Brutus from Nimh by Hartter

The Secret of Nimh on Blu-Ray

Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon’s plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH…it could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.

A few years ago they released a “Deluxe” DVD version of the Secret of Nimh to hushed fanfare. I like many people ran out to get it and was happy with the results, although reviews of the disc quality was spotty, it was better then anything I had seen on VHS and had some nice extras. If you did not buy that DVD edition and have a Blu-Ray player, you might want to pick up the Blu-Ray release of the Nimh. The picture quality is slightly improved and it is only 5 dollars more then the DVD edition. I really want to be able to say that its a wonderful gigantic leap forward, but I did not see it. Still, that aside, The Secret of Nimh is an animated treat that you SHOULD own in some format and this Blu-Ray release has a nice enough picture and includes some behind the scenes extras like:

  • Audio Commentary with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
  • A Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • The Original Theatrical Trailer

This is a real bargain at under 15 dollars. So if you are yearning for some HD Nimh point your browser to Amazon and Order The Secret of NIMH on Blu-ray Today.