BLU-RAY REVIEW

Luke And Lucy: The Texas Rangers

Featured In Issue 156, April 2011

Picture5
Sound4.5
WSR Score3.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Phase 4 Films
(Catalog Number):
NA
(MPAA Rating):
PG
(Rating Reason):
Some language, action and some suggestive scenes
(Retail Price):
$19.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
92
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2009
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
02/22/11
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Mark Mertens & Wim Bien
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Saddle up your horses and join sibling duo, Luke (Apollonio) and Lucy (Dolandis) as they unravel the mysterious shrinking of the world's population in Luke And Lucy: The Texas Rangers (Suske en Wiske: De Texas rakkers). With the help of their family and friends, these unlikely heroes ride off to the Wild West on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world. (Tricia Spears)

Special features include an exclusive interview with Billy Ray Cyrus (SD 07:11), two music videos: "The Land Of Milk And Honey" (HD 02:18) and "Yellow Rose" (HD 03:31), the trailer, and up-front previews.

The 1.90:1 1080p AVC picture is superb, with an animated saturated appearance that is very colorful, with rich and warm hues, Animated fleshtones exhibit a rosy cheek naturalness. The western texture treatment also is warmly vivid. Resolution is excellent, with detailed textures and defined edges, for an impressive sharp and clear look. Black levels are deep and solid. This is a wonderfully colorful and dimensional animated visual experience that is sure to mesmerize. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1 soundtrack is nicely produced with a terrifically wide and deep musical soundstage that extends to the surrounds, with an aggressive enveloping presence. Sound effects and Foley are well executed, Deep bass sounds natural and not overblown, providing a solid low-frequency foundation. At times the .1 LFE channel is dramatically engaged but overall is reserved, Dialogue is, of course, ADR, and wanting in spatial integration, The dialogue is quite forward and sounds "produced." Overall, this is a satisfying soundtrack that is complementary to the storytelling. (Gary Reber)