Friday, March 23, 2012

HOP Blu-ray Review...


March 23, 2012 on Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Packs
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Featuring an All-New Mini Movie, Extensive Bonus Features, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™
Also Available on Digital Download
The Easter Bunny’s hare apparent leaves his home on Easter Island to pursue pop superstardom in the hilarious comedy HOP, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 23, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Blending state-of-the-art CGI animation with live action, HOP is a non-stop, rockin’ adventure packed with humor and hijinks as rebellious young rabbit E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), strikes up an unlikely friendship with Los Angeles underachiever Fred (James Marsden) en route to becoming a rock star drummer.

The perfect Easter gift, the HOP Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Packs deliver perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and include an all-new, never-before-seen, music-filled mini-movie, extensive bonus features and interactive games, adding hours of entertaining fun for parents and children alike.  The Combo Packs also contain a Digital Copy of the film for a limited time, compatible with iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners. Also included is an UltraViolet™ copy, the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows by storing them in the cloud to instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smart phones.  Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) and produced by Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me), HOP features hilarious performances by James Marsden (X-Men, Enchanted), Russell Brand (Despicable Me, Get Him to the Greek), Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Hugh Laurie (House), Gary Cole (Talladega Nights), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and David Hasselhoff (America’s Got Talent). 

  • Phil’s Dance Party An all-new mini-movie starring fan-favorite chicks Phil and Carlos. Phil eats so much candy that he crashes, leaving Carlos to perform a solo of the big dance finale…the Merengue!
  • The World of HOPExplore an interactive map of Easter Island to experience the making of HOP.
  • All Access with Cody SimpsonThe best-selling teenage heartthrob performs the film’s catchy theme song, “I Want Candy” and attends the HOP world premiere, his first Hollywood movie red carpet event.
  • Russell Brand: Being the Bunny—A wacky look at what happens in Russell’s brain as he prepares to become THE Easter Bunny.
  • Russell Brand’s Kid Crack UpsRussell Brand interviews kids with comedic results.
  • Carlos on Carlos: The Premiere According to CarlosExperience the world premiere of HOP from the POV of Carlos. Viewers are given a guided tour of the party, where they can meet celebs and see all the fun!
  • Emotion in Motion: The Dance of Ken DaurioWriter Ken Daurio sits down to discuss his inspiration for everyone’s favorite dancing chick and reveals just how hard it was to teach Phil those awesome moves.
  • Post Coup Commentary: Carlos & Phil Tell AllActor Hank Azaria reveals the truth about Carlos’ and Phil’s relationship, and how they imagined Easter Island would be if their coup had been successful.
  • E.B.’s Candy ChallengeThe first one to the finish line in this virtual board game wins!  There are some challenges along the way, including mini-games like Picture Challenge, 3 Egg Monte, and Candy Fix.
  • Drum AlongE.B. can hit some tasty beats.  Viewers compete to keep up with him as he plays a sequence of rhythms on four drums.
  • Pink Beret Skill TesterFans can find out if they have what it takes to become a Pink Beret with the skill tester! Challenges will test memory, observations skills and logic as players earn the rank of Pink Beret, Carlos’ right hand chick, or Phil’s intern.
  • Digital Copy – Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
  • UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones.  Currently available in the United States only.
  • U-Control: Universal’s exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
  • BD-LiveTMAccess the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
  • uHear™:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
  • pocket BLU:  The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone, iPod touch, Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player.  Also available on the iPad™, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
o   Advanced Remote Control:  A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
o   Video Timeline:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
o   Mobile-To-Go:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
o   Browse Titles:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
o   Keyboard:  Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.

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Street Date: March 23, 2012
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor

Check out this new "sneak peep" of the HOP Blu-ray and DVD bonus feature "Phil’s Dance Party." It's an all-new mini-movie starring fan-favorite chicks Phil and CarlosPhil’s enthusiastic dance moves are a knock out in more ways than one!

Our Review...

This is a really cute movie from the very beginning when you see E.B. as a young bunny playing the drums. He was so cute! We loved when he gets to go to the candy factory for the first time and how excited he was watching all the candy being made. We thought it was pretty cool seeing how all the Easter candy is made too. It would be fun to be in that candy factory! I would be like E.B and sampling all the candy. My hubby likes Russell Brand, who is the voice of E.B. so he got a kick out of all his jokes. We thought it was pretty funny when E.B. gets hit by a car then starts faking his injury so he can have a place to stay. We loved when he is telling Fred he is special and he poops jelly beans on Fred's car and says, see. The Pink Barets are these cute little ninja bunnies. They are fast and shoot people with darts that make them fall asleep. This show has so many funny parts I can't name them all, you'll just have to watch it to see them. There are some appearances by David Hasselhoff and Chelsea Handler. Anyone that watches this film will love it. It's a great family movie!

I like Blu-ray discs because there are always so many special features. This one has the world of Hop, All access with Cody Simpson, Russell Brand: kid crack up, games and plenty more. I liked the world of Hop, you get an in-depth look at E.B. and get to see Russell Brand behind the scenes acting out the voice of E.B. They also show you around the candy factory which is way cool. It was fun seeing Cody Simpson walking around on Universal Studios City Walk for the premier of the movie and seeing all the action going on there. Phil's Dance Party is funny to watch too. This cute movie is out just in time for Easter!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*


Kimberly said...

So excited to get this thanks for the review!

Mary Ann said...

The kids loved this, great Easter present for sure.

Momma Claire said...

Looks cute!

Amanda Simmons said...

What a great time for this to come out, close to Easter. A must have for our collection. ;)

Angela said...

This is a great movie, I loved watching the trailers and going on their website too :-)

THANKS SOOOO MUCH for the review!!! :)


Rob said...

I loved this movie. It was so funny. E.B. had me laughing all through the movie. He is the cutest Easter Bunny I have ever seen.