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Better in Blu-ray but Fine on DVD — "Wall-E"



Computer animation and digital video (like DVD, Blu-ray, and HDTV) go together like chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream. One is just a beautiful way to present the other.

"Wall-E" is one of the most technically advanced animated films ever made, filled with fine visual details and creative sound effects. It's also a lot of fun, appropriate for the entire family, and comes close to being a great motion picture.

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Chapter 1: After 45 seconds of company logos (okay, the Pixar one is kind of cute), you're treated to a spectacular view of space, then a slow pan to the deserted, near-lifeless planet Earth. As you near the surface, a cityscape turns out to be great towers of compacted garbage (above). There's plenty of detail here to enjoy and admire.

Spectacular Audio

Chapter 5: Our diminutive, robotic hero chases a strange, red light, which is only the harbinger of the giant spaceship that lands almost on his head. The visuals are great, but it's the sound that really dominates the scene. The subwoofer thunders has the rockets make their touchdown, and there's great surround as doors open around Wall-E. But the sound may be marred by your friends' laughter — it's a very funny scene.

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