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Cars 3 4K (2017/PIXAR/Disney 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (2017 Compilation/Warner Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set)/Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992/Fox Blu-ray w/DVD)



4K Ultra HD Picture: A Picture: B+/B/B+ & B Sound: A & B+/B/B+ & B Extras: B/B/D Films: C+/B/B



PLEASE NOTE: The DC Universe Blu-ray is limited to only 20,000 copies, so get it while supplies last.



With holiday season upon us, a selection of high profile family releases...



Cars 3 4K (2017)


One of Disney/Pixar's biggest properties is Cars, started in 2006 with the first entry and is the only Pixar property to date that has had spin-off films (Disney's Planes and TV series Mater's Tall Tales and Tales from Radiator Springs).


While the franchise is obviously aimed for kids, there is still enough cool animation and jokes to keep the adults entertained short term. Not as creative and funny as other properties under the company's belt like Toy Story or Monsters Inc., the Cars movies have been a safe bet for the studio, with each installment being a huge financial success. Of course, the animation in this new third installment is a bit more polished and 'realistic' than previous entries and still delivers many of the same characters (and some new ones) that audiences have become attached to.


Cars 3 (2017) has an all-star voice cast, which includes Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bonnie Hunt.


Racing is starting to become tough for our aging race car hero Lightning McQueen (Wilson), as he is become an aging model. As new cars enter the racing world, it's going to take a lot for good ole' Lightning to prove that he is still top dog. With help from an eager young female car named Cruz Ramirez (Alonzo), who agrees to train him and get him 'up to speed'. Our fearless leader, Lighting McQueen, will do whatever it takes to be the best in order to compete in an epic World Grand Prix race where he will be tested like never before.


This is Disney's third 4K UHD release in recent months and the first Pixar film to land on the impressive new format. Presented in 2160p HECV/H.265, HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High Definition image with a 2.39:1 widescreen aspect ratio and an impressive new Dolby Atmos 11.1 lossless sound mix, it is a great playback performer. Also on the disc, for older systems, is the customary Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix that it foes to if you don't chose for Atmos and a 2.0 Stereo mix as well. Additionally, we get a 1080p Blu-ray with similar specs but lacks the clarity of the 4K image (or HDR) and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 mix that is also solid, if not as good as the Atmos. Some of the more impressive moments with the animation are the subtle reflections in the bodies of the cars and textures of the environments. Everything is detailed and realistic, while still maintaining a cartoony-type feel.


Also included is a digital UV copy for your on the go movie watching.


Special Features in this edition are PACKED and included in the set as an additional 1080p Blu-ray:


Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) - Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8's, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter's Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives.


Theatrical Short: Lou - When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the "Lost and Found" box.


Let's. Get. Crazy. - Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the "rules" of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.


Legendary - a close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren't invited.


Ready for the Race - Disney Channel's Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.


World's Fastest Billboard - Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and "car-ified" advertisements created by Pixar's Art team to make the Cars 3 world as believable as possible.


Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could - Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.


Generations: The Story of Cars 3 - For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen's next chapter didn't involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul.


My First Car - A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the Cars 3 cast and crew. "A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington," "Old Blue," and "Still in the Family."


5 Deleted Scenes - Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include "The Boogie Woogie," "The Jars of Dirt," "Lugnut," "The Bolt," and "More Than New Paint."


Cars To Die(cast) For - Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.


Commentary - Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director).



Cars 3 is more of the same (near) G-rated fun that families are sure to enjoy. But nothing really new or groundbreaking for the aging franchise. The 4K UHD presentation here is on point, and continues to impress with each new release. The previous film will inevitably get 4K releases, but in the meantime, here's our coverage pf the previous films in the series...


Cars Blu-ray

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/6186/Cars+(Blu-ray/Disney+-+Pixar


Cars 3D Blu-ray

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12428/Cars+3D+-+Ultimate+Collector%E2%80%99s+Edit


Cars 2 Blu-ray

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/11254/Cars+2+++Pirates+of+the+Caribbean:+On+Stran



The DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection is a new 2017 Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set Compilation that features 30 animated films, many of which we've covered over the last decade. Here is the list, with links to those we have officially shared...


SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/5981/Superman+Doomsday+(Animated+Feature/DVD-Vid


JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER (COMMEMORATIVE EDITION)

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/7049/Justice+League:+The+New+Frontier+(Blu-ray+++H


BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/7218/Batman+%E2%80%93+Gotham+Knight+%E2%80


WONDER WOMAN (COMMEMORATIVE EDITION)

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/14921/Wonder+Woman:+Commemorative+Edition+(2009


GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/8881/Green+Lantern:+First+Flight+(2009/Warner+Premie


SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/9360/Superman/Batman+%E2%80%93+Public+Enemies


JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS


BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD


SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE


ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/10824/All+Star+Superman+(2010/Warner+Blu-ray+++DV


GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS


BATMAN: YEAR ONE


JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM


SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/11679/Superman+vs.+The+Elite+(2012/DC+Comics/Anim


THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/11835/Batman:+The+Dark+Knight+Returns+%E2%80%9


THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2


SUPERMAN: UNBOUND


JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12343/Justice+League+%E2%80%93+The+Flashpoint+Pa


JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12659/Justice+League+-+War+(2014/Warner/DC+Comics


SON OF BATMAN

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12768/Son+Of+Batman+(2014/Warner/DC+Blu-ray+w/DV


BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12943/Batman:+Assault+On+Arkham+(2014/DC+Comics/


JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/13362/Justice+League:+Throne+Of+Atlantis+(2015/DC+C


BATMAN VS. ROBIN

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/13450/Batman+Vs.+Robin:+Gift+Set+[including+Batman


JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/13676/Justice+League:+Gods+and+Monsters+(2015/DC


BATMAN: BAD BLOOD

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/14148/Batman:+Bad+Blood+(2016/DC+Comics/Warner+B


JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/14151/Justice+League+Vs.+Teen+Titans+(2016/DC+Comi


BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE


JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/14754/Justice+League+Dark+(2017/Limited+Edition+w/C


TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/14854/Peppa+Pig:+Around+The+World+(2017/E1/EOne


and BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/15053/Batman+and+Harley+Quinn+(2017/DC+Comics/W



The films for the most part have been pretty good, but are not part of one larger narrative, but variations of the characters taking them into different, even almost contradictory directions. Some are more memorable than others, more than a few are shorter than they ought to be and some have segments that are better than others within their own films. Still, they are enough of a critical and commercial success that it makes sense they make three a year and they can go further than the TV series productions (as did the theatrically released Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm) so it is an outlet for storytelling that may not be appropriate for minors. I still look forward to seeing what they do next, so that;s a plus.


The bonus Blu-ray is the main reason besides not having all the films already or just having such a limited package to get this, so in this, we get this (mostly from the press release)...


Featurette - 'The Super Human In Us All' - Some Heroes are born in the pages of DC comic books (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman), some are the real life heroes that have faced life or death, and triumphed against the odds. The quest in this film is to find that common ground, reminding everyone that there is a hero in all of us... waiting to rise!


Featurette - A Comic Book History of Justice League Dark - Take a mystical journey through the comic book history of the Justice League Dark: John Constantine, Zatanna, and Deadman, magical heroes who flourish in the shadows - and their specialty, the supernatural side of the DC Universe.


Featurette - 'Mark Hamill: Finding The Laugh' - This mini-documentary follows the journey of celebrated actor Mark Hamill from his portrayal of heroic Luke Skywalker to the role of one of the most feared DC Super-Villains of all-time, the Joker.


DC Universe Original Movies 10th Anniversary Panel at 2017 Comic-Con International - Ten Years. Thirty films. Five shorts. And innumerable fan-favorite moments. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC-infused films with an exciting panel spotlighting the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection. Filmmakers and an array of luminary voice actors guided fans through an entertaining look into the making of these popular movies. Included in the panel discussion are producers Bruce Timm & James Tucker and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett & Jim Krieg alongside actors Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, John DiMaggio, Vanessa Marshall and Christopher Gorham.


Lookbooks for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.


Panel Discussion - A Tribute to Darwyn Cooke - Legendary writer and artist Darwyn Cooke left the world far too early. This panel gathering celebrates through personal and professional anecdotes the achievements and heart and wisdom Darwyn brought to his projects, and his life.


2008 Comic-Con International Wonder Woman (Animated) Panel - Harken back to 2008, during the infancy of the DC Universe Original Movies, when the Comic-Con stage filled with some of the key players in the production of the highly-acclaimed animated film, Wonder Woman. Included on the panel is former DC Publisher Paul Levitz, DC Universe executive producer Bruce Timm, Wonder Woman director Lauren Montgomery, eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano, and geek god himself, Nathan Fillion, who voiced Steve Trevor in the film. DC executive Gregory Noveck moderated the panel.


There are also three short animated films that offer alternate versions of the characters that intertextually reference other parts of the DC Comics narrative history or even storytelling and franchises out of its own back yard, but they are also interesting and worth a look.


All 30 films are presented in 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition quality and either lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) or Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound mixes that have been consistently good, but some have complained about visual flaws at times or even sonic limits on each film depending on the release. Why this happens is odd, but I've been mostly satisfied with the series and even non-fans should be pleased.



Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)


After the huge success of the original Home Alone, the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York was a no brainer and a huge hit as well for Director Christopher Columbus and Producer John Hughes. Once again returning in starring roles are Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern along with Tim Curry, Catherine O'Hara, Rob Schneider, John Heard and an unforgettable cameo by (a pre-President) Donald Trump. This 25th anniversary disc has a decent transfer of the film but barely any extras, which is a pretty big disappointment.


Following the same story structure as the original film only putting a slight slant on it, Kevin (Culkin) gets separated from his family again on Christmas time. As Kevin boards a plane for NYC as his Family goes to Florida for vacation, Kevin ends up alone in the Big Apple. After conning his way into a fancy hotel suite, he crosses paths once again with his adversaries, the Sticky Bandits, who are in the midst of a toy store robbery. He also meets a strange homeless lady with a love for pigeons, but will Kevin be reunited with his family or will the Bandits get their revenge on him once and for all?


Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track, the film looks and sounds nice on the Blu-ray format and has still looks great as it was shot on the 35mm film format. Also included is a standard definition, anamorphically enhanced DVD with a lossy 5.1 Dolby Digital mix, and a digital UV copy. John Williams score this time is the highlight of the sound mix, although much like the film, is very similar to the first installment. Again, no extras.


For more on the films in the series, try these links, starting with the first film on Blu-ray...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/8058/Home+Alone+%E2%80%93+Family+Fun+Edition


And the older Blu-ray of this film...

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/9312/Home+Alone+2+(1992/Fox+Blu-ray



- Nicholas Sheffo (DC Comics) and James Lockhart

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