November 13, 2012 Disney Pixar debuts the Blu-ray hi-def, Digital and On-Demand “Brave.” It is a breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages. The Blu-ray release includes hours of all new bonus material, behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious new short film, and much more.
Brave is an original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland. The movie follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida who is determined to carve her own path in life.
Confronted with traditions and age-old customs that her family has always followed, Merida soon realizes she got herself into a little more trouble than she bargained for.
The BRAVE 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (1 Blu-ray 3D + 2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) has something for everyone – from the home entertainment enthusiast who demands the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology offers, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide – making this unique and beautiful film a “must add” to any collection.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
My thoughts on BRAVE
Like other Pixar movies, BRAVE is a movie based on poor decisions that make situations worse and in the end we all learn a lesson. I like BRAVE because it is a tale of mother and daughter (Queen and Princess) that doesn’t start with a parent dying, an evil queen, or wicked stepmother. When I first saw BRAVE in theatres I thought, “whoa this is scary.” In my opinion the film is beautifully made, has a great story behind it with a great leading lady. There are parts that I believe you need to make your best judgement as a parent to your child and ask yourself if you have a sensitive child or not. This movie is scary like Fox & the Hound scary, not bloody knives in the sides of a Beast or thief/hero, or flaming cars. Disney/Pixar has geared this movie toward 9+ year-olds so if you choose to let your 4 year old watch it and they get scared then you can’t really be mad at Disney.
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