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MirrorMask Blu-ray Review

by November 05, 2008
  • Product Name: MirrorMask Blu-ray
  • Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 05, 2008 17:33
  • MSRP: $ 28.95

Starring: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee

Director: Dave McKean

Studio: Sony Pictures

Release Date: Nov. 18th 2008

Rated: PG

Length: 101 Minutes

Pros

  • Great image quality, huge esthetic value, great use of surrounds for ambient and directional effects.

Cons

  • Familiar story elements to fantasy fans. A little dark for some viewers, pacing slow at times.

Introduction

MirrorMask is a breakthrough in sheer imagination. The Jim Henson Company has produced a worthy successor to its lineage that includes classics like Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. Although it bears the influence of the late Jim Henson, its tone is darker and decidedly less cheery than standard Henson fare which might put some viewers off. But MirrorMask is a surreal, dark fantasy tale with distinct style and a sense of humor.

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Wayde is a tech-writer and content marketing consultant in Canada s tech hub Waterloo, Ontario and Editorialist for Audioholics.com. He's a big hockey fan as you'd expect from a Canadian. Wayde is also US Army veteran, but his favorite title is just "Dad".

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Recent Forum Posts:

Wayde Robson posts on November 06, 2008 14:28
Glad you liked it! I enjoyed it too despite a lot of mixed reviews. I think it's one of those movies that will bear multiple viewings and is very worthwhile seeing on the high-def format rather than standard def DVD.
j_garcia posts on November 06, 2008 11:41
I love this movie. Can't wait to pick up the BD. It is a little bit American McGee's Alice mixed with The Dark Crystal. Excellent film.
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