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Enchanted (2007)

Enchanted (2007)

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Released 21-May-2008

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Family Featurette-Fantasy Comes to Life
Deleted Scenes
Storybook- Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure
Rating ?
Year Of Production 2007
Running Time 103:06
RSDL / Flipper RSDL Cast & Crew
Start Up ?
Region Coding 4 Directed By Kevin Lima

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
Starring Julie Andrews
Amy Adams
Patrick Dempsey
James Marsden
Susan Sarandon
Timothy Spall
Idina Menzel
Case ?
RPI ? Music Alan Menken
Stephen Schwartz

Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Unknown English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Czech Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

Enchanted takes the animated musical format Disney is famous for and twists it into a modern day Cinderella story. It is both a homage and jokey send up of it's many predecessors. Part animation, but mainly live action (shot in New York) it is a funny and enjoyable film that the whole family can enjoy. Enchanted is just as formulaic as the movies it is sending up, but it does it with such humour, fun and respect that it makes it a lot more endearing than most of the G rated family entertainment you are used to.

The film's opening is set in an animated wonderland where Giselle (Amy Adams) is getting ready to marry her Prince (James Marsden). Before having the chance to go down the aisle, Giselle is cast into the real world (in this case, Manhattan) by Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon). Giselle is desperate to get back home and while wandering New York meets Robert (McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey) and his daughter. Feeling sorry for her, they offer to help and find themselves being constantly surprised by her innocence and the random musical numbers she sings. This is the most interesting aspect of the movie, the Disney characters and moments being awkwardly inserted into the modern, real world and the reactions normal people would have if those celluloid moments were to randomly appear in our everyday life. As it turns out, the Prince comes to New York to rescue Giselle and an interesting, but predictable story unfolds.

There are a few things I liked about the film. Firstly, it was genuinely funny. Secondly, the musical numbers are fantastic. Composed by Alan Menkin they are like the typical Disney princess soundtracks he is famous for. Finally, James Marsden is surprisingly hilarious and steals every scene he is in.

Adults will enjoy it, but kids will love it and want to watch it over and over again. I think it's vital addition to any family's DVD library.

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Transfer Quality


The film is presented in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and the disc is 16x9 enhanced.

Overall, the transfer was very solid and easy to watch.

There was one interesting issue that was also in the R1 release. The theatrical release was at 2.35:1, however the first 10 minutes of the movie are fully animated and during this period the aspect ratio is 1.85:1 with black bars on the right and left of screen that mat the 2.35:1 image. Strangely, animated sequences later in the movie are at the 2.35:1 ratio.

The transfer is quite sharp, but there are a few instances of edge enhancement.

Colours are good, skin colours are natural and shadow details are fine.

Overall, its a good looking transfer.

Video Ratings Summary
Shadow Detail
Film-To-Video Artefacts
Film Artefacts


The main audio is an English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s) track.

Dialogue is clear and easy to hear.

There are no audio clicks, pops or drop outs.

The score by Alan Menkin is fantastic and sounds great throughout the film.

There surrounds are kept reasonably busy.

The sub-woofer doesn't get too much use.

There are also Czech and Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks.

Audio Ratings Summary
Audio Sync
Surround Channel Use


Fantasy Comes To Life

3 featurettes on musical sequences in the film

Ever Ever After (3:34)

Music video by Carrie Underwood

Deleted Scenes

6 deleted scenes from the movie with introductions by Director Kevin Lima

Bloopers (2:11)

Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure (5:37)

A fun story for kids.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

The R1 has DTS. Unless you are keen for that, I recommend the R4.


Overall, a fun family film and a great addition to Disney's library.

The video is pretty good.

The audio does its job.

The special features are decent.

Ratings (out of 5)


© Ben Smith (boku no bio)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Review Equipment
DVDMarantz DV4300, using Component output
DisplaySony VPL HS10 projector on 100 inch 16x9 screen + Palsonic 76WSHD. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderSony STR-DE685. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
SpeakersDB Dynamics VEGA series floor standers + centre, DB bipole rears, 10" 100W DB Dynamics sub

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