style 3D, I'm here to let you know that it is not. The movie includes the old style red/blue glasses. We watched it anyway and actually enjoyed it too, but I'd save the extra money and buy the regular version. Read More

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SVD1263: Features: -Blu-Ray.-Genre: Children's video.-Rating: G. Specifications: -Screen Format: WS / 3DTV.

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Studio Warner
SKU 217394844
UPC 883929144778
UPC 14 00883929144778
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Children
Christmas
Kids Adventure
Santa Claus
Theatrical Release
Train Adventures
Trains
Editors Note
Note Director Robert Zemeckis revolutionized the art of animated film in 1998's WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT by dropping cartoon characters into the same frame with flesh-and-blood actors. In THE POLAR EXPRESS, live action and animation have merged seamlessly, resulting in sparkling super-realism. A landmark technique Zemeckis and his Sony Pictures Imageworks team call "Performance Capture" perfectly suits the tenor of this wondrous children's Christmas story by Chris Van Allsburg. A disillusioned little boy, just old enough to doubt the existence of Santa Claus, has the adventure of a lifetime one fateful Christmas Eve. Clad in his pajamas, he climbs aboard a magic train to the North Pole, driven by a kindly train conductor (voiced by Tom Hanks who starred in both of Zemeckis's Academy-Award winning films FORREST GUMP and CASTAWAY). Among myriad jaw-dropping moments, the train plummets brakeless through crystalline mountains in a simulated roller coaster ride. Going off the rails, skidding sideways, and snaking violently across a frozen lake, the train arrives at the North Pole (a vast, glowing city of brick buildings). At that moment, the car carrying the kids detaches and they're sent tumbling down never-ending chutes and slides until they land in the middle of Santa's Workshop. With its fascinating tale and impressive technical frolics, THE POLAR EXPRESS is destined to become both a holiday classic and a new turning point in the art of animated cinema.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "[T}here is wonder for us to cherish, courtesy of a spectacular visual sense....It does nicely with its quieter moments, especially in the emotional scenes that close the story." 11/10/2004 p.E1
Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a technical masterpiece that is made primarily for kids..." 04/01/2008 p.64
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Actors
Tom Hanks
Michael Jeter
Cast & Crew
Peter Scolari - Star
Nona Gaye - Star
Eddie Deezen - Star
Charles Fleischer - Star
Tom Hanks - Star
Daryl Sabara - Star
Michael Jeter - Star
Doug Chiang - Production Designer
William Teitler - Producer
Rick Carter - Production Designer
Glen Ballard - Music Supervisor
Jeremiah O'Driscoll - Editor
Don Burgess - Director of Photography
Joanna Johnston - Costume Designer
Alan Silvestri - Composer
William Broyles Jr. - Screenwriter
R. Orlando Duenas - Editor
Jack Rapke - Executive Producer
Robert Zemeckis - Screenwriter
Robert Zemeckis - Producer
Gary Goetzman - Producer
Steve Starkey - Producer
Robert Zemeckis - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
UPC 00883929144778
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Features
Aspect Ratio 2.40:1
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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