Book of Life

I didn’t see The Book of Life when it was in the theaters because I wasn’t sure how much I would like it. After I watched it with Princess D on Digital HD, I realize that we should have seen it on the big screen. The animation is beautiful! It captures the colors and details that you see in Mexican art.

The animated film, written and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, is the story about best friends who fall in love with the same girl. Manolo (Diego Luna) is a passionate musician forced to follow his family’s profession of bullfighting. Joaquin (Channing Tatum) joins the military overshadowed by his father’s legacy. Maria (Zoë Saldana) is sent to Europe to be educated and brought up as a lady. Each character shows how parental expectations, respecting elders and family responsibilities can overshadow a person’s true self.

The movie is voiced by a wonderful cast. Diego Luna is perfect as the movie’s hero, but I particularly loved Channing Tatum as the macho Joaquin. I giggled every time he shouted “JOAQUIN!” jumping into action. Also, I had no idea Zoë Saldana could sing!

The music is fantastic … from the original songs like “I Love You Too Much” and “No Matter Where You Are” to the mariachi-fied version of Mumford & Son’s “I Will Wait” and Radiohead’s “Creep”. Parents won’t mind listening to this soundtrack!

On January 27th The Book of Life will be available on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Adventures of Chuy
  • Closer Look At The Book of Life
  • The Music of Life
  • Digital Carpenters: The Art Direction of The Book of Life
  • Music Machine
  • “No Matter Where You Are” Music Video by Us The Duo
  • Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
  • Galleries:
    • Meet the Cast
    • Visual Development – Color Keys
    • Visual Development – Production Art
    • Background Poster-Paintings
    • The Final Look

THE BOOK OF LIFE DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Adventures of Chuy
  • Music Machine
  • Us The Duo Music Video “No Matter Where You Are”
  • Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
  • Galleries:
    • Meet the Cast
    • Visual Development – Color Keys
    • Visual Development – Production Art
    • Background Poster-Paintings
    • The Final Look

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