#REVIEW: “COCO” ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK
Hot-off its wins for Animated Feature and Original Song this past weekend at the 90th Academy Awards, Disney•Pixar‘s COCO comes in a timely fashion via Home Entertainment. In case you missed it the first time in theatres late last year, this is your chance to witness this colourful and dazzling celebration of life told through the eyes of 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Alex Gonzalez). This transfer to Home Video looks unbelievable, a magical synergy of song, visuals and story.
Miguel wants very much to become a musician against his family’s wishes, making his debut at a Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) talent show. He turns to the help of his deceased great-great-grandfather, the famed Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) who resides in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, Miguel meets Héctor (Gael García Bernal), a charismatic skeleton who was a colleague of Ernesto‘s and wants to return to the Land of the Living so who can see his daughter once again before she forgets him. The boy and skeleton form an unlikely bond and we want to see them reunite with their families.
We’ve never quite seen anything like Coco before and it is something that surprisingly hasn’t been made sooner, touching upon important topics of life and death, family, legacy and culture told through charming song and an array of colours, hitting all the right notes emotionally. Lee Unkrich and Co-Director Adrian Molina have crafted a timeless masterpiece and these are the type of stories we need more of reflecting the diverse and inclusive world we live in.
Included on the Blu-ray Combo Pack are a value-packed two-plus hours of bonus content including deleted scenes, commentary and more importantly the Music of Coco.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release COCO, in stores now. Order here.