(2001/DreamWorks Animation/Fox Blu-ray w/DVD)
B/C+ Sound: A/C+ Extras: A Film: A-
big, mean and green, he's Shrek the ogre. Shrek (voiced by Mike
Meyers) is sent on a mission for Lord Farquaad to rescue Princess
Fiona. Along with his loudmouth talking donkey (Eddie Murphy),
together they will go on a unexpected adventure of a lifetime and
most unfairy tale-like ending in the original hit classic Shrek
(2001), the huge first hit of the biggest franchise and still one of
the biggest hits in the early history of DreamWorks Animation.
is an Ogre living in the swamp until Lord Farquaad started forcing
all fairytale characters off the land (and into his swamp) to make
his perfect kingdom. Now all he needs is a princess to make himself
the king. In order to keep his land (and others off it) Shrek makes a
deal with Farquaad to rescue Princess Fiona, but the last thing they
expect was Shrek and Fiona to fall in love, can an Ogre and a
Princess find their happily ever after together?
is the 15th
Anniversary addition of Shrek,
the comedy adventure filled tale of an Ogre, Princess and their
talking Donkey, sending up the entire fairytale world like nothing
else out there, much imitated since, but never equaled. John
Lithgow, Cameron Diaz, Vincent Cassel, Chris Miller, Kathleen Freeman
and an uncredited Frank Welker lead the voice cast.
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High definition image seems like the older HD
master from previous Blu-ray editions, but it looks just fine, but
the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless mix has more impact and has so much
sound, I wonder if this will get an 11.1 mix later. The
anamorphically enhanced DVD with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound seems
hopelessly dated and hard to watch. Extras include Shrek,
Rattle & Roll Music,
Best of Shrek Shorts, commentary, deleted scenes, Shrek's Interactive
Journey, The Animator's Corner, Karaoke Dance Party, Secrets of
Shrek, Spotlight on Donkey and trailers.