BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE STAR
From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith,
friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM
Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the
first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD +
Digital February 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
THE STAR is filled with
more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including
the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends,” a dance
along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a
collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing
along to the inspiring music from THE STAR. Families can
enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason
Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars,” and they also
can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who
bring these characters to life. In “Faith All Year Round,”
renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin
delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing
the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this
inspiring story alive in us every day.
SYNOPSIS: The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by
Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
English, English SDH, French, Spanish
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Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels
"Life Is Good" Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along
Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists
o “The Star” by Mariah Carey
o “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
o “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
o “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
o “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round
Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft
Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day
An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life