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War Horse [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 
04/03/2012
Rated: 
MPAA: PG-13
Star Rating: 
4 out of 10

More like Bore Horse.

Photo: Touchstone Pictures | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
The Pitch: A horse experiences World War I from different angles.

Photo: Touchstone Pictures | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
What It Really Is: A mix of Forest Gump and Saving Private Ryan-lite only with a horse. Steven Spielberg made this sappy paint-by-the-numbers drama and delivers exactly what you’d expect from the boring trailer. The horses upstage all the actors, both in performance and character.

Photo: Touchstone Pictures | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb: “A Horse of an adventurious color!” --Maxim.com

Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Yes. Whatever money they saved on story and oats was used to make this look as perfect as possible.

Photo: Touchstone Pictures | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Blu-ray Exclusives: “A Filmmaking Journey,” “Editing & Scoring,” “The Sounds Of War Horse,” “Through The Producer's Lens” photo gallery

Special Features (On Blu-ray and DVD):War Horse: The Journey Home,” “An Extra's Point Of View,” War Horse: The Look,” DVD and digital copy of the movie

Photo: Touchstone Pictures | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Who’s It For: People who appreciate the really obvious; veterinarians

Studio: Disney