As a person who like older forms of entertainment, it is difficult for me to find modern films, especially ones that are Holiday in nature, that will make it into my regular rotation. One movie that made the cut, is the Will Ferrell classic (yes I now consider it one), Elf. This story of a human raised at the North Pole has everything you could want in both a comedy and holiday movie and might be the only movie of its kind to do so this successfully. It has genuine laugh out loud moments, its is well acted and well cast and it tugs at your heart strings while not come across as syrupy or at the last minute yanking the carpet out from under you. In this movie, what you see is what you get and its jokes, combined with its earnestness made it not only a must own film, but one I felt the need to upgrade to a Hi-Def format.
I got the Collector’s Edition on Blu-Ray because I wanted to enjoy the films art direction in HD and I am happy I did, because not only does the BR look and sound great, but the collector’s edition also has some great extras, including:
* Holiday tin Packaging
* Elf CD soundtrack sampler
* Holiday stocking
* Gift tags
* Magnetic picture frame
and on the discs….
* Deleted scenes
* Fact track reveals history, facts and trivia about the movie
* Beyond the Movie featurettes: “Deck the Halls,” “Christmas in Tinseltown,” “Santa Mania,” “Kids on Christmas”
* All Access Pass featurettes: “Tag along with Will Ferrell,” “How they made the North Pole,” “Film School for Kids,” “That’s Wrap,” “Lights, Camera, Puffin!”
* Fun and Games: Buddy’s Adventure Game, Elf Karaoke, Read-Along, Elf Karaoke and more.
You have a lot of choices to watch this holiday season, but if you have the opportunity please make sure you add Elf to the rotation. I could not resist watching it right away, but I will also be watching it on Thanksgiving and I am sure a few more times leading up to Xmas.
Elf (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] [@] Amazon
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