Tangled 3D (Blu-ray 3D)

Pursued by the King's troops, Flynn Rider (voice by Zachary Levi) takes refuge in a mysterious tower, but he's not alone. Before he knows it, he's tied to a chair by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a spirited teen with 70 feet of magical golden hair. Looking for her ticket out of the tower she's been trapped in for years, she strikes a deal with the handsome thief, and the duo set off on an adventure pursued by a determined horse, a pair of thugs, and an evil woman who doesn't want to lose her fountain of youth.

This is Disney's 50th full-length animated feature, and while I wouldn't consider it to the level of The Lion King or Beauty and the Beast, it's very entertaining. There are a lot of laughs, especially from the horse and overprotective chameleon, but the musical numbers are a mixed bag.

Video Highlights

  • MVC/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Excellent depth
  • Somewhat dark on occasion
  • Exquisite detail
  • Zero ghosting
  • Fabulous color saturation

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack
  • Enveloping track
  • Plethora of discrete effects from the surround speakers
  • Crisp dynamics
  • Intelligible dialog

Other than a few dark scenes, this is a fabulous 3D presentation offering an immersive experience. I really like it when 3D is used to add depth without resorting to gimmicky effects. The audio track is nearly impressive with plenty of discrete effects and first-rate dynamics.

Bonus Materials

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Storybook Openings (2)
  • 50th Animated Feature Countdown
  • Extended Songs
  • Untangled: The Making of a Fairy Tale
  • Tangled Teasers
  • 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy

Disney has a rich history of delivering entertaining animated tales, and this take on a classic fairytale is great family entertainment. The Blu-ray 3D presentation is outstanding and those pining for content will be happy to add this to their 3D collection. Highly recommended.

Release Date: March 29, 2011
Studio: Disney

Movie: 8/10
3D-ness: 10/10
Picture: 9/10
Sound: 9/10

Review System

Movie: 9/10
3D Picture: 10/10
Sound: 10/10

Review System

Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player

JVC DLA-RS40 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Integra DTC-80.2 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Belkin PVA-PF60 power conditioner

M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics