'Secret of the Wings (Four-Disc Combo)'
(Animated / Blu ray+DVD / NR / 2012 / Disney)
Overview: From the world of Disney fairies comes an all-new movie for the whole family that unlocks an amazing secret about Tinker Bell that will change her life forever. Join Tinker Bell and the rest of your favorite fairies in a magical adventure that leads them to discover a new winter fairy world and reveals new winter fairy characters.
Blu ray+DVD Verdict: Disney continues its "Fairies" franchise with the latest entry in the series, 'Secret of the Wings.' This marks the fourth movie and there doesn't look to be an end in sight with next year's addition already scheduled. Timing couldn't be better to release the newest sequel since it takes place in the land of Winter and would make the perfect gift for Christmas for any little girl.
A curious Tinker Bell ignores the rules of warm fairies and ventures into the forbidden world of winter. Her dangerous excursion leads her to uncover a mysterious secret and almost break a wing . A bizarre glow overcomes her wings during the quick visit, which drives Tinker Bell to return and delve deeper into the winter woods in search of the Keeper of all fairy knowledge.
As is usual with Disney's Blu-ray releases, 'Secret of the Wings' looks fabulous. Its CG animation is clean and picture perfect. A greater amount of visual depth can be felt when watching the 3D version of the film. However, the 2D version is stunning as well. The color schemes are beautiful no matter if the screen is filled with striking whites or darker tones.
A 5.1 surround sound mix guarantees maximum audio enjoyment for viewers. The magical sounds of the fairy world, dialogue, and musical score really get a chance to make an impact on home theater audiences. As if there would ever be any question about Disney providing their loyal "Fairy" fans with a high quality audio experience.
Special features include a bonus 22-minute adventure entitled "Pixie Hollow Games." It also contains two music videos by McClain Sisters and Zendaya. There's a never-before-seen preview of "Fright Light" and deleted scenes with introductions by the filmmaker as well.
The "Secret of the Wings" 4-disc combo pack gives Disney collectors every possible format for people to view the movie in. There's a regular DVD, a digital copy to watch on the go, and 2D and 3D Blu-ray versions. It's a great addition to any "Fairies" enthusiast's home entertainment library. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and has been remastered into a crisp Blu ray production.