Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Blu-ray) (2010)
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Featurette-Design a Fairy House
Deleted Scenes-with Commentary
|Year Of Production||2010|
|Running Time||76:2 (Case: 76)|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Bradley Raymond|
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French dts 5.1
Italian dts 5.1
Dutch dts 5.1
English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Hindi dts 5.1
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||Yes|
Tinker Bell returns for her third straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray adventure. This time around she and her fairy pals have travelled away from their island home of Pixie Hollow to prepare the real world for summer. The one rule for fairies on the mainland is to stay out of sight of the humans, which Tink inevitably breaks accidentally within moments of arriving. Tinker Bell finds herself captured by a little girl who is desperate to make her preoccupied scientist father (unmistakably voiced by Michael Sheen) believe in fairies. Whilst Tink contends with her young captor, her fellow fairy chums mount an epic rescue operation. Well, as epic as a 76 minute runtime will allow for...
Although not quite up to the same high standard as her previous two solo adventures, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue will keep its target audience amused for repeat viewings. The one let down in the film is its bland human characters. Rather than actually create personality for them beyond their cookie-cut stereotype, the film relies on viewers to infer everything about them from their being excruciatingly "British". Meanwhile, the fairies each get time to display their individuality.
The animation is excellent and, as with the previous Tinker Bell movies, is a cut above plenty of theatrically released fare.
The film is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio in 1080p/24Hz. The video looks excellent. The image is sharp and clear. The colours are bold and well detailed. There is no sign of compression artefacts or film artefacts at any point.
English subtitles are present for the feature and appear to be accurate and well timed.
The film features a variety of audio options including an English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 track, as well as French, Italian, Dutch and Hindi DTS 5.1 tracks and Russian, Arabic and Hindi DTS 5.1 tracks.
The audio is flawless and well mixed. The dialogue is clear and easy to understand. The lip sync is a bit wonky but good enough, which is more of a sign of the accelerated pace at which this film was put together than a flaw as the sync for everything else is perfect. The rain and storm effects make particularly good use of the surrounds and subwoofer.
|Surround Channel Use|
Five Deleted scenes with introductions from the director.
An insipid manufactured Disney starlet sings an insipid manufactured Disney pop song. Kids will love it. Parents beware!
To promote the film, its producers set up an activity centre at Disney World's Epcot centre where kids could make fairy houses. This featurette shows a few kids making stuff and interviews them about what they've made. Yup, it's just like someone decided to make a featurette about kids doing holiday activities at the mall. Pass.
A sales pitch for an upcoming Disney flick, with fluffy interview bit from Zac thingy and Mandy Moore.
An interactive quiz about fairy lore in the world of Tinker Bell. Will keep the kids amused for a short while, but there isn't much to it.
Contains all the same extras as the Blu-ray, save for the Fairy Field Guide Builder quiz (though obviously in SD, PAL).
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The Australian Region B edition appears to be almost identical to the US Region A. The Region A misses out on Hindi, Italian and Dutch Language tracks but picks up a Spanish track and a host of additional trailers for other films.
A decent entry into the Tinker Bell franchise, although not quite as good as the past two Tink movies. Audio and video are of a high standard. The extras are reasonable in number and quality.
|DVD||Sony Playstation 3, using HDMI output|
|Display||Optoma HD20 Projector. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Pioneer VSX2016AVS. Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials.|
|Speakers||150W DTX front speakers, 100W centre and 4 surround/rear speakers, 12 inch PSB Image 6i powered sub|