A few weeks ago Paramount released the Blu-ray for "Hugo," which has a nearly flawless video transfer and offers incredibly sharp video and great sound. The studio returns today with the Blu-ray release of Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," which famously combines performance capture with digital computer animation to create a unique hybrid look.
Whether you love that look or not (some people find it funky), the Blu-ray delivers stunning video that's both vivid and impressively detailed. The DTS-HD MA 7.1 lossless soundtrack is also highly detailed and will give your home theater a workout during the frequent, sometimes frenetic action sequences.
Say what you will about the movie itself (while it didn't receive universal praise, most people enjoyed it), this one makes a for an excellent home-theater demo disc and is probably worth owning.
If you have a 3D-capable TV or are thinking about getting one in the future, I recommend picking up the more expensive three-disc 3D version ($27.99 on Amazon) that also includes the 2D Blu-ray, the DVD, and a digital copy. If 3D isn't your bag, you can save $6 by going with the two-disc 2D Blu-ray edition that also includes the DVD and digital copy.
Check out the exclusive clip above in which Spielberg talks about motion-capture acting.