Pocahontas Two-Movie Special Edition
Disney’s latest Two-Movie collection on a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack brings the hit "Pocahontas" to the Hi-Def format, along with its straight-to-video follow-up, "Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World." While "Pocahontas" did fairly well in its theatrical release, it was criticized for rewriting a bit of history. Not that this is surprising seeing as how every fairy tale Disney gets its hands on becomes something more delightful and candy-coated than the originals.
That said, "Pocahontas" uses its color palette beautifully and this is perfectly captured on Blu-ray where "The Colors of the Wind" has never looked more stunning. The sequel doesn’t have the same frame-count animation style (typical for a home video release) but it uses color and location well as it extends the story of Pocahontas in ways clearly made up by the Disney dream factory. It’s still a charming tale and will please those that are fans of the original.
The Special Features add some nice behind the scenes and history to the discs that makes this purchase worth having in your Disney collection.
"Pocahontas / Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World"
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack