Special features include commentary from Director Julie Taymor and Composer Elliott Goldenthal, one deleted scene, two versions of the same alternate scene (Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite in six minutes), a three-chapter photo gallery, and previews.
Jude (Sturgess) is a young dock worker in mid-1960's Liverpool who sets off to America to meet a father he has never known. When he arrives in the U.S., Jude meets a new friend's little sister, Lucy (Wood), and the two fall in love. Caught up in the anti-war psychedelia of the era, the two are torn apart and go their separate ways. Will the star-crossed lovers be able to find their way Across The Universe and find one another, again? (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD generally exhibits somewhat undersaturated colors and the color scheme is rather hot, dominated by hues of red, orange, and brown. Black levels are fairly deep, but there are many scenes that look somewhat milky, and shadow delineation is acceptably well rendered. The imagery can look sharp and detailed, but there are times when the picture can look somewhat soft. Pixel breakup is not overly problematic, but edge enhancement can be somewhat of a distraction on high-contrast transitions. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc features bold, vibrant colors and nicely rendered detail. Black levels are solid, but shadow delineation can be lacking in the near-blacks. The color scheme is still hot, and contrast is somewhat constrained, but the picture does look fairly good. (Danny Richelieu)
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