Pinocchio (2-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition + Standard DVD) [Blu-ray]

Most good movies have a moral message behind it.  Some of them do not, while others’ like those of Quentin Tarantino simply bring the moral message that violence is bad and people bleed a lot.  For a film to be good, there has to be a point behind it and that point is usually applicable in some way to our lives.  Now one of the ultimate films when it comes to a moral message is ready in a whole new format.

Starting this March 10th, now available in high definition for the first time ever from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment comes the anniversary edition of one of the true classic film about being a real boy.  Pinocchio – 70th Anniversary – Two Blu-ray Disc Platinum Edition is ready to sail out of your television screen and take you along to a magical place you are sure to have visited before.  Bring home this monumental boxed set today!

This movie is the story of Geppetto and Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who is brought to life by the Blue Fairy and has Jiminy Cricket as his conscience.  He runs away from home and learns about good and evil and almost becomes a slave to his vices.  Yet he returns to save his father and is rewarded by becoming a real boy.

How’s this for special features – two Blu-ray discs and one DVD and they are all loaded down with bonus materials.  There are deleted scenes which have never been seen before, an alternate ending no one else has seen before, an expanded viewing experience, a trivia challenge, a whole pack of carnival games, look at the making of this film, audio commentary from Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg and J.B. Kaufman and that’s only the beginning of the treats packed into this collector’s edition boxed set.  It’s incredible, everything that’s crammed in here and it helps to turn a great movie into a complete cinematic event.

This movie is stunning in high definition.  It’s hard to believe that this was only the second animated Disney film because it is so good.  It’s crazy to think of the cultural impact this film has had on us for the last seventy years.  This was where we first met Jiminy Cricket and we are still singing some of his songs after so many years.  I will say that this movie is deliciously art-deco and Pleasure Island itself brings to mind the city of Rapture from Bio-Shock.  Also, Monstro has got to be one of the greatest villains ever without a speaking role in a movie.  I haven’t watched this movie in years and I’ll be honest, I’m a little surprised at just how scary it is in parts and also by how dark it can be.  The morality play of the movie is abundantly clear and it shows that this movie came out in the inter-war period of American history.  But it’s still a classic and it’s still a wonderful one.

Pinocchio is back!

This Two Blu-ray Disc Platinum Edition is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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