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‘Shrek: Anniversary Edition’ [Blu-ray+DVD+Digital]
(Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow, et al / Blu-ray+DVD / PG / 2016 / 20th Century Fox)

Overview: When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairy tale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon.

Blu-ray Verdict: As I’m sure you ALL know by now, ‘Shrek’ is a movie like no other. It stands alone in its appeal to people of all ages and in its presentation of comedy, romance, and creative story line. Shrek is a delightful comedy about a crude ogre, an energetic princess, a witty donkey and an uptight ruler. The movie has a brilliant story line, following the path of an initially moody ogre as he discovers friendship and love all in the face of hysterical comedy.

The story line is layered for different levels of understanding; it is an enjoyable film for people of all ages. One clever tool Shrek uses to humor the audience is its spoof on other fairy tales. In one scene, Princess Fiona's singing causes a bluebird to explode. And in another scene, the Magic Mirror's description of Snow White is "She may live with seven men, but don't be fooled, she's not easy."

While these subtle comedic lines amuse adults, it is the simple humor, such as the movie opening with the ogre sitting in a swamp "farting," that amuses children. The amazing cast of Shrek, including Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers does a great job of living up to their comedic expectations. Shrek has something for everyone; it is a great animated tale that is wonderful for adults and children alike.

Now the smelly green ogre returns to home theater screens to celebrate his first film and entertain a new generation of fans in ‘Shrek: Anniversary Edition’! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Shrek: Rattle & Roll Music & More
Filmmaker’s Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Shrek’s Interactive Journey [Blu-ray Only]
The Animator’s Corner [Blu-ray Only]
Karaoke Dance Party (HD) [Blu-ray Only]
Secrets of Shrek (HD) [Blu-ray Only]
Spotlight on Donkey (HD) {Blu-ray Only]

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