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A Turtle's Tale 2 (2012/Gaiam Vivendi Blu-ray 3D w/Blu-ray 2D and DVD)


3D Picture: A     2D Picture: B/C+     Sound: B/C+     Extras: D     Feature: B+



We previous covered this release in its DVD-only debut at this link:




That includes a link to the first film.  Here is now a more favorable view of the release…



Sam and Ray are sea turtles, they find themselves caught and trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium restaurant.  Together, with all the fishes in the tank they must hatch a plan to escape the tank and to be reunited with their grand kids, Ricky and Ella.  However, they must face Big D and his thugs, but with the help Ricky and Ella on the outside of the tank they'll discover the power of teamwork, and when you work together anything can happen.  


Sam and Ray have been placed into an aquarium for human entertainment as well, it is beautiful, fed 3 times a day, and there are no predators, it is paradise, but no matter how nice prison, a prison is still a prison.  The aquarium is under control of Big D, an Italian sea horse who is the mob boss of the tank, and he won't anyone do anything without his say so, much less escape... But meanwhile Ricky and Ella are trapped outside the tank with 2 hungry sturgeons after them and must find a way through the dangers to rescue their grandparents. 


This is film reminded me a lot of Finding Nemo (reviewed elsewhere on this site), a story of the little 'fishes' trapped and needing to get out to get home.  All the character are eccentric and funny sea creatures including cute penguins and a multi-personality military lobster. While there are no true 'villain' in the film, it does ask the question of how humans are harming nature.


The 1.78 X 1, 1080p full HD MVC-encoded 3-D – Full Resolution digital High Definition image on the Blu-ray 3D version is the preferred way to watch this one, with the 2D 1080p digital High Definition image transfer having much of the same good color, but just being too flat.  The anamorphically enhanced DVD version is as soft and poor as the version from our previous review.  The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix on both Blu-ray editions sounds fine with a rich, consistent soundfield throughout.  The lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 on the DVD is the same weak performer as the previous DVD.  There are again no extras.


-   Ricky Chiang


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