This is my favorite movie for the last 16 years. I’m a grown adult and I still watch it over and over. This time we watched it with my 4 year old nephew for his first time. Even though he fought it because he wanted Thomas he soon was mesmerized by the characters and the story. Every time I go to Disney I run to where Mike and Sulley are for photos. I’ve been with just Sulley, just Mike and the last time they were both there. Just love it! Wish I could find my dvd copy.....oh and Monsters University is great too!
Purchased as a second copy to have for when my special needs son is placed in a group home. Item plays with no errors or issues. Item came packaged as described and in described condition. Item arrived on time with no issues.
Some of the monsters are pretty creepy so I would say parents should consider their child's temperament and ability to handle those types of images for their children ages 5 and below. There are also displays of anger and things at times that a small child might pick up on and imitate.
I saw this movie on DVD when it was first released in the format. It was a friend's that was borrowed, and after all this time, I decided that I wanted a copy of my own. This one is great insofar as there are the same special features, plus more (and for the most part, good).
The only disappointing aspect of this particular package is that the outtakes are not included. I really enjoyed the outtakes that were at the end of the other version I saw years ago. Neither the Blu-ray, nor the standard DVD, have them in this set. That's why I only gave it 4 stars. The outtake sequence is so hilarious that the tears run down your face!
"Monsters Inc." is a perennial favorite in our home and we enjoyed watching it in 3D. The only thing that bugged my daughter, who grew up with that as her favorite movie, is that in the international version there are some very minor differences where some signs have had wording replaced with symbols (Stalk/Don't Stalk, Scare/Don't Scare, etc.). The scene with the doors is quite amazing in 3D.
I love Pixar movies, but originally wasn't too impressed with this offering. Having a baby changed all of that, however.
Once we stumbled across some 'Monster's Inc.' while my then-two-year-old son was in the room. He was instantly transfixed, something about the shape of the characters and the world enraptured him. After his first exposure, we got incessant demands to see this: "Watch Monster Mike! Watch Monster Mike!"
I would have figured some of the subject matter (using children's screams as energy, the villian, etc.) would be a little dark for a two year old, but he absolutely loves it! My son (and therefore, I) saw this movie at least 20 times, often split across multiple days. Even though it's been almost a year since we first started watching, he still loves it.
Pro: - nice animation, cute characters - great voice acting from Goodman, Crystal, Buscemi, and more! See if you can recognize Waternoose's voice - interesting story and plotline - lots of details. My son absolutely, positively loves the idea of the doors. - DVD has worked reliably and has good video encoding quality. No complaints!
Con: - none. It's a sweet movie that gets a little better each time you watch it.
My kids love Monsters and can't get enough of them. The beautiful thing about this movie is that in the hundreds of times that my kids have watched this movie, I can't say that I have ever been disappointed when they want to watch this over any other film.
Most of the time, I can only watch a movie one time before I start to get tired of it. With Monsters, you are instantly hooked from the first scene to the last. In Blu-Ray, this film is absolutely stunning.
The one reservation that I have is that the size of the box is the size of a DVD box, not a Blu-Ray box. I understand that it says that it comes in DVD packaging, and I really didn't think that the size would bother me that much. For $8 more, you can get the Ultimate Collector's Edition which includes a digital copy as well. Unfortunately, this does not include a digital copy, which I think is a great value and worth the extra money.
If you're looking at which version to buy, I would pass on this one and grab one of the upgraded copies with a digital copy so that you can watch it anywhere you have access to a mobile device!