First know that the two movie discs are not the same, in terms of extras, as those found in the 2-Pack. This Toy Story disc offers audio commentary with director John Lasseter, technical director Bill Reeves, writers Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, art director Ralph Eggleston, and producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold. There is also a making-of featurette, The Story Behind Toy Story, Toy Story Treats (little character snippets), on-set
Set in a world where toys have a life of their own when people are not present, Toy Story is a sophisticated and delightfully irreverent comedy adventure that represents the first full-length feature ever to be created entirely through the use of computer animation (and also the first collaboration between Disney and the wonderfully inventive Pixar Animation Studios). Viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys: Woody (Hanks), a pull-string talking cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (Allen), a superhero space action figure. The comically mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is seen for the first time in a beautiful digital-to-digital transfer. Previous home video versions, including the LaserDiscs reviewed in Issues 22, 23 & 27, were transferred from film. The DVD picture is far superior in all aspects of image quality. Colors are rich and vibrant with excellent balance. Images are sharp and finely detailed into
I read Widescreen Review because it has had a consistent editorial perspective since its inception: a no-compromise approach to making home theatre the best that it can be. I have read the magazine cover to cover since Issue 2. Despite staff and reviewer changes over the years, thanks to Gary's leadership this perspective has never changed. As new technologies are introduced, Widescreen Review always provides in-depth analyses of not just the technology itself, but the political and industry forces that may be forcing compromises in its development. You have always sounded the clarion call to stop compression madness or any other madness that may force us to accept a home theatre experience that falls short of what it could be. Thank you!