Up-front ads include an announcement that a two-disc special edition of Toy Story 2 is coming to DVD very soon. Hidden goodies are available in the menus. Director John Lasseter offers an introduction to this 10th Anniversary two-disc special edition on Disc One, along with a 12-minute Legacy featurette, and filmmaker commentary by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Bill Reeves, Ralph Guggenheimn, and Bonnie Arnold. Disc Two adds a 20-minute making-of featurette, a 17-minute sit-in on a filmmaker conversation as they reminisce about the creation; deleted scenes and storyreels with optional introduction; a six-minute behind-the-scenes featurette that discusses design (reminding us what computer animation was like 10 years ago), story, production, sound, and publicity; and , finally, hold
Set in a world where toys have a life of their own when people are not present, Toy Story is a sophisticated and delightfully irreverent comedy adventure that represents the first full-length feature ever to be created entirely through the use of computer animation (and also the first collaboration between Disney and the wonderfully inventive Pixar Animation Studios). Viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys: Woody (Hanks), a pull-string talking cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (Allen), a superhero space action figure. The comically mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner
Following several home video releases over the past 10 years, including VHS, LaserDisc, and previous DVD releases; this new anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD offers a beautiful digital-to-digital transfer that will never cease to amaze. Compression is top notch, and the visuals are abolutely stunning. (Suzanne Hodges)
Well, I spent most of my young years in the military (U.S. Ranger). My father really got me going in home theatre gear. There’s nothing like getting a good movie on DVD, turning on my HDTV, my Sony a/v receiver, and sitting down for good quality entertainment. I still enjoy the articles and reviews you give me. Please keep doing a great job. I look forward to the next issue.