Blu ray quality is something more than I expected. Different sound formats and bonus features are all satisfying. But for the 60th to 65th minute Adult content, this is a family entertainment of a (modern )fairy tale.
Winter's Tale - a truly magical, uplifting, emotional piece of art.
The directing is wonderfully done accompanied with a musical score which makes it special and really shine all throughout the movie.
Script is full of metaphors, symbolism with huge amount of detail and depth in it, thought-provoking ideas, it is beautiful and unique, which is quite rare in films nowdays.
There is plenty to see for the mainstream audience, as well as people who have different perspective, so it works on both levels, which really surprised me. The acting is a strong part and everyone did a great job to portray interesting and multi-layered characters, especially the chemistry between Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown-Findlay was wonderful to watch, and they fit the roles very well.
Cinematography is also a very important part of the movie, the film visually looks amazing and it helped to create a believable New York, with all of the different settings and themes - major and small.
There are some issues here and there, but it is a 'Tale' and i think this motion picture represents the title perfectly.
The only real problem is the marketing - trailer, while it is really good, in my opinion, it barely represents the actual movie - posters, they look really cheap and similar to every romance film, therefore people might have been mistaken and not wanting to see this movie in theaters, although i can see now that the cover of Blu-Ray looks great. So, don't judge a product by it's marketing.
Overall, i loved the film, every second of it. Can't wait to see it again! A must own on Blu-Ray/DVD!
Blu-Ray review (US version):
Winter's Tale on Blu-Ray looks exceptionally well. Video transfer is vivid, detailed and i think it captured the feel of the film in the cinemas. Audio is once again, top quality, no complains. Unfortunately, for me the most awaited part of the disc (Bonus Features) are not so great. There are 2 featurettes added and about 13 minutes of deleted, extended scenes. While, these still make an exciting watch, there are just too few of them. I was waiting for a Director's Cut, commentaries, but was dissapointed to find only these special features. I still think that this is a worthy purchase, for people who haven't seen the film and for the fans. 4/5 Stars
The director/writer/producer Mr. Akiva Goldsman did an amazing job and i thank him and the rest of the cast and crew with all of my heart, thank You for making this one of a kind movie!