Thanks to Universal Studios, we had a chance to review The Fabelmans 4K HD blu-ray combo pack with our very own copy! Below is our description and analysis of the product. Be sure to pick up your copy on 2-14-2023!
About The Fabelmans – Director Steven Spielberg brings a deeply personal portrait of a 20th century American childhood in the semi-autobiographical film, THE FABELMANS, available to own on Digital January 17, 2023 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 14, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “An enduring classic” (Peter Travers, ABC NEWS), THE FABELMANS is a heartfelt tale that “we’ve been waiting 45 years for Steven Spielberg to make” (Rolling Stone). THE FABELMANS comes with exclusive bonus content that takes viewers behind the scenes with Spielberg, filmmakers and the all-star cast as they bring the audience into the world that brought Spielberg’s story to life.
Inspired by Steven Spielberg’s own childhood, rediscover the magic of movies in THE FABELMANS, a coming-of-age story about a young man uncovering a shattering family secret and the power of film and imagination to help us see the truth about ourselves and each other. With a star-studded cast featuring Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn), Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood), Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle), Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator, “American Gigolo”) and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People), THE FABELMANS tells a timeless tale of heartbreak, healing, and hope for the dreamer inside all of us.
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BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
- THE FABELMANS: A Personal Journey – Steven Spielberg reflects on how THE FABELMANS is inspired by his own personal story and family.
- Family Dynamics *- Discover how the film’s cast brought THE FABELMANS to life as Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen and more build a bridge between their onscreen personalities and their true-life counterparts.
- Crafting the World of THE FABELMANS *- From costume and set design to music and cinematography, the filmmakers behind THE FABELMANS reveal how they created movie magic while capturing the film’s unique look.
HNS Review: “The Fabelmans” is a wonderful film. Spielberg pours himself into the journey, crafting his most intimate story yet. It captures the complex relationship he had with his parents growing up, using film to showcase how important family is. His passion for film is apparent. Fans of Spielberg and his movies will have lots to love here.
About the Product: The best feature of the product is the accessibility. A purchase will include the option to watch in 4K, providing sharp imagery and a format that makes the film feel more immersive. The package offers a blu-ray, dvd and digital code. I really enjoy this as it allows the viewer to watch the film at any time with ease. The package comes with a slick cover featuring different images from the film. This is a nice touch because it compliments the sentiment of film and the passion that went into production.
About the Special Features:
The Fabelmans – A Personal Journey –This section features the inspiration behind the film and how Spielberg was inspired to tell this story. He mentions that he spent most of the COVID pandemic watching movies. It reminded him about his journey to filmmaking, which was so wonderful to hear him describe. He describes how each member of his family shaped him.
Family Dynamics – What makes this so personal for Spielberg is how vulnerable he is with family dynamics. The dimensions, struggles and triumphs are all displayed in the story. His interplay with each actor was fascinating to observe because he was reliving a period of his life through their performances. I loved seeing him describe how much that meant to him. Capturing the magic of his inspiration was so special, even as a viewer. Each actor sharing their perspective was interesting, too. They admit that Spielberg’s casting choices were party because of how they looked, but also due to the familiar feeling they gave him during interactions. This was my favorite section of the special features.
Crafting the World of The Fabelmans – When I first saw the film, I immediately noticed names in which Spielberg frequently collaborates with. From John Williams composing the score, to Mark Bridges designing costumes, and Tony Kushner as a writer…it’s clear Spielberg was taking those close to him on this journey. Attention to detail from the times was apparent. Even the hairstyles of the actors mirrored those of his parents. The production design was highlighted as a personal favorite to Spielberg. Seeing his childhood home reconstructed was transportive. His fans will really appreciate getting to know him in this intimate setting.
Be sure to pick up your copy on 2-14-2023!
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