Your Highness

Featured In Issue 159, September 2011

WSR Score2
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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R / Unrated
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Strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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103 / 106
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Not Indicated
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David Gordon Green
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Your Highness tells the story of two royal princes—slacker Thadeous (McBride) and the noble Fabious (Franco)—who join with an elusive warrior (Portman) on a quest to free a princess from an evil wizard. Along the way, they'll have to vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights. (Gary Reber)

Both the theatrical R version (01:42:27) and the unrated version (01:45:28) are available. Special features include two alternate scenes (HD 02:07), six deleted scenes (HD 08:15), four extended scenes (HD 15:13), a gag reel (HD 05:14), the Damn You Gods making-of featurette (HD 30:14), Line-O-Rama (HD 04:03), Perverted Visions (HD 02:32), A Vision Of Leezar (HD 02:57), BD-Live functionality, D-BOX® Motion Code™, and a digital copy download.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits pleasing resolution in textures, but often facial features appear surpassingly soft. Colors are naturally hued, and contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Overall, clarity is excellent, though, softness is often noticeable, which detracts and lessens the visual impact that otherwise is at times impressive. Still, the picture is a pleasing experience and, at times, appears quite striking and dimensional. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is pushed to loud levels, with a veiled quality. The music score is loudly mastered with a wide soundstage and strong surround presence. Sound effects and atmospherics, at times, project directionally and with strong dynamics. Dialogue is largely ADR and wanting in spatial integration. At times the sonics are restrained and, contrary to the setting, frontal focused and absent surround envelopment. Low-frequency .1 LFE energy is, at times, nicely energized. The D-BOX Motion Code segments provide enhanced support, but the overall effect is limited. Overall, the soundtrack sounds "produced," without the finesse of the finest soundtracks. Still, there is a lot of aggressive, enveloping sonics that help support the soundscapes and provide an engaging experience that, at times, is impressive. (Gary Reber)