Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Last Unicorn: Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo

The Last Unicorn (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)Format: AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, WidescreenLanguage: English Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 93 minutes

About the MovieIn this whimsical, animated film, a lone unicorn seeks out others like herself through a mystical land of talking cats and spellbinding magicians. Based on the book by Peter S. Beagle, this story has enamored the hearts of fans – young and old – from around the globe. In her search for other unicorns, the last unicorn encounters a cast of delightful characters as well as dangers she never imagined. Throughout the fantastic adventure, she learns of friendship, love, and most importantly, her true self. Discover the magic that has kept this tale a treasured classic. Featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow and Angela Lansbury, the story brings forth the power of friendship, the beauty of love and the pain of regret. Interlaced with songs and ethereal imagery, The Last Unicornwill reignite the hearts of its fans and entrance all who enter.

I decided to try this movie because my daughter currently loves unicorns. Her overall opinion was that the movie is “To long but great!” She had this to say as well, “I liked it because it was nice and had a unicorn and I love unicorns. My favorite part was the red bull. The worst part was when the witch died because she was old and mean.” My husband really enjoyed the music to this movie. We agreed with my daughter, the movie is too long and is easy to lose interest in. I was shocked when I looked at the running time to see it is only 93 minutes. The movie felt much longer. Our least favorite part was in the beginning of the movie. About the time you first meet the unicorn you are also introduced to a rambling butterfly that you would really prefer to stop talking.

On the technical side, the difference between the DVD and Blu-ray edition is so minor that to the untrained eye, or for most consumers, one would not recognize the Blu-ray disc from the DVD version. The quality of both disc are the same due to the movie being drawn rather than shot with high definition cameras. Quite frankly, it can only be so good. Both DVD’s feature Schmendricks Magical Gallery and a mini documentary in the special features section. The DVD holds a game “Escape the Red Bull” for users to enjoy. The Blu-ray disc holds a commentary.

The original movie was made in 1982 and is based off the well loved novel, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. If you are a fan of this book or movie you’ll love this upgraded version which holds the best quality the movie can boast with current technology. If you’ve never seen the movie, the story is unique and worth the watch. I would suggest renting it before you purchase this film as the story is one that will, most likely, interest current fans of The Last Unicorn rather than shake up a new fan base.



  1. I enjoyed this movie when I watched it years ago, but agreed the flow is a bit too slow.

  2. I wonder if this includes a song I've heard Kenny Loggins sing, 'The Last Unicorn' - I LOVE that song. I have a hard time imagining it in a 'cartoon', it's so beautiful.


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