Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Featured In Issue 154, February 2011

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Edgar Wright
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Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a tale about jobless Scott Pilgrim (Cera), a bass guitarist for a totally average garage band, Sex Bob-Omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Winstead) is that her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. This nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director/Co-Writer Edgar Wright and Co-Writer Michael Bacall and Author Bryan Lee O'Malley; technical commentary with Wright and Cinematographer Bill Pope; cast commentary with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, and Brandon Routh; cast commentary with Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, and Mark Webber; 21 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Wright (HD 27:12); bloopers (SD 09:42); three featurettes: Making Of (HD 49:33), Music (SD 16:27), and You Too Can Be Sex Bob-Omb (SD 02:42); alternative edits (SD 12:21); bits and pieces (SD 06:51); a six-part Pre-Production featurette (SD 87:32); four music videos (SD 09:47); seven OSYMYSO remixes (SD 09:27); VFX Before & After (SD 14:37); Roxy Fight/Ribbon Version (SD 01:11); Phantom Montage: Hi Speed Footage (SD 03:47); Soundtracks Collection: Sound For Film Profile (SD 05:43); trailers and TV spots (SD 18:43); Adult Swim: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Animation (SD 03:48); Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Censors: TV Safe Version (SD 04:11); blogs (SD 45:46); galleries; a Bonus View Trivia Track; My Scenes and BD-Live functionality; D-BOX® Motion Code; and a digital copy of the film.

The 1080p AVC picture is a mixed bag of detailed and soft focus imagery and saturated and subdued colors, which together impart an uneven visual experience. At its best, the visuals are extremely engaging, especially the special visual effects, which includes CGI segments, floating script, and lighting. The effects are inventive and engaging, for an exciting visual experience. Contrast is generally well balanced, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are varied, as with hair color, for dramatic effect. Overall, this is a visual experience that is exciting. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is excitingly engaging, with varied sonic effects. Sound effects and Foley are prominent and enhance the fast-moving excitement. The mix is aggressively enveloping in the surround channels, with directionalized sound effects and a loud music score that fully engages the soundfield. Bass is deep and powerful, with a strong .1 LFE presence to accentuated high-energy scenes. The "bass battle" between Scott and Todd is particularly dynamic and powerful. The overall quality of the soundfield is immersive, with directionalized surround. Fidelity is excellent throughout. Dialogue is ADR or production sound and is not always spatially integrated. At times, SPL is at maximum level, delivering an incredible soundfield explosion of sound. D-BOX Motion Code perfectly enhances the visceral experience. This is a very inventive soundtrack that is adrenaline-inducing and exciting. (Gary Reber)