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Review: Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal (Well Go USA)

Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal
Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal
2.5 stars

Starring: Winston Chao, Kun Chen, Li Bingbing

Directed: Peter Pau, Tianyu Zhao

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Run Time: 118 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio:
Mandarin Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Synopsis

Directed by Academy Award Winner, Peter Pau, Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal is a big budget (30M US) romantic fantasy adventure about the legendary hero Zhong Kui, a fabled warrior with mysterious powers who is forced to conquer the realms of Heaven and Hell to save his people and the woman he loves. – Well Go USA

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: Mandarin
Dubbed:
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is really good, Dialogue is crisp and sound manipulation for Monsters are deep and bassy when needed. Nothing bad to say here

Rating: 5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture quality is Great looking with great sharpness and detail. The colors pop like can but also dark scenes that are more gray in tone also seem to look really good and pleasing to the eye.

Rating: 5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: February 19, 2015 (China)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: August 4, 2015 (USA)
Extras

 

  • Making of
  • Trailer

 

My Thoughts

Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal Is a Stunningly beautiful visually film as in Picture quality and sound to match. The film is filled wit big scenes and scenery but is filled with a ton of CGI. Some of the CGI is a Miss while most of it looks good. Things that I wished where more involved and worked out are movements to the monsters and the birds you see flying just look fake. The Rest of looks good. The Film Is Heavy Fantasy with Wuxia like action mixed with some slow-motion and blood.

What I didn’t like about the film is it was long, and not filed with a ton of action. The story was just OK and wished they would have went deeper with character development, trim the film some and add a little more action also fix and improve some of the CGI as things got to be visually cartoonish in a real world element.

Overall the film is an OK watch but what makes the film more watchable is the overall looks of the film but that can also displease a few with the CGI element, I Dint mind granted it’s not 300 like. Action scenes where nice to see but sometimes the CGI would get in the way of enjoying it as movements seem to frigidity and not fluent like in real life. With all that aside thought and put out the unnatural look of the CGI at times and just go with the flow like I did I think it’s an OK watch Visually but somewhat boring of a watch story wise.

With that said I give the film a right down the middle rating of 2.5 out of 5 as it’s still a decent watch. I Say Give it a shot at least once with a rent. More action Please

 

 

Rating – 5 Star System

Film:

PQ:

Sound:

2.5 stars

5 stars

5 stars

Trailer

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Product Details

Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal

Blu-Ray
$14.87
DVD
$14.99
Prices are posted at time of review and most likely before release.
Prices will or could have changed after this review.

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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