Some of the smaller animals, particularly as the operate at medium distance from the camera, tend to look a little less organic, but the big boys -- Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan, Raksha, King Louie, and Kaa -- look amazing, down to the finest fur or, in Kaa's case, scale. For the week that ended on September 18th, Marvel and Walt Disney Home Entertainment's Captain America: Civil War debuted at the top of the Blu-ray-only and overall package-media rankings. Action scenes are the unequivocal highlight. The Jungle Book contains a making-of, two featurettes, and an audio commentary. While most of the songs have been removed two key tunes remain and Mowgli is depicted as dirty, scarred, and even bloody for the duration of the film, there remains an underlying charm beyond harm's way in his interactions with his animal friends, whether the wolves, Bagheera, or Baloo. It couldn't be told any other way, either.
Bagheera voice Idris Elba :. The latest installment in the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, Civil. Perfectly dialed-in dialogue finishes out a perfect track. Director Favreau keeps the film perfectly balanced, never allowing its very tangible frights, or its welcome and familiar lighter moments, to dominate. The Jungle Book does update bits and pieces of the story.
Movement is organic and natural, and the seamless integration into the live-action world and alongside a human actor is an astonishing achievement. Broader sequences follow suit to be sure. Maintaining, rather than evolving, a few portions of the storyline would have lessened this film's dramatic impact and flow. » Show more for The Jungle Book Blu-ray You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. Musical clarity is terrific as John Debney's wonderful score plays with immersive stage presence, a wide and natural front end, and a seamlessly integrated, detailed, obvious, but not overwhelming, surround compliment. Image clarity is superb, as even finer blade grass, leaves, tree trunks, or, later in the movie, structural detailing in Louie's lair are intimately revealing even from afar. Key components of its bookends are noticeably different from the animated version, though the changes fit the structural needs and thematic unfolding that this version presents.
The movie's predominance of natural green, which is varied and vibrant, is the highlight. Nighttime black levels are handsomely deep. This is a wonderful presentation from Disney. Rough terrain -- grassy, muddy, everything in between -- is matched only by the intimacy of the scars, blood, and caked-on dirt on Mowgli's skin. It's a shame this moment, and all of the other sonic highlights in the film, were not supported -- made even better -- with a track featuring overhead channels, but even at a more traditional 7. Fans of the film this, the original, or both , the modern filmmaking process, and Disney will certainly enjoy this listen. The supplemental selection is fine, too.
The sounds of the jungle -- buzzing insects, rustling leaves, chirping birds -- merge to shape a beautifully balanced cacophony that engages every channel and saturates the listener in the environment. Otherwise, it plays out much the same. Anything is possible on the screen. It's a bit darker, but spiritually it's essentially the same movie. It's clear and well prioritized with a couple of interesting moments of natural reverberation, one when Mowgli meets Kaa and the other within King Louie's lair. Some brighter blues on a peacock, fireball orange, and a few other splashes of color yield amazing pronouncement against many earthy backdrops. Digital animal fur is frequently and startlingly complex, reacting to the slightest touch, breeze, or movement.
Cinematographer Bill Pope captures the grandeur, grace, and underlying dangers of the jungle environment -- close-in locations and expansive vistas alike -- with breathtaking precision. The image features no discernible noise or other source flaws. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. Raksha voice Scarlett Johansson :. The story, based on Author Rudyard Kipling's turn-of-the-century stories in The Jungle Book, is one of high adventure, fraught with danger, set deep in the jungle, and features a boy living with, and escaping from, a number of talking and singing animals.
The favorite bear, voiced by Bill Murray, lightens the mood considerably but plays a critical part in reinforcing themes of family and friendship both as he's introduced and at a key moment late in the film. This updated take on The Jungle Book is, tonally, much darker than its singing-and-dancing, vibrantly colorful, and often full-of-cheer animated counterpart. For more about The Jungle Book and the The Jungle Book Blu-ray release, see the published by Martin Liebman on August 20, 2016 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. A mudslide around the 25-minute mark brings with it unflinching power, again engaging the bottom end to impressive depth and the effect pushing through the stage with enjoyably punishing movement. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. The 2016 re-imagining finds a much more definitive balance between the dueling stylings. That's followed with equally weighty rushing water that all but spills through the speakers.
Shere Khan voice Lupita Nyong'o :. Subwoofer accompaniment is strong, too, helping create a well defined support element to the score. Animals are introduced in practically the same order, and the film is lengthened with new content even as it eliminates most of the musical numbers. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure. Animal stampedes power directly through the stage with prodigious low end engagement and seamless directionality, impressive given the heft and volume. Storyline: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan.