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Brave [Collector's Edition] [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 6870456
  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (728 out of 749)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1 - Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
    • La Luna
    • The Legend of Mordu
    • Brave Old World
    • Merida & Elinor
    • Bears
    • Brawl in The Hall
    • Wonder Moss
    • Magic
    • Clan Pixar
    • Once Upon a Scene
    • Extended Scenes
    • Audio Commentary
    • Disc 2 - Blu-ray Bonus
    • Alternate Opening
    • Fallen Warriors
    • Dirty Hairy People
    • It is English....Sort Of
    • Angus
    • The Tapestry
    • Promotional Pieces
    • Art Gallery
    • Disc 3 - DVD Feature Film + Bonus
    • The Legend Of Mordu

    Synopsis


    Brave
    An impetuous princess discovers that her reckless choice has put both her family and her father's kingdom in peril in this animated adventure from Pixar films. Merida may be the daughter of royalty, but all she wants out of life is to become a truly great archer. When Merida and her mother clash over the willful girl's future, the decisions she makes have greater repercussions that she ever imagined. Now, in order to save her mother's life and bring peace back to the Highlands, Merida will have to face off against the forces of nature and contend with an ancient curse. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kelly MacDonald
      Kelly MacDonald - Merida
    • Emma Thompson
      Emma Thompson - Queen Elinor
    • Billy Connolly
      Billy Connolly - King Fergus
    • Julie Walters
      Julie Walters - Wise Woman
    • Kevin McKidd
      Kevin McKidd - Lord MacGuffin



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 749 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      What if you’d been told your whole life that you were destined for something you didn’t want? Worse yet, something you hated with almost every fiber of your being. How far would you go to change it? King Fergus and Queen Elinor (voiced by Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson, respectively) have four children. Their triplet sons Hubert, Harris, and Hamish, and there oldest, a daughter, named Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald). Before her brothers were born Merida (Macdonald) bore witness as a bear attacked her family and took her father’s leg. Subsequent to the attack, Merida, much to her mother’s dismay, has grown into a free spirit who rejects her mother’s influence. This doesn’t stop her mother from offering tips as to how a princess must behave on a near constant basis, however. And when Merida hears the ancient tale of a prince who broke off from his duty and caused his kingdom’s downfall, she rejects it without a thought. So, even with her daughter’s objections, the Queen holds a contest for the first-born sons of nearby allied clans. The winner will receive her daughter’s hand. As the first-born of her clan, Merida competes and wins, causing a rift that is exacerbated when Merida destroys a tapestry and the Queen retaliates by throwing Merida’s bow in the fire. Merida flees to the forest in anger and follows a will o’ the wisp to a cabin. The old woman inside first insists that she is a wood carver but changes her tune once Merida offers a family amulet in trade for the witch’s services. The witch gives Merida a cake and tells her that it will change her mother, leaving out a few minor details as to the nature of that change and telling her only that the spell becomes permanent after the second sunrise. Kelly Macdonald is tragically underrated as an actress. I first saw her in Two Family House, an independent film released in 2000 and then in the 2005 BBC film The Girl in the Café. She had some recent success thanks to Boardwalk Empire, but nowhere near what she deserves, in my opinion. She does a great job as Merida, and I feel similarly about the job Connolly does voicing King Fergus. Thompson does well, but the role doesn’t have anywhere near the same number of lines, for obvious reasons. The story is highly entertaining, as is the music. I will say that the ultimate consequence of the main character’s actions leave a little something to be desired. Still, a great time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than I expected

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      What if you’d been told your whole life that you were destined for something you didn’t want? Worse yet, something you hated with almost every fiber of your being. How far would you go to change it? King Fergus and Queen Elinor (voiced by Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson, respectively) have four children. Their triplet sons Hubert, Harris, and Hamish, and there oldest, a daughter, named Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald). Before her brothers were born Merida (Macdonald) bore witness as a bear attacked her family and took her father’s leg. Subsequent to the attack, Merida, much to her mother’s dismay, has grown into a free spirit who rejects her mother’s influence. This doesn’t stop her mother from offering tips as to how a princess must behave on a near constant basis, however. And when Merida hears the ancient tale of a prince who broke off from his duty and caused his kingdom’s downfall, she rejects it without a thought. So, even with her daughter’s objections, the Queen holds a contest for the first-born sons of nearby allied clans. The winner will receive her daughter’s hand. As the first-born of her clan, Merida competes and wins, causing a rift that is exacerbated when Merida destroys a tapestry and the Queen retaliates by throwing Merida’s bow in the fire. Merida flees to the forest in anger and follows a will o’ the wisp to a cabin. The old woman inside first insists that she is a wood carver but changes her tune once Merida offers a family amulet in trade for the witch’s services. The witch gives Merida a cake and tells her that it will change her mother, leaving out a few minor details as to the nature of that change and telling her only that the spell becomes permanent after the second sunrise. Kelly Macdonald is tragically underrated as an actress. I first saw her in Two Family House, an independent film released in 2000 and then in the 2005 BBC film The Girl in the Café. She had some recent success thanks to Boardwalk Empire, but nowhere near what she deserves, in my opinion. She does a great job as Merida, and I feel similarly about the job Connolly does voicing King Fergus. Thompson does well, but the role doesn’t have anywhere near the same number of lines, for obvious reasons. The story is highly entertaining, as is the music. I will say that the ultimate consequence of the main character’s actions leave a little something to be desired. Still, a great time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Fantastic Disney Film.

