Excerpt: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' is one of those movies I watched from my childhood that enjoyed watching every time and after about a decade, it has aged remarkably well. 25 years after its release, in a time when mixing live-action with CG creations is commonplace, 'Roger Rabbit' is still relevant.
Excerpt: Hugely entertaining and only marred by a slightly saccharine ending. The effects may be 25 years old, but its the performances by the actors that sell the interactions with the animated characters, especially Hoskins who gives everything to convince the audience that Roger Rabbit is with him.
Excerpt: This was an upgrade for me from the DVD. It maybe the best it has ever looked but I was a little disappointed on the PQ. I expect nothing but the best from Disney but this to me for the most part looked more like good DVD quality than BluRay quality. The 3 animated shorts in the extras however were perfect in video quality. The audio quality of the movie was much better. For extras you get a commentary, a DVD copy and about 1 1/2 hours of extra content.
Excerpt: I was so happy when this blu-ray was released but for some reason my expectations weren't so high. Picture quality is great, but I wish the movie was truly restored and cleaned up! The audio is great just like the extras!
Excerpt: This is a amazing movie combinied with real-live-action with animation (like done before in "Mary Poppins", "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" or "Pete's Dragon") but in more perfect art. I don't understand people who don't like the movie because its outdated or not a film noir. Its a kind a of homage to the film noir. Its fun comedy with some film noir elements, playing in 1947... and yes, Roger Rabbit it hyperactive/chaotic... the amazing talented Mr.
Excerpt: I've watched this many times over the years, mainly on vhs after it first came out. I always remember the scene with Roger running around the kitchen with his burning butt and hearing the rear speakers come alive as if he were running around the viewer. This was not the case with the blu ray, or at least it was not as noticable to my ears. I was very let down by the rear sounds, it was just too front heavy for my tastes.
Excerpt: Overall, I am very happy with WFRR on Blu ray. Do I wish it was a bit sharper, yes. But knowing the animation was layered on top of the live action then filmed in ILM's composite printer or what ever it was called. Then shadowing and effects were shot again and reprinted. The film looks pretty sharp for the final product being a 2nd or 3rd generation final print. There are 2 scenes that the blacks/shadows go funky.
Excerpt: PQ - There is a very small amount of digital noise (ala Ghostbusters) on the transfer here, but unlike Ghostbusters (or worse: Apollo 13), it doesn't stand out without close consideration so it doesn't ruin the experience for me. Just like the moderate and inconsistent DNR work on They Live, the tiny amount digital noise on this disk is disappointing but never detracts from the picture enough to draw me out of the movie.
Excerpt: Neither a true homage to film noir, nor an honest detective story, Roger Rabbit is little more than an excuse to showcase animation walk on gags. At the time of it's release, the "shock of the new" easily overcame it's giant weaknesses as a film on it's own merits. But now, 25 years later, the problems that have always been there are more apparent than ever, and no amount of "nostalgia" can fix them.