DVD Blu-ray Review – The Green Hornet

by Eric Melin on May 2, 2011

in Video Reviews

This review of “The Green Hornet” 3D Blu-ray/DVD combo pack appears on KTKA-49.

Well, all the buzz in the home video market this year has been around Blu-ray and 3D technology. With the pricing of HDTVs going down and their availability going up, Blu-rays are certainly catching on, but what will become of 3D at home?

This Tuesday, Sony releases “The Green Hornet” in a Combo Pack that includes the 3D Blu-ray, a 2D Blu-ray, and a DVD of the film. The movie itself is a weird mixture of visual inventiveness from director Michel Gondry and a stubborn, sometimes funny script from star Seth Rogen that mocks the conventions of the masked crimefighter genre.

It’s uneven for sure, but if there’s one thing, “The Green Hornet” isn’t, it’s formulaic.

The most notable 3D extra feature is what Sony is calling animated storyboard comparisons. These storyboards have been brought to life with animated movement and rendered in 3D. Even though the film wasn’t shot using 3D cameras—it was upconverted later—Rogen says many of these sequences were designed to take advantage of that conversion.

Just don’t forget that you need a 3D compatible player and TV to view them.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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