Saturday, January 29, 2011

Secretariat Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack * Review *

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FILM SYNOPSIS
Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of Miracle, Invincible and The Rookie.

Behind every legend, lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, Secretariat is hours of pulse- pounding entertainment for the whole family!

DISC BONUS FEATURES: 

BLU-RAY:
The same as the DVD, plus...

Choreographing The Races - This piece looks at how director Randall Wallace and the filmmakers used innovative tools and technology to accurately and excitingly recreate the Triple Crown races that make the viewer feel like they are standing on the backstretch themselves.

A Director’s Inspiration: A Conversation With The Real Penny Chenery - Director Randall Wallace sits down with Secretariat owner Penny Chenery to review the movie and some of the key scenes. Penny reflects on what it was like to have been a woman in a male dominated sport and to have been part of horse racing’s most exciting moments in history.

Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace - View the film with optional audio commentary from Director Randall Wallace.

Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace - The same deleted scenes as the DVD, plus four more...
o Alternate Opening 
Introduction 
o “Are You A Golfer?” 
o No Time To Rest

Secretariat Multi-Angle Simulation - Relive Secretariats triumphant 1973 Preakness race by viewing the race from a number of perspectives as well as listening to commentaries from fans, announcers and even the jockey who rode Secretariat to their record finish.

DVD:

• Heart Of A Champion - This feature takes a look at one of the most famous thoroughbred horses ever known. Secretariat was a horse with style as well as amazing speed and an unsurpassed racing record. We interview all the key players from the day as well as today’s filmmakers to learn more about the horse affectionately called “Red.”

Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace 
o Director Introduction
Memories 
o Seth Joins The Team 
o Too Soon T o Celebrate
Music Video – AJ Michalka “It’s Who You Are”


Movie Trailer:


MY REVIEW

I loved this movie! Secretariat is 100% family friendly, no vulgarity or profanity or sex scenes or anything non-kid appropriate. My kids aren't quite old enough for it to completely hold their attention but they did watch a lot of it. They loved the horse race parts of course.

I loved the main character and watching her come into her own and seeing how that affected her family. Brilliant acting and an enjoyable story line drew me in right from the start. Secretariat is an all around great movie.

Thanks so much to Disney Home Entertainment for sending me a review copy of this movie.

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