A feisty coed joins a collegiate a cappella group and upgrades their song selection for the 21st century during the run-up to a major competition in this melodic comedy from Tony-nominated Avenue Q director Jason Moore. Drifting past the various cliques after arriving at college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) pays more attention to the jams pumping in her headphones than the people she passes on her way to class. But all that changes the moment she stumbles into the one place where every misfit has a voice -- the campus a cappella group. Although the competition amongst the singers proves surprisingly fierce, there's just one aspect of the group Beca can't wrap her head around: All of the songs they perform are at least a decade old. Convinced that they can do better by adding some contemporary tunes into the mix, Beca whips up an exciting new set list that will set the group apart and leave their rivals in the dust. Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Rebel Wilson co-star.~Jason Buchanan
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Starships: the Pitch Perfect music video with Mike Thompkins
I remember hearing the buzz about "Pitch Perfect" right about the time the movie hit Redbox on Blu-ray - better late than never - so I thought, what the heck, I'll rent it and see what this a capella musical was about. I was pleasantly surprised, overwhelmingly so, at how much fun and aurally awesome the musical numbers were! I kept it for an extra day and winded up watching it a total of 3 times. The musical performances, the jokes, the competitions, and most importantly the inseparable bond formed by the a capella singers despite their differences made this an all-around good movie. Naturally I added it to my collection. When the 4K came out, I was skeptical: the film was digitally photographed and reportedly finished at 2K - seriously Hollywood, why make the new standard 4K when you're filming and finishing films in anything less than 4K?!?!?! So why would I double-dip and upgrade this movie that has little to no special visual effects? The answer is quite simple: the audio! Don't get me wrong. The standard Blu-ray sounds great with its DTS-HD 5.1 track, but man, oh man, the DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack hits all the right notes on the 4K disc. Once you hear how good it sounds, you can't un-hear it, and that'll become your new standard. As flashy as this film is, the real flash is exhibited in the musical talents of the actresses and actors that live up to the pitch perfect musical performance expectation set by the title of the film. So cough up the extra couple of bucks. Your ears will thank you.