      Posted
      Disney90s

      A Fantastic Disney Film. Brave is a quite good tale deftly told, filled with moments of insight, beauty and humor. And of course the animation is amazing. But in terms of content, it cowers ever so slightly. Bear rears and bare rears wriggle across the screen. Lords moon one another. Magic coats the Scottish highlands like so much dark frosting. Brave also can be scary. This place is populated by fearsome beasts, hidden dangers and unexpected threats. And the subject matter can play on a child's deepest fears. For sensitive, younger kids, Brave may well spark a nightmare or two. Which brings me back to something I wrote earlier: We've come to expect a lot from Pixar. Ever since the release of Toy Story in 1995, the studio has dazzled us with some of the finest, most family-friendly movies ever. In this humble reviewer's opinion, not even Disney in its golden age (1939-47) or renaissance (1989-2000) can match Pixar's present run. All of which sets up Brave as a bit of a disappointment ... except in the area of its familial lessons learned by both mother and daughter. They're not just magical: They're practical. They're discerning. And they're inspiring.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not what I expected

      Posted
      DaneTrain05
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I thought this was going to be a kids movie about a girl finding herself and blah blah blah but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it's for adults, too. I might spoil some things so beware. I'll do my best not to. PLOT: Wee little lass is a huge tomboy. Her parents agree to marry her to a qualified suitor. She doesn't like this, a witch gets involved, stuff happens, then we get to the end. It's a great story about parents not understanding their children and how listening more to each other, kids included, will clear up lots of problems. BLU RAY: I loved the look of this. The main character has long frizzy hair and each hair looks like it has a mind of its own. It's really beautiful to look at. Sound and picture are what I'd expect from a Blu Ray. EXTRAS: Short films, La Luna and The Legend of Mordu. There's a lot of other stuff like an alternate opening, commentary, extended scenes, and stuff I didn't watch so I won't comment on it. Overall, I thought this was a great buy. I was told it was funny and cool so I bought it on a whim. I was not disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A decent film, is a misfire for Pixar

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
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      After the 2011 Pixar misfire with "Cars 2" I had expected for Brave to be much better. Only better by a little Not anywhere near Pixar's USED TO BE great story telling, characters, etc. You follow the story then you go into this weird story line that true you did NOT see coming BUT just went south from there. No spoiler alerts although I will say it had to do with Oscar winner Emma Thompson's Queen Elinor. For a 5 disc set, this SHOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER. I always look for extras like "Making Of" on Disney/Pixar films. NONE here, there are plenty of extras but none of real interest to me. They made a new Disney Princess that just stands out because of her appearance, the red hair. If you want to go to a GOOD liberated Disney Princess look at 1992's "Aladdin" for Princess Jasmine. It is a good film but NOT up to usual Pixar stands. If you want extras on your blu rays you got them but for me just not the type I want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Brave on Blu-ray is a big Miss

      Posted
      iLeadfarmer
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      Picture and Audio quality are top notch on Blu-ray, but the film itself is probably one of Pixar's worst. Even worse than Cars 2. Was hoping this would be a love letter to Studio Ghibli's incredible "Princess Mononoke", but instead it felt like I was watching some mediocre DreamWorks Animated Picture due to the silliness and terrible slapstick comedy. The kids hated it, instead having fallen in love with Toy Story and other Pixar classics I introduced them to. Sadly this movie, even to them, is boring and the comedy isn't funny. Would only recommend if you are a completionist and have to have all the Pixar films in your collection. Otherwise, pass.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love the Movie, but accent is a mystery

      Posted
      Larnymon
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      I saw this movie Brave in theatres and failed to get the dialogue for the most part. I love the themes and the animation, especially the heroic horse and the expressive Mamma Bear, but I could not understand the dialog, so I hoped the Blu Ray would help me there. Tough luck. Well, I understand the plot anyway, so Maybe I will have to look at subtitles. The art is wonderful and the action is well-directed. The color is rich in contrast and the textures are fearsome well-done. However, there are sections which seem to be less well-integrated in the art or surfacing techniques. I hear Scots brogue fairly frequently live, and think perhaps this version could be more intelligible.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful, sweet, funny--it's Pixar!

      Posted
      Tomeetoe
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      For whatever reason, we did not get out to the theaters to see this, and it kept falling by the wayside when thinking about movies to purchase. It's a measure of PIxar's incredible track record that this film seems to fall a little short. If it was any other producer's film, it would get rave reviews, as it is gorgeous to watch, funny both verbally and with pratfalls, great relationships between the characters. Overall, a wonderful film, and a worthy addition to your collection!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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