Escape From Planet Earth 3D

Featured In Issue 179, September 2013

3D Picture5
WSR Score3.5
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Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Action andsome mild rude humor
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Cal Brunker
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In Escape From Planet Earth, Planet Baab's most celebrated space traveler, Scorch Supernova (Fraser), is a global hero whose interplanetary exploits are televised to the enjoyment of his ardent fans. With the help of his brainy brother Gary (Corddry), head BASA Mission Control, Scorch has become a legend, winning the love of beautiful television reporter Gabby Babblebrock (Vergara) and the devotion of Gary's hero-worshipping son Kip (Heit). (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Cal Brunker, a making-of featurette (HD 21:15), alternate takes and deleted scenes (HD 03:53), How To Make An Animated Feature With Director Cal Brunker (HD 03:43), music featurettes from Delta Rae, Ol City, and Cody Simpson (HD 11:03), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p MVC 3D picture is superb with the stereoscopic 3D produced by Buzz Hays and converted by Solid MTL (Montreal). The color palette is unbelievably bright, especially the 2D version. Blue and red shades, in particular, are brilliant and vivid. The hues are rich and vibrant and pop off the screen! The 3D is just as impressive. Resolution is superb with nuanced texture detail throughout. Image clarity is pristine throughout as well, with an overall crisp appearance. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid blacks and a superb sense of shadow definition. The 3D visuals are often tremendous, with excellent natural depth perception and perspective. Check out the opening snow falling and the shattering glass scene later in the storytelling. Shots of Planet Baab are effectively dimensional within the deepness of outer space. This is an impressive 3D experience that is sure to hypnotize. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely balanced with a large soundfield presence aided by aggressive surround immersion. Dialogue is consistently intelligible and frontal focused, with a decent sense of spatial delineation. Fidelity is excellent, as is the overall clarity of the sonics. Atmospherics, ambiance, and sound effects are effectively directionalized for, at times, an impressive holosonic® presence. The music score is presented on a wide soundstage that extends to the surrounds. This is a lively, nicely produced soundtrack that won't disappoint. (Gary Reber)