Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Featured In Issue 131, May 2008

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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is more than just a toy store, it's magic! The time has come for Edward Magorium (Hoffman), avid shoe wearer, to leave this planet. There is only one problem: Who should inherit his wonderful store? Enter Molly Mahoney (Portman), composer and Wonder Emporium manager, who may or may not have what it takes to bring the store to life. It is up to her friends, Eric Applebaum (Mills), collector of hats, and "A Counting Mutant" named Henry Weston (Bateman) to convince Molly she must believe in both herself and magic. (Stacey Pendry)

Trailers and up-front ads are the only supplements.

The anamorphically enhanced 2.31:1 DVD exhibits a bold, vibrant image, with somewhat oversaturated colors and bright interiors. Fleshtones are somewhat orange with little in the way of delineation between different shades. Black levels are fairly deep, and the entire image has a relatively impressive sense of depth. Details are generally resolved nicely, but there are times when the image can look somewhat soft. Edge enhancement is minor, but noticeable at times, and pixel breakup can be noticed as well. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc delivers impressively vibrant colors, deep black levels, solid shadow delineation, and a good sense of depth. Resolution is good, although not great, and fleshtones can look oversaturated. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack features very good dynamic range and impressive fidelity, especially noticeable in the music. Dialogue sounds natural, with a full presence. The mix relies heavily on the front three screen channels, but the surrounds are incorporated well for atmospheric effects. Phantom imaging is generally impressive around the room, and the front and rear stages mesh nicely with good side-wall imaging. Deep bass isn't a big part of the soundtrack, but the LFE channel is incorporated nicely when needed. The Blu-ray Disc's lossless DTS-HD™ Master Audio 5.1-channel encoding provides good dynamic range and fidelity, with the same mix as the DVD. Dialogue can sound overly harsh at times though. (Danny Richelieu)